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. 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, located inside Falling Springs Center, which conveniently located in Central Woodford County and easily accessible to most of the Bluegrass Region.

Our Aquatics Center features:

  • Lifeguard supervision at all times
  • 8-lane, 25-yard pool lap pool with a water temp of 82°-83°
  • 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 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 the water babies and water tots classes to technical strokes in the upper level classes.  This program advances children 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 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.

 

2018-19 SWIM LESSONS – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!

Online registration is now open for swim lessons during the 2018-19 school year! Click the link below for class descriptions, dates, times and other details regarding the Swim Lessons program:

2018-19 Swim Lessons Brochure(Posted 8.24.18)

Register online by clicking the online registration link above or you may complete an Activity Registration Form and return it with payment to the Parks & Recreation Department. Forms & instructions are available on the Forms pageContact Tefany Bleuel, the Aquatics/Fitness Manager at (859) 873-5948 or by email for details.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

In this interactive parent & child class your baby is introduced to the aquatic environment. Babies become more comfortable in the water by getting their faces wet, blowing bubbles, kicking & resting on their backs. You, the parent, are introduced to  safety rules, water entry & exit, 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

This class helps your tot take the next step in swimming and water safety.  Independence and confidence are gained as your tot improves  their ability to separate from you in the water. Group games  & music add fun as academy members learn to blow bubbles, kick, move their arms rhythmically and float with the help of both parent and instructor.

  • This class meets in the Therapy Pool

This is a water-skills exploration course. Participants learn to control breathing by blowing bubbles and submerging their faces. They practice body position and correct arm and leg movement on their front and back while increasing independence. Water Safety rules and life jacket safety  are also discussed. 

  • This class is held in the Therapy Pool

This class helps your tot take the next step in swimming and water safety.  Independence and confidence are gained as your tot improves  their ability to separate from you in the water. Group games  & music add fun as academy members learn to blow bubbles, kick, move their arms rhythmically and float with the help of both parent and instructor.

  • This class will split time between the the Therapy Pool & the Lap Pool

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

This class is designed for those who have mastered Level 2A and confidently move independently in the water. Swimmers work on technique for the freestyle and backstroke and begin learning the butterfly kick and body motion. They continue treading water and begin practicing head-first entries. (To enroll, students must be able to stay afloat independently.)

  • This class meets in the Lap Pool

This level improves students’ freestyle and backstroke as well as introduces them to the breaststroke. They become more proficient with the butterfly. Participants continue improving their diving skills as well as increase endurance, efficiency and overall fitness level through swim conditioning drills. (To enroll, students must be able to complete a 50 yard swim and are typically 8 years old and up.)

  • This class meets in the Therapy Pool