Swim/Programs

Swimming Lessons

The Oasis School of Fish

Our swim program is developed with kids in mind. Overcoming fear of water can be one of the most challenging obstacles kids face when learning how to swim.  The Oasis provides the perfect environment for kids to overcome apprehension of being in the water. Once the anxiety and fear is gone, learning is rapid.  Tania Klein, our aquatic director, has 17 years of teaching experience and is WSI (water safety instructor) certified and has enhanced the program to eliminate fear so that the students can focus on the skills of swimming.  Most of our instructors have acquired the WSI certification as well and all have had instructional education in our methodology of teaching swimming lessons. We endeavor to provide an excellent learning experience for all our students from parent/child classes through stroke perfection.  Not sure what class you should sign up for: View flow chart for guidelines. Our unique method of teaching swimming lessons involves a teach it, practice it, game it approach that produces quick and amazing results for all levels. Swimming is fun and so are lessons at The Oasis!

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New this year! Weekend sessions!

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Not sure what class you should sign up for? View Flow Chart!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: How much do swimming lessons cost and how many days in a session?
Answer: Lessons cost $55 for a two-week session. They are 4 days a week. Mondays -Thursdays, with make up lesson available on Friday in case of inclement weather.  This year we are also offering a Weekend session on Saturdays and Sundays.

Question: What should my child bring?
Answer: Wear a swimsuit, bring a towel, goggles (optional), and a smile.

Question: Where should I sit during the swimming lesson?

Answer:  We have a variety of sitting areas, both in the sun and shade. Classes may utilize different areas around the facility, so feel free to ask your child's instructor what areas their class will be using. Also, many times students will do better when the parents are not visible during swimming lessons. Parents are always welcome to sit nearby but are encouraged to let the instructors manage the students. Each student requires discernment on what will produce the best experience. Please respect instructors wishes if they ask you to not be readily available during the instructional time.

Question: What is the water temperature?

Answer: We maintain water temperature between 78-83 degrees.

Question: When should we arrive for lessons?
Answer: Arrive 10 minutes before starting time to check in and have time to prepare children for lessons.

Question: How long to lessons last?
Answer: Lessons are 40 minutes.

Question: What if we want private lessons?

Answer: They can be arranged through the deck supervisor or ask an instructor to whom you need to talk. Private lessons cost $20 for a half hour lesson. Often after just one or two individual lessons, students are ready for one of our classes.

 

Waves & Wheels and Scuba Info

Waves and Wheels Youth Summer Safety Program

Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 9:00-11:00am at The Oasis

As summer approaches and school is out, kids begin to do more outside with their bikes, skateboards and activities around water.  Waves and Wheels program is developed to encourage safety and fun while enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer during those beautiful warm days. 

Sign up today for this FREE program!

All participants get in FREE to the Oasis after the program!

All participants have a chance at a new bike donated generously by the Red Rover Bicycle Collective!

First 100 to sign up get a Free T-shirt donated generously by Creative Monograms!

Scuba​

New for summer 2013, the Oasis will be offering scuba courses for ages 8 and above. We are excited to offer three introductory PADI classes; Seal Team, Bubblemaker, and Discover SCUBA for those interested in discovering the thrill of "breathing" underwater.  All of our instructors are either Divemasters or Open Water SCUBA instructors and are excited to share their knowledge and joy of the underwater experience.

The PADI Seal Team program is for our youngest students between the ages of 8-10, who want to learn how to dive. This program is aimed at kids who are looking for action packed fun in the pool by completing exciting scuba "Aqua Missions". These missions integrate games and fun underwater activities while teaching the basic scuba diving skills. It’s a chance for them to do some cool stuff in the water, make new friends, and share in the adventure of the underwater world. PADI Instructors conduct the PADI Seal Team program; sessions last about 75 minutes.

