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Swimming & Aquatics

The Oshkosh Recreation Department Swimming Lessons are held at Oshkosh North High School and Oshkosh West High School.  SAFETY is key to a successful swimming experience. Many safety topics will be incorporated throughout all levels.

 Swim the Rainbow

Swim Lesson Participant Information

Please Read Carefully Before Registering

SWIM LESSON OFFERINGS INCLUDE CLASS 1, 2 & 3 (SESSION A) AND CLASS 4, 5 & 6 (SESSION B)

Fees are as follows:

$15 (Resident)
$10 (Resident Fee for reduced lunch program qualifiers)
$20 (All non-residents)


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

 


Participants may enroll in a maximum of one class per session.  Participants may not register for 2 classes in the same session.

If you are unsure what level to register your child for, please call the ORD office and we will try to assist you. If you have taken lessons elsewhere, please provide us with that information on your registration form under the swim lesson notes section so we may properly process your form.

If you are going to miss the first scheduled day of class, you MUST notify the ORD Office , (920) 424-0150, prior to the first day of class or you will automatically be DROPPED from the class and replaced with someone from the waitlist.

Registrations will NOT be accepted at the pool site.

NOTE: Pool temperature and maintenance is regulated by the high school maintenance staff, not the Oshkosh Recreation Department. The water temperature is maintained as best as possible between 78-80ºF, which is within state health code standards. Please keep this in mind when attending our classes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your instructor at your lesson site or call the ORD at 424-0150.

Parent/Child

Age:  3 year minimum

This class is for the child who has never taken lessons before, is afraid of the water, cannot put his/her face in the water, or hold their breath and needs parental assistance. Beginner swimming skills are introduced. An adult must attend and participate in this class with the child in the water.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

 

Pre-School 3 & 4

Formerly 3 & 4 Year Old Beginner and Advanced

Ages:  3 - 4

Continuing ORD Student:  passing of Parent/Child and 3-4 years old

For the child who has not had formal swim lessons but would be comfortable in the water without parent assistance.  Skills learned will include kicking, floating, submersion and more.  An adult must attend and participate in this class with the child in the water.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

Older Beginner

Ages 10-14

For the child who needs to work on beginner skills (Beginner 1 or 2) and is not comfortable being with the younger children. Students will be taught at their level and progressed accordingly. An adult must attend and participate in this class with the child in the water.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

Beginner 1 - Intro to Basics

Formerly Level I – Introduction To Water Skills

Prerequisites:

  • 5 years of age minimum OR
  • Passing of Pre-School 3 & 4 (formerly 3 & 4 year old Beginner or Advanced)

This class is for the child who enjoys submersion, is comfortable on their back in the water and actively uses their arms and legs to move in the water. All basic skills for swimming on front and back are taught.  An adult must attend and participate in this class with the child in the water.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

Beginner 2 - Swimming Fundamentals

Formerly Level II - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Continuing ORD Student: Passing of Beginner 1 (formerly Level I)

All basic skills for swimming on front and back are taught. Students will work on completing skills independently.  An adult must attend and participate in this class with the child in the water.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

Advanced 3

Formerly Level III - Stroke Development

Continuing ORD Student: Passing of Beginner 2 (formerly Level II)

Students will work in deep water, begin diving, perform the front and back crawl strokes, and are ready to learn the elementary backstroke.  An adult must attend and participate in this class with the child in the water.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

Advanced 4

Formerly Level IV A & B

Continuing ORD Student:  Passing of Advanced 3 (formerly Level III or Level IV A)

This level works to strengthen all strokes. Breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly and turning are introduced. Begin endurance work.

Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

Swimmer 5 - Stroke Refinement

Formerly Level V

Continuing ORD Student: Passing of Advanced 4 (or former Level IV-B)

This level continues to strengthen all strokes and refine proper techniques.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

Swimmer 6 - Fitness and Safety

Formerly Level VI A & B

Continuing ORD Student: Passing of Swimmer 5 (or former Level VI A)

This level works to perfect all strokes, turns and dives. Four types of turns are taught.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 36)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.


NEW:  Due to COVID-19, there are several changes to be aware of with our lesson program:

  • Instructors will teach from the deck only.  If you have a child registered in Parent-Child, Pre-School, Beginner 1, 2, Advanced 3, or Older Beginner, the child must have a parent/guardian with them in the water.  It is preferred this person is from your same household.
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while in the facility, (entering, exiting, etc) EXCEPT when in the water during the lesson. 
  • Use of locker rooms will be limited.  Please come dressed for class. 
  • Class size is limited.  Class sizes and offerings have been greatly reduced to help promote social distancing and safety protocol.  
  • As this is is a fluid situation, we will communicate any changes to classes or protocol as soon as they are known.  

Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private/Semi-Private Swim lessons are not being offered Fall/Winter 2020-21.  We hope to be able to offer them again Summer 2021.

Discover SCUBA

Discover SCUBA

Divers RealmAges: 10+

Students will have an opportunity to learn some basic scuba skills, play in the water implementing skills taught and will even get their photo taken underwater. This is a great way to be introduced to scuba diving without the expense. Participants should be comfortable in the water and in good health. This class is taught by a certified Scuba instructor.

FEES: $25 Resident/$30 Non-Resident   This class is exempt from the family fee cap and reduced rate.


Click here for 2020-21 Fall class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 38)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.  Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.

 

Padi Open Water Scuba Course

Padi Open Water Scuba Course

Ages: 12+

Divers RealmLearning to scuba dive is an adventure of a lifetime. This course provides you with the basic knowledge needed to start scuba diving. Students should be in good health, comfortable in the water and able to swim. As part of the class, students will need to complete a 200 yard swim and a tread/float in deep water for 10 minutes. Class is comprised of classroom and in water pool training.

For final certification, 4 open water dives (lake or ocean) must be done with a PADA Instructor. Your instructor can give you a referral form if you would like to do the dives on a tropical vacation. The dives can also be scheduled with your instructor here in Wisconsin. Cost will depend upon where you do your dives. There will be home study components as well.

Students will receive a letter from the instructor a few weeks before class is to begin to give specific instructions on picking up class materials and items needed for class. This class is taught by a certified scuba instructor. Questions regarding class content may be directed to Diver’s Realm, 920-831-0126.

FEES:

Course Only:  $190 Resident / $195 Non-Resident   This offering is exempt from the family fee cap and reduced rate.

Training materials fee is approximately $125. This fee will be paid to Diver’s Realm at the time materials are picked up.

Cost for certification dives will depend upon where you do your dives. 


This course is only offered in Winter of 2020-21.  

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 38)

Winter online resident registration begins Monday, Nov 23, 2020.

Winter registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins November 30, 2020.