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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 build on the fundamental skills (see Level 2) through guided practice.
PREREQUISITES: demonstrated ability to perform unsupported 5-second float or glide on front and back, and independent swimming on front and back for a minimum of 15 yards. Being able to roll from front to back and back to front. Feel completely comfortable in the deep end.
LESSONS INCLUDE: Reaching assists, swimming without assistance, front and back crawl stroke, rotary breathing in horizontal position, butterfly kick and body motion, kneeling and standing dive from side of pool, survival floats, and retrieving underwater objects.
In order to pass out of this level, students MUST pass the DEEP WATER SWIM TEST which is defined as the ability to enter the water, stay afloat, swim (in any capacity) one length of the pool (going underwater at least one time) and ending with a 15 sec tread 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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Mon and Weds at 10am 
5.11 - 14 N/A MW  06/26/2023 - 07/19/2023
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

South Portland Community Center Pool
$80.00 Res, $90.00 Non-Res
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Mon and Weds at 9am 
5.11 - 14 N/A MW  06/26/2023 - 07/19/2023
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

South Portland Community Center Pool
$80.00 Res, $90.00 Non-Res
 
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Thursdays at 6pm 
5.11 - 14 N/A Th  06/22/2023 - 07/20/2023
06:00 PM - 06:45 PM

South Portland Community Center Pool
$50.00 Res, $60.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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