AQUATIC PROGRAMS AT MYLAN PARK

Aquatic Programs

The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park is dedicated to teaching water safety in a fun and engaging environment and strives to foster a love for the sport of swimming and diving.

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To register for Swim Lessons, Summer Camps, Safety Training Courses, and Parent’s Night Off log in to our user portal and go to “Register for Classes”

We’ve updated our user portal:

If you normally pay online or have registered for classes in the past, try using your old login information. You may need to reset your password. 

You can confirm if you have an account and reset your password by following the steps below…

  1.  Click the button to be led to our new welcome screen.
  2. Select “Access My Account” located at the top right of the screen.
  3. Fill out the requested information and hit submit
  4. If you see a red notification reading “You’ve already registered” select “login” at the top right of the screen
  5. Select “Forgot Password” and follow the steps to reset your password.

 

To register for Swim Lessons, Summer Camps, Safety Training Courses, and Parent’s Night Off log in to our user portal and go to “Register for Classes”

To register for Personal Training, Water Aerobics, Adult / Master Swim League, Yoga, and F45 log in to our user portal and go to “Group Activities”

If you need further assistance please reach out to us at (304) 933 – AQUA [2782]

Mon Health Swim Stars

Free Trial Swim Program

The Aquatic Center in partnership with Mon Health offers FREE trial swim lessons to orient new parents and children. Open to all, participants may register once per year only. 

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate, info about our program, & a recommendation for a course to take.
Children under 4 with parent  |  Children 3-4  |  Youth 6-12

Mon County Mini Swimmers

Free Small Group Lesson

Monongalia County Kindergarten up to 2nd Graders and their guardians can get one FREE Small Group Swimming Lesson at The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park!

Bring in a valid report card from a Monongalia County School to register! Must be enrolled in Mon. Co. to be eligible

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2024 Aquatic Center Spring/Summer Program Guide. Programs & Classes in March - August 2024

LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

Learn to Swim Program

The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park is proud to partner with the American Red Cross to provide curriculum and certified Water Safety Instructors.

Learn to swim classes are held year-round in two-month intervals, they will begin in January, March, May, July, September, and November annually. Progression through these classes will build water safety skills and teach swimming.

Learn to Swim Programs:

  • Parent & Child
  • Pre-Swim
  • Youth
  • Teen & Adult
  • Adapted Aquatics
  • Private Lessons
  • Semi-Private
  • Small Group

All levels are based on the participant’s age and skill. If you or your child is placed in the wrong level the instructor will let you know on the first day of class and recommend an alternative.

Nailler Foundation Swim Scholarship Info

Cancellations:

In the event you want to cancel a course you must call us and speak with someone at our front desk. A full refund may be issued if you cancel the Wednesday prior to the initial start of the current swim class. You may receive a 50% refund when canceling the course if you cancel before the 2nd class meeting.  All refunds take 3-6 business days to return to a credit/debit card.

If the 2nd class meeting has passed, no refunds will be available.  All requests for cancellation must be made through the Program Director by calling 304-933-AQUA or emailing aqua@mylanpark.org and referencing “Request for class cancellation”.  For these cancellations, an attempt will be made to transfer or change your child’s class, or partial credit will be awarded depending on the circumstances.  Please provide the name of the student, class name, day and time, the reason for cancellation, and the best follow-up phone number.

 

Reschedules:

We are not able to provide make-up classes for any of our progressive-style classes.  The class you sign up for is the class you must attend each week. Our classes have different instructors and each class develops at a different speed together so please only attend your scheduled program.  Remember the more often you attend the better the progression within the class. 

 

Waiting Lists: 

When a class fills a waiting list will automatically be generated for the first 6 people.  There is no charge to wait. We will contact you if a space becomes available.  You may also contact us after the first refund deadline or after the first class meeting to see if a space has opened in your preferred course. Payment will be required at the time of joining the class.  Prorated payments are available who join after the first class meeting.  No registrations will be allowed after the 2nd class meeting.

