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Learn-to-Swim (Group Lessons)

Aqua Tots (Parent & Child) - 6 Months to 3 Years

Purpose

To familiarize young children (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn-to-Swim courses. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.

Prerequisites

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Child must be at least 6 months old to enroll
  • Parent or other caregiver must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class

Learning Objectives

  • 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 and eyes completely.
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position.
  • Change body position in the water with support.
  • Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around the home.
  • Learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one.
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including knowing how to stay safe in the sun and how to avoid recreational water illnesses.
  • Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR.

July 31 - Aug 21

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Aug 3 - Aug 24

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Aug 28 - Sept 18

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Sept 7 - Sept 28

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Sept 4 - Oct 2 (no class Sept 25)

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

PreSchool 1, 2, & 3

Purpose

To orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic skills

Prerequisites

There are no skill prerequisites for Preschool Aquatics Level 1. Participants start at about 4 and 5 years old.

Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Experience wearing a life jacket in the water
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

July 31 - Aug 21

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Enrollment Full

Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Aug 3 - Aug 24

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Aug 28 - Sept 18

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Sept 7 - Sept 28

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Sept 4 - Oct 2 (no class Sept 25)

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 1, 2 and 3
Introduction to Water Skills | Fundamental Aquatic Skill | Stroke Development

Purpose

To begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water

Prerequisites

None - Participants start at about 6 years of age.

Learning Objectives

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

July 31 - Aug 21

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Aug 3 - Aug 24

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Aug 28 - Sept 18

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Sept 7 - Sept 28

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Sept 4 - Oct 2 (no class Sept 25)

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 4, 5 and 6
Stroke Improvement | Stroke Refinement

Purpose

To develop participants' confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills

Prerequisites

Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 3: Stroke Development certificate
OR
Successful demonstration of all completion requirements from Level 3

Learning Objectives

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim under water
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation
  • Learn to perform simple non-swimming assists
  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

 

July 31 - Aug 21

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Aug 3 - Aug 24

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Aug 28 - Sept 18

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Sept 7 - Sept 28

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Sept 4 - Oct 2 (no class Sept 25)

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Youth Stroke Refinement: 6 - 17 yrs.

Youth Stroke Refinement emphasizes competitive technique and competitive swimming rules within the team experience.  Focus is on advanced flip turns, endurance swimming, speed training, and transition to competitive swimming.
Prerequisite: Participants must be knowledgeable in all swim strokes and able to swim one full lap with out rest.
Instructors: Susan Schumaker & Janice Navran

Aug 3 - 24

Sundays

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

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