Locations: Area Pools
Dates: Spring and Summer

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American Red Cross Swimming Lessonsswim

Lessons during offered in the spring for ages 5-14.  Summer lessons are for ages 4-14.  Outdoor lessons are only available during the summer sessions.  Participants must be 5 years old to begin in level 1.

Outdoor lessons held when the air temp is 62 F and above. Please call the weather hotline, 298-6915 for cancellations.


Preschool Level

This is a class for preschool children (ages 4-6) who are independent enough to participate in a swimming class without a parent but are not advanced enough for the large pool. Water adjustment skills are taught in the wading pool with a goal to progress to the larger pool.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

      • Basic water safety rules
      • Using a life jacket
      • Submerging mouth, nose and eyes
      • Opening eyes underwater & picking up submerged object
      • Swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions
      • Recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help
      • Exhaling underwater
      • Floating on front and back

Level 2: Fundamentals Aquatic Skills

      • Moving in the water while wearing a life jacket
      • Submerging entire head
      • Front and back glide
      • Treading water using arm and leg motions
      • Recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help
      • Bobbing in water
      • Jellyfish float
      • Swimming using combined stroke on front and back

Level 3: Stroke Development

      • Reaching assist
      • Submerging and retrieving an object
      • Front and back glide
      • Front and back crawl
      • Kneeling or standing dive (shallow dive progression)
      • Rotary breathing in horizontal position
      • Survival float, back float
      • Butterfly-kick and body motion

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

      • Safe diving rules
      • Dive from stride position or shallow dive
      • Survival float, back float
      • Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly
      • Throwing assist
      • Feet-first surface dive
      • Front and back crawl

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

      • Survival swimming
      • Standing dive (Diving progression)
      • Open turns on front and back
      • Front and back crawl
      • Performing rescue breathing
      • Tuck surface dive and pike surface dive
      • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn
      • Elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke

Level 6: Fundamentals of Diving/Fitness Swimmer/Personal Water Safety Lifeguard Readiness

      • This course will further develop skills learned in level 5.

To register, the following procedure will be used:

1. Anyone may register immediately for any ONE session of swimming lessons.
2. To sign up for an additional session, you must wait until the session that you are currently in has ended, allowing you to register for the next appropriate level. This will also allow everyone the opportunity to register and participate in at least one session.
3. Click here availability of lessons.

  • All lessons will have a six to one student to teacher ratio.

  • Spring indoor sessions meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10 sessions..
  • Summer indoor and outdoor sessions meet 5 times a week (Monday-Friday) for two weeks.

Due to possible inclement weather, make-ups may be needed for outdoor lessons. The make-ups would be scheduled for the week after the scheduled session ends.

Life Guard Certification

American Red Cross Certified Life Guard courses are available in the spring.

Life Guard Challenge

A Life Guard Challenge course will be offered in spring for individuals who are currently American Red Cross Certified and wish to extend their certification for three years.

Water Safety Instructor Course

An American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor course is available in the spring.