 The PADI Bubblemaker program is for boys and girls age 8 and above. It’s fun, easy, and safe. The PADI Bubble maker program is a way for youngsters to join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers since the maximum depth is 3' 6". PADI Instructors conduct the PADI Seal Team program; sessions last about 75 minutes.

Have you been wondering what it’s like to breath underwater? A PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is a great way to find out what scuba diving is really like before you complete the full scuba certification course. We will show you the basics and help you experience the exciting world of SCUBA.

Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Water Babies
(6 months - 18 months)

Adult accompaniment required. This instructor lead program will introduce swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and young children through the use of songs and games. It is NOT designed to teach children how to become good swimmers or even be able to survive in the water on their own.
· Enter and exit the water safely
· Feel comfortable in the water
· Submerge and explore breath control (blowing bubbles)
· Floating on back and front with help
CHILD MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER

Water Toddlers
(19 Months – 3years)

Adult accompaniment required. This instructor lead program will introduce swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for toddlers through the use of songs and games. It is NOT designed to teach children how to become good swimmers or even be able to survive in the water on their own.
· Builds on the skills from Water Babies
· Learn more ways to enter and exit the water safely
· Submerge (nose bubbles)
· Introduction to ‘Muscle Machines’ and floating and kicking with their support on front and back
· Introduction to front stroke
· CHILD MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER if they are not FULLY potty trained

Pufferfish
(American Red Cross Level 1) 

The main focus of this class is to help children feel comfortable in the water and master the skill of going under water. Using songs and games the children will become familiar with varying pool depths.
· Enter and exit the water independently
· Submerge the entire head
· Basic breath control (mouth bubbles)
· Front and back floats with support
· Flutter kicks (front and back) and dolphin kicks (front) with support
· Introduction to front crawl
· If child is not 100% potty trained they must wear a swim diaper

Angelfish
(American Red Cross Level 1.5)

This class is designed for swimmers that are confident in the water and are ready to learn many new swimming skills. This class is the bridge between needing help performing skills to being able to perform skills on their own.
· Basic breath control (nose bubbles)
· Submerge for 3 seconds
· Buoyancy (bob 10 times)
· Front and back floats
· Using ‘Muscle Machines’ to kick front, back, and dolphin
· Working toward independent front crawl

Swordfish
(American Red Cross Level 2)

This class provides participants with practiceon fundamental skills. Our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging, and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
· Retrieve objects in chest deep water
· Orientation in deep water with support
· Front and back floats on their own
· Front and back push-offs
· Introduce rhythmic breathing
· Introduce kickboards
· Introduce back crawl and elementary back stroke
· Rolling over from front to back and back to front

Stingray
(American Red Cross Level 3)

This is a stroke development class and builds on the skills from Swordfish through additional guided practice in deeper water and traveling further distances. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
· Retrieve underwater object without help
· Jump into the pool and safely return to the side
· Coordinate arm strokes with rhythmic breathing
· Elementary back stroke (10 yards)
· Reverse direction while swimming
· Introduce treading water

Shark
(American Red Cross Level 4)

Students will develop confidence and fine tune skills previously learned. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim more efficiently.
· Deeper water bobbing
· Fine tune rhythmic breathing
· Sculling on back
· Stride dive from side of the pool
· Front crawl (25 yards)
· Introduce breast stroke
· Introduce side stroke
· Treading water
· Introduce butterfly arms

Junior Lifeguards

This is a new program that we are starting this year for 13-15 year olds. It is a volunteer program for youth interested in work experience and training in preparation for a lifeguard or swim instructor job or that would like to have something impressive on their resume. Participants will be given instruction in: assisting with swimming lessons, pool safety, emergency response, and professionalism. Following training, participants are asked to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours over the summer. Volunteers are able to give of their time in various programs and events and will be supervised by facility management. This program is a great way to gain experience and have a great time this summer. It is for ages 13-15. To apply for this program, please fill out an application (directions here)For additional information about this program contact Tania Klein 896-1798 or taniaklein@rocketmail.com.

 
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