 

Skip days:

Holidays or other planned days of the class are listed in the guide, as well as noted on the class schedule.  These days off are planned and therefore are reflected in the pricing of the course so no refund is necessary.  In the case that your class is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, we will make an attempt to reschedule the session at the end of the course, if that is not possible because we begin our next session right away, we will provide a credit to your account towards a future session, visit pass, private lesson, birthday party or any other program or service we provide.

Parent and Child Classes

For ages 6 months – 4

Parent and Child aquatics classes are basic skill classes where parents or guardians are taught how to safely work with their child in the water, including how to support and hold their child, how to positively encourage a child to participate in each activity, and various water safety tips. Parents or guardians will introduce skills to their children that build a foundation for learning to swim.

One parent or guardian must be in the water during the class, other parents and/or guardians are allowed to spectate from the side.

Parent & Child Learn to Swim:

  • Baby & Me – Water Exploration (6 months to 1.5 year olds)
  • Toddler & Me – Water Comfort (1.5 to 3 year olds)
  • Preschool & Me – Water Independence (2.4 to 4 year olds)
Baby & Me Water Exploration
Course Information:

6 months to 1.5 year olds participate with parent

30 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:10

Description:

Enjoy the pool with your baby and learn comfort, safety and basic swimming skills from our trained instructors. This class is meant to promote water safety. Parents and babies will sing, play and explore the water together. Parents will learn appropriate holding and support techniques to keep their children safe while swimming. Babies will get adjusted to the water and environment and set them up for future success in swim lessons. Swim diapers must be worn and may be purchased on-site.

Skills Introduced:
  • Holding and support techniques
  • Adjustment to water, with safe entry and exit
  • Control breathing, submersing in water and blowing bubbles
  • Introduction to floating on front and back
  • Rolling and changing direction
  • Arm and leg action on front and back
  • Water safety
Toddler & Me Water Comfort
Course Information:

1.5 to 3 year olds participate with parent

30 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:10

Description:

Enjoy the pool with your toddler and learn comfort, safety and basic swimming skills from our trained instructors. This class is meant to promote water safety. Parents and toddlers will sing, play and explore the water together. Parents will learn appropriate holding and support techniques to keep their children safe while swimming. Toddlers will begin to get comfortable with the water and environment and set them up for future success in swim lessons. Swim diapers must be worn by those who are not toilet trained and may be purchased on-site.

Skills Introduced:
  • Holding and support techniques
  • Adjustment to water, with safe entry and exit
  • Control breathing, submersing in water and blowing bubbles
  • Introduction to floating on front and back
  • Rolling and changing direction
  • Arm and leg action on front and back
  • Water safety
PreSchool & Me Water Independence
Course Information:

2.4 to 4 year olds participate with parent

30 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Enjoy the pool with your preschooler and learn comfort, safety and basic swimming skills from our trained instructors. This class is meant to promote water safety. Parents and preschools will explore the water together with focus on preparing child for independent programs. Parents will learn appropriate holding and support techniques to keep their children safe while swimming. Set your child up for future success in swim lessons. Swim diapers must be worn by those who are not toilet trained and may be purchased on-site.

Skills Introduced:
  • All participants get support from a parent, teacher or flotation device
  • Safe water entry and exit
  • Breath control and submersion in water
  • Front and back floating and gliding
  • Changing direction and rolling
  • Combined stroke front and back
  • Water safety skills
  • Independence skills
  • Comfort with instructor

Pre Swim Classes

For ages 3 – 6 years | Levels 1 – 4

Pre-Swim classes that are part of the Lean to Swim program at Mylan Park. These classes are for toddlers ages 3 – 6 years. Children may have participated in a parent and child course previously but should still enter at Pre-Swim Level 1 if 3 years of age.

Children between the ages of 3.5 and  6 years old should enter Pre-Swim Level 1-3 depending on skill. Please make sure to register your child for the appropriate class based on the criteria below. Specific skill requirements are necessary to advance to the next level.

