Summer Aquatics Program

The Parks and Community Services Department Summer Aquatics Program is held at the Watsonville High School Pool. The program consists of swimming lessons and recreational open swim.

Recreational Open Swim

Monday – Friday Daily Pass: $3 per person
6/18 – 8/10 Individual Summer Pass: $40 per person
1:15pm – 3:00pm Family Summer Pass: $75 for up to 5 family members

Swim Class Schedule

Class descriptions and prerequisites

Fees for Sessions 1, 3 and 4 Fees for Session 2. No classes on 7/4.*
Parents and Tots: $62 res./$68 non res.
Super Tots: $68 res./$74 non-res.
All other Lessons: $72 res./$78 non res.
Parents and Tots: $56 res./$62 non-res.
Super Tots: $61 res./$67 non-res.
All other Lessons: $65 res./$71 non-res.
** Children 3 years of age and under are required to wear waterproof swim diapers.
Class Day Time Session 1
6/18-6/29
Reg
ends 6/7
*Session 2
7/2-7/13
Reg
ends 6/21
Session 3
7/16-7/27
Reg
ends 7/3
Session 4
7/30-8/10
Reg
ends 7/19
Beginners I M-F 10:30a 11:10a 0576.101 0576.102 0576.103 0576.104
Beginners II M-F 10:30a 11:10a 0577.101 0577.102 0577.103 0577.104
Beginners III M-F 10:30a 11:10a 0578.101 0578.102 0578.103 0578.104
Intermediate M-F 10:30a 11:10a 0579.101 0579.102 0579.103 0579.104
Beginners I M-F 11:20a 12:00p 0580.101 0580.102 0580.103 0580.104
Beginners II M-F 11:20a 12:00p 0581.101 0581.102 0581.103 0581.104
Beginners III M-F 11:20a 12:00p 0582.101 0582.102 0582.103 0582.104
Intermediate M-F 11:20a 12:00p 0583.101 0583.102 0583.103 0583.104
Swimmers M-F 11:20a 12:00p ******** ******** 0584.103 0584.104
**Parents and Tots M-F 12:00p 12:30p 0585.101 0585.102 0585.103 0585.104
**Super Tots M-F 12:00p 12:30p 0586.101 0586.102 0586.103 0586.104
Beginners I M-F 3:15p 3:55p 0587.101 0587.102 0587.103 0587.104
Beginners II M-F 3:15p 3:55p 0588.101 0588.102 0588.103 0588.104
Beginners III M-F 3:15p 3:55p 0589.101 0589.102 0589.103 0589.104
Intermediate M-F 3:15p 3:55p 0590.101 0590.102 0590.103 0590.104
Beginners I M-F 4:05p 4:45p 0591.101 0591.102 0591.103 0591.104
Beginners II M-F 4:05p 4:45p 0592.101 0592.102 0592.103 0592.104
Beginners III M-F 4:05p 4:45p 0593.101 0593.102 0593.103 0593.104
Intermediate M-F 4:05p 4:45p 0594.101 0594.102 0594.103 0594.104
Swimmers M-F 4:05p 4:45p ******** ******** 0595.103 0595.104
**Super Tots M-F 5:00p 5:30p 0596.101 ******* 0596.103 *******
Adult Swim M-F 5:20p 6:00p ******* 0597.102 ******* 0597.102
**Parents and Tots M-F 5:40p 6:10p 0598.101 ******* 0598.103 *******

Swim Class Descriptions and Prerequisites

Parents and Tots

Entry Level Requirement: (Ages 6 months – 3 years) No swimming experience necessary

Course Description: Parents and Tots is designed to introduce the inexperienced or fearful infant or child to the water. Parents actively participate in this class by teaching the sills shown by the instructor. The objective of Water Babies is to help parents and participants feel comfortable in water and to enjoy the water safely. Parents and participants will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely, hold their breath, blow bubbles, and put their face in the water.

Exit skill: Not applicable

Super Tots

Entry Level Requirements: (ages 3-6) No swimming experience necessary

Course Description: Super Tots is designed to introduce the inexperience or fearful child to the water. The objective of Super Tots is to help participants feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Participants will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely, hold their breath, blow bubbles and put their face in the water. No parent participation.

Exit skill: Bob five (5) times unassisted with bubbles.

Beginners I

Entry Level Requirements: (Ages 5-12) Little swimming experienced necessary. Participants must not be afraid to enter the shallow end of the pool, be able to hold on to the side/wall of the pool unassisted and be able to bob five (5) times unassisted with bubbles.

Course Description: The objectives of Beginners I, is to build the swimmer’s confidence and begin to achieve water independence. Participants will learn to experience buoyancy and loss of support with comfort. Proper kicking and body positions are introduced. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants will learn to swim independently and breath rhythmically, moving through the water with basic Paddle stroke.

Exit Skill #1: Bob 10 times while blowing bubbles

Exit Skill #2: Paddle stroke 10 yards

Beginners II

Entry Level Requirements Ages: (5-12) Participants must be able to bob 10 times while blowing bubbles and paddle stroke 10 yards unassisted.
Course Description: Beginners II is designed for those who have mastered the skills taught in Beginners I. The front crawl with side breathing and elementary backstroke are introduced and children become accustomed with bobbing to safety, treading water and swimming in deeper water. Diving from the side of the pool is introduced.

Exit skill #1: Enter unassisted move 5 yards, bob 5 times to chin level and safely exit the water.

Exit skill #2: Push off and swim 15 yards using the front crawl with side breathing and push off and swim 15 yards on back.

Exit skill #3: Paddle stroke 25 yards unassisted with face in the water.

Exit skill #4: Pick up toy from 5 feet dept and return to side of pool.

Beginners III

Entry Level Requirements: (Ages 5-12) Participants must be able to paddle stroke 25 yards unassisted with face in water and repeatedly blowing bubbles and coming up for air. Child must be able to retrieve toy from 5 feet depth and return to side.

Course Description: Beginners III marks the introduction of true strokes. Participants will learn the components of Freestyle, Backstroke and rotary breathing. Participants will develop confidence and competency in strokes, safety and competency in strokes and begin personal safety techniques. Treading water and recovery to a swimming position is mastered. Participants will become comfortable with distance and deep-water swimming. Diving water entry from diving board is introduced.

Exit Skill #1: Swim 25 yards using each stroke: freestyle, elementary backstroke and backstroke

Exit Skill #2: Tread water for 1 minute and swim back to side unassisted.

Intermediate

Entry Level Requirements: (Ages 8-10) Participants must be able to swim 25 yards of each stroke: Freestyle, Elementary Backstroke and Backstroke while demonstrating proper form. Child must be able to tread water for 1 minute and swim back to side unassisted.

Course Description: The objective of this level is to develop coordination, confidence, and endurance in competitive strokes. Participants will learn to coordinate arm and legs in Breaststroke. Sound watermanship and complete independence is achieved in this level.

Exit Skill #1:Swim 100 yards using each stoke: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke while demonstrating proper form.

Exit Skill #2:Swim under water for 15 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, then retrieve toy from 10-12 feet depth and return to side.

Swimmers

Entry Level Requirement: (Ages 10-12) Participants must be able to swim 100 yards of each stoke: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Sidestroke while demonstrating proper form. Child must be able to swim under water for 15 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, then retrieve toy from 10-12 feet dept and return to side.

Course Description: Participants will polish strokes so they will swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Considerable endurance is achieved in this level. Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Sidestroke are mastered. They will learn flip turns, racing dives, and diving board entry. Butterfly and springboard diving is introduced.

Exit Skills: Not applicable

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