CHILDREN'S AQUATICS

All of the classes in our Children’s Aquatics programs are created to help children become comfortable and confident in the water. Our goal is not only to teach children the basic skills and strokes of swimming but also how to be safe in and around the water. We have a variety of classes and aim to serve all levels of swimmers, from babies to teens. Please see the individual class descriptions below for details. Please contact  Kristin Carrillo at swim@sbts.edu with any questions.

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons are created to help children become comfortable and confident in the water. Our goal is not only to teach children the basic skills and strokes of swimming, but also how to be safe in and around the water. A swim test will be given the last day of class to assess progress.

 

  • Ages: 2.5 – 12 years old
  • Dates: Saturday Mornings | 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, & 11/12
  • Times: Please see individual class descriptions for times
  • Each lesson is scheduled for 30 minutes
  • Cost: $45 per child (SBTS Affiliates)
Policies

Southern’s Children’s Department programs are limited to Southern affiliates. Although we have enjoyed serving those in the Louisville area, as our numbers grow we must hold fast to our mission of serving the seminary community as they prepare for ministry. By instituting this new policy we will be able to use our resources to more effectively reach this goal.

If you have questions or concerns please contact Ashley Akesson at aakesson@sbts.edu or you may contact the Health and Rec. Center by phone at 502-897-4720.

By submitting registration forms, you grant permission for your child (as listed in the form), to attend the children’s program as registered for at the SBTS Health and Recreation Center. You agree to hold blameless all caregivers, assistants, and all affiliates to the Health and Recreation Center from any and all injuries that may result from this program. In the event that you cannot be contacted, you authorize the HRC to obtain emergency medical care for your child.

 

Approved Affiliates:

Students

Registered students enrolled in classes either at Boyce or Southern for the current semester (this does not include students with a disrupted status).

Employees

Individuals employed at either Southern or Boyce (this includes Sodexo workers).

Alumni

Graduates of either Southern Seminary or Boyce College.

Trustee

Current Trustees of Southern.

Board Member

Currently a member of the Southern Seminary Foundation Board.

HRC Community Member

Includes non-affiliates who have completed the application process and paid dues to become an HRC Community Member. Please note that space is limited and approval from the HRC Director is required.

Swim Levels

Preschool Swim

Saturday - 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Designed for children ages 2.5-4 years old. Using songs, games, and a fun environment, we will focus on water acclimation as well as the basic building blocks of swimming such as proper kicking, going underwater, modified breaststroke and swimming a short distance independently.

Beginner I

Saturday - 10:40 - 11:10 a.m.

Designed for ages 5-7 years old. This class is perfect for the Kinder/1st grade aged child who is not yet comfortable in the water. We will focus on water acclimation as well as the basic building blocks of swimming such as floating, proper kicking, going underwater, and swimming a short distance independently.

Beginner II

Saturday - 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.

Designed for ages 5-12 years old. This class is for children who are comfortable in the water (can put their face in and swim a short distance independently) but do not know proper strokes yet. We will focus on learning freestyle, proper kicking, breathing, and a modified breaststroke.

Intermediate

Saturday - 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Designed for ages 5-12, this class is for children who can swim freestyle. This class focuses on adding rotary breathing to freestyle as well as learning backstroke and introducing breaststroke.

Registration

Preschool Swim

Saturday - 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Register Here

Beginner I

Saturday - 10:40 - 11:10 a.m.
Register Here

Beginner II

Saturday - 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.
Register Here

Intermediate

Saturday - 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Register Here

Waitlist

If upon clicking the register link you receive the message saying "registration is closed or class is full" this class is currently full. An option to join the waitlist for this program may be found by clicking the button below. We are working to accommodate as many families as possible.

All classes must meet the minimum enrollment to take place. In the event that minimums are not met the class will be cancelled and you will be notified and refunded.

Class confirmation emails will be sent once registration is closed and rosters are finalized.
Join Waitlist

By submitting any registration forms, you grant permission for your child, as listed in the form, to attend the children’s program as registered for at the SBTS Health and Recreation Center. You agree to hold blameless all caregivers, assistants, and all affiliates to the Health and Recreation Center from any and all injuries that may result from this program. In the event that you cannot be contacted, you authorize the HRC to obtain emergency medical care for my child.

Swim Team

Swim Team is designed to teach the basics of competitive swimming as well as refine technique and skill in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly as well as diving and flipturns. Children will race each other, build teamwork skills, and have devotionals each week. Children registering for this program must be able to swim freestyle the length of the pool without assistance.

  • Ages: 7 – 14 years old
  • Dates: Saturdays, September 17- November 12
  • Times: 8:30-9:45a.m.
  • Registration: August 1-August 23
  • Cost: $35 per child (SBTS Affiliates)
  • There must be a minimum of 8 children registered for this class.

 

Register for the Swim Team