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Swim Lessons

Group Lessons

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.

    • Beginner: For adults who have no aquatic experience. Participants will learn to float, tread water, glide, retrieve objects from under water, and the basics of at least three kicks and strokes.
    • Intermediate: For adults who know the basics of swimming but would like to improve their technique and/or learn new and proper kicks and strokes. Participants will learn to swim longer distances and achieve proper technique in at least three kick and stroke combinations. 

GROUP SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE SUMMER 2014

Mini-Session  (May 27-30)

9am

Preschool & Level 2 (Jr. Govs)

4pm

Preschool & Level 1

10am

Level 1 (Jr. Govs)

5pm

Level 1 & Level 2

6pm

Adult Beginner & Preschool

Session 1 (June 2-13)

9am

Preschool & Level 2 (Jr. Govs)

4pm

Preschool & Level 1

10am

Level 1 (Jr. Govs)

5pm

Level 1 & Level 2

6pm

Adult Intermediate & Preschool

Session 2 (June 16-27)

9am

Preschool & Level 2 (Jr. Govs)

4pm

Preschool & Level 1

10am

Level 1 (Jr. Govs)

5pm

Level 1 & Level 2

6pm

Adult Beginner & Parent/Child

Mini-Session (June 30- July 3)

9am

Preschool & Level 2 (Jr. Govs)

4pm

Preschool & Level 1

10am

Level 1 (Jr. Govs)

5pm

Level 2 & Level 3/4

6pm

Adult Beginner & Parent/Child

Session 3 (July 7-18)

9am

Preschool & Level 2 (Jr. Govs)

4pm

Preschool, Level 1, & Level 2

10am

Level 1 (Jr. Govs)

5pm

Level 1 & Level 3/4

6pm

Adult Intermediate & Preschool

Session 4 (July 21-August 1)

9am

Preschool & Level 2 (Jr. Govs)

4pm

Preschool & Level 1

10am

Level 1 (Jr. Govs)

5pm

Level 1 & Level 2

6pm

Adult Beginner & Parent/Child

Mini-Session  (August 4-7)

9am

Preschool & Level 2

4pm

Preschool & Level 1

10am

Level 1

5pm

Level 2 & Level 3/4

6pm

Adult Intermediate & Level 1


Private Swim Lessons

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.

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