H2Oasis Swim Program

Lesson Assessments
Lesson Assessments give parents a chance to bring their child in to be skill tested by one of our qualified Water Safety Instructors. Staff will evaluate the proper level placement and give parents a recommendation for level placement. If a child is registered in the incorrect class, every effort will be made to place them into a class of an appropriate level, but cannot be guaranteed. Individuals who hold a certification card from the American Red Cross do not need to attend a Lesson Assessment. Below is a guideline for parents on level placement:

How to decide what level to enroll my child

Can your child put their face in the water comfortably?
Yes – Continue
No – Level 1

Can they do a front and back float without assistance?
Yes – Continue
No – Level 1

Can they combine arm and leg actions on front and back independently?
Yes – Continue
No – Level 2

Do they know how to tread water?
Yes – Continue
No – Level 2

Can they do Freestyle 10 yards, take a breath, and continue swimming without stopping?
Yes – Private Swim Lessons
No – Level 3

Do they know elementary backstroke? Can they flutter, scissor, dolphin, and breaststroke kick?
Yes – Private Swim Lessons
No – Level 3

AQUATIC CLASSES SUMMER 2015

H2Oasis Swim Lessons
Registration for all lessons, group and private lessons, will begin on April 10th at 8:00 a.m. for Bedford residents and April 13th for non-residents. All registrations will be conducted at the Boys Ranch Activity Center or online at online.activenetwork.com/bedfordfun.

H2Oasis swim classes meet for two weeks, Monday through Thursday. In case of inclement weather; we will hold a Safety Class inside the BRAC. Sign up soon to secure your spot!

Aqua Tots
Prerequisites: No parent accompaniment in the water; must be able to leave parent willingly, follow directions, and behave appropriately in a class setting. Recommended age: 3 – 5 years old.

Objectives: Orients children to the aquatic environment and teaches them basic aquatic skills; to gain more comfort and independence; and help children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills. Elementary aquatic skills are taught, which children build on as they progress through the H2Oasis Swim Program. Skills include: blowing bubbles; submerging mouth, nose and eyes; opening eyes under water and retrieving objects; front and back floats with assistance; alternating arm and leg actions on front and back; fully submerging face and holding breath, and bobbing up and down; as well as combining arm and leg actions on front and back.

Fee:                Residents: $55 for Eight 30 - Minute Classes
Non-Residents: $60 for Eight 30 – Minute Classes

Instructors:   Bedford Splash Water Safety Instructors

Guppies
Prerequisites: No parent accompaniment in the water; demonstrate Aqua Tots final skills on first class meeting. Recommended age: 6 years and up.

Objectives: Help participants feel comfortable in the water with skills like floating on front and back with assistance; combining arm and leg actions on front and back; submerging, holding breath, bobbing and retrieving objects.

Minnows
Prerequisites: Guppy certificate or able to demonstrate skills from the Guppies class on the first class meeting. Recommended age: 6 years and up.

Objectives: Gives participants success with fundamental skills such as combining arm and leg action for 5 feet on front and back; front and back float/glide; rolling from front to back and back to front; treading water; retrieve underwater objects; orientation to deep water (no jumping); float in life jacket with face out of water for 1 minute; reach and assist from deck.

Dolphins
Prerequisites: Minnows certificate or able to demonstrate skills from the Guppies and Minnows class on the first class meeting. Recommended age: 6 years and up.

Objectives: Builds on Minnow’s skills through additional guided practice; front crawl and elementary backstroke; flutter, scissors, dolphin and breaststroke kicks; retrieve object with eyes open; submerge bobbing with support in deep water (10 times); jump into deep water from side of pool; learn basic rules of safe diving; kneeling and compact position dive; and building on aquatic safety.

Fee:                Residents: $55 for Eight 45 - Minute Classes
Non-Residents: $60 for Eight 45 – Minute Classes

Instructors:   Bedford Splash Water Safety Instructors

CLASS SCHEDULES
Session 1:     June 1 – June 11


Aqua Tots

9:00 – 9:30 AM

10:00 – 10:30 AM

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Guppies

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Minnows

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Dolphins

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Session 2:     June 15 – June 25


Aqua Tots

9:00 – 9:30 AM

10:00 – 10:30 AM

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Guppies

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Minnows

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Dolphins

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Session 3:     July 6 – July 16


Aqua Tots

9:00 – 9:30 AM

10:00 – 10:30 AM

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Guppies

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Minnows

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Dolphins

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Session 4:     July 20 – July 30


Aqua Tots

9:00 – 9:30 AM

10:00 – 10:30 AM

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Guppies

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Minnows

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Dolphins

9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:50 – 10:35 AM

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Private Swimming Lessons (PS): Youth through Adult
Bedford Splash is excited to offer private lessons for you and/or your children! Whether you and/or your children want to refine swimming skills or have experienced a fear of the water, this class is for you! Participants will receive concentrated instruction that will be tailored to specific goals around your schedule.

Fee:                $250 for Eight 30-Minute Classes (1 person)

Instructors:   Bedford Splash Water Safety Instructors



Things for Parents to Remember

  • Each day, please have your child take a cleansing shower and have a seat in the Cabana area until their class begins.
  • For those with small children who are not yet toilet trained, please wear a tight fitting non-disposable swim diaper or rubber pants to prevent accidents in the pool. Swim diapers are available to purchase at the Ticket Office.
  • On the first day, we will evaluate each student’s skills in order to ensure they are in the correct class level. If there is not space, we may ask you to enroll your child for a different class session so as not to hold back the learning of other students.
  • We ask that parents monitor all student-swimming lessons from a distance that permits clear observation without distracting your child or interfering with the lesson. Parents are encouraged to practice with their children outside of class to enhance individual learning.
  • We ask that you help us to reinforce the primary safety rule that requires your child to always seek permission from an instructor prior to entering the water to swim. Likewise, please remain accessible to your child during the lesson in case they require your assistance.
  • Please pick up your child promptly at the end of each lesson.
  • We spend the first few minutes of each covering a safety topic and the last 5 minutes of each class playing as a reward for their hard work.
  • At the end of your swim lesson if you would like to stay for open swim please purchase a day pass at the Ticket Office if you’re not a Season Pass Holder to Splash.
  • NO CHANGING ON DECK: this is for child/patron privacy and health codes.
  • Please pull long hair back and out of the face.
  • Depending on enrollment classes may be divided or combined.

Registration:
Bedford Boys Ranch Activity Center,
2801 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, TX 76021
817.952.2323

Cash, Check, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Please make checks payable to The City of Bedford.

City of Bedford
2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021 ~ 817-952-2323
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