Swim Academy

FALLING SPRINGS SWIM ACADEMY

Welcome to Falling Springs Swim Academy, Woodford County’s premier swim school and aquatics center. We have been continuously developing and refining our program since we opened our doors in 2002 and we specialize in offering fun and effective swim lessons for kids of all ages and skill levels.  

Our mission at the Falling Springs Swim Academy is to promote the joy of swimming for all ages through individualized attention as swimmers progress from water comfort to technical stroke proficiency, ultimately leading to a lifetime of fitness and water enjoyment.

We are located in the Aquatics Center at Falling Springs Center, which is conveniently located in Woodford County and easily accessible to most of the Bluegrass Region.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

2023 GROUP SWIM LESSONS- NEW FORMAT! See details below.

2023 Term 1 and Term 2 Group Swim Lessons registration open now! Questions? Contact Ashley Goodrich at agoodrich@vwcparksrec.com or Tefany Bleuel at 859.214.4814

Registration is now open for Term 1 and Term 2 classes! Once you find the class you are looking for, you may register online by clicking the online registration link below or you may complete an Activity Registration Form and return it with payment to the Parks & Recreation Department. Forms and  instructions are available on the FORMS page. If you have any question about swim lessons, please contact the Aquatics Assistant Ashley!

– Term 1= Jan 9- Mar 4
– Term 2= Mar 6- May 6

– Class/ Level name changes! The class list is below with the new names in all caps and the old name in parentheses. Ages are based on recommendation. Curious as to which class you should sign your child up for? Click HERE to find out! 
LEVEL 1 (water babies) = 6 thru 18 months
LEVEL 2 (water tots) = 19 thru 36 months
LEVEL 3 (level 1A) = 3 yrs and up
LEVEL 4 (level 1B) = 4 yrs and up
LEVEL 5 (level 2A/ level 2B) = 5 and up
LEVEL 6 ( swim team prep) = 6 and up

– Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks! Locations, class duration and additional information listed specific to each level below:
LEVEL 1 = 30 min class meets in therapy pool with parent in water.
LEVEL 2 = 30 min class meets in therapy pool with parent in water.
LEVEL 3 = 40 min class meets in the therapy pool and lap pool. No parent involvement.
LEVEL 4 = 40 min class meets in lap pool. No parent involvement.
LEVEL 5 = 40 min class meets in lap pool. No parent involvement.
LEVEL 6 = 50 min class meets in lap pool. No parent involvement.

– Pricing will be based on class duration.
30 min class = $100.00
40 min class = $115.00
50 min class = $125.00

CURIOUS AS TO WHAT CLASS YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR? CLICK HERE!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!*

* If you have not previously used our online registration system, please see the “How To Register Online” link in the bottom right-hand block on this page for detailed instructions on how to log-in for the first time.  If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us in the office at 859.873.5948.

In this interactive parent and child class, your baby is introduced to the aquatic environment. Babies become more comfortable in the water by getting their faces wet, blowing bubbles through their mouths, reaching, kicking, and resting on their backs. You, the parent, are introduced to safety rules and holds to help your child feel secure. Music and toys are part of the fun in this introductory class.

  • This class meets in the Therapy Pool for 30 minutes and has a parent in the water.
  • To advance to the next class, your child must be able to float on their back for 5 seconds and reach for an object in the water in an extended hold.

This is a water-skills exploration course. Participants learn to control breathing by blowing bubbles through their noses and submerge to attempt to retrieve objects. Your child will master their back and front floats, including jumping into the pool, submerging, and resurfacing to float on back. Your child will practice body position and correct arm and leg movement for beginner freestyle and backstroke, while increasing independence. Stroke breathing techniques and treading water will be introduced. Water safety rules are also discussed. 

  • This class is held in the Therapy Pool & Lap Pool for 40 minutes.
  • To advance to the next level, your child must be able to float on front and back independently for 10 seconds. They must also be able to retrieve an object from the bottom of the therapy pool.

This class is designed for those who can confidently move independently in the water. Swimmers work on technique for the freestyle and backstroke and begin learning breaststroke and butterfly. They will continue treading water and begin practicing head-first entries. 

  • This class meets in the Lap Pool for 40 minutes.
  • To advance to the next level, your child must be able to take 3-4 comfortable rotary breaths while independently swimming 25 yards of freestyle. They must also be able to independently swim 25 yards of backstroke and tread water for 30 seconds.
 

This class helps your tot take the next step in swimming and water safety. Independence and confidence are gained as your child improves their ability to separate from you in the water. Group games and music add fun as academy members master blowing bubbles and submerging briefly. Your child’s arms and legs will move more rhythmically, and they float on their back with the help of both parent and instructor.

  • This class meets in the Therapy Pool for 30 minutes and has a parent in the water.
  • To advance to the next level, your child must be able to float on their back independently for 10 seconds. They must also move their arms and legs with intention to swim.

Your child learns rhythmic breathing and how to retrieve objects while fully submerged.  They combine arm and leg motions for freestyle and backstroke.  Swimmers learn to transition from a float to a swim and to tread water. They also review safety skills.

  • This class meets in the Lap Pool 40 minutes.
  • To advance to the next level, your child must be able swim freestyle to the flags and roll onto their back, as well as swim backstroke to the flags. They will tread water and float for 15 seconds each.

This level is swim team prep. Your students’ freestyle and backstroke will become proficient, as well as improve their breaststroke and butterfly. Participants continue improving their diving skills as well as increase endurance, efficiency and overall fitness level through swim conditioning drills.

  • This class meets in the Lap Pool for 50 minutes.
  • To master this level and graduate from the Falling Springs Swim Academy, your child must swim 50 yards of freestyle, 50 yards of backstroke, 25 yards of breaststroke, and 25 yards of butterfly. They will also dive off of the block.
  • Graduating from this class allows for a fast-track onto the Hammerheads summer swim team!

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS & AQUATIC COACHING

Parks & Recreation offers private swim lessons & personal aquatic coaching at Falling Springs Center. Click here for a Private Lessons Brochure

ABOUT OUR AQUATICS CENTER:

  • Lifeguard supervision at all times
  • 8-lane, 25-yard pool lap pool with a water temp of 74°-80°
  • Therapy Pool which is kept at 90°
  • Large bleacher seating area and plenty of deck space which allows parents to observe swim lessons
  • Women’s, men’s and family changing rooms located right off the pool deck

LEARN TO SWIM BASIC INFO:
Learn to swim classes at Falling Springs are instructed by trained swim instructors and are designed to teach children how to swim, starting with getting children comfortable in the water in water babies and water tots classes, to technical strokes in the upper level classes.  This program advances children through a series of levels moving from basic skills like blowing bubbles, putting their face in the water and floating on their backs to basic stroke development and treading water and then on to more advanced stroke development.  When completing all levels children will be able to swim comfortably with multiple strokes, be prepared for swim team participation or simply a lifetime of fitness through swimming.