Class size is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Once a class is full you will have to register for another session. No Exceptions. Forms must be received 2 business days before the session begins. No refunds. Instructors reserve the right to determine your child's level of ability and place them accordingly. Swim Lessons will be 45 minutes each day. Fridays will be reserved for rain-out make up days. Swim Lessons are $45 per session (8 days) per child. No Refunds.

Parents are not allowed inside the fenced area during swim lessons.


 


 

Swim Class Levels

Parent & Child

This class has 2 levels and is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. This level gives parents safety information & teaches techniques to help orient your child to the water. It will also provide direction regarding how to supervise water activities in a responsible manner. A parent is required to accompany each child in the water and participate in the class.

Level 1- Introduces basic skills to parents and children. No skills prerequisites. Goals include learn to ask for permission before entering the water, learn how to enter and exit water in a safe manner, feel comfortable in the water, explore submerging to the mouth, nose, eyes, and completely, explore buoyancy on the front & back position, change body position in the water, and learn how to safely play.

Level 2- Builds on skills learned in level 1. The goals of level 2 are to provide experiences & activities for children to: establish expectation for adult supervision, learn more ways to enter and exit the water in a safe manner, explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern, glide on the front and back with assistance, perform combined stroke on front & back with assistance, and change body position in the water.

Pre-School Swim Class (typically age 4 and 5 year old)

The pre-school section consists of three levels. The primary objective of the pre-school class is to promote the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety & aquatic skills by young children. The pre-school class will concentrate on water entry & exit, breath control & submerging, buoyancy, changing direction & position, treading, swim on front & back, and water safety.

Pre-1- No skills prerequisites, exit skills—all pre-school level 1 can be performed with support. Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps, or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water. While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds then recover to a vertical position.

Pre-2- Must perform preschool level 1 exit skills before enter preschool level 2. All preschool level 2 can be performed with assistance. Exit skills—Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 15 seconds then recover to a vertical position. Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front then recover to a vertical position. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths.

Pre-3- Must perform preschool level 2 exit skills before enter preschool level 3. All preschool level 3 skills are done independently. Exit skills—Step from side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, continue swimming for 5 body lengths.

Swim Lessons (typically starting at age 6)

Our goal is to teach aquatic and personal water safety skills in a logical progression. It consists of 6 levels. Throughout the levels, participants build on their basic skills to learn various propulsive movements on the front, back and side. As the levels increase, participants learn to refine the different strokes and build endurance. Each level includes exit skills assessments that put together many of the skills learned in the level.

Level 1- No skills prerequisites, Exit skills—Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps, or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times, then safely exit the water. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds and recover to a vertical position.

Level 2- Must perform level 1 exit skills before enter level 2. Exit skills for level 2—Step from side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg action on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.

Level 3- Must perform level 2 exit skills before enter level 3. Exit skills for level 3—Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 60 seconds, rotate one full turn, then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water. Push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water.

Level 4- Must perform level 3 exit skills before enter level 4. Exit skills for level 4—Perform a feet first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards. Submerge and swim a distance of 3-5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating return to the surface, then exit the water.

Level 5- Must perform level 4 exit skills before enter level 5. Exit skills for level 5—Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water at least 9 feet deep, swim front crawl for 50 yards, then swim elementary backstroke for 50 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout. Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim back crawl for 25 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout.

Level 6- Must perform level 5 exit skills before enter level 6. Exit skills for level 6—Swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes for your choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke. Jump into deep water, perform a survival float for 5 minutes, roll onto back and perform a back float for 5 minutes. Perform a feet first surface dive, retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool, return to surface and return to starting point.

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Swim Lessons It is never too late to learn to swim! Swimming lessons for adults are ideal for anyone who desires to improve their technique or conquer their fear of the water. Our trained instructors will guide you through basic skills and our lessons are tailored to meet your needs. American Red Cross Adult Swim is intended for teens and adults who wish to improve their knowledge and skill for many reasons. It may be to overcome their fear of the water and to learn the basic skills and achieve a minimum level of water competency to improve their skill and technique either to increase their level-of-safety to improve their health and fitness.

There are three courses in Red Cross Adult Swim:

  • Adult Swim—Learning the Basics
  • Adult Swim—Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes
  • Adult Swim—Swimming for Fitness

Instructors reserve the right to determine the participant's level of ability and place them accordingly. Swim Lessons will be 45 minutes each day. Fridays will be reserved for rain-out make up days. Class sizes are limited. Swim Lessons are $45 per session(8 days) per child. No Refunds. Parents are not allowed inside the fenced area during swim lessons.


 

 
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