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Leisure Services Director

Debbie Bilbrey-Honsowetz
1150 Canton Center S.

Recreation: 734/394-5460
Parks: 734/394-5310
Administration: 734/394-5360
Fax: 734/394-5366

leisure@canton-mi.org

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Canton Leisure Services is the recipient of the 2008 National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Award

 

Information on Canton Leisure Services Aquatics Classes

All Aquatics Classes take place at Summit on the Park

The Summit on the Park aquatic staff strive to foster a lifelong love for swimming, health & wellness, and aquatic safety. All swim lessons are taught by highly trained swim instructors and supervised by award winning lifeguards. Classes are offered at many levels including beginners, stroke refinement, competitive training, and conditioning.

Benefits of swimming:
  • Builds muscle strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness
  • Improves the body's use of oxygen and increases lung function
  • Stimulates circulation and helps combat the aging process
  • Develops a positive attitude, high self-esteem, and reduces stress.

 

Aquatic Class Categories

  • Parent/Child
    Aquatics
  • Preschool Aquatics
    (6 months-5 years)
  • Youth Aquatics
    (6 - 14 years)
  • Summit Sharks
    Competitive Swimming
    (ages 8 - 14 years)
  • Competitive Strokework
  • Teen/Adult Aquatics
  • Private Swim Instruction
    (Ages 5 and up)

Parent/Child Aquatics
(ages 6 months - 5 years)

The Summit Swimming Program offers swiming lessons for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

These lessons require at least one parent or adult to be in the water with each child during class.

Instructors will work with parents to lead children through a series of games, activities, and routines to reinforce basic safety and swimming skills.

Although, most children do not learn to fully swim on their own, this is the best time to teach children to overcome fears of water, build comfort, and start on the skill progression.

  • Starfish (ages 6 months - 1.5 years)
  • Goldfish (ages 1.5 years - 4 years)
  • Sea Turtles (2.5 - 5 years)

Preschool Aquatices (ages 4-5 years)

Based on the American Red Cross and National Safety Council's Learn to Swim programs, the Summit Swimming program offers swim lessons for preschool aged children.

These classes which introduce children to the water, build comfort levels, and introduce swimming strokes are designed around the needs of the participant.

All participants are tested and placed in to classes based on the their skill level. Instructors will utilize a variety of teaching techniques to ensure progression through the program.

Participants will receive weekly activity sheets to reinforce the lessons taught during class. Classes in the youth level range from beginners to intermediate.

Youth Aquatics (ages 6-14 years)

 

Based on the American Red Cross and National Safety Council's Learn to Swim programs, the Summit Swimming program offers swim lessons for children that are fun and challenging.

All participants are tested and placed in to classes based on their skill level.

The trained instructors will then take the children through a variety of activities to learn the necessary skills for each swimming stroke.

Participants will receive weekly handouts that emphasise that week's activities and skills to practice. Classes in the youth level range from beginners to advanced.

Summit Sharks / Competitive Swimming
(ages 8 - 14 years)

The Summit Swimming program offers swim lessons for children with advanced swimming skills who are interested in joining a swim team.

The classes are focused on the refinement of all 6 major swimming strokes and building endurance.

Additional focus is made on turns, pacing, and workouts.

Students must be able to pass a swim test prior to participating. The swim test includes being able to swim 2 lengths of free style, 2 lengths of breast stroke, 2 lengths of back stroke, and 1 length of butterfly in a designated time frame.

To schedule a swim test please see the Aquatic Coordinator on duty.

Competitive Strokework
(ages 8-16 years)

This program is designed for children with advanced swimming skills who are interested in joining a swim team.

Before joining this class, participants must be able to successfully swim two lengths of the front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and 1 length of butterfly or have approval from their swim instructor or the swim lesson coordinator.

Emphasis will be placed on developing proper stroke techniques, turns, and workouts.

Teen and Adult FIT Aquatics
(ages 14+ years)

The Summit Swimming program offers swim lessons for teens and adults that want to learn the basic components of swimming.

They also offer lessons for individuals that are looking for stroke refinement and to build their endurance.

Class size is kept small and instructors work with each participant to develop a comfort level and the necessary skills to be a successful swimmer.

Private Swim Instruction
(Ages 5 and Up)

The Summit Swimming program offers private swim lessons for individuals looking for one on one instruction.

Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and are taught by a certified Water Safety Instructor.

The lesson is designed around the specific needs and goals of the participants.

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