Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons & Novice Swim Team

Our swim lessons are age appropriate, skill appropriate, safe, small, professional and FUN!

Program Benefits:
– Learn and improve swimming skills
– Develop trust and confidence in others.
– Learn to be safe in and around the water.
– Improve social skills and opportunities.
– Enhance self-esteem through positive encouragement and personal success.
– Develop positive life long recreational opportunities.
– Have fun!

FREE Swim Lesson Assessment are available! Unsure of what class to register your child in? Take the guesswork out and come in for a swim assessment in the water to ensure your child is in the right class.
Call (541) 389-7665 for times and/or appointments.

We are always looking for feedback, feel free to fill out the swim lesson survey.

Swim Lesson Descriptions:

Parent-Tot Program (6-36 months)

Check current swim classes & programs for:
Parent-Tot      Sea Stars      Journey        Level

Developmentally appropriate classes provide a safe and fun introduction to the wonderful world of water.  Parents work directly with their child under instructor’s guidance. (35 minutes)

Parent-Tot 1:  Minnow Pond (6-18 months)
Hands-on work, skill-oriented games and songs emphasize water adjustment and enjoyment.

Parent-Tot 2:  Octopus Pool (19-36 months)
More skill-building fun and games with an increased emphasis placed on basic swim skills and independence.

Sea Stars (Age 2.5 – 3 years) (30-36 months)
Is your child too young for our journey program but swimming safely in the pool on their own? Class incorporates learning basic skills of floating, gliding and water safety. First class without parent participation. Pre-requisite: Taken one session of Parent Tot classes.

Preschool Program (Age 3 – 5)

Progressive journey program for the preschoolers develops swimming skills in a creative environment with your child’s comfort, confidence and enjoyment at heart. (35 minutes)

Journey 1: Water adjustment, underwater exploration, floating on front by myself for 3-5 seconds, flutter kicking on tummy and back. Pre-requisite: ability to participate in a class environment.

Journey 2: Front and back floats 5 seconds, front and back glides for 5 seconds and front and back kicks for 5 seconds. Pre-requisite: float on front with face in the water for 3-5 seconds by myself.

Journey 3: Front streamline kick for 10 seconds, roll over from front to back, kick on back hands by side for 10 seconds. Pre-requisite: Front and back floats 5 seconds , front and back glides for 5 seconds and front and back kicks for 5 seconds.

Journey 4: Arrow kick on front with straight legs for 20 feet, crawl stroke for 20 feet and kick on back with hands by side for 20 feet. Pre-requisite: Arrow kick on front for 10 seconds, back kick hands by side for 10 seconds and student comfortable swimming all skills in the big pool.

Journey 5: Front crawl with side breathing for 20 feet, back crawl stroke for 20 feet. Pre-requisite: front crawl for 20 feet, kick on back for 20 feet.

Youth Program (Age 6 & Up)

This leveled program designed for school-age children will be fun and challenging. Highly structured classes will help increase confidence and develop new swimming skills. (40 minutes)

Level 1: Water adjustment, front and back floats for 5 seconds, front and back glides for 5 seconds, arrow kick for 5 seconds and back kick for 5 seconds. Pre-requisite: 6 years and older. Child must be comfortable in water depth for 3.5 feet.

Level 2: Streamline kicking on front for 10 seconds, kick on back hands by side for 10 seconds, front crawl stroke for 10 seconds. Pre-requisite: front and back floats for 5 seconds, front and back glides for 5 seconds, arrow kick for 5 seconds and back kick for 5 seconds.
Level 3: Arrow kick on front for 45 feet, crawl stroke with side breathing for 45 feet, back stroke for 45 feet.

Pre-requisite: Streamline kicking on front for 10 seconds, kick on back hands by side for 10 seconds, front crawl stroke for 10 seconds

Level 4: Arrow kick on front for 45 feet, crawl stroke with side breathing for 45 feet, back stroke for 45 feet.

Pre-requisite: Streamline kicking on front for 10 seconds, kick on back hands by side for 10 seconds, front crawl stroke for 10 seconds

Level 5: Front crawl stroke with side breathing for 50 meters, back crawl stroke for 50 meters, breast stroke for 25 meters. Pre-requisite: front streamline kick for 25 meters, crawl stroke with side breathing for 25 meters, back crawl stroke for 25 meters, elementary back stroke for 25 meters.

Level 6
Front crawl stroke with alternate breathing for 75 meters, back stroke for 75 meters, breast stroke for 50 meters and butterfly for 25 meters.
Pre-requisite: Front crawl stroke with side breathing for 50 meters, back crawl stroke for 50 meters, breast stroke for 25 meters.

Youth Novice Swim Team

Have your kids graduated from Level 3 or higher and are looking for something new? Check out the Youth Novice Swim Team

Youth Novice Swim Team
Grades 1-5
A perfect introduction competitive swimming skills and training for kids! Be challenged while having fun! Participants must be able to swim 25 meters front crawl stroke using side breathing and 25 meters backstroke with level body position. We teach the rest! Newcomers and veterans welcome. Groups will be divided by age and ability levels.

Middle School Novice Swim Team
Grades: 6 – 8

Continue to learn and refine competitive swimming skills and get in great shape at the same time. Newcomers and veterans welcome. Participants must be able to swim 25 meters crawl stroke using side breathing and 25 meters backstroke with level body position.

Novice Swim Team Stroke Clinic
Grades: 3 – 8

This short session focuses on improving the four racing strokes. Participants must be able to swim 25 meters front crawl stroke using side breathing and 25 meters backstroke with level body position. Newcomers and veterans welcome.

Springboard Diving

Springboard Diving Lessons
Ages 8 – 12
Learn how to use the diving board correctly for safety and fun! The fundamentals of diving will be introduced including the approach, hurdle, take-off, front jumps and dives and more advanced tricks. Pre-requisite: Ability to comfortable swim two widths of the pool in the deep-end.

Advanced Springboard Diving
Ages: 9 – 14
Students will be challenged to learn new skills on the boards! Participants begin to learn backwards dive as well as reverse and continued improvements on the front dive. Pre-requisite: Students must be able to perform approach and front dive in at least two positions off of both boards or instructor approval.

Youth Scuba

PADI Bubblemakers
Ages 8-9
Whether it’s a glass of milk, bubble gum or being submerged beneath the surface, you can’t help blowing bubbles! The PADI Bubblemaker program is an introduction to breathing underwater and underwater diving. Come learn in the pool with Fins Scuba & Water Sports of Bend and discover the thrill!

PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Ages 10 and up
Got a sense of adventure? Come learn what it’s like to breathe underwater with Fins Scuba & Water Sports of Bend. This introductory class will let you try scuba to see if you like it before you decide to commit to a PADI Open Water Certification program. Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it. Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater Learn basic skills and safety rules to carry over to your scuba certification course should you take the next step. All equipment provided.

BPRD Fall 2017 Playbook


Fall 2017 registration
is now open!

View the
BPRD Fall 2017 Playbook
(Note: 5 MB pdf file)
Review programs and
register online.

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