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Swim Lessons

Topeka Public School's Swim Lessons

Topeka Public Schools offers swimming lessons and water safety classes through the Capitol Federal Natatorium during the summer months of June & July.  These lessons are split into subsequent progressive levels outlined below.

Please refer to the following brochure for dates and times as well as how to enroll and level prerequisites.  

Registration for the summer of 2021 has ended.  We hope to see you next summer!

2021_Swimming_Lessons_Revised.pdf 


Skills learned:

Level 1
  • Enter and exit water independently
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Bobbing 5 times
  • Retrieving submerged objects with hands in shallow water
  • Front & back float with assistance as well as roll
  • Front & back glide 2 body lengths with assistance
  • Demonstrate alternating and simultaneous arm and leg action on front and back for 2 body lengths
Level 2
  • Bobbing 10 times
  • Fully submerge and retrieve objects from chest deep water
  • Rotary breathing 5 times
  • Front & back float for 10 seconds as well as roll independently
  • Tread water for 15 seconds
  • Combined arm and leg action on front and back for 5 body lengths
Level 3
  • Dive from a sitting or kneeling position into 9 feet deep water
  • Bobbing 15 times while moving towards safety
  • Rotary breathing 15 times
  • Tread water for 1 minute & survival float for 30 seconds
  • Demonstrate effective front crawl, breast stroke kick, scissor kick & elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Demonstrate understanding of dolphin kick
Level 4
  • Dive from a standing position into 9 feet deep water
  • Dolphin kick 3-5 body lengths underwater & on back
  • Front crawl and back crawl open turn
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks for 2 minutes
  • Perform front crawl & elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Perform breaststroke, back crawl, sidestroke & butterfly for 15 yards
Level 5
  • Perform flip turns while swimming front & back stroke
  • Tread water for 5 minutes and tread water using only legs for 2 minutes
  • Perform front crawl & elementary backstroke for 50 yards
  • Perform breaststroke, back crawl, sidestroke & butterfly for 25 yards
Level 6
  • Perform front crawl & elementary backstroke for 100 yards
  • Perform back crawl, breast stroke, sidestroke, and butterfly for 50 yards
  • Perform butterfly & breaststroke turn
  • Surface dive and retrieve objects from a depth of 7-13 feet
  • Understand circle swimming and how to use a pace clock
  • Understand how to use fins and paddles while swimming

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 Inquiries:

  • Kirk Meier, Natatorium Manager 
    • (785) 295-3751
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