Edina Swim Club Lessons

WELCOME TO SUMMER SWIM LESSONS WITH EDINA SWIM CLUB!
Summer 2021 swim lesson registration will be open on Tuesday, February 16th. Classes will start to be viewable on Sunday, February 14th. The swim club will take every precaution necessary to keep swimmers, instructors, and employees of the Edina Aquatic Center safe. We will follow the guidelines from the City of Edina at the time of lessons as far as COVID-19.
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Ages Per Groups:
Gator Nibbles: Ages 4 - 5
Gator Bites: Ages 5 - 7
Gator Jaws: Ages 7 - 12

You do not need to pay to enter the Edina Aquatics Center for swim lessons with Edina Swim Club. If you choose to stay at the pool after lessons, when the pools open, you will need to pay the daily rate or show your pass. All swim lesson families will need to exit the pool deck by 11:15am and re-enter if coming back in for the afternoon. If you have questions about our swim lesson program, please email the Edina Swim Club at [email protected] Due to COVID-19, one parent/guardian will be able to bring kids in for lessons. We would highly recommend no siblings coming to lessons.

All classes will be taught at the Edina Aquatic Center. Sessions will consist of 4 days a week for two weeks, Monday - Thursday, beginning on June 7, 2021
Session 1: June 7 - June 17
Session 2: June 21 - July 1
Session 3: July 5 - 15

Session 4: July 19 - 29

Gator Nibbles will have 3 students per class and Gator Bites will have 4 students per class. Gator Jaws will be offered to 6 students per class. The registration process is simple. You will have access to your own private account to view/edit your contact information and current and past class histories. We accept Visa, MC, or Discover for payment at the time of registration. If you have questions, please email the office at [email protected]

Weather Policy:

All swimmers are required to exit the water and go into the lockerooms for safety in the case of thunder/lightning.  We will be required to wait 30 minutes after the last sighting of lighting(or hearing of thunder) to return to swimming.  While we do NOT swim with lightning or thunder, we do swim with rain.  If you do not see any messages on the places below, it means we are moving forward with swim lessons.  

Edina Swim Club will use several methods to alert families to any cancellations:

1. Posting to the Edina Swim Club website on the home page.

2. Posting to the Edina Swim Club Facebook page.

3. Posting to the Edina Swim Club Twitter account.  Go into settings to get in the moment twitter alerts.

 

Please check these sites before and during any lesson where weather may be an issue.  On mornings where weather may become a challenge, make sure your swimmer has someone who is able to pick them up in case of a cancellation during a lesson. The safety of our swimmers is important, and we will do our best to inform families as soon as possible with any weather cancellations.
 

Make-Up Lessons due to weather:
We will schedule one day, per session, for a make up lesson if lessons are cancelled due to weather.
Session 1: June 18 at Edinborough Park pool OR Edina Aquatic Center
Session 2: July 2 at Edinborough Park pool OR Edina Aquatic Center
Session 3: July 16 at Edinborough Park pool OR Edina Aquatic Center
Session 4: July 30 at Edinborough Park pool OR Edina Aquatic Center

To Register:

  1. Select the level you are interested in
  2. Select the session filter (or All to view entire summer offerings)
  3. Select the class filter
  4. Click on the Red Class Cost/Days/Times to pick the day and time
  5. Click on the Red Register Button

Refund Policy:

If you have registered for a class, and find that it will not work for you, please contact the office as soon as possible at [email protected]

If you choose to cancel your class 14 days before the class begins, you will receive a full refund.
If you choose to cancel your class 7 days before class you will receive a 50% refund.
If you choose to cancel 6 days before classes begin, there are no refunds.
The $5 processing fee is non-refundable.

1-Gator Nibbles Level 1

This class is for inexperienced or cautious children. Participants learn water adjustment skills, submersion of face, bubble blowing and independent movement with a noodle. Front and back float are taught.


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2-Gator Nibbles Level 2

For children who can move independently with their face in the water while on a noodle. Children learn to enter the water and swim back to a teacher or the wall with assistance and without assistance, both on the stomach and the back. Independent leg action (flutter kick) and submersion bobs are also taught.


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3-Gator Nibbles Level 3

This class is for swimmers who can independently swim to a teacher from stairs or a shallow start point. Participants will work on flutter kick both on their backs and their stomachs and add arm movements for both front crawl and back crawl (freestyle and backstroke). Submersion bobs with rhythmic breathing and stationary rhythmic breathing movements will also be taught.


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4-Gator Bites Level 1

This class is for inexperienced or cautious children. Participants learn water adjustment skills, submersion of face, bubble blowing and independent movement, both with a flotation device and without. Front and back float are taught as well as independent leg action (flutter kick). Arm action for both front crawl(freestyle) and back crawl(backstroke) is introduced.


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5-Gator Bites Level 2

For swimmers who can move independently with their face in the water. Submersion bobs and rhythmic breathing are taught both by themselves, and in conjunction with front crawl. Body balance and oppositional arm action for both front crawl are refined. Breaststroke kick and butterfly(dolphin) kick are introduced.


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6-Gator Bites Level 3

Swimmers spend time refining freestyle and backstroke. They also learn the arm action for breaststroke and butterfly, as well as somersaults. Deep water and diving head first are introduced in this level.


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7-Gator Jaws Level 1

For swimmers who can move independently with front crawl and back crawl. Swimmers will work on deep water submersion and bobs. They will also be taught rhythmic breathing both stationary and in conjunction with front crawl. Swimmers will learn oppositional arms for backstroke, as well as body balance and alignment. The proper kicks for both breaststroke and butterfly will be taught.


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8-Gator Jaws Level 2

This class is for those who are able to swim 15 yards of both freestyle with rhythmic breathing and backstroke. The arm action for both breaststroke and butterfly will be taught. Swimmers will also learn basics of competitive swimming such as flip turns and starts.


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9-Gator Jaws Level 3

For swimmers who can swim all 4 competitive strokes and want to refine their techniques in a non-competitive team style workout. Commonly used drills for each stroke will be taught, as well as using a pace clock, competitive lingo and all starts and turns. This class would prepare a swimmer to join a high school team or a competitive club team.


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