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Parent / Child Levels
Parent / child 1 (ages 6 - 18 months) and parent / child 2 (ages 18 months - 3 years)

These are both pre-swimming classes where the parent is in the water with the child! Games, songs and structured activities help the child adjust to the water. This is a great class to spend one-on-one time with your child.

Preschool Levels (ages 3-5 without parent)
Tadpole (ages 3-4): this class is for children with "little or no" water experience. Introduces basic swim skills, kicking and hand paddling through games and songs. To pass child must enjoy submerging head and jump in on own.

Starfish: for children who completely submerge and enjoy it. Will work on floats, jumping, submerging and swimming short distances. To pass must float on own without support and swim five feet.

Minnow: for children who can front and back float unsupported. Introduction of paddle stroke and rhythmic breathing. Will work on swimming independently on front and back.

School-Age Levels (ages 5-up)
Level 1: Intro to Water
Participants will learn to feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely, including recognizing an emergency and sun safety. Students will learn basics such as: 
  • Independent water entry/exit using side or ladder
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Bobbing and treading water
  • Alternate and combination arm and leg actions on front and back 

Level 2: Fundamental Skills
Designed to give students success with fundamental water skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover from a vertical position. In addition to skills learned in Level 1, students will learn:
  • Independent water entry/exit by stepping or jumping 
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Finning arm action

Level 3: Stroke Development
Builds on previous level skills by providing additional guided practice in deeper water. Participants will learn:
  • Independent water entry by jumping from side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Survival float and back float
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin, and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Learn to perform simple non-swimming assists
  • Learn to recognize, prevent and respond to cold water emergencies

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
The objectives of this class are to develop confidence in the skills previously learned and expand on safety topics. Participants will learn:
  • Headfirst entries from the side compact and stride positions
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Swim under water
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Flutter and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted, or caught in a dangerous situation
  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

Level 5: Stroke Refinement
This level will promote continued coordination and refinement of previous strokes over greater distances. This level will include:
  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely

Teen and Adult Lessons
Learning the Basics (ages 13-adult): Help participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Red Cross certified instructors teach skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water as well as how to help themselves and others in the event of an aquatics emergency. 

Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes (ages 13-adult): This course is designed to improve a participant's proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. Participants must be comfortable in chest-deep water, be able to put their face in the water and be able to perform strokes that can be recognized as front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl for 15 yards. 

Private Lessons

Purpose: To work on individual skills in a one-on-one setting for ultimate success.
Major Skills: You will work with your instructor to develop and sharpen.

Register online for any of the above classes.