The American Red Cross
Learn to Swim Program offers structured levels of skills ranging
from parent and infant courses through preschool and school-aged
HERE FOR THE SPRING 2017 THURSDAY CLASS SCHEDULE!
Begin April 13th
HERE FOR THE SPRING 2017 SATURDAY CLASS SCHEDULE!
Begin April 15th
& Infant, Starfish
Starfish are children
6 months to 2 years of age. The goal of this class is to provide
experiences and activities for both parent and child to increase
their comfort in the water. Children will learn basic arm
and leg motions and how to blow bubbles with parental assistance.
Songs and playtime are used so that children and parents are able
to participate. Parent participation in the water is required
for each child. Class runs 30 minutes.
& Tot, Seahorse
Seahorses are children 18 months to
3 years of age. Children will explore and develop basic swimming
skills while gaining confidence going underwater. Other skills
developed in this class included retrieving submerged objects and
floating with support. Parent participation in the water is
required for each child. Class runs 30 minutes.
Discoverers I (Preschool 1-2)
There are no prerequisites for enrollment.
The goal of this class is to promote comfort in the water without
a parent. Participants will be introduced to beginning swimming
skills such as floating and gliding on their front and back.
Lessons are designed to make learning fun while covering safety
topics. Class runs 30 minutes.
Discoverers II (Preschool 2-3)
Each Discoverer should already be
comfortable enough in the water to get their face wet. In
this class children will focus on front and back floats in addition
to basic swimming movements without assistance. Children will
learn about safety around swimming pools and other aquatic areas.
Class runs 30 minutes.
Pioneers I (Beginner Level 1)
Each Pioneer should
be comfortable enough in the water to float on their back and go
under water. Goals include: comfort in the water, gliding on front
and back without support, and coordination of arms and legs for
basic swimming propulsion. Class runs 50 minutes.
II (Intermediate Level 2)
Pioneers II swimmers should
have passed Pioneers I level or be comfortable swimming
15 feet with little or no assistance. Instructors will introduce
the butterfly and breaststrokes while strengthening skills learned
in precious levels. Class runs 50 minutes.
Explorers (Intermediate Level 3-4)
Intermediate swim level.
Each explorer must either have passed the Water Pioneers course
or be able to swim 15 feet on both front and back. In this
class students will improve upon their from and back crawl while
learning the breast and butterfly strokes. Goals include:
increasing swimming endurance, treading water, safe diving and the
basics of turning at the wall. Class runs 50 minutes.
Adventurers (Advanced Level 5-6)
Advanced swim level. Participants
must have passed Water Explorers or be able to successfully swim
15 yards using all swimming strokes. Adventurers will perfect
strokes and build endurance so that they may swim with ease and
efficiency. Advanced turns and diving will also be taught.
Class runs 50 minute.
The RAC's most advanced
swimming class offered. Course focus is centered on stroke mechanics
and other advanced swimming techniques. Aquanauts is a great class
for those looking to perfect their swimming strokes, while looking
to enhance overall swimming ability and endurance. Aquanauts should
be able to demonstrate each swimming stroke a distance of 25 yards,
or have passed the Water Adventurers class. Class runs 50 minutes.
In this swim class participants
will be assessed based on their skill level. The course will
be adjusted to meet the ability of each participant. the focus
of this class is to build comfort in the water while increasing
stroke efficiency. Each class runs 50 minutes.
are always available!
call 734.942.2230 for details.