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Swim Lessons

Dive into swimming lessons at the Powell Community Center! No matter the age, we’re committed to providing the safest and most effective swim lessons for all swimmers.

To decide what lessons are the best for you or your child, please see the skill levels below. If the swimmer can easily do the listed skill, enroll them in the next level of difficulty. If they cannot perform the listed skill easily, stay in the current level. Skill development is individualized, so it’s never bad to repeat a level! If you’re unsure of your skill level, we will schedule a complimentary swim assessment for you.

To register for a class, ask a question or get more information, please contact PCC at 913.722.8200.

All skills are performed with support from the instructor. In order to continue to the next level, the participant must pass each skill independently.

More Details:

  • If you have a special needs accommodation, please let us know when you are registering. We’re happy to accommodate your needs.
  • No make-ups or refunds are granted for missing classes.
  • Parents must be present during classes and be present for safety.
  • The class ratio is approximate and subject to change.

Classes

Starfish

  • Ages: 6 months-3 years
  • 10:1 ratio
  • Parent participation required
  • Emphasis on relaxing and having fun in the water
    • Other class goals:
      • Exploration of entry and exit
      • Blowing bubbles
      • Front and back float
      • Turning over
      • Safety skills
      • Parent holds/positions
      • Bobbing
      • Basic arms and kicking
      • Underwater exploration

Guppy

  • Ages: 3-5 years
  • 5:1 ratio
  • Class goals:
    • Entering and exiting the pool independently 
    • Submerging for 3 seconds
    • Back and front floats with assistance
    • Front and back kicks with assistance
    • Rolling from front to back with assistance
    • Blowing bubbles
    • Basic arm movements 

Jellyfish

  • Ages: 4-6 years
  • 5:1 ratio
  • Class goals:
    • Independent front floats
    • 4 yard front and back gliding 
    • 4 yard front swimming with face submerged
    • 4 yard streamline kicks on front and back
    • Independent back floats
    • Rolling from front to back independently

Clownfish

  • Ages: 5+ years
  • 5:1 ratio
  • Class goals:
    • Streamline kicks on front for 7 yards
    • Streamline kicks on back for 10 yards
    • Freestyle with rotary breathing for 10 yards
    • Elementary backstroke for 10 yards
    • Dolphin kicks for 3 yards
    • Whip kicks for 7 yards
    • Backstroke for 7 yards

Turtle

  • Ages: 5+ years
  • 6:1 ratio
  • Class goals:
    • Streamline kicks on the front for 10 yards
    • Freestyle with rotary breathing for 10 yards
    • Elementary backstroke for 10 yards
    • Dolphin kicks for 3 yards
    • Streamline kicks on back for 10 yards
    • Backstroke for 10 yards
    • Breaststroke for 7 yards
    • Butterfly arms without kick

Dolphin

  • Ages: 6+ years
  • 6:1 ratio
  • Class goals:
    • Freestyle with rotary breathing, breaststroke, backstroke, and elementary backstroke for 17 yards
    • Butterfly for 7 yards

Shark

  • Ages 6+ years
  • 6:1 ratio
  • Class goals:
    • Freestyle with rotary breathing and breaststroke for 25 yards
    • Breaststroke for 25 yards
    • Backstroke for 50 yards
    • Butterfly for 15 yards
    • Open turns

Private & Semi-Private Swim Instruction

All of our private swim lessons are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and scheduling, please email Aquatics Facilities Manager Jenna Dickman or call 913.722.8207.

Winter 2021 Activity Guide

Mission Parks + Recreation

6200 Martway Street
Mission, KS, 66202

913.722.8200

Monday-Friday
5:30 AM-9 PM

Saturday
5:30 AM-1 PM

Sunday
Closed

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