Please note that taking a course one time does not mean it was successfully completed.  Most students will repeat courses to master the necessary required skills for the next level. No set amount of time is allotted to master specific skills, please be patient and remember that confidence and competency take time and repetition.

Pre-Swim Level 1
Course Information:

3.5-6 year olds participate without parent

30 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:6

Course Information:

This beginner class requires little or no prior experience in swimming classes, or for 3.5 year olds who have taken Pre-Swim 1 or comparable course; children must willingly participate without a parent/guardian. By the end of the course the participants should be able to fully submerge their head and perform front and back floats with limited support.

Skills:

Students will be able to:

  • Submerge face and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds
  • Enter the water independently using ladder, steps and side
  • Comfortably glide on front and back with assistance
  • Comfortably float on front and back with assistance
Pre-Swim Level 2
Course Information:

3.5-6 year olds participate without parent

30 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:6

Description:

This introductory course is for children who are comfortable in the water and have successfully completed Pre-Swim Level 1 or have comparable skills. Participants will learn safety skills and movement in the water on their fronts and backs. By the end of this course, participants should be able to swim a short distance on their fronts and float on their backs without support.

Skills:

Students will learn to:

  • Float unassisted on their front and back for 3-5 seconds
  • Glide on their front and back for 2 body lengths
  • Swim on front using arm and leg action for three body lengths
  • Glide and kick on back for two body lengths
  • Jump into the water with minimal assistance
  • Develop skills to retrieve objects under water from chest deep water
  • Develop skills for treading in chest deep water
Pre-Swim Level 3
Course Information:

3 year olds participate without parent

20 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:4

Description:

This advanced introductory course is for children who have successfully completed Fin 2 or have comparable skills. Participants will learn to coordinate the front crawl and safety skills like treading water. By the end of the course, participants should be able to swim using combined arm and leg action on both their front and back for 5-10 yards without support.

Skills:

Students will be learn to:

  • Swim front crawl for 5-10 yards with face in pool using rhythmic breath control
  • Swim 5 yards of backstroke or elementary backstroke
  • Retrieve object from chest-deep water
  • Introductory rotary breathing skills
  • Introduce breaststroke leg action
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Develop sitting/kneeling diving skills
Pre-Swim Level 4
Course Information:

3 year olds participate without parent

45 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:4

Description:

Beginners with little or no experience in the water will focus on water exploration and elementary aquatic skills. By the end of the course, participants should be able to submerge their faces comfortably and float on their front and back for three seconds without support.

Skills:
  • Enter and exit water independently using ladder, steps and stairs.
  • Bob 3 times
  • Glide on front/back 2 body lengths
  • Front/Back float 3 seconds
  • Combined front swim introduction
  • Treading water introduction
  • Safety Skills
Private lesson

Youth Learn to Swim

For ages 6 – 12 years | Levels 1 – 5

Youth Swim Classes are for youth ages 6 -12 years. Children may have participated in a toddler course previously which could prepare them for a higher level course than Level 1: Intro to Water Skills. Please make sure to register your child for the appropriate class based on the criteria. Specific skill requirements are necessary to advance to the next level.

Please note that taking a course one time does not mean it was successfully completed.  Most students will repeat courses to master the necessary required skills for the next level. No set amount of time is allotted to master specific skills, please be patient and remember that confidence and competency take time and repetition.

Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills
Course Information:

6-12 year olds

45 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Beginners with little or no experience in the water will focus on water exploration and elementary aquatic skills. By the end of the course, participants should be able to submerge their face comfortably and float on their front and back for three seconds without support.

Skills:
  • Enter and exit water independently using ladder, steps and stairs.
  • Bob 3 times
  • Glide on front/back 2 body lengths
  • Front/Back float 3 seconds
  • Combined front swim introduction
  • Treading water introduction
  • Safety Skills
Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Course Information:

6-12 year olds

45 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Children who have successfully completed Level 1 or have comparable skills will focus on developing safety skills and begin to add movement in the water. By the end of the course, participants should be able to tread water for 15 seconds and swim using combined arm and leg action on both their front and back for 5 body lengths without support.

