American Red Cross Learn to Swim Weeks
During the months of June & July
$90 per child for 5 (30min) swim Lesson
You can also create your own group lesson! Find up to four more children of similar age and ability we will teach your group. This type of lesson serves to both develop swimming skills and provide a wonderful social learning experience for friends. Children quickly gain skills when encouraged by friends and parents enjoy the benefit of a flexible program. Call the aquatics office for more details and to reserve a swimming time.
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Purpose- Help students feel comfortable in the water.
Basic water safety rules, using a life jacket, submerging mouth, nose and eyes, opening eyes underwater and picking up submerged object, swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions, recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help, exhaling underwater, floating on front and back.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Purpose- Give students success with fundamental skills.
Moving in the water while wearing a life jacket, submerging entire head, front and back glide, treading water using arm and leg motions, bobbing in water, jellyfish float, swimming using combined stroke on front and back.
Level 3: Stroke Development
Purpose- Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.
Reaching assist, submerging and retrieving an object, front and back glide, front and back crawl, kneeling or standing dive (shallow dive progression), rotary breathing in horizontal position, survival float, back float, butterfly-kick and body motion.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Purpose- Develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills.
Safe diving rules, dive from stride position or shallow dive, survival float, back float, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, throwing assist, feet-first surface dive, front and back crawl.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Purpose- Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes.
Survival swimming, standing dive (diving progression), open turns on front and back, front and back crawl, performing rescue breathing, tuck surface dive and pike surface dive, front flip turn and backstroke flip turn, elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke.
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options. Each of these options focus on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, such as Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training. These options include:
Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving, Lifeguard Readiness, and Fitness Swimmer.