Pool Programs

Pool Programs

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program

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Ages: 5+
Session 1: June 12 - June 23
Levels 1-3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Level 4: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Levels 5 - 6: 11:00 AM
Session 2: June 26 - July 7 (Closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day)
Levels 1 - 3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Level 4: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Levels 5 - 6: 11:00 AM
Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (EVENING LESSONS AVAILABLE)
Levels 1 - 3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Level 4: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM
Levels 5 - 6: 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
Cost: $65

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

    There are no prerequisites for this course. The objective of Level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Level 1 participants learn to: enter and exit the water safely, submerge mouth, nose and eyes, exhale and open eyes under-water, roll over from front to back and back to front with support, explore floating on front and back with support, explore swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions with support and use of life jacket.

  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    Student must have passed or show competency in Level 1 skills. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Level 2 participants learn to: Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side, exit water safely using ladder or side, submerge entire head, blow bubbles (bobbing), open eyes underwater, float on front and back, front and back glides, change directions, rolls over from front to back and back to front, tread water, and swim on front, back and side using combined arm and leg actions.

  • Level 3: Stroke Development

    Student must have passed or shown competency in Level 2 skills. Level 3 participants learn to: Jump into deep water, dive in, bob with head fully submerged, rotary breathing, front and back glides, float on front and back in deep water, change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back, front and back crawl, and butterfly-kick and body motion.

  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement

    Student must have passed or shown competency in Level 3 skills. The objective of Level 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills. Level 4 participants learn to: Perform standing dive, swim underwater, feet-first surface dive, open turns on front and back, treading water, front and back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and elementary backstroke.

  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement

    Student must have passed or shown competency in Level 4 skills. The objective of Level 5 is to provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. Level 5 participants learn to perform the following: Standing, shallow dive, tuck and pike surface dives, front and back flip turns, front and back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and survival swimming.

  • Level 6: Swimming & Skill Proficiency

    Student must have passed or shown competency in Level 5 skills. The objective of Level 6 is to refine the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing students with a variety of activities.

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