Ages 6 months - 3 years
Come make a splash in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 6 months to 3 years old. A parent is required to be in the water with each participant.
Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Goggles are highly recommended. Showering is required before entering the water. Class size is limited.
The Student Development Complex lap pool and dive tank are licensed by the State of Michigan and inspected by the Western U.P. District Health Department. Accordingly, the water is analyzed and the temperature is taken daily. The new heating system keeps the water at a constant 82-83 degrees.
All students must have appropriate swimwear (no cutoffs or street clothes) and a towel. Students should bring goggles. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign waiver of liability and concussion awareness forms for all youth classes.
A parent is required to be in the water with each participant.
Description: The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water.
- Learn to ask for permission before entering the water
- Understand the need for adult supervision around water
- Learn how to enter and exit the water safely
- Feel comfortable in the water
- Practice blowing bubbles
- Explore submerging to the mouth, nose, eyes and completely
- Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern
- Explore buoyancy on the front and back position
- Glide on the front and back with assistance
- Change position in the water
- Perform a rudimentary stroke using combined arm and leg actions on the front and back with assistance
- Learn how to play safely in the water
- Experience wearing a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
No previous swimming lesson skills or history are needed to participate in this level.
Registration opens December 7, 8:00am. Registration closes January 11, 11:59pm.
Registration opens February 1, 8:00am. Registration closes February 22, 11:59pm.
Session $70 per participant
Discount available for participants who are current SDC members!
Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign waiver of liability and concussion awareness forms for all youth classes.
Contact Ann Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at 906-487-2995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Aquatics Manager
Ann Bengry comes to Michigan Tech from Saginaw Valley State University, where she served as the Assistant Swimming and Diving coach for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons. At SVSU, Annie led the sprint group and coordinated the Cardinal Aquatic Swim Lessons program. Annie attended Saint Leo University, where she served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams from 2015-2018. While earning her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Business, she helped assist in coaching multiple All-American student-athletes and guided several student-athletes to national qualifying performances.
Prior to Saint Leo, Annie, a native of Marquette, MI, served as a volunteer coach for Northern Michigan University’s Women’s Swim Team while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science.
A former collegiate swimmer and diver, Annie also trained for three years as an Olympic weightlifter at the US Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University. Annie has also served as a swim coach, lifeguard, swim instructor, and aquatics assistant at the YMCA of Marquette County and the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA. She is a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Trainer.