Kroc Swim Academy (Swim Lessons) 

The Kroc Swim Academy takes the water safety skills and developmental progression of traditional Red Cross swim lessons and molds them into a more streamlined, user friendly program. We now offer all levels at the same time to provide more flexibility and have removed age requirements allowing your child to progress based on skill development. The Kroc Swim Team now serves as the capstone for the academy and incorporates the skills traditionally taught in levels 4 and 5.

Not sure what level to sign up for? Give us a call at 208.763.0657 to schedule your free swim assessment. Tuesdays and Thursdays 3PM by appointment only. 

Note: While we understand that some children are natural swimmers and can perform advanced skills for their age, we recommend that your child stick with their age group to develop all necessary swimming skills prior to move to the next level If necessary parents will be advised which class is best for their child(ren) after our initial assessment on the first day of class.

HOW TO SIGN UP
• Evaluate your child’s swim ability and choose a class level, date and time from the calendar below. Register at the front desk or online.
• Check in to your class at The Kroc front desk, and then find the Swim Lesson table in the Cove Pool. Remember to bring a towel!
• At the end of the set of lessons, your Instructor will recommend the appropriate class level for the next set of lessons. Class levels are frequently repeated to allow students to master skills and feel successful before moving on to a new level.

Average age 6 months–4 years

Introduction to Parent & Child is a true beginner’s class designed to introduce parents and children to key skills that will increase water comfort and awareness in a pool and at home. Participants will focus on water response and developmental behaviors that can occur in the water. The goal is to teach parents and children what can be expected as the children begin to understand body movement in the water. Class fee includes parent and child enrollment. Please enroll the parent participant. In water swim instruction 25-minute, parent feedback 5 minutes.

Required Skills for the next level

  • Comfortable away form mom/dad
  • Comfortable moving in and around the water with assistance
  • Enter independently using stairs or ramp
  • Basic listen / comprehension skills
  • Potty trained

Average age 3–5

The Beginner Level is the precursor to our level system. It is designed for the child’s first lesson away from mom and dad with the goal of becoming comfortable in the water and working in a group setting. The children will learn how to blow bubbles, submerge their heads and body positions for the front the back float. In water swim instruction 25-minute, parent feedback 5 minutes.

Required Skills for the next level

  • Blow bubbles
  • Fully submerge head while bobbing
  • Float with assistance
  • Glide with assistance
  • Self-recovery

Average age 4–5

Intermediate Level is a basic water introduction course for those children who are more independent. Being comfortable in the water is the main goal. Things such as blowing bubbles, submerging the head, and floating will be taught. Most skills will be done with assistance. In water swim instruction 25-minute, parent feedback 5 minutes.

Required Skills for the next level

  • Float independently
  • Coordinated arm/leg action on front with assistance
  • Jump in with self-rescue

Average age 5–7

Level 1 teaches the basic fundamentals of swimming. Fear of the water, both deep and shallow, is overcome. It lays a foundation for skills such as floating, front and back streamline, and introducing basic arm and leg actions. In water swim instruction 25-minute, parent feedback 5 minutes.

Required skills for the next level

  • Freestyle short distance
  • Roll front to back
  • Kicking with noodle/board
  • Basic finning on back

Average age 6–8

In Level 2 the child gains independence in the water. The basic concepts of swimming are introduced with Freestyle and Backstroke. In water swim instruction 25-minute, parent feedback 5 minutes.

Required skills for the next level

  • Freestyle 1 width
  • Backstroke 1 width
  • Rotary breathing concept
  • Elementary back stroke concept

Average age 7–10

In level 3, the child begins to learn rotary breathing as well as the basics of Breaststroke and Butterfly and stamina is increased. By this level, the child is fully comfortable and moving freely by themselves in both deep and shallow water. In water swim instruction 25-minute, parent feedback 5 minutes.

Required skills for the next level

  • Freestyle 1 length (20 yards)
  • Backstroke 1 length (20 yards)
  • Breaststroke Kick
  • Treading water
  • Survival float
  • Dolphin kick

Kroc Swim Team

The Kroc Swim Team serves as the capstone to our Swim Academy. As a part of the team swimmers will have the opportunity to improve their strokes, build endurance, and foster friendships. As they progress, swimmers gain swim meet experience in an introductory environment as well as an introduction to water polo.

