The Learn to Swim Program is geared for children 5 years and older.  

In Levels 3-6, child must be able to stand unassisted in 3 feet of water.


 Choosing the Right Level: 
Read through the course descriptions of the swim classes to determine which level your child should be placed in.
If your child took Learn to Swim classes with us last year, we have their level status on file.

2017 Learn To Swim Classes Schedule

SESSION 1:   June 12, 13*, 14, 15, 19, 20*, 21, 22  * no evening classes on June 13 & 20 due to swim meets; make-up dates will be June 16 & 23

SESSION 2:  June 26, 27, 28, 29*, 30, July 5, 6, 7  *no evening classes on June 29 due to swim meet; make-up date will be July 3

SESSION 3:  July 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Each session has a registration deadline, but some swim classes fill up quickly.   Our recommendation is to register early in May for best availability.

 
SESSION REG DUE CLASS TIME LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 5 LEVEL 6
1 Fri, May 26 10:00-10:30 am 81-12 82-12 83-12 84-12
1 Fri, May 26 10:45-11:15 am 81-13 82-13 83-13 84-13 85-13 86-13
1 Fri, May 26 5:45-6:15 pm 81-15 82-15 83-15 84-15 85-15 86-15
2 Fri June 16 10:00-10:30 am 81-22 82-22 83-22 84-22
2 Fri June 16 10:45-11:15 am 81-23 82-23 83-23 84-23
2 Fri June 16 11:30 am - noon 81-24 82-24 83-24 84-24 85-24 86-24
2 Fri June 16 5:45-6:15 pm 81-25 82-25 83-25 84-25 85-25 86-25
3 Fri, June 30 10:00-10:30 am 81-32 82-32 83-32 84-32 85-32 86-32
3 Fri, June 30 10:45-11:15 am 81-33 82-33 83-33 84-33
3 Fri, June 30 11:30 am - noon 81-34 82-34 83-34 84-34
3 Fri, June 30 5:45-6:15 pm 81-35 82-35 83-35 84-35 85-35
 
 

LEVEL 1 (INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS)

Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

  • Enter and exit water independently, using a ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front glide and float, and recover to a vertical position
  • Back glide and float, and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water, using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on front
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front
  • Combined arm and leg actions on back

LEVEL 2 (FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS)

Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

  • Stepping or jumping from the side into chest-deep water
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Front glide and float, and recover to a vertical position
  • Back glide and float, and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water, using arm and leg actions
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front
  • Combined arm and leg actions on back
  • Finning arm action on back

LEVEL 3 (STROKE DEVELOPMENT)

Builds on Level 2 skills with additional guided practice in deeper water.

  • Jump into deep water from the side, fully submerge and return to side
  • Headfirst entry from the side in seated and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving to safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float for 30 seconds
  • Back float for 1 minute
  • Tread water for 1 minute
  • Swimming the front crawl for 15 yards
  • Swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Flutter, scissors and dolphin kicks
  • Push off in streamlined position on front, then begin kicking

 

LEVEL 4 (STROKE IMPROVEMENT)

Develops confidence in skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

  • Headfirst entry in compact and stride positions
  • Feetfirst surface dive
  • Swim underwater
  • Tread water, using 2 different kicks
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl for 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Breaststroke for 15 yards
  • Back crawl for 15 yards
  • Butterfly for 15 yards
  • Sidestroke for 15 yards
  • Open turns on the front and back
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Push off in streamlined position on back, then begin kicking

LEVEL 5 (STROKE REFINEMENT)

Provides further coordination and refinement strokes.

  • Performing a shallow-angle dive into deep water
  • Tuck-surface dive, pike-surface dive
  • Tread water for 5 minutes, tread water using legs only for 2 minutes
  • Sculling for 30 seconds
  • Front crawl for 50 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 50 yards
  • Breaststroke for 25 yards
  • Back crawl for 25 yards
  • Butterfly for 25 yards
  • Sidestroke for 25 yards
  • Front and back flip turns

LEVEL VI (SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY)

Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.

  • Surface dive and retrieve object from the bottom 7-10'
  • Front crawl for 100 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 100 yards
  • Breaststroke for 50 yards
  • Back crawl for 50 yards
  • Butterfly for 50 yards
  • Sidestroke for 50 yards
  • Demonstrate open turns and front and back flip turns when swimming