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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)
 
SWIM LESSONS:
 
We had a extremely successful Swim Lesson Season!  A huge thanks to Michael Smith, our Swim Lesson Coordinator and to all the swim instructors who made it possible.
 
HOURS: 
 
NEW SWIM HOURS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
 
Adult ONLY Lap Swimming (no lifeguards on duty)
Monday - Friday  5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday  5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
 
Open Swim 
Monday - Friday  3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
The last day our pools will be open for the season is Monday, September 5 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  We will have Kona Ice there from 2-5 pm so come enjoy a icee on us! 
 
 
REGISTRATION CLOSED
 
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.  
 
Session 1     June 13 - 16 and June 20 - 23
Session 2   June 27 – 30 and July 5 - 8
Session 3   July 11 – 14 and July 18 - 21
Session 4   July 25 - 28 and August 1 – 4
 
Cost:  Members $50 per session.  Nonmembers $55 per session. 
 
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Meet Michael Smith, Ivory Ridge Swim Lesson Coordinator

Michael is from Sherwood, Oregon and a graduate from Brigham Young University with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. He has also received his Juris Masters degree in International Law from Liberty University. A former head guard and swim instructor here at Ivory Ridge, Michael has been working as a legal assistant/analyst at a franchise law firm for the past year and a half.  He is thrilled to be year at Ivory Ridge this summer and is anxious to get swim lessons started!

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!