NOTE: All American Red Cross swim lesson courses include instruction in basic water safety. In good weather, these lessons are incorporated into the outdoor swim lesson. However, in the case of inclement weather, the water safety portion of the curriculum is taught inside using videos and instructor examples with class participation. This option is ONLY used in the case of inclement weather and is only done once per session.
***Group lessons are offered from Spring semester through the Summer.
Learn-to-Swim: We offer four of the six the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels of swimming instruction that teach participants how to swim skillfully and safely. All Learn-to-Swim courses include instruction in basic water safety and survival skills. Lessons are held in two-week sessions with a total of eight 45-minute classes, with one instructor for every six participants. Click the following link for details on each level.
Parent and Child Aquatics: Suggested age is 6 months – 3 years old. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn-to-Swim courses. Participants will grow more comfortable in and around water through games, songs, and activities designed for their age level. Lessons are held in two-week sessions with a total of eight 30-minute classes, with one instructor for every six child participants. This course is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.
Preschool Aquatics: These classes are designed for children ages 3-5 years who are somewhat comfortable in the water but are not yet ready for a full swim lesson atmosphere. Participants will grow more comfortable in and around water through games, songs, and activities designed for the preschool age level. Specific emphasis is placed on growing students’ confidence in submerging their face and head. Lessons are held in two-week sessions with a total of eight 30-minute classes, with one instructor for every five participants.
Adult Swim Lessons: Swim lessons for participants ages 15 and older, held in two-week sessions with a total of eight 45-minute classes with one instructor for every five participants.
Participants in private swim lessons receive one-on-one instruction from a trained instructor based upon his/her abilities, skills and needs. Lessons are offered for every age and swim level.
Each private lesson will be specifically designed for the participant, providing a number of skills and abilities through drills, games and lesson plans that are geared toward the individual's age group.