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Learn to Swim - Level 2 (Fundamental Aquatic Skills)

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Woman Teaching Child to Swim
Participants in the youth progressive swim program MUST be a minimum of 6 years old, by the end of the lesson.  All swimming abilities are welcome to participate in this American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program.  Because of space and staff limitations, children must be registered for the proper level.  Our aquatic staff will gladly assist you in determining the best level for your child.  Placement will be verified during the first class meeting.  (NOTE: Distances listed in the prerequisites are the minimums that skills must be performed at to meet specific proficiency requirements).

OBJECTIVES: to give students success with fundamental skills.
PREREQUISITES: ability to fully submerge face for a minimum of 3 seconds, float on back and front with minimal assistance, and demonstrate safe water/pool entries and exits.

LESSONS INCLUDE: Submerging entire head, front & back glides, bobbing in water, treading water using arm & leg motions, jellyfish float, swimming using front crawl and elementary backstroke action. Students will explore the deep end of the pool. In order to pass out of this level, students MUST be comfortable in deep water.

Waiting List and Holiday
  • If you are unable to register for a class or do not get into the class time you are hoping for, please call the Community Center and ask to be placed on a Waiting List. 767-7650
  • There is no class on July 4th

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