Classes & Special Events

Swimming Lessons

Class Dates:
Session I: June 5 – June 15  / Reg Deadline: May 31
Session II: June 19 – June 29  / Reg Deadline: June 14
Session III: July 10 – July 20  / Reg Deadline: July 5
Session IV: July 24 – August 3  / Reg Deadline: July 19

Class Times:
10:30am – 11:00am
11:15am – 11:45am
6:15pm – 6:45pm
7:00pm – 7:30pm

Class Days: All sessions are two weeks in length with classes being held Monday through Thursday. The Friday of each week is designated as a rain out make up date if needed.  All classes are 30 minutes in length.
Fee: $45.00 Per Participant/Per Session
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form: Information Flyer

Lesson Levels

Each level in our Learn To Swim program is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.  Our instructors follow a plan for each level that introduces new swimming skills and builds upon previously learned skills. Students receive progress reports throughout the session.

Shrimp (Parent & Child Aquatics)
Suggested Ages: 6 Months – About 3 Years
Skills That Will Be Introduced & Practiced: Enter and exit the water safely. Submerge in a rhythmic pattern. Glide on the front and back with assistance. Perform combined stroke on front and back with assistance. Change body position in the water. Experience wearing a life jacket in the water. Each child must be accompanied by a participating adult and wear a swimsuit and swim diaper. (Offered at all times except 10:30am)

Nemo (Preschool Aquatics)
Suggested Ages: About 3 – 4 Years
Skills That Will Be Introduced & Practiced: Entering the water independently using ladder, steps or side and travel at least 5 yards. Submerging mouth and blowing bubbles for at least 3 seconds. Exiting the water safely. Gliding on front for at least 2 body lengths. Rolling to back and floating for 3 seconds. Recovering to a vertical position. (All skills are demonstrated with assistance)

Seahorse (Level 1)
Suggested Ages: About 4 – 6 Years
Skills That Will Be Introduced & Practiced: Entering the water independently using ladder, steps or side. Traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing 3 times then safely exiting the water. Gliding on front supported at least 2 body lengths. Rolling to a back float for 3 seconds with support. Recovering to a vertical position with support. (Most skills are demonstrated with assistance)

Starfish (Level 2)
Suggested Ages: About 5 – 7 Years
Skills That Will Be Introduced & Practiced: Moving into a front float for 5 seconds, rolling to back, floating for 5 seconds then recovering to a vertical position. Moving into a back float for 5 seconds then recovering to a vertical position. Moving into a back float for 5 seconds, rolling to front then recovering to a vertical position. Pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.

Guppy (Level 3)
Suggested Ages: About 6 – 10 Years
Skills That Will Be Introduced & Practiced: Jumping into deep water from the side. Swimming the front crawl for 15 yards. Maintaining position by treading or floating for 30 seconds. Swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

Flipper (Level 4)
Suggested Ages: About 8 + Years
Skills That Will Be Introduced & Practiced: Swimming the front crawl for 25 yards. Swimming the elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swimming the breaststroke for 15 yards. Swimming the back crawl for 15 yards. Open turns on the front and back.

Private Swim Lessons

GVPR offers one-on-one instruction for all ages and abilities with our 30-minute private swim lessons! Give your child or yourself the opportunity to learn new skills and/or refine current skills with some special attention. Private lessons are great for those who have intense water fear, scheduling difficulties, or just would like to improve their stroke. Lessons are arranged based on instructor and participant availability as well as individual needs. Participant age range is 4 years through adult.

Fee:
$20.00 per lesson
$75.00 for a 4 lesson punch pass
$120.00 for an 8 lesson punch pass
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 ext. 9 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form:
Information Flyer

Water Aerobics

Jump right into our aqua classes and build cardiovascular fitness and strength. Just like swimming, our water aerobics classes are easy on your joints, yet challenging enough to help you reach new levels of fitness. Because of their low-impact format, water aerobics classes are suitable for every age and fitness level, from beginning exercisers through elite athletes.

The deadline to register for Session 1 is June 3 & the deadline to register for Session 2 is July 6.

When:
Mondays & Wednesdays / 8:00pm – 8:50pm
Session 1: June 5 – June 28 (8 Classes)
Session 2: July 10 – August 2 (8 Classes)
Where: Grain Valley Aquatic Center
Fee: $48.00 Per Session
Registration: Click Here To Register Online OR Register through the Grain Valley Community Center (call 847-6230 ext. 9 or come by 713 S Main St)
Form:
Information Flyer