Swimming Lessons

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Dyersville City Council has voted 3 - 2 to close the Aquatic Center for the 2020 season. 

Closed COVID-19

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

Register T.B.D. 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.]

Register T.B.D. 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.
  • Children are only allowed to sign-up for one lesson a year.

Swimming Lessons Waiver

I understand and agree to the following: Swim lessons are non-refundable under any circumstance; Lessons will be rescheduled (to the predetermined "weather date") only when the pool management team decides the weather is not safe to successfully complete the lesson; In the event a medical concern impedes a student’s ability to participate in a lesson, a doctor’s note will be required to reschedule; and students must attend the session signed up for (i.e. no "double lessons" to accommodate missed lessons due to scheduling conflicts).

Group Swimming Lessons registration deadline is T.B.D.. A $20.00 Late Fee for each registration enforced on T.B.D..

Group Swimming Lesson Form

  • Parent / Infant & Parent / Toddler lessons are 4 sessions for a length of 30 minutes each session
  • Preschool lessons are 4 sessions for a length of 30 minutes
  • Lessons for Level 1 - 7 are 4 sessions for a length of 50 minutes each session
  • Friday will be used as a weather make-up day if needed.


Private Swimming Lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. 

Private Swimming Lesson Form

  • Available for Levels Preschool - Level 5 only
  • Preschool lessons are 4 sessions for a length of 30 minutes
  • Lessons for Level 1 - 5 are 4 sessions for a length of 40 minutes each session
  • Friday will be used as a weather related make-up day if needed.

PARENT / INFANT: Child must be 6 months - 2 years old by June 1, 2021
T.B.D. • 5:00 pm   (4 sessions for a length of 30 minutes each session)
* * * Parents MUST enter the water with their child and the child MUST have a swim diaper on * * *
1. Familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 2 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills 
2. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water
3. Getting wet / Getting wet with toys 
4. Getting wet kicking / Water entry 
5. Lifting in & Walking in 
6. Exploring the pool/Out-of-water exploration/ In-water exploration/Water exit *Lifting out/Walking out / Using a ladder
7. Face-to-face positions / Hug position / Chin support 
8. Shoulder support on front 
9. Back-to-chest position / Cuddle / Side-to-side position 
10. Hip straddle / Shoulder support on side
11. Blow bubbles on the surface/ Blow bubbles with mouth and nose submerged 
12. Underwater exploration / Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
13. Front glide, back glide, rolling front-to-back/back-to front- with assistance
14. Leg motions/actions
15. No flotation devices are allowed
16. Safety: The importance of wearing a life jacket, How to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR, Basic water safety rules, General water safety around the home, Recreational water illnesses, Sun safety

PARENT / TODDLER: Child must be 2 - 3.5 years old by June 1, 2021 
T.B.D. • 5:00 pm   (4 sessions for a length of 30 minutes each session)
* * * Parents MUST enter the water with their child and the child MUST have a swim diaper on * * *
1. 2 years to approximately 3.5 years old
2. Improve skills learned in Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1 and teach more advanced skills 
3. Water entry/Seated position/Seated position—rolling over and sliding in  *Stepping or jumping in/Using steps or a ramp—independently 
4. Exploring the pool / In-water exploration—independently, in shallow water
5. Water exit / Using side of pool—independently / Using steps or ramp—independently
6. Continue to build on water safety knowledge
7. 
Holding and Support Techniques 
8. Face-to-face position & Hip support on front 
9. 
Back-to-chest positions & Hip support on back 
10. Back support & Arm stroke
11. 
Underwater exploration—in shallow water, Open eyes and retrieve objects below the surface, Open eyes and retrieve submerged objects, Bobbing—explore, independently 
12. Front glide/glide to wall, front gloat
13. Back glide, back float
14. Roll from front-to-back and back-to front 
15. Passing from instructor to parent, Drafting with breathing, Leg action—alternating or simultaneous movements, Arm action—alternating or simultaneous movements, Combined arm and leg actions on front with breathing—explore, with assistance
16. Leg actions (alternating and simultaneous)
17. Arm action (alternating and simultaneous)
18. Combined arm and leg action
19. No flotation devices are allowed
20. 
Safety: Wearing a life jacket in the water—child demonstrates, Reaching assists—parent demonstrates, Basic water safety rules review, Safety at the beach and at the waterpark, Water toys and their limitations

PRESCHOOL: Child must be 4 years old by June 1, 2021

(4 sessions for a length of 30 minutes each session)
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
T.B.D. • 9:30 am

Only offered as a "Group" Swimming Lesson
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: 
T.B.D. - 9 • 10:30 am

Only offered as a "Group" Swimming Lesson
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