Skills:
  •  Improve introductory water skills
  • Glide on front and back three body lengths
  •  Float on front and back 10-15 seconds
  •  Step or jump into chest-deep water
  • Combined swim front five body lengths with breathing assisted.
  • Intro to backstroke arm and leg action
  • Treading water for 15 seconds
  • Safety skills
Level 3 Stroke Development
Course Information:

6-12 year olds

45 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Children who have successfully completed Level 2 or have comparable skills will focus on developing specific strokes and other safety skills. By the end of the course, participants should be able to jump into the pool, tread or float for 1 minute, and swim the front crawl or elementary backstroke for 25 yards. They will also begin diving and deep water competency.

Skills:
  • Learn to enter water head first
  • Glide on front and back 3 body lengths
  • Float on front and back for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Step or jump into chest-deep water
  • Intro to scissors kick
  • backstroke arm and leg action
  • Elementary backstroke 15 yards
  • Combined swim front 25 yards
  • Tread deep water for 30 seconds
  • Safety skills
Level 4 Stroke Improvement
Course Information:

6-12 year olds

45 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Children who have successfully completed Youth Swim: Level 3 or have comparable skills will focus on developing confidence in their skills and improving their strokes. By the end of the course, participants should be able to swim 25 yards of front and back crawl, 25 yards of elementary backstroke, and 15 yards of breaststroke. They will also begin butterfly, continue diving skills, and learn to tread for 2 minutes with different kicks.

Skills:
  • Jump and step into deep water and swim
  • Swim front crawl 25 yards
  • Swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Swim breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly and back crawl for 15 yards
  • Open turn at wall and tread water for two minutes
  • Enter water head first
Level 5 Stroke Refinement
Course Information:

6-12 year olds

45 minute class

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Children who have successfully completed Level 4 or have comparable skills will focus on refining strokes and aquatic skills. By the end of the course, participants should know aquatic safety skills and be able to perform a headfirst entry as well as swim 50 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke and 25 yards each of breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl and sidestroke. They will also learn how to tread with no hands for 2 minutes.

Skills:
  • Dive into shallow or deep water
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke 50 yards
  • Flip turn at the wall front and back
  • Tread water for five minutes
  • Breaststroke, elementary back, sidestroke and butterfly 25 yards
  • Safety skills
Man swimming

Teen & Adult Learn to Swim

For ages 13 + | Beginner, Intermediate, & Lap Swim

Teen and Adult (13+) Swim Classes that are part of the Aquatics Program at Mylan Park.  Please make sure to register for the appropriate class based on the criteria below. Specific skill requirements are necessary to advance to the next level.

These classes are meant to be taught at each learner’s own pace.  Our professional staff will cater the lesson to the group’s level and provide opportunities for individual skill development.

Adult Beginner (Ages 13+)
Course Information:

13 years olds and up

45 minute Classes

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Beginners with little or no experience in the water will focus on water exploration and elementary aquatic skills. By the end of the course, participants should be able to submerge their face comfortably and float on their front and back for three seconds without support.

Skills:
  • Enter and exit water independently using ladder, steps and stairs.
  • Bob 3 times
  • Glide on front/back 2 body lengths
  • Front/Back float 3 seconds
  • Combined front swim introduction
  • Treading water introduction
  • Safety Skills
Adult Intermediate (Ages 13+)
Course Information:

13 years olds and up

45 minute Classes

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Our Adult Intermediate group class (students age 13+) focuses on freestyle side breathing, backstroke technique, and fundamentals of breaststroke. This course is designed to help students gain confidence in their ability to swim the length of the pool while improving techniques.

