Important Upcoming Dates:
Fall Session Dates:
Online Registration for Lessons Closes:
Session I – January 15
Session I: Monday & Thursday Evenings, and Saturday Mornings
Session II – April 4
Session II: Thursday Evenings Only
Winter/Spring Update: At this time we plan to hold both session I and II of lessons. However, the pandemic is a fluid situation and we continue to take guidance from the North Shore Health Department for any guidelines and procedures. We will continue our limited class sizes, cleaning procedures, as well as mask wearing and physical distancing practices.
If you have any questions regarding aquatic programming for Winter/Spring 2021 give us a call at 414-371-3070 or email us at email@example.com.
Upcoming Assessment: Thursday, January 7; 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Swim assessments are offered to swimmers who are new to our Swim Lessons or are returning after a break from lessons. Staff will provide one-on-one skill screening for placement and will introduce new swimmers to the Brown Deer Middle/High School Pool. This is a free assessment but participants must register in advance by calling 414-371-3070.
Learn to Swim Program
Sessions Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Brown Deer Park and Recreation Department offers year-round swim lessons at the Brown Deer Middle/High School Pool and at the Brown Deer Pond(Summer Only).
Brown Deer Middle/High School Pool: 8060 N. 60th St.
Brown Deer Pond: 4920 W. Green Brook Dr.
See below for level descriptions. If you are unsure of what level you should register your child, give us a call, 414-371-3073. Our Park & Recreation Supervisor is happy to help find what class best fits your child!
|Parent/Child||Children 6 months - 4 years old||Parents will be in the water with their child to work on building a foundation for basic skills and to increase comfortability in and around water.|
|Preschool Level 1||Children 3 - 5 years old||This class is for first time participants or who need a water adjustment.
Enter/exit water, blow bubbles, front and back glides with recovery to vertical position, front and back floats, roll from back to front and from front to back, alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on front and back
|Preschool Level 2||Successful Completion of Preschool Level 1|
(3-5 years old)
|Students will continue to build upon the skills learned in Preschool 1.
Enter/exit the water, blow bubbles, submerge mouth, nose, and eyes, bobbing, front and back floats, front and back glides with recovery to a vertical position, roll from back to front and front to back, tread water, combined arm and leg actions on the front, finning arm action on back
|Preschool Level 3||Successful Completion of Preschool Level 3|
(3-5 years old)
|Children will start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water.
Enter/exit water, submerge and hold breath, front, jellyfish, tuck, and back float, back and front glide with a recovery to vertical position, tread water, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, finning arm action on back
|Level 1||Children 6 years old and up||Helps students feel comfortable in the water.
Enter/Exit water, blow bubbles, bobbing, front and back float, front and back glide with a recovery to a vertical position, roll from front to back and back to front, alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back
|Level 2||Successful Completion of Level 1 or Preschool 2||Gives students independent success with fundamental skills. Step or jump in, fully submerge and hold breath, bobbing, rotary breathing, front, jellyfish, tuck, and back floats, front and back glide with recovery to vertical position, roll from front to back and back to front, tread water, combined arm and leg actions on front and back|
|Level 3||Successful Completion of Level 2||Builds on skills learned in Level 2. Jump into deep water, headfirst entry in a seated position, bobbing, rotary breathing, survival float, tread water, streamline position on front and back, front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and dolphin kick|
|Level 4||Successful Completion of Level 3||Develops the confidence and strength to improve skills learned and introduces new skills. Headfirst entry in compact and stride positions, feet first surface dive, tread water, front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, back crawl, butterfly, sidestroke, front and back open turns, streamline position on front and back|
|Level 5||Successful Completion of Level 4||Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes, swimming further distances. Shallow angle dive, tuck and pike surface dive, tread water, sculling, front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, back crawl, butterfly, sidestroke, front and back flip turn|
|Level 6||Successful Completion of Level 5||Refines strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.
front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, back crawl, butterfly, sidestroke, open turn, flip turn, 500 yard swimming
Pool Temperature & Maintenance
The water and air temperature and overall maintenance of the Middle/High School Pool is regulated by the School District Maintenance Staff, not the Park and Recreation Staff. Due to limited capabilities of swimming pool equipment, the maintenance department is making every attempt to maintain a water temperature of 80 degrees. This may be cold for some swimmers.