Skip Navigation

BSU News - News & Updates


BSU to offer summer swimming lessons beginning June 7

BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 26, 2011) — Registration is now open for summer youth swimming lessons at Bemidji State University.

Lessons cost $52 per child per session and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. To register, contact Duane Biehn, associate director of campus recreation, at (218) 755-4140.

Lessons will be held in two sessions; Session 1 will be held June 7-30 and Session 2 will be held from July 12-Aug. 4. Each session will include four different skill levels in 35-minute lessons beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at 6:50 p.m.

Session 1 will feature lessons for skill levels 1-4 as classified by the American Red Cross. Level 1 lessons will be held from 4-4:35 p.m.; Level 2 from 4:45-5:20 p.m.; Level 3 from 5:30-6:05 p.m.; and Level 4 from 6:15-6:50 p.m.

Session 2 will feature lessons for skill levels 2-5. Level 2 lessons will be held from 4-4:35 p.m.; Level 3 from 4:45-5:20 p.m.; Level 4 from 5:30-6:05 p.m.; and Level 5 from 6:15-6:50 p.m.

Skill levels follow criteria set by the American Red Cross. Level 1 is an introduction to water skills designed to help students feel comfortable in the water; Level 2 provides fundamental acquatic skills; Level 3 focuses on stroke development; Level 4 on stroke improvement; and Level 5 on stroke refinement.

For more information, contact Biehn at (218) 755-4140.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.