2014 Aquatics Programs
Samford Pool opens for Early Bird Recreation Swim and Early Bird Swim Lessons on May 6, 2014. Both pools open for the regular Summer Season on May 26, 2014.
Swim Lesson Levels: Auburn Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons for all ages. All lessons are taught by certified swim instructors. Three levels of instruction are offered during the Early Bird Season (ages 6 mos. - 10 yrs). Six levels are offered during the Summer Season (ALL ages). In order to register for a level, the participant must provide proof of certification for the previous level OR be able to effectively complete all skills required of the previous level. Levels are listed below with recommended ages. Ages are strictly for guidance. Participants will be classified by skills, not necessarily age.
*Please note only Sea Babies, Sea Turtles, and Guppies lessons will be offered during the Early Bird Season.
Swim Lesson Levels:
Sea Babies (6 months - 3 years)
Parent/Guardian participation required.
This course is designed for parents interested in acquainting their young children to the water in a fun and controlled environment. Participants will be oriented to the water through games, songs, and introductory skills. Parents are directly responsible for their child’s instruction while under the guidance and supervision of a swim instructor. One class will be dedicated to informing parents of the safe and efficient ways to help the kids continue to progress. No prerequisite required. To advance to the next level, the child must: be age 4 or older AND able to participate without parent involvement.
Sea Turtles (4 - 6 years) - Beginner:
Swimmers will work on the following skills: Submerge head underwater, learn freestyle arms, kick with instructor assistance; float on stomach; float on back; learn to breathe; push off stairs to instructor; streamline body position (kick like a pencil); and kick to instructor from wall (depends on how advanced the class is.)
Guppies (7 - 10 years) - Advanced Beginner:
Swimmers must be at least 36 inches tall.
Swimmers will: review freestyle arms and kick to instructor from the stairs; start learning the basic freestyle stroke (swimming across lane or to instructor); review breathing; kick on back to instructor; start learning basic backstroke (arm movements and kicking); swim across stairwell without stopping; learn to breathe while continuing strokes; jumping into the pool unassisted and swimming to side, and learning to tread water.
Dolphins (11 - 15 years) - Intermediate:
Swimmers will learn to: streamline kicking off the wall on stomach and back; kicking on side freestyle and backstroke; diving in from side of pool (diving boards and starting blocks dependent on child's skill level); review backstroke and swimming across stairwell; working toward swimming freestyle all the way across the pool with little stopping; 6 kick switch freestyle and backstroke; and body position drill freestyle and backstroke. Depending on class, participants could move on to more advanced drills.
Adult Swim Lessons (19 years and Older):
It is never too late to learn how to swim! If you have always wanted to know how to swim, but have never had the time, now is your chance. Lessons are available to fit the schedules of working adults.
Summer 2014 Season:
Early Bird Recreation Swim will be offered on T, W, and R from 4-6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 6 through May 22, 2014. The Summer Pool Season will open on Monday, May 26 and will close at the end of the day on Monday, September 1, 2014.
Daily Swim Times:
Lap Swim (19 & up)
MTRF* • 5/26 – 8/1 • 6 - 7 a.m.
M - F • 5/26 - 8/1 • Noon - 1 p.m. (5 lanes available), 5 - 6 p.m.
SA & SU • 5/31 – 7/27 • Noon - 1 p.m.
M - F • 5/26 - 8/1 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Evening Recreation Swim
MW • 5/26 - 7/30 • 6 - 8 p.m.
Weekend Recreation Swim
SA & SU • 5/31 - 7/27 • 1 - 6 p.m.
*Closed Wednesday morning due to cleaning.
Afternoon Recreation Swim
M - F • 5/26 - 8/1• 1 - 5 p.m.
Weekend Recreation Swim
SA & SU • 5/31 - 7/27 • 1 - 5 p.m.
Swim times will change after Aug. 1.
Times will be posted online at auburnalabama.org/pools. Pool hours and dates
are subject to change, depending on weather and attendance.
If you are interested in one-on-one instruction for all levels of ability, please contact the Aquatics Program Specialist at 334-501-2957. The participant will be matched with a swim instructor. Children under 3 years may require parent participation in the pool. $15/half hour session.
Auburn Dragonflies Swim Team
Auburn Parks and Recreation is now forming a NEW swim team! Glide across the water with the Auburn Dragonflies this summer. A parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 8 from 6-7 p.m. at the Frank Brown Recreation Center. Come find out more about this new opportunity for swimmers ages 6 and up. Participants must be able to swim across the pool. Evaluations and registration will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m.-Noon at Samford Pool. Practices will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in May from 4-6 p.m. at Samford Pool. June and July practices will be held weekdays from 7:30-10 a.m. at Samford Pool. Participants must practice a minimum of three days each week. May registration is $25 and June and July registration is $50/month. Swim team instruction will be provided by Coach Lee Ann Wright, former NCAA swimmer and national age group record holder with international experience. For more information, please email Lee Ann Wright or call 334.728.1179.