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Learn to Swim - Level 5 (Stroke Refinement)

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Boy swimmer.
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 provide coordination and refinement of strokes.
PREREQUISITES: perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 meters, change direction and position as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 25 meters, and swim breaststroke for 15 meters.
LESSONS INCLUDE: efficient open turns, front and backstroke flip turns, standing dives and survival swimming, along with endurance swimming and more complex rescue safety topics.

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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