Sign up for swim lessons will start Thurs, June 1, 2023.  Sign up takes place at the Rec Dept.

  • Infant, Preschool, Level 1 are two-week sessions (M-T) for 30 minutes. (Friday if makeup day needed)
  • Levels 2-6 are two-week sessions (M-T) for 45 minutes. (Friday if makeup day needed)
  • Click on the links below for class descriptions and skills assessment for each level. 

Community Water SafetyThis class is for swimmers and non-swimmers, camp leaders, parents and baby sitters. Participants will learn a variety of aquatic venues, preparing for water activities, taking action in an emergency, and providing care until help arrives. Also successful completion of this class certifies 13-17 year olds to supervise those 6 and under during open swim hours.

Cost: $20/City; $30/Non-city

Guard Start: This class gives motivated 11 - 14 year olds a successful jump start into the Red Cross lifeguard training program. The class serves as a sound foundation for further training in lifeguarding and aquatics as it covers 5 areas: Prevention, Fitness, Response, Leadership, and Professionalism.

Cost for books & class:

       $50/City; $60/Non-city

Lifeguard TrainingThis class is designed for individuals 15 years and older.  This course is a high-level class that demands skills, stamina and motivation.  This course will provide entry-level skill training for a person to serve as a lifeguard.  This course is a mixture of Online Blended Learning, Classroom and In-Water lecture/activities.  Participants taking the course will be educated in with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, injuries and sudden illness until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.  Candidates must complete prerequisites of the course and also pass the requisite training in CPR/First Aid/AED prior to becoming certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard (included training). Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years.

Cost for books and class:

$150.00 per student (if not hired on with the Glendive Pool)
*Note: Discounted rate with books included if participant is hired on with the Glendive City Pool 

INFANT: PARENT/CHILD AQUATICS:  Builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children,  helping infants and young children ages 9 months to 3 years become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim.  These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water.

Sessions are two weeks long. 

Cost:  $26/City,  $36/Non-city

PRESCHOOL: PARENT/CHILD AQUATICS:  Gives young children ages 3 and 4 a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival and foundational swimming  concepts.  Skills are age-appropriate, helping participants achieve success on a regular basis while in a class environment with their peers.

Sessions are two weeks long.

Cost:  $26/City,  $36/Non-city 

LEVEL 1- INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS: Children ages 5 and older are taught basic personal water safety information and skills, how to feel comfortable in the water, and to enjoy water safely.  At this level, children start developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water.  

Sessions are two weeks long.

Cost: $26/City; $36/Non-city

LEVEL II- FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLSStudents entering must have Level 1 certificate or be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 1. The objective of Level II is to give the students success with fundamental skills. Students learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Students explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. Level II adds to the self-help and basic rescue skills begun in Level 1.

Cost:  $33/City; $45/Non-city 

LEVEL III- STROKE DEVELOPMENT: Students entering this course must have a Level II certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level II. The objective of Level III is to build on the skills in Level II by providing additional guided practice.  Students are taught to survival float, swim the front crawls and elementary backstroke.  The scissors and dolphin kicks are taught and students build on the fundamentals of treading water.  Students should also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside (if water is 9 feet deep or deeper).  

Cost: $33/City; $45/Non-city   

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LEVEL IV- STROKE IMPROVEMENT:  Students entering this course must have a Level III certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level III. The objective of Level IV is to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve aquatic skills. Students are taught to improve their skills and increase their   endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl & backstroke) for greater distances. Students add the arms to the scissors kick for the sidestroke and also start to learn the back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and the basics of turning at a wall.

Cost: $33/City; $45/Non-city    

LEVEL V- STROKE REFINEMENT:   Students entering this course must have a Level IV certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level IV. The objective of Level V is coordination and refinement of strokes. Participants refine their performance of all strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase their distances.  Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced.

Cost:$33/City; $45/Non-city

LEVEL VI - SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY: Students entering this course must have a Level V certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level V. The objective of Level VI is to refine strokes so students swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Other aquatic activities will also be introduced and offers three options--Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving, and Fitness Swimmer.  These options focus on preparing students for more advanced courses, such as the WSI course, or other aquatics activities, such as competitive swimming or diving.

Cost: $33/City; $45/Non-city

ADULT CLASSES- Designed for adults who have never had the opportunity to take swimming lessons. Regardless of your ability, you will learn the skills and strokes at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. Call the Recreation Department @ 377-5471 for class dates and cost. 

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