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American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim

We offer four of the six the American Red Cross levels of swimming instruction that teach children ages 5-14 how to swim skillfully and safely.  Learn-to-Swim offers something for everybody.  In addition to the skills outlined below, each level of Learn-to-Swim includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency. *Levels five and six may be added as needed or can be accomplished through private lessons.

Plus our instructors are trained and certified by the American Red Cross, so swimmers of all ages and abilities are in good hands. 

Level 1
Introduction to Water Skills

Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water. Participants will learn breathing techniques, glides and floats, and begin the basics of swimming. For children who are not frequently in the pool and need assistance with floating and moving in the water; underwater is unfamiliar to them.

Level 2
Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Gives students success with fundamental skills. Participants will learn how to retrieve items from the bottom of the pool, work on length of floats and glides, and improve on his/her swimming technique. For children who swim moderately well by themselves; go under water easily and comfortably; floats by themselves and displays some coordination using arms and legs for short distances.

Level 3
Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Participants will learn how to breathe effectively while swimming, at least three kinds of kicks and strokes, important safety tips, and will extend his/her swimming of long distances. For children who swim a moderate distance in the pool using front and back stroke; do not need assistance and can enter deep water without apprehension.

Level 4
Stroke Improvement

Develops confidence in the skills learned in previous levels and improves techniques for strokes. Participants learn survival swimming, six different stroke combinations, safety skills and open turns. For children who can swim extended distance in the pool using front and back strokes; can tread water and is capable of doing at least three kicks and strokes taught in level 3.

Level 5*
Stroke Refinement

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.