Learn to Swim Group Lessons
Recreation Center Programs must meet minimum participant requirements 3 days prior to start date of the course. Courses not meeting minimum requirements will be cancelled.
Spring Swim Lessons: Please complete and turn in an Aquatics Registration Form Spring-Summer 2019 at the time of registration (required for minors to be registered in any Aquatics or American Red Cross course.)
Refunds will only be given if notice is received 7 or more days prior to the start of course. No refund will be given with less than 7 days’ notice. Because of staffing requirements, fee will not be prorated for partial attendance.
Which level is right for your child? Learn to Swim Level Flow Chart
PARENT AND CHILD | AGES 6 MONTHS-2 YEARS
The purpose of Parent and Child Aquatics is to teach safe behaviors around the water. This course develops swimming readiness by leading parents and their children in water exploration activities with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on, and around water. An adult is required to participate with the child. Each course includes 8 lessons.
PRESCHOOL | AGES 3-5
Preschool Aquatics aims to promote the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills by young children. Red Cross Preschool Aquatics teaches aquatic skills and safety skills in a logical progression to prepare children for Learn-to-Swim Level 1 and Level 2. Each course includes 8 lessons.
PRESCHOOL ADVANCED | AGES 3-5
The objective of Preschool Advanced is to increase children’s proficiency in
performing previously learned skills. This is accomplished by providing additional guided practice and increasing repetitions and distances. The skills in Preschool Advanced are performed with greater independence. Children improve their coordination and control of both combined and alternating arm and leg actions. New water safety topics are introduced and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced. Each course includes 8 lessons.
LEVEL 1 & 2 | AGES 6-12
Learn-to-Swim Level 1 & Level 2 teaches children of varying ages and abilities water skills such as front crawl and different water treading actions in a logical progression. This course will introduce skillful swimming and emphasize how to safely be in, on, and around the water. Each course includes 8 lessons.
LEVEL 3 | AGES 6-12
Learn-to-Swim Level 3 focuses on formal stroke development and building
endurance to swim the full length of the pool. This course will improve skillful swimming and emphasize how to safely be in, on, and around the water. Each course includes 8 lessons.
LEVEL 4 | AGES 6-12
In Learn-to-Swim Level 4, participants will gain exposure to and further develop all major strokes (breaststroke, backstroke, sidestroke, butterfly, and front crawl). Additionally, time will be spent refining treading techniques and briefly introducing basic diving skills. Each course includes 8 lessons.
LEVEL 5 & 6 | AGES 6-12
In Learn-to-Swim Levels 5 & 6, participants will learn to coordinate and refine previously learned strokes in order to swim with more ease, efficiency, and power over greater distances. Additionally, basic competitive swimming techniques are introduced. Each course includes 8 lessons.
ADULT | AGES 12+
Adult level classes help teens or adults overcome their fear of the water and learn the skills to achieve water competency. Our team of instructors will help participants gain basic aquatic skills and/or refine the participant’s swimming strokes to meet individual goals. Each course includes 8 lessons.