Learn to Swim Group Lessons

Maynard Aquatic Center
1402 Overbrook Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 222-5043
Class Level Age
Class Time 
Parent & Child 6 mos - 3 yrs 9:30am - 10:00am
Preschool 1 - Beginner 4 - 5 yrs 9:30am -10:00am
Youth 1 - Beginner 6 -12 yrs 8:45am - 9:15am
Youth 1 - Beginner 6 -12 yrs 10:15am - 10:45am
Youth 2 - Adv. Beginner 6 -12 yrs 10:15am - 10:45am
Adult - Beginner/Adv. Beginner 13+ yrs 8:30am - 9:15am
Session Day/Dates: Saturdays, October 9 - November 13

Registration Begins: September 2 at 9:00am
Registration Ends: September 30

Cost: $45 Residents, $55 Non-residents
($10 multi-child discount for each additional child in same cart)

Link to Register: https://secure.rec1.com/NC/burlington-nc/catalog

Please observe the following Covid-19 procedures:
  • Arrive dressed-to-swim 5 minutes before class to complete Covid screening and visit the bathroom.
  • All must wear masks. Those with Covid symptoms or recent exposure will not be allowed in facility.
  • Masks may be removed only while in the water.
  • Limit of 1 observer per child. Must stay in designated seat on deck.
  • Exit facility immediately after class. Locker room showers closed.
  • Program subject to change or cancellation based on Covid numbers.
  • No refunds or makeup classes unless program cancelled by Burlington Recreation & Parks.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND PREREQUISITE SKILLS

PARENT & CHILD  Children are familiarized with the water and taught swim readiness skills. Parents learn techniques to help orient and keep their child safe in and around water.

Prerequisites: At least 1 but no more than 2 adults to enter the water and participate with the child in the class.

PRESCHOOL 1: BEGINNER  Children are introduced to the water and start developing positive attitudes and safe practices in and around it.

Prerequsites: None

PRESCHOOL 2: ADVANCED BEGINNER  Children build on and improve skills learned in Preschool 1.

Prerequisites: Ability to enter pool independently, travel 5 yds, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles, and safely exit. Glide 2 body lengths, roll to back, float 3 seconds, then recover to vertical (with assistance).

PRESCHOOL 3: INTERMEDIATE  Children increase proficiency and independent performance of basic skills learned in Preschool 1 & 2.

Prerequisites:  Glide 2 body lengths, roll to back, float 15 seconds, then recover to vertical. Glide on back 2 body lengths, roll on front, recover. Swim with combined arm and leg motion for 3 body lengths, roll to back float for 15 seconds, roll to front and swim 3 body lengths (with assistance if needed)

YOUTH 1: BEGINNER - INTRO TO THE WATER  Participants are introduced to basic aquatic skill and start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices around the water.

Prerequsites: None

YOUTH 2: ADVANCED BEGINNER - SWIMMING FUNDAMENTALS  Children develop more confidence and gain greater indepedence in the water.

Prerequsites: Enter water, travel 5 yds, bob underwater 5 times, exit water. Glide on front 2 body lengths, roll to back float, then recover to vertical (w/assistance if needed)

YOUTH 3: INTERMEDIATE - SWIM STROKE DEVELOPMENT  Participants will build on skills learned in Youth 1 & 2 to help them achieve basic water competency.

Prerequisites: Step into chest deep water, push off bottom, tread or float 15 seconds, roll on back and float 15 seconds, roll to front, swim for 5 body lengths using combined arm and leg motion

YOUTH 4: ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE - SWIM STROKE IMPROVEMENT  Participants improve proficiency in performing the swimming strokes introduced in Youth 3

Prerequisites: Jump into water, submerge, recover to surface, tread or float 1 minute, turn in circle, swim front crawl or elementary backstroke for 25 yds, then exit water. Ability to streamline, swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 15 yds each.

ADULT - BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Adults build confidence and learn fundamental swimming skills and water safety concepts. 

Prerequisites: None