Swimming Lessons

Group & Private Swimming Lessons registration opens at City Hall and at ActiveNet on

Thursday, March 1 at 10 am for all Dyersville Residents ONLY [A resident is defined as a person/family that has a Dyersville residential street address or is a property owner in the City.]

Monday, March 5 at 10 am Open to all

Online processing fees will not be refunded on any registrations that need to be removed due to inaccurate resident / non-resident requirements.

A $5.00 transfer fee will be applied to any request to transfer to a different swim lesson date or time.

Swimming Lesson fees are Non-Refundable

Group Swimming Lessons registration deadline is Friday, May 11. A $20.00 Late Fee for each registration enforced on May 12.

Group Swimming Lessons Form

Session 1
June 11 - 15
Monday - Friday
A) 9:00 am
B) 10:00 am
C) 11:00 am
Session 2
June 25 - 29
Monday - Friday
A) 9:00 am
B) 10:00 am
C) 11:00 am
Session 3
July 8 - 12
Sunday - Thursday
A) 5:00 pm
B) 6:00 pm

Level 6 / 7
Lifeguard Readiness
June 19 - 21
Tuesday - Thursday
9:30 - 11:30 am


Private Swimming Lessons are FULL for the 2018 Summer.

Private Swimming Lessons are limited to the first 214 registrations. To insure your spot, register online or in person at City Hall. Lessons include 5 sessions for a length of 50 minutes each time.

Private Swimming Lessons Form

Week of:
[  ] number of lessons available for that time slot

June 4

9:00 am [6]
10:00 am [6]
11:00 am [6]
12:00 pm [6]
5:30 pm [8]
June 11
8:00 am [6]



12:00 pm [6]
5:30 pm [8]
June 18
8:00 am [6]



12:00 pm [6]
5:30 pm [8]
June 25
8:00 am [6]



12:00 pm [6]
5:30 pm [8]
July 9




12:00 pm [8]

July 16
8:00 am [6]
9:00 am [6]
10:00 am [6]
11:00 am [6]
12:00 pm [6]
5:30 pm [8]
July 23
8:00 am [6]
9:00 am [6]
10:00 am [6]
11:00 am [6]
12:00 pm [6]
5:30 pm [8]
July 30
8:00 am [6]
9:00 am [6]
10:00 am [6]
11:00 am [6]
12:00 pm [6]
5:30 pm [8]
PRESCHOOL – Child must be 4 years old by June 1, 2018 
1. try to fully submerge face/blow bubbles with support
2. bobbing with support
3. rhythmic bobbing 10 times with support
4. front float with support/kickboard
5. back float with support
6. front and back glide 5’ with support
7. jump in and out of water with support
8. pool and safety rules

LEVEL 1: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
1. enter and exit pool using ladder, side or steps independently
2. fully submerge mouth, nose and eyes independently
3. open eyes underwater and pick up submerged object
4. front and back float with support
5. recover from both front and back float to stand, supported
6. change direction while paddling, supported
7. roll over from front to back and back to front, supported
8. explore treading arm and hand movements
9. front crawl arm stroke and kick 5’, supported
10 back swim using any type of arm and leg kick, move 5’, supported
11. pool + safety rules-buddy swim and recognizing a swimmer in distress

LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS 
1. Enter and exit pool in chest deep water, independently
2. Submerge head 5 sec., open eyes underwater and pick up submerged object
3. Front and back float, unsupported
4. Recover from both front and back float to stand, unsupported
5. Front and back glide 2 body lengths, unsupported
6. Change direction while paddling, supported
7. Roll over from front to back and back to front, unsupported
8. Explore treading arm and leg movements in chest deep water, unsupported
9. Front crawl arm stroke and kick 10', unsupported
10. Finning and sculling on back, 10', unsupported
11. Back swim using any type of arm and leg kick, move 10', unsupported
12. Pool and safety rules-swim with buddy, recognize a swimmer in distress and how to get help
 
LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT 
1. jump into deep water, from side
2. head first entry from the side in a sitting or kneeling position, 9’
3. retrieve an object from bottom in chest deep water,
4. front and back glide 2 body lengths using 2 different kicks
5. survival float in deep water, 30 seconds
6. change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back in deep water
7. tread water 30 seconds in deep water
8. front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke 10 yards
9. pool and safety rules, safe diving rules, reaching assists, and how to recognize a swimmer in distress
 
LEVEL 4: STROKE IMPROVEMENT 
1. Dive from side in compact or stride position, 9' and off board
2. Underwater swim, 3 body lengths
3. Feet first surface dives in 12'
4. Survival float in deep water, 1 minute
5. Back float in deep water, 1 minute
6. Tread water, 1 minute
7. Front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke, 25 yards
8. Side stroke kick and breaststroke kick, 15 yards
9. Pool and safety rules, safe diving rules, HELP and huddle positions 1 minute and reaching assists
 
LEVEL 5: STROKE REFINEMENT 
1. Shallow dive, 9'
2. Shallow dive, glide 2 body lengths, then begin any front stroke, 9'
3. Swim underwater, 15 yards
4. Tuck and pike surface dives
5. Survival float, 2 minutes
6. Back float, 2 minutes
7. Front and back flip turns, open turn using any stroke on front and back, then push off in a streamlined position
8. Tread water, 5 minutes
9. Front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke, 50 yards
10. Breaststroke and side stroke, 25 yards
 
LEVEL 6: PERSONAL WATER SAFETY
JULY 19-21 • 9:30-11:30 am

1. front and back crawl-100 yds
2. breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, butterfly: 50 yards
3. front crawl, backstroke, and sidestroke open turns
4. front crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, butterfly turn and backstroke flip turn
5. review: HELP + huddle positions 2 min., feet first, pike and tuck surface dives
6. survival swimming 2 minutes
7. rescue breathing 2 minutes

LEVEL 7: LIFEGUARD READINESS
JULY 19-21 • 9:30-11:30 am

1. front and back crawl-100 yards
2. breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, butterfly: 50 yards
3. front crawl, backstroke, and sidestroke open turns
4. front crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, butterfly turn and backstroke flip turn
5. review: HELP + huddle positions 2 min., feet first, pike and tuck surface dives
6. demonstrate: Check-call-care, call for emergency help, care for conscious choking victim
7. demonstrate: reaching and throwing assists, rescue breathing
8. tread water 5 min. 12’, tread water kicking only 12’, 2 min
9. compact jump into water from height with rescue tube
10. front crawl and breaststroke with rescue tube trailing
11. surface dive and retrieve brick from 10’
12. swim on back holding brick keeping face out of water
13. wading assist with equipment, walking assist, beach drag, hip and shoulder support, head splint, using a backboard and 2 person removal from water