Squid Squad is the next step after completing the learn-to-swim levels. To be successful your child should be able to swim freestyle with side breathing and backstroke as well as display a basic understanding of Breaststroke kick and Dolphin kick. While in Squid Squad the child will learn the advanced strokes and refine the basics. They will also have the opportunity to compete in local developmental meets should they desire.

Required skills for the next level

  • Comfortable in deep water
  • Freestyle 20 yards
  • Backstroke 20 yards
  • Breaststroke 20 yards

In Bronze team, participants improve their aquatic skills and endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Squid Squad for greater distance and more proficiency in the competition pool.  Participants begin to add arm actions to the dolphin kick, forming the basic butterfly stroke. Swimmers also begin to learn the open turn at the wall, proper dive technique from the blocks and rudimentary egg beater kick. They will also have the opportunity to compete in local developmental meets should they desire.

Required skills for the next level

  • Breaststroke 50 yards
  • Freestyle 100 yards
  • Backstroke 50 yards
  • Fly 50 yards
  • Flip turns & open turns
  • Kneeling dive

By the time your child reaches Silver Team they should be able to swim all four competitive strokes with good form as well as have a basic understanding of flip turns and racing starts. As with Squid Squad and Bronze, there are opportunities to compete locally.

Required skills for the next level

  • Backstroke 100 yards
  • Freestyle 200

The Gold group serves as an introduction to all aspects of competitive swimming including dryland training and general workout design. It is also a great cross training opportunity for those involved in our youth water polo program.

Private Swim Lessons: Youth & Adult 3+ 

Our private lessons are created to help you achieve your aquatic goals. From novice to advance our coaches can help you or your child achieve their aquatic goals.  

Private Swim Lesson Application

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: YOUTH & ADULT, AGES 3+ 
Whether novice or advanced, our coaches can help you or your child achieve your aquatic goals.

AQUATIC PERSONAL COACHING: ONE ON ONE YOUTH & ADULT, AGES 3+ 
Single / 30 Min Lessons / Gold: $28 / Public & Silver $35
Package of 5 / 30 Min Lessons / Gold: $112 / public & Silver $140

Take your love of the water to the next level. Work one-on-one with a qualified coach to reach your goals. From bubble blowing to stroke refinement and aquatic cross training, we have you covered. Our highly trained coaches will provide individualized trainings while motivating and supporting you in your journey to aquatic health and wellness.

24 hour notice required for coaching cancellations. If less than 24 hour notice is provided, it may result in loss of lesson. No refunds will be given for remaining unused sessions 90 days after purchase date.

AQUATIC PARTNER COACHING: AGES 3+ 

Single / 45 Min Lesson / Gold: $20 / Public & Silver $25  
Package of 5 / 45 Min Lessons / Gold: $80 / Public & Silver $100 
All Prices are per person

Partner training will allow you and your partner to work with a Kroc Coach to reach your goals. Training partners must be found prior to scheduling.

To Schedule Call 208.763.0657

Swim Lesson Calendar

Click on class to view a description & register.

Class Scholarships

We are pleased to provide scholarships for up to 50% off a class. Complete the Class Scholarship Request Form and submit to the front desk or email to [email protected].

Aquatic Personal Coaching

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: YOUTH & ADULT, AGES 3+ 
Whether novice or advanced, our coaches can help you or your child achieve your aquatic goals.

AQUATIC PERSONAL COACHING: ONE ON ONE YOUTH & ADULT, AGES 3+ 
Single / 30 Min Lessons / Gold: $28 / Public & Silver $35
Package of 5 / 30 Min Lessons / Gold: $112 / public & Silver $140

Take your love of the water to the next level. Work one-on-one with a qualified coach to reach your goals. From bubble blowing to stroke refinement and aquatic cross training, we have you covered. Our highly trained coaches will provide individualized trainings while motivating and supporting you in your journey to aquatic health and wellness.

To schedule, call 208.763.0657

24 hour notice required for coaching cancellations. If less than 24 hour notice is provided, it may result in loss of lesson. No refunds will be given for remaining unused sessions 90 days after purchase date.

Aquatic Group Coaching

AQUATIC PARTNER COACHING: AGES 3+ 

Single / 45 Min Lesson / Gold: $20 / Public & Silver $25  
Package of 5 / 45 Min Lessons / Gold: $80 / Public & Silver $100 
All Prices are per person

Partner training will allow you and your partner to work with a Kroc Coach to reach your goals. Training partners must be found prior to scheduling.

To schedule, call 208.763.0657

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