Welcome to our “learn to swim” program. We pride ourselves in having an incredible staff of American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. From learning to submerge under water to flip turns, our WSI’s can get you there. So, jump on in!
Group lessons run for 8 consecutive weeks. Private and Semi-Private lessons are sold in packages of 5. Private lesson times can be flexible. Fees
Swimming Lesson Course Description
Courses are taught in accordance with American Red Cross standards. All instructors are certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.
Parent and Child Aquatics:
Aqua Tots – Age: 6 months – 3 years
Designed to give young children a head start on swimming, to get comfortable in the water and begin to work on basic skills while interacting with instructor and other children in a fun and safe environment. Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. Lessons are fun-filled and help introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can enjoy.
Learn to Swim Levels
Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills – Age: 3-4+
For the beginner who is comfortable in the water.
Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding , supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Age: 4-5+
Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put head under water.
Swimmers will work on: independent front and back floating , independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head.
Level 3 – Stroke Development – Age: 5-6+
Swimmers should already be comfortable swimming front stroke and swimming on their back.
Swimmers will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives.
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement – Age: 7+
Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 25 yards.
Swimmers will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position.
Level 5 – Stroke Refinement – Age: 8+
Swimmers should already be able to: swim freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke 25 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, treading water, and dive.
Swimmers will work on: alternate breathing, stride jump, refinement of: freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water.
Level 6 – Swimming & Skill Proficiency – Ages: 9-11+
Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 50 yds, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, and dive. Swimmers will work on: All six strokes, front and back crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, breaststroke speed turn and pullout, butterfly turn, sidestroke turn, pike and tuck surface dive, pike and tuck dive from board, tread water for five minutes, and basic water rescue.
Please note: Not all pools are deep enough to teach all of the diving segments of all levels – program modifications may be required to meet safety guidelines.
Adult Swim Levels
American Red Cross Adult Swim is intended for teens and adults who wish to improve their knowledge and skill for many reasons. It may be to overcome their fear of the water and to learn the basic skills and achieve a minimum level of water competency to improve their skill and technique either to increase their level of safety to improve their health and fitness or to perhaps compete in triathlons or to join a masters team.
There are three courses in Red Cross Adult Swim:
1) Learning the Basics
Learn basic swimming strokes and skills needed to stay safe, and help keep others safe in and around the water.
2) Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes
Participants will gain proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes.
3) Swimming for Fitness
Participants will learn to refine their front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and turns to build endurance.