(6 months - 18 months)
Adult accompaniment required. This instructor lead program will introduce swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and young children through the use of songs and games. It is NOT designed to teach children how to become good swimmers or even be able to survive in the water on their own.
· Enter and exit the water safely
· Feel comfortable in the water
· Submerge and explore breath control (blowing bubbles)
· Floating on back and front with help
CHILD MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER
(19 Months – 3years)
Adult accompaniment required. This instructor lead program will introduce swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for toddlers through the use of songs and games. It is NOT designed to teach children how to become good swimmers or even be able to survive in the water on their own.
· Builds on the skills from Water Babies
· Learn more ways to enter and exit the water safely
· Submerge (nose bubbles)
· Introduction to ‘Muscle Machines’ and floating and kicking with their support on front and back
· Introduction to front stroke
· CHILD MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER if they are not FULLY potty trained
(American Red Cross Level 1)
The main focus of this class is to help children feel comfortable in the water and master the skill of going under water. Using songs and games the children will become familiar with varying pool depths.
· Enter and exit the water independently
· Submerge the entire head
· Basic breath control (mouth bubbles)
· Front and back floats with support
· Flutter kicks (front and back) and dolphin kicks (front) with support
· Introduction to front crawl
· If child is not 100% potty trained they must wear a swim diaper
(American Red Cross Level 1.5)
This class is designed for swimmers that are confident in the water and are ready to learn many new swimming skills. This class is the bridge between needing help performing skills to being able to perform skills on their own.
· Basic breath control (nose bubbles)
· Submerge for 3 seconds
· Buoyancy (bob 10 times)
· Front and back floats
· Using ‘Muscle Machines’ to kick front, back, and dolphin
· Working toward independent front crawl
(American Red Cross Level 2)
This class provides participants with practiceon fundamental skills. Our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging, and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
· Retrieve objects in chest deep water
· Orientation in deep water with support
· Front and back floats on their own
· Front and back push-offs
· Introduce rhythmic breathing
· Introduce kickboards
· Introduce back crawl and elementary back stroke
· Rolling over from front to back and back to front
(American Red Cross Level 3)
This is a stroke development class and builds on the skills from Swordfish through additional guided practice in deeper water and traveling further distances. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
· Retrieve underwater object without help
· Jump into the pool and safely return to the side
· Coordinate arm strokes with rhythmic breathing
· Elementary back stroke (10 yards)
· Reverse direction while swimming
· Introduce treading water
(American Red Cross Level 4)
Students will develop confidence and fine tune skills previously learned. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim more efficiently.
· Deeper water bobbing
· Fine tune rhythmic breathing
· Sculling on back
· Stride dive from side of the pool
· Front crawl (25 yards)
· Introduce breast stroke
· Introduce side stroke
· Treading water
· Introduce butterfly arms
This is a new program that we are starting this year for 13-15 year olds. It is a volunteer program for youth interested in work experience and training in preparation for a lifeguard or swim instructor job or that would like to have something impressive on their resume. Participants will be given instruction in: assisting with swimming lessons, pool safety, emergency response, and professionalism. Following training, participants are asked to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours over the summer. Volunteers are able to give of their time in various programs and events and will be supervised by facility management. This program is a great way to gain experience and have a great time this summer. It is for ages 13-15. To apply for this program, please fill out an application (directions here)For additional information about this program contact Tania Klein 896-1798 or email@example.com.