Swim Lessons



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Lesson Format
The summer swim lesson program offers three sessions to choose from.  Classes are held daily, Monday through Thursday during each session.  Each session includes eight (8), 35-minute lessons.  Exception:  The third session includes seven lessons due to the July 4th holiday.  Review the table below for the specific class times in each session.

CLASSSession #1
June 11 - 21
Session #2
June 25 - July 5
Session #3
July 9 - 19
Preschool - Level 111:20am     5:10pm10:40am10:00am
Preschool - Level 210:00am11:20am10:40am
Level 110:00am     10:40am10:00am     11:20am11:20am     5:10pm
Level 210:40am     11:20am     5:10pm10:00am     10:40am10:00am     10:40am     11:20am     5:10pm
Level 310:00am     11:20am10:00am     10:40am     5:10pm10:00am     10:40am     11:20am     5:10pm
Level 410:40am     11:20am     5:10pm11:20am     5:10pm10:00am     11:20am
Level 510:40am     5:10pm10:00am     10:40am10:40am
Level 610:00am11:20am5:10pm

Parent & Child Aquatics Class:  June 25 - July 5 (during 2nd session, Monday through Thursday) from 5:10pm-5:45pm.  For children ages 6 months to 3 years.  Parent/caregiver must accompany the child in the water for each class.

Junior Lifeguarding:  June 11 - 22 (during 1st session, Monday through Friday) from 8:00am-10:30am.  This course focuses on building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future lifeguards.  Prerequisites:  Must pass pre-test and be at least 12 years old.  Pre-test Date:  Saturday, June 2nd @ 10:00am (at WAC).  Cost:  Civic Center Members:  $65/student    Non-Members:  $80/student

Registration Information
Registration for FIRST SESSION classes begins Tuesday, April 17th.  Registration for SECOND & THIRD SESSION classes begins Tuesday, May 1st.  To register for lessons, you may either stop by the Civic Center during normal hours of operation or register online.  No sign-ups will be taken over the phone.  In order to reserve your child's spot, payment must be made at the time of registration!  Parents are highly encouraged to initially register their child(ren) for only one session.  Registration for subsequent classes should be made after the completion of your child's first session.  Please note and review our cancellation/withdrawal policy below.

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For Parent & Child Class:  Civic Center Members:  $25/student      Non-Members:  $40/student
For Preschool levels and Levels 1-6:  Civic Center Members:  $30/student    Non-Members:  $45/student

**Age Restrictions**
The Parent & Child Class is for 6 months to 3 year olds.  The Preschool level class is for 4 & 5 year olds.  The minimum age for Learn-to-Swim (Levels 1-6) is 6 years old by the start of the session.

Class Size
Maximum of 10; minimum of 4.  These are group lessons.  We will attempt to maintain an instructor to student ratio of 1:5.  Classes may be combined or canceled if minimum class size is not met.  You will be contacted if any changes are made.

Class Descriptions
Click here for specific information about the objectives and skills taught at each level.  Please carefully review each level description to insure that your child is registered for the correct level.  If you don't know the last level your child was enrolled in our program, contact the Civic Center front desk at (402) 443-4174 and they can assist you.   If you have any questions about what class may be appropriate for your child, please contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator listed below.

Inclement Weather Policy
Due to inclement weather, classes may be canceled or moved to the Civic Center pool.  The decision to cancel or move classes will be made at least a half an hour before classes begin.  If the weather is questionable, call the Civic Center at 443-4174 before you set out.  The first canceled class is not made up.  Any subsequent canceled classes will be made up as needed.

NOTE:  In order to maintain a conducive learning environment, parents and chaperons are welcome to watch classes inside the facility in the picnic area directly south of the bathhouse only.  All other viewing must be done outside the fences.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy
All cancellation and/or withdrawal requests must be received at least 5 days prior to the beginning of the session.  All cancellations and/or withdrawals are subject to a $5 processing fee per child, per class.  All cancellations and/or withdrawal requests received less than 5 days prior to the start of the session will be processed for 50% of the fees.  Refunds will not be given, but rather an account credit which can be used for future lessons or Parks and Recreation programs.  Any cancellations and/or withdrawals after the start of the session will not receive any credit or refund.

Lesson instructors are water safety instructors and certified lifeguards.  Lesson aides have completed water safety aide training.

Questions:  May be directed to Andrea Woita, Swim Lesson Coordinator, WSI (430-4803)

Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
(402) 443-4174
Fax: (402) 443-4179
Email: WahooCivicCenter