Looking for Swimming Lessons in Madison?
For most parents, having their children learn how to swim is a high priority. For years MSCR has met this need by providing swim lessons and open swims for the public at the 5 indoor facilities owned and operated by Madison Metropolitan School District.
Parent and Child Aquatics
Ages 6 months - 2 years - Parent participation required. Provides experiences and activities for parents with children in the water, at least 6 months through 2 years to:
- Learn to ask for permission before entering water
- Learn how to enter and exit water safely
- Feel comfortable in water
- Explore submerging face into water
- Learn buoyancy on front and back
- Learn how to play safely
Ages 3-4 Years - Parent participation required. Builds upon the skills learned in Little Dippers and provides experiences for parents and children in the water, ages 3-4 years to:
- Establish expectation for adult supervision
- Learn more ways to enter and exit water safely
- Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern
- Front and back glides with assistance
- Combined front and back stroke with assistance
- Change body position in water
Preschool Aquatics - Ages 3-5
Registration for classes has changed! - Please Read
To provide a more developmentally appropriate swim lesson for your child, MSCR has changed the Pre-School Swim Lesson program. Register for classes based on your child’s age. Swimmers move through steps 1-3 within their age group, based on indiviual skill ability. Instruction and evaluation has not changed. This change provides a more comfortable environment for all swimmers and instruction includes developmentally appropriate skills and communication styles.
Familiarizes children to the aquatic environment and helps them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills. Helps participants develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water.
Builds on and improves skills learned. Increases knowledge of water safety topics.
Increases proficiency and builds on the basic aquatic skills. Reinforces water safety concepts and skills introduced in earlier levels and introduces additional water safety topics.
Youth Swim Lessons - AGES 5 - 13
A variety of swim aids are utilized in all class levels, to encourage the discovery of independent movement through the water and to assist in building endurance.
INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
Prerequisite: Must be 5 years old. No swimming skills necessary.
Begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.
FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
Gives participants success with fundamental skills, including how to float without support and recover to a vertical position.
Builds on previous skills by providing additional guided practice in deeper water.
Helps develop confidence in the strokes learned in previous levels and improves other
Teaches how to coordinate and refine strokes.
SKILL AND PROFICIENCY
Works on refining strokes with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances.
For current listings check the MSCR Program Guide.