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Updated 12/11/14

Learn To Swim Group Lessons

Rec Pool Closure

  • Beginning November 1, the Recreational Pool will close for deck repairs.
  • Due to facility closure, November Learn-to-Swim, Adult and Youth group lessons will be unavailable.
  • The next available registration period for spring classes will open Monday, January 12, 2015.
  • Spring lessons will begin February, 2015.
  • We apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to having you in future lessons!

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  1. Stop by the CoRec Member Services Desk
  2. Call the CoRec Member Services Desk: 765.494.3110
  3. Registration opens January 12, 2015.
  4. Rec Sports Members ONLY can register online (Starting 1/12/15). 

Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

  • Session 1: January 26 or until class is filled
  • Session 2: February 23 or until class is filled
  • Session 3: March 30 or until class is filled
  • No lessons March 16–20 during Purdue Spring Break

Youth Classes

Parent & Child Aquatics (Ages 6 Months–3 Years) 

American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics introduces young children to the water and prepares them to learn to swim. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. The course gives parents safety information and teaches techniques to help orient their children to the water. It is a bonding experience that will fill the parents and children with wonderful lifelong memories. No lessons March 16–20 during Purdue Spring Break

Class/Group Name

Class Start

Class End

Days

Start

End

Parent & Child Aquatics-Session 1

2/2/15

2/25/15

M, W

6:30PM

7:00PM

Parent & Child Aquatics-Session 1

2/3/15

2/26/15

Tu, Th

6:30PM

7:00PM

Parent & Child Aquatics-Session 2

3/2/15

4/1/2015

M, W

6:30PM

7:00PM

Parent & Child Aquatics-Session 2

3/3/15

4/2/15

Tu, Th

6:30PM

7:00PM

Parent & Child Aquatics-Session 3

4/6/15

4/29/15

M, W

6:30PM

7:00PM

Parent & Child Aquatics-Session 3

4/7/15

4/30/15

Tu, Th

6:30PM

7:00PM

Cost: Rec Sports Members $30, Non-Members $40

Preschool Aquatics (Ages 3–5)

American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics promotes the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills by young children. Skills are grouped into categories such as water entry and exit, breath control and submersion, swim on front and back, changing direction, and water safety. No lessons March 16–20 during Purdue Spring Break

Class/Group Name

Class Start

Class End

Days

Start

End

Preschool Aquatics-Session 1

2/2/15

2/25/15

M, W

6:00PM

6:30PM

Preschool Aquatics-Session 1

2/3/15

2/26/15

Tu, Th

6:00PM

6:30PM

Preschool Aquatics-Session 2

3/2/15

4/1/2015

M, W

6:00PM

6:30PM

Preschool Aquatics-Session 2

3/3/15

4/2/15

Tu, Th

6:00PM

6:30PM

Preschool Aquatics-Session 3

4/6/15

4/29/15

M, W

6:00PM

6:30PM

Preschool Aquatics-Session 3

4/7/15

4/30/15

Tu, Th

6:00PM

6:30PM

Cost: Rec Sports Members $30, Non-Members $40

Youth (Ages 5 And Up)

*Level specification is required at the time of registration in order to maintain the appropriate student-to-instructor ratio. For information on level entry/exit requirements, please visit the link below:

Youth Level Information

Let us teach your children to be safe in, on and around the water. We offer an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program for individuals of all ages and abilities designed to focus on progressive aquatic skill development for participants to become safer and better swimmers. No lessons March 16–20 during Purdue Spring Break

Class/Group Name

Class Start

Class End

Days

Start

End

Youth Levels 1-5 Session 1

2/2/15

2/25/15

M,W

6:15PM

7:00PM

Youth Levels 1-5 Session 1

2/3/15

2/26/15

Tu, Th

6:15PM

7:00PM

Youth Levels 1-5 Session 2

3/2/15

4/1/15

M, W

6:15PM

7:00PM

Youth Levels 1-5 Session 2

3/3/15

4/2/15

Tu, Th

6:15PM

7:00PM

Youth Levels 1-5 Session 3

4/6/15

4/29/15

M, W

6:15PM

7:00PM

Youth Levels 1-5 Session 3

4/7/15

4/30/15

Tu, Th

6:15PM

7:00PM

Cost: Rec Sports Members $45, Non-Members $55

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Adult Classes

Adults Levels 1–3 (Ages 18 And Up)

