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Swimming Lessons

We offer swimming lessons for participants ages 6 months - seniors. The swim lesson program follows the American Red Cross Parent & Child, Preschool, and Learn-to-Swim curricula. 

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Bubblers 1 (ages 6 mos. - 3 yrs.) – This course teaches parents and young children basic aquatic skills such as water adjustment, support techniques, and beginning breath control. One parent must participate in the water with their child during this course.

Bubblers 2 (ages 6 mos. - 3 yrs.) – This course is a continuation of skills learned in the Bubblers 1 course. Parents and young children will continue to work on basic skills such as water adjustment, support techniques, and breath control. Skills such as floating and kicking on front and back are explored. One parent must participate in the water with their child during this course. 

Bobbers (ages 3-5 yrs.) – This course introduces the most elementary swimming skills such as water entry and exit, breath control and submerging, floating and gliding on the front and back, and treading in chest-deep water. Arm and leg actions are also introduced at this level.

Floaters (ages 3-5 yrs.) – This course builds on the basic swimming skills learned in Bobbers such as breath control and submerging, swimming using combined arm and leg actions on the front and back, and treading in shoulder-deep water.
 
Strokers 1 (ages 3-5 yrs.) – This course builds on the skills learned in Bobbers and Floaters, with a greater emphasis on swimming on the front and back without assistance and for longer distances. Treading in shoulder-deep water for longer periods of time will also be explored.  
 
Strokers 2 (ages 3-5 yrs.) – This course focuses on stroke development to include front crawl and elementary backstroke. Participants will also be introduced to the scissors and dolphin kicks and will build on the fundamentals of treading water. Diving skills are also introduced at this level. Participants who successfully complete this level and who meet the appropriate age requirement may register for Youth 4.

Youth 1 (ages 6-13 yrs.) / Adult 1 (ages 14 & up) – This course teaches the most elementary swimming skills such as water entry and exit, breath control and submerging, floating and gliding on the front and back, and treading in chest-deep water. Arm and leg actions are also introduced at this level.

Youth 2 (ages 6-13 yrs.) / Adult 2 (ages 14 & up) – This course builds on the fundamental aquatic skills learned in Youth1/Adult 1 such as breath control and submerging, floating and gliding on front and back, swimming using combined arm and leg actions on the front and back, and treading in shoulder-deep water.  

Youth 3 (ages 6-13 yrs.) / Adult 3 (ages 14 & up) – This course focuses on stroke development, including front crawl and elementary backstroke. Participants will also be introduced to the scissors and dolphin kicks and builds on the fundamentals of treading water. Diving skills are also introduced at this level. Participants must successfully complete Youth 2 / Adult 2 prior to taking this course. 

Youth 4 (ages 6-13 yrs.) / Adult 4 (ages 14 & up) – This course focuses on stroke improvement and increasing endurance in the following strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, and sidestroke. Participants will also work on diving skills previously introduced in Youth 3/Adult 3. Participants must successfully complete Youth 3 / Adult 3 prior to taking this course.

Youth 5 (ages 6-13 yrs.) / Adult 5 (ages 14 & up) – This course focuses on stroke refinement for the following strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, and sidestroke. Participants will also work on surface dives, diving from the deck, and flip turns. Participants must successfully complete Youth 4 / Adult 4 prior to taking this course.

Youth 6 (ages 6-13 yrs.) / Adult 5 (ages 14 & up) – This advanced-level course will have one of three focuses: Swimming and Skill Proficiency, Fundamentals of Diving Skills (offered only at select facilities), or Fitness Swimmer. Participants must successfully complete Youth 5 / Adult 5 prior to taking this course.

Stroke and Turn (ages 10-17 yrs.) – This course is designed for participants who can swim 100 yards of front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke. Swimmers will work to improve stroke performance, endurance, turns, and racing starts.  

 

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