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 and Private lessons are sold in packages of 5. Group lessons run for 5 consecutive weeks. 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.
Adult and Child Aquatics (ACA):
Ages 6 months through 5 years. This program helps young children become comfortable in and around the water so that they are ready to learn how to swim. This program is NOT designed to teach children to survive in the water on their own, the program gives parents information and techniques to help orient their children to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner.
Prerequisites: No skill prerequisites. Infants must be at least 6 months old.
There are no age prerequisites for courses other than ACA.
Level 1: Intro. To Water Skills:
The objective of level 1 is to help children feel comfortable in and around the water and teaches them how to enjoy the water safely. This is for students who are ready for water instruction without a parent. Students learn elementary aquatic skills that they will build on as they progress through higher levels. Students start developing good attitudes and safe practices around the water, and learn foundation-swimming skills that are the ground work to the next stages in their swimming ability. Some of the skills learned here are submerging under water, bobbing, front and back floats and glides.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills:
The objective of level 2 is to give students success with fundamental skills. In this level students are able to make great improvements as they begin to become more independent in the water. Students learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true loco motor skills and adds to the self-help and rescue skills begun in level 1. Some of the skills learned here are moving from front float to back float and recovery and pushing off using combined leg and arm motions.
Level 3: Stroke Development:
The objective of level 3 is to build on the skills learned in level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Now is when students learn the mechanics of strokes and begin to put them into practice. Students learn to coordinate the front and back crawl. Students are also introduced to the elementary backstroke and learn the fundamentals of treading water and safe diving from the side of the pool in deep water. Some of the skills learned here are survival float, stroke development and diving fundamentals.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement:
The objective of level 4 is coordination and improvement in the mechanics of keystrokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Breaststroke and sidestroke are also introduced and the basics of turning at a wall. By the rule of practice makes perfect, students are challenged to push themselves farther than they have before. Muscles are built and students increase endurance and stamina by swimming greater distances than they ever have. Some of the skills learned here are swimming a variety of strokes for 15 or more yards and open and flip turns.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement:
The objective of Level 5 is the refinement of the keystrokes and improvement of secondary strokes. With the completion of level 4 students have better endurance, thus are able to focus on stroke mechanics instead of trying to be able to swim a certain distance. Students are introduced to the butterfly, open turns, and the feet first surface dive. Some of the skills learned here are refined performance on all strokes, turns and dives.
Level 6: Skill Proficiency:
The objective of level 6 is to polish the strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Students develop considerable endurance be the end of this course. Students learn additional turns as well as pike and tuck surface dives. Some of the skills learned here are fitness and endurance swimming with a variety of devices, rescue techniques (pre-lifeguard) and diving skills.