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Grand Ledge High School


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Grand Ledge High School

Swim / Aquatics

Grand Ledge Aquatics

Grand Ledge High School Pool

820 Spring Street ~ Grand Ledge, MI 48837

The Grand Ledge Aquatics Center is proud to roll out their new swim program! Beginning January 2017 all lessons taught will coincide with the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Please look at the descriptions of the classes, your child might be in a higher or possibly a lower level class based on their prior lesson and ability. The class descriptions will describe what will be taught in each level and what each participant must pass to enter into the next level. We are excited to introduce this new program which is endorsed by the American Red Cross and is the National Standard in Swim Lessons. Learning water safety is just one way you can make you and your family safer!

Each child will receive a Swim Lesson Achievement Booklet on your first testing day. We ask that you hold onto this booklet for the remainder of their lessons at Grand Ledge. Your child’s achievement will be recorded at the end of each 8 week session. Please return your booklet to every testing date and keep for your child’s progress. If you should need a new booklet we will be happy to sell you a replacement booklet for $2.

For questions or more information email Marcie Flood our Pool Coordinator at

For weather cancellations please call the Community Recreation Office (517) 925-5440


Winter Swim Schedule

Wednesdays ~     January 8th - February 26th     (8 Classes)

Saturdays ~     January 11th - February 29th     (8 Classes)

Registration Begins – Thursday, December 19th at 9am

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Spring Swim Schedule

Wednesdays ~     April 8th - May 13th     (6 Classes)

Saturdays ~     April 11th - May 16th     (6 Classes)

Registration Begins – Sunday, March 15th at 9am

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Parent and Child Classes (Starfish & Guppies OR Parent Tot)

Parent or guardian must accompany child in the water. One parent/guardian per child. Any child not fully potty trained must wear a swim diaper.

Starfish (ages 6 mo. – 2 years)

Hug position, chin support, shoulder support on the front, cuddle position, hip straddle, shoulder support on the side, cueing, getting wet with toys, getting wet kicking, entry into water by lifting and walking in, water exploration, exit water by using steps and lifting out, and safety.


Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     9 - 9:30 am     $50


Guppies (ages 2 – 4 years)

Hip support on the front and back, back support, arm stroke position, enter water from a seated position, rolling over and sliding in, enter water using the ladder, in-water exploration, exit water using side of the pool and ladder, open eyes and retrieve an object below the surface, open eyes and retrieve submerged object, and safety.


Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     9:30 - 10 am     $50


Parent Tot (Ages 6 mo. – 4 years)

Combines both Starfish and Guppies.


Wednesday ~     January 8th - February 26th     6 - 6:30 pm     $50


Level Classes

Students first experience in the water without a parent.

Pre- Level 1

Enter water by stepping in from the deck or low height in shoulder level-deep water and exit water without assistance, open eyes and retrieve object submerged objects in chest deep water, front body glide 2 lengths, back body glide 2 lengths, back float 5 seconds, recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position, roll from front to back and back to front, motor skills using arms to get through the water unassisted, and safety.


***FULL***     Wednesday ~     January 8th - February 26th     7:15 - 7:45 pm     $60

***FULL***     Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     10 - 10:30 am     $60


Level 1 

Enter water using steps and exit water using the steps, bobbing 5 times, open eyes and retrieve submerged object from the bottom of the shallow end 2 times, front glide and back glide with recovery positions, back float 5 seconds, arm and hand treading actions, alternating leg action on front and back, alternating arm action on front and back, combined arm and leg action, and safety.


Wednesday ~     January 8th - February 26th     6:30 - 7:15 pm     $60

***FULL***     Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     10:30 - 11:15 am     $60


Level 2

Enter the water by stepping in jumping into the side in shallow and deep water, fully submerged and hold breath for 10 seconds, open eyes and retrieve a submerged object 3 times, rotary breathing, front glide, float in a face down position, front float-jellyfish float tuck float, recover from a front float or back glide to a vertical position, back float 15 seconds, rolling from front to back and back to front using arm and leg action, arm and leg action at least 5 body lengths, treading water for 15 seconds, finning arm action on the back and front, combined arm and leg action on the back, and safety.


***FULL***     Wednesday ~     January 8th - February 26th     7:15 - 8 pm     $60

***FULL***     Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     11:15 - 12 pm     $60

Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     12 - 12:45 pm     $60


Level 3

Enter water by jumping from the side (into deep water) fully submerged, then recover to the surface and return to the side of the pool, headfirst entry from the side of the pool in a sitting position from at least 9 ft. of water, bobbing while moving toward safety, rotary breathing, survival float, back float 1 minute, change from vertical or horizontal position in deep water, treading water 1 minute, push off from a streamline position on front with flutter kick and dolphin kick, front crawl 15 yards, breaststroke 15 yards, elementary back stroke 25 yards, scissor kick 15 yards, and safety. 


***FULL***     Wednesday ~     January 8th - February 26th     6:30 - 7:15 pm     $60

***FULL***     Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     12 - 12:45 pm     $60


Level 4 

Headfirst entry from side in a compact and stride position, swim underwater 5 body lengths, feet first surface dive, survival swim 1 minute in deep water, front and back crawl with an open turn, treading water using 2 different kicks for 2 minutes, front crawl 25 yards, breaststroke 15 yards, butterfly 15 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, sculling 30 seconds, sidestroke 25 yards, and safety.


Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     12 - 12:45 pm     $60


Level 5

Shallow angle dive from the side with a glide, tuck surface dive, pike surface dive, front and back flip turn while swimming, breaststroke flip turn, tread water 5 minutes, tread water using legs only 2 minutes, front crawl 50 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, elementary backstroke 50 yards, back crawl 25 yards, back sculling 30 seconds, sidestroke 25 yards, and safety


Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     12 - 12:45 pm     $60


Level 6 (Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving, & Fitness Swimmer)

A combination of all three will be taught during Level 6. Fitness Swimmer requires the following: front crawl 100 yards, elementary backstroke 100 yards, back crawl, 50 yards, breaststroke 50 yards, butterfly 50 yards, retrieving an object 10 7-10 ft. of water, circle swimming, using a pace clock, using a pull buoy while swimming, using fins while swimming, and safety.


Saturday ~     January 11th - February 29th     12 - 12:45 pm     $60


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Private Lessons:

$25 per 30 minute lesson

Please contact Marcie Flood to inquire about private lessons.



Open Swim & Lap Swim:


December 14th - February 29th

1:15 - 2:45 pm

***NO Open Swim 12/21, 12/28, 1/4***


Open Swim Fee:


$10/Family (same household)


Water Aerobics 

Wednesday ~     January 11th - February 29th     8 - 9 pm     $35

*** Minimum of 5 registered participants for the class to run ***

Drop-In Fee – $5 (Drop-Ins will be accepted at the door ONLY if class has at least 5 pre-registered participants.)


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