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Aquatics

LEARN TO SWIM

We offer the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Learn-to-Swim is made up of six levels of swimming and water safety instruction. As participants progress through the levels and develop these skills, they become safer and better swimmers. We’re proud to offer you a certified Water Safety Instructor, trained by the Red Cross. This is a balanced program that teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water in a fun, safe environment. 

Swim Lessons are available to both children and adults.

Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills

Helping Students feel comfortable in the water.

  • Water Safety Rules
  • Entering the water
  • Traveling 5 yards independently
  • Bobbing 3 times
  • Gliding on front 2 body lengths
  • Rolling to a back float for 3 seconds and recovering.

Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Giving students success with fundamental skills.

  • Water Safety Rules
  • Jump in at chest deep water
  • Float on front and back for 5 seconds and recover
  • Roll from front to back and recover
  • Push off and swim combining arms and legs on front for 5 body lengths and roll to back for 15 seconds
  • Roll to front for 5 seconds.

Level 3

Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional practice. Deep Water Introduction

  • Water Safety Rules
  • Jump into deep water
  • Retrieving objects
  • Front and back crawl 15 yards
  • Dives
  • Demonstrate rotary breathing
  • Maintain body position in water by floating or treading water for 30 seconds

Level 4

Stroke Refinement

Develops confidence in the skills learned provides further coordination and refinement of strokes and includes turns.

  • Water Safety Rules,
  • Elementary backstroke 25 yards
  • Butterfly 15 yards
  • Breaststroke 15 yards
  • Freestyle 25 yards, back crawl 15 yards
  • Rescue breathing
  • Open turns on the front and back.

Level 5

Stroke Refinement

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes and turns, includes diving.

  • Water Safety Rules
  • Shallow angle dive
  • Elementary backstroke 50 yards
  • Butterfly 25 yards
  • Back crawl 25 yards
  • Freestyle 50 yards,
  • Breaststroke 25 yards
  • Feet first surface dive, tuck/pike surface dive
  • Sidestroke 50 yards

Level 6

Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Life Guard Readiness.

  • Water safety rules
  • Diving
  • Continue with stroke proficiency so students swim with ease efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances
  • Fitness/swim team proficiency
Parent & Child Water Readiness

Designed to acclimate a child to the water environment and teach muscle control.  Provides a safe and friendly environment for children to become comfortable with the water.

Therapeutic Water Exercise

Mild exercises in a therapy pool (warm) to help alleviate symptoms of arthritis. Benefits include improved flexibility and range of motion.

Mary’s Mermaids

Aerobic exercises performed in the pool with or without floatation devices. Benefits include strengthening and toning muscles with little

impact.

Life Guard Training

An intense training on rescue skills, CPR, first aid, & all water

safety procedures. Benefits include receiving certificates for all above mentioned which allows graduates to become employed as a certified lifeguard.

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