Skills:
  • Freestyle Side Breathing
  • Introduction to Backstroke
  • Introduction to Breaststroke
  • Safety Skills
Adult Intro to Lap Swim (Ages 13+)
Course Information:

13 years olds and up

45 minute Classes

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:8

Description:

Our Adult Intro to Lap Swim group class (students age 13+) swimmers focus on improving technique and gaining endurance. Perfect for people 13 and older who can swim proficiently 100 yards or those who are looking to refine advanced freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and introduction to butterfly. Participants will complete workouts for endurance-based swimming, such as masters swim, triathlons, etc.

Skills:
  • Lap Swimming
  • Advanced Freestyle
  • Advanced Backstroke
  • Advanced Breaststroke
  • Introduction to Butterfly
  • Endurance Training

ADAPTED AQUATICS PROGRAM

Adapted Aquatics

For ages 3 – 10 | Preschool & Child Splash

Adapted Aquatics Swim Classes are part of the Aquatics Program at Mylan Park. Through group work and individual attention, students will play and learn elementary aquatic skills. The class focus is on water safety, breath control, pulling and kicking, and adjustment skills with lesson plans developed based on the participant’s swimming ability.

Instructor: Senta Chmiel

  • Morgantown United Aquatics Club (MUAC) Coach 2023/Lifeguard and Jr Helper Manager 2022
  • Mylan Park Substitute Swim Instructor and Lifeguard 2022-2023
  • Harrison County YMCA Swim Instructor Volunteer 1994-95
  • Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Camp Cherith in the Adirondacks 1990&1991
  • Volunteer at Rutgers Developmental Disabilities Center (School for Autistic Children) 1985-87
  • Choosy Kids Baby and Me and Preschool and Me 1991-1993
Preschool Splash Adapted (Ages 3-6)
Preschool Splash Adapted
Ages 3-6 | 4 Sessions | $52.00 | Sundays | 9:00am- 9:30am
Course Information:

Children Ages 3-6

30 minute Classes

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:6

Description:

Preschoolers with disabilities will have fun and develop water skill in Preschool Splash Adapted. Through group work and individual attention, students will play and learn elementary aquatic skills. The class focus is on water safety, breath control, pulling and kicking and adjustment skills.

Skills:
  • Breath control
  • Comfortability in water
  • Submerge face and blow bubbles
  • Treading water introduction
  • Water Safety Skills
Child Splash Adapted (Ages 6-10)
Child Splash Adapted

Ages 6-10 | 4 Sessions $64.00 | Sundays | 9:45am- 10:30am

Course Information:

Children Ages 6-10

45 minute Classes

Instructor to participant ratio: 1:6

Description:

Children with disabilities will have fun and develop water skill in Child Splash Adapted. Through group work and individual attention, students will play and learn elementary aquatic skills. The class focus is on water safety, breath control, pulling and kicking and adjustment skills with lesson plans developed based on the participants swimming ability.

Skills:
  • Breath control
  • Comfortability in water
  • Treading water introduction
  • Water Safety Skills

To register for Swim Lessons, Summer Camps, Safety Training Courses, and Parent’s Night Off log in to our user portal and go to “Register for Classes”

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private, Semi-Private, & Small Group Lessons

Private lessons are designed to help students who are having difficulty with specific skills in a group lesson or if they need a little more attention to move past a challenging skill.

In a private lesson, students will work one-on-one or two-on-one with a qualified instructor. Lessons are tailored to meet your individual needs, teach you how to swim, or refine your skills. Swimmers of all levels, ages, and abilities can sign up – it’s never too late to learn how to swim.

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DIVING LESSONS AT MYLAN PARK

To Dive For Courses | Sundays

To Dive for Courses are held year-round in two-month
intervals: January, March, May, July, September, & November.

Participants of any of the courses below MUST be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) and be comfortable in deep water and be able to tread water for at least 30 seconds.

Beginning Diving (6-12 year olds): 
This beginner course introduces students to diving from the side and basic springboard diving techniques.

Intermediate Diving (8-14 year olds):
Participants should have taken beginning diving or have comparable skills, specifically the ability to perform a front dive from the one-meter board successfully.

REGISTER FOR DIVING
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