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Ivory Ridge Swim and Tennis Club has three pools: a lap lane pool, an activity pool, and a tot pool. We have a spacious pool deck with lawn chairs and tables provided for all members to enjoy. The pools will be open from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty during all open swim hours. Swimming lessons are offered.
  
The swimming pool is open during the Summer only. Dates are contingent on weather (End of May - First of Sept)
 
HOURS & EVENTS
 
Lap Swimming
Monday - Saturday 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Swimming Lessons
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Open Swim 
Monday - Sat. 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
*makeup swim lessons due to holidays
or in climate weather will be taught on Friday/Saturday.
 
 
REGISTRATION
 
We are excited to open our Swim Lesson registration for the 2022 Summer Season!  Registration is exclusive to Club Members through May 22, 2022.  Non members can register beginning Monday, May 23, 2022.  
 
Cost:  Members $50 per session.  Nonmembers $55 per session. 
 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Meet Polly, Ivory Ridge Aquatics Director

 Polly Jette-Butler
 
Polly is from New York and graduated from The University of New York Albany with a BA in Art, English, and Early childhood Education. She is certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard Trainer, Red Cross LGI, PSIA level 3. Previously she worked as a Lifeguard Manager at Promontory Club Conservancy, an Aquatics Director at Mill Creek Canyon Camps, and a Summer Adventure Camp Counselor at Deer Valley Resort. She also works as a private ski instructor during the winter at Deep Valley (30 years and still going strong). 

Level One

This class is for children being introduced to the water. Various swimming and safety skills will be taught as well as activities that will allow the swimmer to explore the water environment.
 
(All skills must be passed off in order to move to the next level)
 
Skills
o    Enter/Exit pool using steps or side.
o    Bubbles through mouth or nose (3 seconds)
o    Fully submerge head (1 second)
o    Retrieve underwater object with eyes open.
o    Assisted front float (5 seconds)
o    Assisted back float (5 seconds)
o    Recover from float to standing position
o    Assisted freestyle arm movements (5 feet)
o    Assisted backstroke arm movement (5 feet)
o    Assisted Streamline (front and back)
o    Assisted Butterfly and Backstroke arm action on front.
o    Assisted dolphin kick, front/back
 
Safety skills
o    Ask a responsible swimmer to enter water
o    Discuss pool rules
o    Proper use of life jacket
o    How to get help, and recognize a distressed swimmer

Level Two

This class is for children that feel more comfortable in the water. Various swimming and safety skills will be taught as well as activities that will allow the swimmer to acquire primary swimming skills.
 
(All skills must be passed off in order to move to the next level)
 
Skills
o    Enter/Exit pool using pool
o    Fully submerge head (bob 15X)
o    Floats – jellyfish, back, front, tuck (5 seconds)
o    Freestyle 15 feet (NO support)
o    Backstroke 15 feet (moderate support)
o    Retrieve underwater object (Fully submerged)
o    Roll from Front to Back/Back to Front
o    Streamline without Kick, Streamline with Kicks   (2-4 feet)
o    Tread water with support (15 seconds)
 
Safety Skills
o    Ask a responsible swimmer to enter water
o   Proper use of life jackets
o   Recognize lifeguard, and how to get help
o   Recognize a distressed swimmer
o   Importance of sunscreen

Level Three

This class will focus on stroke development and breathing patterns. Various swimming and safety skills will be taught as well as activities to strengthen swimming ability and refining strokes.
 
(All skills must be passed off in order to move to the next level)
 
Skills
o    Fully submerge (5X)
o    Side Breathing with Freestyle
o    Streamline (2 body lengths)
o    Tread water (30 Seconds)
o    Introduction to Breast stroke
o    Introduction to Butterfly
o    Freestyle (15 yards)
o    Backstroke (15 yards)
 
Safety skills
o    Diving safety
o    Discuss pool rules
o    Reaching assist (recognize distressed swimmer)
 

Level Four

This class will focus on stroke improvement and on perfecting skills such as the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and beginning butterfly.
 
(All skills must be passed off in order to move to the next level)
 
Skills
o    Dive in from kneeling or track start position and glide for 3 body lengths (long shallow dives)
o    Feet and head first surface dives
o    Back float for 1 minute
o    Front float for 1 minute
o    tread water for 1 minute
o    Open turns front/back
o    freestyle 25 yards
o    backstroke 25 yards
o    breast stroke 15 yards
o    elementary backstroke 15 yards
o    butterfly 15 yards
o    introduction to flip turns
 
Safety skills
o    Additional diving rules
o    Compact jump with floatation device
o    Throwing assist to distressed swimmer
o    Care for conscious choking victim
 

Level Five

This class is for more advanced swimmers and will focus on stroke refinement.
 
(All skills must be passed off in order to move to the next level)
 
Skills
o    Shallow dive into streamline into 25 yard swim
o    Underwater streamline 15 yards
o    Flip turns for freestyle and backstroke
o    Freestyle 50 yards
o    backstroke 50 yards
o    breast stroke 25 yards
o    butterfly 25 yards
o    Elementary backstroke 50 yards
o    Circle swimming
 
Safety Skills
o    Introduction to Heart Rate Training
o    Rescue breathing
o    Intro to CPR

Advanced Level Five

This class is considered Swim Team Prep and requires a swim test. Class takes place in conjunction with the Level Five class.
 
(All skills must be passed off in order to move to the next level)
 
Skills
o    Shallow dive into streamline into 25 yard swim
o    Underwater streamline 15 yards
o    Flip turns for freestyle and backstroke
o    Freestyle 50 yards
o    backstroke 50 yards
o    breast stroke 25 yards
o    butterfly 25 yards
o    Elementary backstroke 50 yards
o    Circle swimming
 
Safety Skills
o    Introduction to Heart Rate Training
o    Rescue breathing
o    Intro to CPR
 

Parent & Tot Aquatics

Skills
  • Enter and exit the pool safely and with permission
  • Submerge face and head in the water
  • Assisted back float
  • Assisted front float
  • Blow bubbles
  • Assisted glides on front and back
  • Basic swimming arm movements
  • Kicking
  • Basic water safety
  • Unsupported glide underwater to parent
  • 123 hold on!