Lessons

Group Swim Lessons: 


Group classes will last 30 minutes Monday through Thursday for two weeks. No make-up days for morning session 2.

Register

  • Registration will be open starting March 1st, 2022 both Online and at the Community Center
  • Make sure your swimmer is being placed in the correct level by reading the exit skills. If there is a skill your swimmer cannot confidently complete, that is the level to place them in. 
  • Complete a Group Lesson Registration Form if registering at Community Center or Bonner Springs Aquatic Park.

Fees & Times

  • $40 (Bonner Springs Resident); $45 (Non-resident)

Schedule

Session Levels Times Dates
Session 1
Levels 1, 3, 5, 7
Levels 2, 4, 6, 8
7:05-7:35 p.m.
7:45-8:15 p.m.
June 6th - June 16th
Session 2
Levels 1, 3, 5, 7
Levels 2, 4, 6, 8
Levels 1, 3, 5, 7
Levels 2, 4, 6, 8
9:50-10:20 a.m.
10:25-10:55 a.m.
7:05-7:35 p.m.
7:45-8:15 p.m.
June 20th - June 30th


Session 3
Levels 1, 3, 5, 7
Levels 2, 4, 6, 8
Levels 1, 3, 5, 7
Levels 2, 4, 6, 8
9:50-10:20 a.m.
10:25-10:55 a.m.
7:05-7:35 p.m.
7:45-8:15 p.m.
July 11th - July 21st

Recommendations for Levels Chart

Preschool:


Level 1 (3-5 yrs): Swimmers are taught to feel comfortable in the water using assisted skills. Each child must be at least 3 years old before the first class. 

  • Swimmer will learn to get comfortable in the water. Learning bobbing, going under water, supported glide, supported front and back float, flutter kick, and jumping in. Complete the level by blowing bubbles, submerge face independently and jump in waist deep water.
Level 2 (3-5yrs or passed Level 1): Swimmers are taught to feel comfortable in the water. Each child must be at least 3 years old before the first class, OR have passed Level 1 to register.
  • Swimmer will learn the basic fundamentals of swimming. Begin independently rolling from front to back and back to front, front and back float, and pencil jumps. Be introduced to freestyle arms, backstroke arms and the kick board. Complete the level by opening eyes underwater to retrieve submerged objects in chest deep water, jump into chest deep water independently, and back float independently (5 seconds).

6yrs old & up:


Level 3 (6 & up): Each child must be at least 6 years old before the first class, OR have passed Level 2.
  • Swimmer will learn to freestyle and backstroke kick with kick board, elementary back stroke with kick board, introduce treading, and work on freestyle arms, backstroke arms, and elementary backstroke arms. Complete the level by front and back float independently (10 seconds), kick board independently, and front glide independently.

Level 4 (6 & up): Child must be at least 6 years old and able to perform skills in Level 3.
  • Swimmer will learn to tuck float, glide and transition to stroke, independently freestyle and backstroke, tread for 30 seconds, breaststroke leg motion with kick board and introduce diving from the knees. Complete the level by kick boarding independently 25 yards on front and on back, front and back glide independently, and freestyle independently for 2 body lengths.

Level 5 (6 & up): Child must be at least 6 years old and able to perform skills in Level 4.
  • Swimmer will learn to freestyle breaststroke 15 yards, elementary backstroke, breaststroke arm action and leg motion with kick board, introduce side stroke, introduce front flip turn and sit, kneel and standing dives. Complete the level by kick board independently 50 yards on front and back, freestyle and backstroke for 15 yards.

Level 6 (6 & up): Child must be at least 6 years old and able to perform skills in Level 5.
  • Swimmer will learn to swim 25 meter with freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, and side stroke. Continue with breaststroke, treading, front flip, tuck float, pencil jumps, and glide to transition to stroke. Learn butterfly leg and arm movement and diving kneeling, deep water, and surface. Complete the level by backstroke for 25 meters, freestyle for 25 meters, and shallow water dive and retrieve object after swimming 15 meters.

Level 7 (6 & up): Child must be at least 6 years old and able to perform skills in Level 6.
  • Swimmer will jump 12 feet, glide to transition stroke 25 meters, 25 meters for elementary backstroke, side stroke, and breaststroke. 50 meter freestyle and backstroke. Learn flutter and dolphin kick and introduce back flip turns. Continue butterfly leg and arm movement, treading and diving kneeling, deep water and surface. Complete the level by swimming 50 yards of any stroke and perform flip turns and deep water dive.

Level 8 (6 & up): Child must be at least 6 years old and able to perform skills in Level 7.

  • Swimmer will continue to work on freestyle, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly, side stroke, and breaststroke. Work with front and back flips, treading for a minute, flutter and dolphin kick, and diving sitting, kneeling, deep, and surface. Complete the level by diving off wall and swim 100 yards with flip turns.


Private Swim Lessons


Private swim lessons are for all ages and offer a one-on-one approach for learning to swim. Private lessons are tailored to the swimmer's personal goals and needs and are by appointment only. Lessons last 30 minutes.


Register


  • Complete a Private Swim Lesson Registration Form
  • Registration begins Monday, May 31st, 2022 at the Aquatic Park Front Desk.
  • Private lessons are not available for online registration. This is to ensure that there is an instructor. 

Days & Times


  • Sundays           10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mondays           10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesdays          10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursdays         10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fees


  • $20/lesson for Residents
  • $25/lesson for Non-Residents
  • NEW 3 Lesson Package - Resident -$55
  • NEW 3 Lesson Package - Non-Resident - $65

Swim Lesson Rules & Guidelines



  • Participants and their families need to check in at the front desk. 
  • Only Registered Participants are allowed in the water
  • Please consider having your participant use the restroom before lessons start. 
  • Participants need to wait for their instructor before entering the water. 
  • Parents are asked to stay near the facility during their participants lesson. 
  • Please wash and disinfect your swim suit if you have swam in a lake prior to lessons.
  • Goggles and hair ties are allowed. 
  • Please keep chairs off of the grass. 
  • If you have concerns about a class please talk with the instructor before or after class or contact Nathan at (913) 422-7242.
  • Swim Lessons may happen even the pool is closed for the day (i.e. low temp or rain). This is because there are limited make up opportunities. There will be no refunds for issues outside of staffs control (i.e. weather, afr, etc.). 
  • Please keep your participant(s) home if they are sick. Especially if they have loose or uncontrollable bowel movements. 
  • All other BSAP rules need to be followed. 

Have Questions? Please contact Pool Staff at 913.422.7011 or send an email.
Swimming Lesson Rules