Let us teach you to be safe in, on and around the water. We offer an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program for individuals of all ages and abilities designed to focus on progressive aquatic skill development for participants to become safer and better swimmers. No lessons March 16–20 during Purdue Spring Break

Class/Group Name

Class Start

Class End

Days

Start

End

Adult Levels 1-3 Session 1

2/2/15

2/25/15

M, W

7:00PM

7:45PM

Adult Levels 1-3 Session 1

2/3/15

2/26/15

Tu, Th

7:00PM

7:45PM

Adult Levels 1-3 Session 2

3/2/15

4/1/15

M, W

7:00PM

7:45PM

Adult Levels 1-3 Session 2

3/3/15

4/2/15

Tu, Th

7:00PM

7:45PM

Adult Levels 1-3 Session 3

4/6/15

4/29/15

M, W

7:00PM

7:45PM

Adult Levels 1-3 Session 3

4/7/15

4/30/15

Tu, Th

7:00PM

7:45PM

Cost: Rec Sports Members $45, Non-Members $55

*Level Specification is required at time of registration.

Adult Level Information

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All DRS, Boilermaker Aquatic Center, and Leisure Pool policies apply when present for lessons.

  • Group lesson participants must be of appropriate age to participate.
  • All individuals must have a signed liability waiver on-file in order to participate in DRS Learn-to-Swim programming. Signed waivers are good for 1 year.
  • Proper swim wear is required. Only clean, appropriate attire designed for swimming is allowed. Street clothes, underwear, thongs, see-through swim wear and cotton clothing are prohibited.
  • Families are encouraged to use the family changing rooms on level 1 of the CoRec. Please note that children may not enter the opposite genders locker room.
  • Participants must take a cleansing shower before entering the water. Showers are located just outside the entry to the Rec Pool adjacent to the Co-Ed sauna.
  • Cameras and video equipment are not allowed in DRS facilities without prior approval. Photography is not permitted in the pool area during lessons.
  • In order to promote a healthy learning environment, parents are not allowed to sit or stand on the deck near the lessons. Parents are asked to escort their children to the pool deck to meet the instructors then move to the mezzanine to observe lessons. Please do not leave the facility during lessons.
    • Preschool Aquatics and Parent & Child Aquatics parents only are permitted on deck during lessons. Parents are not allowed to sit or stand near the water’s edge. Parents are asked to escort their children to meet the instructors and observe lessons from the benches lining the perimeter of the pool area.
    • One or both parents present for Parent & Child lessons may be in the water with the child. Parents choosing not to enter the water for lessons may sit or stand along the wall adjacent to the Rec Pool vortex away from the water’s edge.
  • To promote participant success, instructors may move participants to another level if they see fit. Transfers may occur if a participant’s skill level is far outside the level of skill required for the lesson. Level specification is required at the time of registration in order to maintain the appropriate student-to-instructor ratio. For information on level entry/exit requirements, please visit the following link:

http://www.purdue.edu/recsports/programs/aquatics/learn_to_swim_home_youth_level_info.php

  • Children are not allowed to use the spa or otherwise participate in recreational use of the pool before or after scheduled lessons outside of family hours (before 3PM weekdays; starting 5PM Friday–business close on Sunday). Participants waiting for lessons to begin should wait for a swim instructor to meet them before entering the water.
  • Please encourage your child to use the restroom before lessons. Accidents in the pool can happen. Incidents can include fecal deposits, vomit, etc. Please discuss with your child the importance of getting to the restroom and not using the pool as a restroom. If an accident occurs, the pool will be evacuated until it is safe for the participants to reenter the water and will most likely result in the lessons being cancelled for the rest of the day.
  • We understand there will be times when a child is having a difficult day. We would like to resolve any conflicts in a timely manner to avoid any negative effects on the learning environment and to keep your child involved in the lesson. On occasion, it may be necessary to give the child a chance to re-group. Below is the behavior policy:
    • 1st Offense: participant will receive verbal warning from the instructor explaining their inappropriate behavior
    • 2nd Offense: participant will sit out of the lesson for certain amount of time based on the nature of the offense
    • 3rd Offense: participant will be removed from the activity for the remainder of the lesson
    • Steps in the behavior policy can be skipped and a participant maybe be sent directly to the Learn-to-Swim Coordinator if the incident is deemed dangerous to any participants.
    • The Division of Recreational Sports has the right to terminate a participant’s registration (without refund) for any child not abiding by the policies set forth by DRS Learn-to-Swim.

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For questions about swimming lessons, please contact Gracie Gould at gouldm@purdue.edu or 765.496.1301