Swim Lessons

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Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of youth swimming lessons. Our lesson program is affiliated with the American Red Cross and follows the Red Cross age and height requirements for participants. 

We also offer Adult Swimming Lessons, Lifeguard Training, Early Bird Lap Swim and Scuba Diving classes. 

Swim lesson class levels are listed below.  You will need to have a Household ID to register online.

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PARENT AND CHILD LESSONS

American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics helps young children (age 6 months through 4 years) become comfortable in and around the water so they are ready to learn to swim. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or even to survive in the water on their own. Parent and Child Aquatics gives parents information and techniques to help orient their children to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner. 

PARENT CHILD LEVEL 1: 6 months - 2 years
Provides experiences and activities for children
• Learn to ask for permission before entering the water
• Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
• Feel comfortable in the water
• Explore submerging to the mouth, nose, eyes and completely
• Explore buoyancy on the front and back position
• Change body position in the water
• Learn how to play safely

PARENT CHILD LEVEL 2: 2 - 4 years
Builds upon the skills learned in Level 1 and provides experiences and activities for children
• Establish expectation for adult supervision
• Learn more ways to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
• Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern
• Glide on the front and back with assistance
• Perform combined stroke on front and back with assistance
• Change body position in the water

PRESCHOOL LESSONS

Must be 3 years of age and 36” tall.

PRESCHOOL LEVEL 1
Orients children to aquatic environments and helps them accomplish basic skills. (With assistance)
• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
• Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
• Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
• Back float and recover to a vertical position
• Roll from front to back and back to front

PRESCHOOL LEVEL 2:
Helps children further develop their skills and comfort in and around water. (With assistance)
• Enter water by stepping in
• Exit water using ladder, steps or side
• Bobbing
• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
• Front and back floats and glides
• Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back 

PRESCHOOL LEVEL 3:
Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water.
• Enter water by jumping in
• Fully submerge and hold breath
• Bobbing
• Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats
• Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
• Back float and glide
• Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back 
 

LEARN-TO-SWIM

Ages 5 and up

LEVEL 1: Intro to water skills
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.
• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
• Bobbing
• Retrieve submerged objects with eyes open
• Front and back glides and floats
• Recover to vertical position
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Combined arm & leg actions on back

LEVEL 2: Fundamental aquatic skills
Gives participants success with fundamental skills.
• Entering water by stepping or jumping
• Fully submerge and hold breath
• Bobbing
• Retrieve submerged objects with eyes open
• Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats
• Front and back glides and floats
• Recover to vertical position
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Change direction while swimming on front or back
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
• Sculling arm action

LEVEL 3: Stroke development
Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.
• Enter water by jumping from the side
• Headfirst entries from sitting & kneeling positions
• Bobbing while moving toward safety
• Rotary breathing
• Survival float
• Back float
• Change from vertical to horizontal position on front & back
• Tread water, chest deep water
• Flutter and breaststroke kicks
• Front crawl and elementary backstroke
• sculling


LEVEL 4: Stroke improvement
Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
• headfirst entries from compact & stride positions
• Swim under water
• Feet first surface dive
• Survival swimming
• Tread water using 2 different kicks
• Front & back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke
• Flutter, scissor and breaststroke kicks

LEVEL 5: Stroke refinement
Provides further coordination as well as endurance and refinement of strokes.
• Shallow-angle dive from side then glide and begin a front stroke
• Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
• Front open turn and backstroke open turn while swimming
• Front & back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly
• Dolphin Kick

LEVEL 6 – Swimming & skill proficiency
Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.
• Fitness swimmer
must be able to:
• Front crawl 50 yards
• Back crawl 50 yards
• Breast stroke 25 yards

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor to develop their skills.  Several options are available 

Scheduled Private Lesson Options

Private Swim Lesson Request Form

 

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