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  • Cloquet Aquatics 
    Building Community One Swimmer at a Time 
    All classes and activities are held at: Cloquet Middle School, 2001 Washington Avenue, Cloquet MN 55720. Enter Community Education door (door #2). 

    If you have any questions or recommendations about our aquatics program, please contact Kayla Cotner, Aquatics Coordinator (218) 879-1261, ext 7006. Email: [email protected] Kayla's office | 2:45pm-4:30pm Monday - Friday.   Thank you for supporting the Cloquet Aquatics program!
    If your child just finished swimming lessons through Community Ed, please tell us about your experience HERE!  
    Red Cross Swim Lessons: (Click to register online.)  Red = *Full

    "Mini" Group Swim Lessons (Parent required)

     

    Saturdays, May 8th - May 29th

    Cloquet Resident: $30  •   Non Cloquet Resident: $34

     A parent (or 16+ care giver) is required to participate with student in the water. 
    The instructor will be on the pool deck leading the class.

    Instructor:
    Anna Carlson 

    8:30-9:20am 
    Level 2

    9:35-10:25am
    Water Whales 
    (Preschool Aquatics
    Level 1)

    10:40-11:30am
    Water Whales

    (Preschool Aquatics Level 1)

    Instructor:
    Elise Carlson

    8:30-9:20am 
    Water Whales 
    (Preschool Aquatics
    Level 1)

    9:35-10:25am
    Level 2

    10:40-11:30am
    Jellyfish (Preschool Aquatics
    Level 2)

     

    Wednesdays:  April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 

    Cloquet Resident: $30  •   Non Cloquet Resident: $34

     A parent (or 16+ care giver) is required to participate with student in the water. 
    The instructor will be on the pool deck leading the class.

    Instructor:
    Shirley VanGuilder

    Water Babies
    4:15-5pm 

    Instructor:
    Shirley VanGuilder

    Tadpoles
    5:15-6pm 

    Fridays:  April 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 

    Cloquet Resident: $30  •   Non Cloquet Resident: $34

     A parent (or 16+ care giver) is required to participate with student in the water. 
    The instructor will be on the pool deck leading the class.

    Instructor:
    Kayla Cotner

    Tadpoles
    4:30-5pm 

    Instructor:
    Kayla Cotner 

    Water Babies
    5:30-6:15pm

    Wednesdays:  May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

    Cloquet Resident: $30  •   Non Cloquet Resident: $34

     A parent (or 16+ care giver) is required to participate with student in the water. 
    The instructor will be on the pool deck leading the class.

    Instructor:
    Shirley VanGuilder

    Tadpoles
    4:15-5pm 

    Instructor:
    Shirley VanGuilder

    Water Babies 
    5:15-6pm 

    Fridays:  May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

    Cloquet Resident: $30  •   Non Cloquet Resident: $34

     A parent (or 16+ care giver) is required to participate with student in the water. 
    The instructor will be on the pool deck leading the class.

    Instructor:
    Kayla Cotner

    Water Babies
    4:30-5:15pm 

    Instructor:
    Kayla Cotner

    Tadpoles
    5:30-6:15pm

    Parent and Child Aquatics: Ages 6 months to 4 

    Water Babies (Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1): Ages 6 months - 2 years. Familiarize participants with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water

    Tadpoles (Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2): Ages 2 to 4 years - Builds on skills learned in Parent and Child Level 1

    Preschool Aquatics: Ages 4 to 6 

    Water Whales (Preschool Aquatics Level 1): - Ages 4 to 6. Water adjustment, floating, entry, movement, safety, and listening skills.

    Jellyfish (Preschool Aquatics Level 2) - Ages 4 to 6.  Recommended for students who have passed Water Whales, but are not 6 years old. Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.

    Learn-to-Swim: Ages 6+ 

    Level 1 - Introduction to Basic Water Skills (Ages 6+) Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water, develop safe practices around water.  

    Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.

    Level 3 - Stroke Development Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practices. *

    Level 4 - Stroke Improvement Purpose: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.*

    Level 5 - Stroke Refinement Refines skills learned in Level 4. Swim distances and stroke knowledge are increased. Participants refine skills of all six swimming stokes (i.e. front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke) *

    Level 6 -Swimming and Skill Proficiency- Personal Water Safety: Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Learn how to prevent aquatic empergencies in various aquatics environments and to introduce and practice self rescue techniques*

    Please do not let full classes discourage you from getting your child in the water. Attend a Friday Family Swim. Put your child on a group swim lesson waitlist. Sign up for a Private Swim lesson. 

    Below are some other facilites offering swim lessons: 

    https://ph.ce.eleyo.com

    https://www.teamunify.com/team/mnlssc/page/lesson-registration

    https://www.d.umn.edu/recreational-sports-outdoor-program/programs/aquatics/learn-swim

    https://www.duluthymca.org/programs/swimming/learn-swim

    https://superiorymca.org/swim-lessons



  • Adult Lap Swim: 
    Mon-Friday Mornings:  6-7am; $3.50 per swim
    Saturday Mornings: 7:15-8:30am; $3.50 per swim
    Monday Evenings: 7-8pm; 3.50 per swim

    Senior Swim: M/W/F: 7:15-8:15am,  $3.00 per swim

    Door #2 opens at 7:10am (please do not arrive any earlier than 7:10)

      April Calendar

     Guidelines for use of Men’s & Women’s locker rooms (no family locker room):

    • Please wear mask while in locker room (mask not required while showering)
    • Lockers are unavailable. Please bring your items with you into pool area.
    • 1 person per bench* 
    • Stay at least 6ft from other people
    • Do not chat or linger in locker room

    *only 4 people will be allowed into the locker room at one time, expect delays*

    Please follow the steps below:

    • Enter door #2
    • Sanitize hands at hand sanitizing station
    • Enter pool doors, check in with lifeguard*
    • Enter locker room through pool area, lockers are unavailable. Do not leave personal items in the locker room.
    • Follow the guidelines of locker room use (stated above)
    • Exit using locker room door that leads to the hallway
    • Check out with lifeguard before leaving*

    *checking in/out with lifeguard allows us to monitor how many people are using the locker room at one time. If four people are in the locker room, do not enter the locker room, wait on the pool deck/bleachers until an open space is available.

    Do not attend if you have the following symptoms:

    Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, or Diarrhea

    Please call or email to report if you have developed symptoms and have been at any of our programs. Please remain off site for two weeks or until you get tested and receive a negative result.

    Use of the public locker rooms may change due to our COVID safety plan.

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