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Swimming Program

Our swim program follows the American Red Cross Progressive Swimming Level model, which includes six levels. Group lessons are age and level dependent.

Program Dates: June 27th through August 10th, 2017

Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Red Cross Levels
Level 1: Water Exploration
Swimmers have little or no experience with the water. Swimmers will be comfortably oriented to the water and taught basic pool safety. Skills taught include submerging face, blowing bubbles, bobbing underwater, assisted front and back floating, kicking on front and back, and assisted front and back gliding.

Level 2: Primary Skills
Swimmers are able to perform all of the skills in Level 1. Swimmers will learn to independently float on their front and back, independently glide on their front and back, glide on their front and back while kicking, retrieve objects underwater, front and back crawl for at least 5 yards, roll over from front to back and back to front in the water, and jump into the pool and level off from a vertical to horizontal position.

Level 3: Stroke Readiness
Swimmers are able to perform all of the skills in Level 2. Swimmers will learn to tread water, glide on their front and back for 10 yards, elementary backstroke, and kneeling and compact dives.

Level 4: Stroke Development
Swimmers are able to perform all of the skills in Level 3. Swimmers will further develop the skills learned in Level 3 and will increase their endurance by swimming freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards, elementary backstroke for 10 yards, tread water for 2 minutes as well as learn "side-breathing," breaststroke, and the standing dive.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Swimmers are able to perform all of the skills in Level 4. Swimmers will learn to side-breathe on both sides, swim breaststroke (10 yards), sidestroke (10 yards), underwater for 3 body lengths, elementary backstroke (15 yards), dolphin kick (10 yards), and freestyle and backstroke (50 yards).

Level 6: Skill Proficiency & Advanced Skills
Swimmers are able to perform the skills in Level 5. Swimmers will further increase their endurance by swimming freestyle and backstroke for 100 yards, breaststroke and sidestroke for 25 yards, butterfly for 10 yards, as well as the pike and tuck surface dives.

 

Class

Schedule

Level 1

9:00-9:30

Level 2

10:30-11

Level 3

9:30-10:00

Level 4

12:00-12:30 OR 11 – 11:30 (4/5)

Level 5

12:30-1 OR 11 – 11:30 (4/5)

Level 6

10:00-10:30

1:00-1:30

Swim Team

Tuesday 1:30-2  OR Wednesday 9-9:30

Thursdays, 1:30-2:30

Will also include both away and home meets.