Swim School at the J: Learn-to-Swim Lessons


Classes will resume in Spring 2018. Thanks for a great season!

The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program is designed to teach aquatic and personal water safety skills in a logical progression within four levels. Students will begin by learning basic skills and as they progress through the levels, they will refine the different strokes and build endurance. Safety education is a vital element incorporated into each lesson to promote safe behaviors in, on and around different types of aquatic environments. Please contact Kali Adams for skills test, if needed.

May & September:
• Monday & Wednesday meets twice a week for one month (8 classes per session).
• Tuesday & Thursday meets twice a week for one month (8 classes per session).

June - August:
• Monday-Thursday meets four times a week for two weeks (8 classes per session). 

NEW: Sunday morning lessons are now being offered this Summer for all levels! 


Sundays
 meet once a week for 3 or 4 weeks (depending on month).



INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS & FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS: The objective of this combined American Red Cross Level 1 & Level 2 class is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. This course marks the beginning of true locomotion skills which are performed independently laying the foundation for future strokes. Students learn self-help practices and basic rescue skills.

4:1 Ratio
Each session is 40 minutes
• Minimum of 2 participants
• Front & Back Float for 15 seconds
• Front & Back Glide for 3 body lengths
• Bob 10 times
• Front Crawl with side breathing & Back Crawl for 5 body lengths
• Elementary Backstroke kicks & dolphin kicks for 5 body lengths
• Treading for 15 seconds
• Water Safety topics



       

STROKE DEVELOPMENT: The objective of this American Red Cross Level 3 class is to build on the skills learned in previous levels by providing additional guided practice. Students are also introduced to the elementary backstroke and elements of the breaststroke and sidestroke, as well as headfirst entries. Additional safety skills are introduced. Must have previously passed Seahorse or must complete skills test before registration.

4:1 Ratio
• Each session is 40 minutes

• Minimum of 2 participants

• Front Crawl, Back Crawl & Elementary Backstroke for 15 yards

• Dolphin kick, Scissor kick, and Breaststroke kick for 15 yards

• Tread water for 60 seconds

• Treading and Back Float for 60 seconds

• Water Safety topics

                 

STROKE IMPROVEMENT: The objective of this American Red Cross Level 4 class is for participants to improve their aquatic skills and increase their confidence by swimming the strokes learned in previous levels for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Students will be introduced to breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and basic turns at the wall, addtional diving and safety assists. Must have previously passed Stingray or must complete skills test before registration.

4:1 Ratio
• Each session is 40 minutes

• Minimum of 2 participants

• Front Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, and Back Crawl for 25 yards
• Tread water for 2 minutes with 2 different kicks

• Breaststroke, Butterfly & Sidestroke for 15 yards

• Open turns