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Swimming Lessons

Welcome to the Learn to Swim & Dive Program!

The Howell Area Aquatic Center invites you and your family to join our "School of Fish" learn to swim program for children ages 6 months and up. Our programs emphasize safety and interaction between students, teachers, and parents. Students are placed into lessons based on ability, so ages listed are to be used as a guideline. Minimum enrollment is necessary, and if not met, classes can be cancelled with a full refund.

We encourage you to register online where you can view our program guide and register for activities and lessons. A processing fee is charged by the host site (Active.com) and will be added to your total charge when registering online. You are also welcome to register by calling 517.540.8355 or 517.546.0693 ext. 0.

Spring Swim Lesson Registration opens
Thursday, April 3 at 9:00am!

Parrot Fish

(ages 6 months-3 years)
Spend quality time bonding with your child in our class specially designed to bring you closer together. Focus on safety, blowing bubbles, floating, kicking, entering and exiting the pool, and much more! Play and learn with your child as you explore the water together. Children must be at least 6 months old and are required to wear disposable swim diapers if not yet potty trained.
Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
5 classes for $43
8 classes for $72

72207 5 classes T 3/4-4/1 10:25am-10:55am Register here
72208 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 5:55pm-6:25pm Register here
72209 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 12:15pm-12:45pm Register here
           
22000* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 5:55pm-6:25pm Register here
22001 8 classes T 4/22-6/10 10:25am-10:55am Register here
22002 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 5:55pm-6:25pm Register here
22003 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 12:15pm-12:45pm Register here

*No class 5/27

 

Queen Angel Fish (ages 3-5)
This class is designed to build comfort and confidence in the water by introducing basic swimming and safety skills with the assistance from an instructor. Students will explore the water by blowing bubbles and getting their head wet and the side of the pool, and combining reach and pull arms with straight leg kicks. Students will also wear and explore the water using a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket on safety day. Students must be at least three years old.
Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
5 classes for $43
8 classes for $72

72224 5 classes T 3/4-4/1 10:25am-10:55am Register here
72225 5 classes T 3/4-4/1 11:00am-11:30am Register here
72226 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 5:55pm-6:25pm Register here
72227 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 6:30pm-7:00pm Register here
72228 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 7:05pm-7:35pm Register here
72229 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 10:00am-10:30am Register here
72230 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 11:10am-11:40am Register here
72231 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 11:45am-12:15pm Register here
           
22004* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 5:55pm-6:25pm Register here
22005* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 6:30pm-7:00pm Register here
22006* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 7:05pm-7:35pm Register here
22007 8 classes T 4/22-6/10 10:25am-10:55am Register here
22008 8 classes T 4/22-6/10 11:00am-11:30am Register here
22009 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 5:55pm-6:25pm Register here
22010 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 6:30pm-7:00pm Register here
22011 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 7:05pm-7:35pm Register here
22012 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 10:00am-10:30am Register here
22013 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 11:10am-11:40am Register here
22014 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 11:45am-12:15pm Register here

*No class 5/27

 

Lion Fish (ages 4-6)
Students will focus on skills requiring less assistance from the instructor to become more independent swimmers. Skills include submerging head while blowing bubbles, retrieving objects below the surface of the water, jumping from the side of the pool, and glides as well as a combined stroke on front using reach and pull arms, and straight leg kicks with face in the water for five yards.
Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
5 classes for $43
8 classes for $72

72244 5 classes T 3/4-4/1 11:00am-11:30am Register here
72245 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 6:30pm-7:00pm Register here
72246 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 7:05pm-7:35pm Register here
72247 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 10:35am-11:05am Register here
72248 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 11:40am-12:10pm Register here
72249 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 12:15pm-12:45pm Register here
           
22015* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 6:30pm-7:00pm Register here
22016* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 7:05pm-7:35pm Register here
22017 8 classes T 4/22-6/10 11:00am-11:30am Register here
22018 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 6:30pm-7:00pm Register here
22019 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 7:05pm-7:35pm Register here
22020 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 10:35am-11:05am Register here
22021 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 11:40am-12:10pm Register here
22022 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 12:15pm-12:45pm Register here

*No class 5/27

 

Starfish (ages 5-7)
Students in this class will begin to swim independently with little assistance from the instructor. Skills in this class include an introduction to rhythmic bobs, incorporating rotary breathing during front crawl, combined stroke on front and back for at least 10 yards, and underwater torpedo glides. Students will also be introduced to deep water with jumps from he side of the pool and from the diving board.

Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
5 classes for $49
8 classes for $81

72260 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 5:55pm-6:40pm Register here
72261 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 7:05pm-7:50pm Register here
72262 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 10:00am-10:45am Register here
72263 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 11:40am-12:25pm Register here
           
22023* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 5:55pm-6:40pm Register here
22024* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 7:05pm-7:50pm Register here
22025 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 5:55pm-6:40pm Register here
22026 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 7:05pm-7:50pm Register here
22027 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 10:00am-10:45am Register here
22028 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 11:40am-12:25pm Register here

*No class 5/27

 

Blowfish (ages 6-8)
Students will focus on endurance and breath control, including deep water bobbing for at least one minute and rotary breathing with a kickboard combined with front crawl and back crawl. Students will also practice surface dives, underwater torpedo glides, underwater swimming, survival floating, treading water, and diving from the side of the pool. All students should be able to swim independently and be comfortable in the deep end.

Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
5 classes for $49
8 classes for $81

72269 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 7:40pm-8:25pm Register here
72270 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 10:50am-11:35am Register here
           
22029* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 7:40pm-8:25pm Register here
22030 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 7:40pm-8:25pm Register here
22031 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 10:50am-11:35am Register here

*No class 5/27

 

Green Turtles
Focus is on incorporating the breath control learned in Blowfish and the strokes learned throughout the fish levels to allow students to begin swimming longer distances using appropriate breathing techniques. New skills include elementary backstroke, scissor kicking, and dolphin kicking.

Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
5 classes for $49
8 classes for $81

72276 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 7:05pm-7:50pm Register here
72277 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 10:00am-10:45am Register here
 
22032* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 7:05pm-7:50pm Register here
22033 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 7:05pm-7:50pm Register here
22034 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 10:00am-10:45am Register here

*No class 5/27

 

Sea Otters/Sword Fish Combo
This combo class is designed to fine-tune the skills and strokes learned in our "Learn to Swim" program. Students will demonstrate what they have learned while swimming longer distances, performing front and back flip turns, progressive diving from the side of the pool to the diving board, survival swimming, survival skills while clothed, and water craft safety.

Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
5 classes for $49
8 classes for $81

72284 5 classes W 3/5-4/2 7:40pm-8:25pm Register here
72285 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 10:50am-11:35am Register here
           
22035* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 7:40pm-8:25pm Register here
22036 8 classes W 4/23-6/11 7:40pm-8:25pm Register here
22037 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 10:50am-11:35am Register here

*No class 5/27

 

Springboard Diving Lessons (ages 10 & up)
Learn everything from the basics to more complex dives with our experience instructor. We incorporate a training belt that allows the coach to stop you before incorrect landings, allowing you to perfect your dives.
Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River AVe.
5 classes for $54
8 classes for $89

72291 5 classes SAT 3/15-4/5 9:00am-10:00am Register here
           
22038* 8 classes M 4/21-6/16 7:30pm-8:30pm Register here
22039 8 classes SAT 4/26-6/14 9:00am-10:00am Register here

*No class 5/27

 

 

Private Swim Lessons (all ages)
If you can't find the right level for your child or you want more time to focus on specific skills to get you to the next level, then private lessons can help. For those training for a swimming event or looking to improve your strokes for efficiency, endurance, or speed, then we have adult and competitive private lessons as well. Private lessons are available for all ages and all abilities, allowing students to learn at their own pace. Instructors will provide training tailored to their student's individual needs, helping them to meet their specific goals. Call the Howell Area Aquatic Center today at 517.540.8355 to add your name to our waiting list. Openings are limited and are based on pool space and instructor availability which can change seasonally. We appreciate your patience and we will call you back once we have matched an instructor with an available pool time.

Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River

Children & Adult Learn to Swim
Private Five 30 minute lessons $86
Semi-Private (2 Students) Five 30 minute lessons $151
Private One 30 minute lesson $22
Semi-Private (2 Students) One 30 minute lesson $36
     
Competitive & Adult Refinement
Private Five 30 minute lessons $120
Semi-Private (2 Students) Five 30 minute lessons $210
Private One 30 minute lesson $30
Semi-Private (2 Students) One 30 minute lesson $45


Snorkeling 101

This 2-hour class will give you an introduction to setting up your equipment, equalizing pressure, signaling to one another, safety, information on snorkeling at your destination, and more. Please bring you suits and any snorkel equipment. Snorkel equipment is available for use at the pool for no additional charge. This class is designed for all ages - however, students under 48" must be accompanied in the water by an adult. Pre-registration is required.

Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River

Cost: $13

22040 1 day SAT 4/26 2:00pm-4:00pm Register here
22041 1 day SAT 5/24 2:00pm-4:00pm Register here

 

Intro to SUP
Join our Paddle Fit certified instructor to learn the basics of the fastest growing water sport in the country. This class will focus on proper board and paddle technique, safety on the open water, how to turn, and the latest Coast Guard regulations regarding SUPs. It’s our goal to get you comfy for when you choose to step it up to the open water experience. Boards are provided.
Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
Cost: $30

72315 1 day SAT 3/22 3:00pm-4:30pm Register here
72316 1 day SAT 3/29 3:00pm-4:30pm Register here
22042 1 day SUN 4/13 1:00pm-2:30pm Register here
22043 1 day SAT 5/10 3:00pm-4:30pm Register here

 

 

SUP “One-on-One”
A private (or semi-private) introductory Stand Up Paddleboard lesson, just for you (or you and a friend). A fun, easy -going SUP 101 class which will guide you through the basics of stand up paddling, including proper paddle technique, turning, and safety. Join our Paddle Fit certified instructor and find your “sweet spot” on the board. You’ll be up and paddling in no time at all. Schedule your SUP experience to suit your schedule...that’s right, have the water all to yourself, or you and a friend! Call 517.540.8355 today!
Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
1 person               $40 per lesson
2 people               $35 per person per lesson
3 people               $30 per person per lesson
Times to be determined between you and our SUP-FIT instructor

 

 
 



 
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