Aquatics Program

  • Health and Physical Education/Aquatics Director

    Todd Johnson
    402.343.2801
    Email Mr. Johnson

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    UPDATE FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2021

    Swim Lesson Parents:

    As most of you know, our swim lesson program is taught by Westside students. Because of the close contact (especially in our Level 1 and Level 2 classes), and because of COVID protocols and restrictions, we will unfortunately not be able to offer classes again this spring.

    This has been a difficult year for us to say the least. Our students really enjoy teaching the swimming and survival skills many of them learned and refined under the leadership of Westside students in the past, and I know the Westside community really appreciates the program as well.

    We hope to be back up-and-running in the fall of 2021, and we will have an easy online registration process.

    Thank you for your support of Westside aquatics. Stay healthy!

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    Register for fall or spring swim lessons by filling out this online form — Swim Lesson Registration. Fall and Spring Swim Lessons offer eight 30-minute sessions each Saturday.

    • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills (offered at 9:15, 10:00, & 10:45 AM)
      • To Pass:
        • I can do front and back float with little assistance.
        • I can put my face in water and blow bubbles.
        • I can do front and back glide off the wall with little assistance.
        • I can do 10 bobs.
        • I can do some freestyle (front crawl) arm and leg action with teacher assistance.
    • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills (offered at 9:15, 10:00, & 10:45 AM)
      • To Pass:
        • I can glide off the wall on my front and back with no assistance
        • I can swim freestyle (front crawl) to the flags and back with my face in the water and no assistance
        • I can swim backstroke to the flags and back with no assistance
        • I can tread water on my own
        • I can do a whip kick
        • I can do moving bobs
        • I can retrieve and object under water
    • Level 3: Stroke Development (offered at 9:15, 10:00, & 10:45 AM)
      • To Pass:
        • I can swim freestyle (front crawl) to mid-pool (with proper rhythmic breathing).
        • I can swim backstroke to mid-pool.
        • I can swim breaststroke to mid-pool with proper timing.
        • I can do a dolphin kick.
        • I can tread water for 1 minute.
        • I can do a headfirst entry (dive) from a standing or kneeling position.
    • Level 4: Stroke Refinement (offered at 9:15, 10:00, & 10:45 AM)
      • To Pass:
        • I can swim freestyle 25 yards with proper rhythmic breathing
        • I can swim backstroke 25 yards
        • I can swim breastroke 25 yards with proper timing
        • I can swim butterfly to mid-pool with proper timing
        • I can do open freestyle and breaststroke turns.
        • I can tread water for 2 minutes.
        • I can do a headfirst entry (dive) from a standing position.
        • I can do a feet-first surface dive and submerge completely
        • I can do a head-first surface dive and submerge completely
    • Warrior Swim School: Introduction to Competitive Swim – for students who have successfully passed Level 4 (only offered from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM)

    *Cost is $60 per 8-week session for District 66 residents and $65 for non-District 66 residents.

    **Minimum age is 4 (exceptions may be made for younger students who are potty-trained and comfortable with water).