Woodland is offering Swim Lessons this summer
Woodland Community Services Department is proud to offer limited swim lessons for the remainder of Summer 2020.
Two-week 8-day sessions start on July 20 with classes beginning as early at 8:15 am. This year lessons will be structured a little differently than usual. For the Tadpole, Goldfish, and Sea Horse levels (children 6 and under), instructors will lead adults and their children through water acclimation and stroke progression. Within the Swordfish, Dolphin, and Shark levels (children 7 and up), participants will learn stroke development and refinement as instructors teach from the deck, adult assistance is not required.
|Lesson Level||Level Description|
Ages 6 months to 3
|The Tadpole class leads parents and children in basic swimming skills, emphasizing water orientation, and safety. Parents are taught to feel more comfortable in the water with their infant. Infants must be able to hold their heads up and an adult must accompany the child in the water for every class. Swim attire: waterproof swim diapers with tight-fitting elastic the legs and a swimsuit.|
Introduction to Water Skills Average Age 2 ½ -5
|The Goldfish class is an orientation to an aquatic environment. No water skills are required to enroll, participants must be comfortable in the water without a parent or guardian. To move to Sea Horse, participants must demonstrate the ability to float unassisted.|
|Sea Horse |
Fundamental Aquatic Skills Average Age 3-6
|The Seahorse introduces front and back glides with combined arm and leg swimming action. Participants should be comfortable in the water and have experience getting their faces wet, blowing bubbles, and floating. To move to Swordfish, participants must demonstrate the ability to glide and move unassisted through the water.|
Average Age 5-8
The Swordfish class focuses on the development of freestyle and backstrokes. Participants will learn to swim freestyle with rotary breathing for 15 yards, backstroke, elementary backstroke, and learn the basics of treading water. To move to Dolphin, participants must be able to swim a minimum of 15 yards using both freestyle and backstroke.
Average Age 7-14
|The Dolphin class focuses on stroke improvement and introduces breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and butterfly. Participants will be swimming 50 yards freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, and 25 yards breaststroke without stopping. Participants will be learning sidestroke and treading water. To move to Orca, participants must be able to tread water for 1-minute, swim 25 yards using both freestyle and backstroke.|
Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Average Age 10-18
|The Shark class swimmers will learn to swim with ease and efficiency and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Upon completion of Shark, swimmers should join the swim team or the Junior Guard Program.|
August 31-September 10
What precautions are you taking to reduce illness and exposure?
We have greatly reduced class sizes and participation in swim lessons. In addition, instructors will not be teaching in the standard fashion while in the water. The pool facility and high contact points will be regularly sanitized.
Does COVID-19 live in pool water?
According to the CDC, “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of recreational waters. Follow safe swimming practices along with social distancing and everyday preventative actions to protect yourself.” CDC website
Will you add more chlorine to the pool to help kill COVID-19?
Our pool is maintained by a Certified Pool Operator who checks and balances the pool chemistry each day to ensure our pool is within the required levels for public bathing. Over-chlorination of the pool will not kill the virus and will interrupt the pH balance of the pool water.
Will my child be required to wear a mask during swim lessons?
Participants will be required to wear face coverings upon entry into the facility however, it may be removed before entering the pool. Spectators of lessons should keep face coverings on while inside the facility.
Why does my child have to have an adult with them to participate in lessons?
In order to achieve social distance requirements, we are asking every family to provide a family member to work with each child participant of the tadpole, goldfish, and sea horse classes. At no time will a member of the swim instruction staff work one on one with swim lesson participant within the water.
How will I teach my child to swim?
Our instructors are trained to work with adults and their children to guide them in learning the swimming progression. At no time will an adult not be able to stand in the area of the pool where the class is held.
Why are the locker/changing rooms not available?
From the guidance of Yolo County, the locker/changing rooms are closed and not available. There are restrooms available to use located near the small pool. Swim lesson participants must arrive dressed in swimsuit attire and ready to swim.
Why don’t you have very many swim lesson spots available?
We have greatly reduced the number of participants for swimming lessons in order to comply with the county’s guidelines for safely operating a public pool facility. We have made as many spots available as we feel we can safely accommodate the public.
For more information about the Yolo County’s Guidance for Swimming Pools and Spas please see the following document.
Swim Lesson Fees
Morning Lessons: 8:15 am-12:30 pm - $65 per swimmer
Afternoon Lessons: 4:15-7:45 pm - $75 per swimmer
* A 25% Non-resident fee applies for all swim lessons to those who live outside of Woodland city limits.
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