Swim School at the J
Learn-to-Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12 yrs)

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.

Classes are offered from April-September. Each class is 30 minutes and maintains a low 4:1 ratio. Please contact Heather Brands for skills test, if needed.

INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS

The objective in American Red Cross Level 1 is to introduce basic skills to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Your child is introduced to basic skills as the foundation for future skills and basic skills needed for water safety, including:

• Entering the water independently
• Traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing 5 times and then safely exiting the water
• Opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged object.
• Gliding on front with assistance at least 2 body lengths.
• Rolling to a back float for 5 seconds with assistance.
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back with assistance.
• Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back with assistance

Sundays, Mondays and/or Thursdays
You pick the days and times that work for you!

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FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS

The objective of American Red Cross 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.
 
• 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

Sundays-Thursdays
You pick the days and times that work for you!

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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.

• 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

Sundays-Thursdays
You pick the dates and times that work for you!

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PIRANHAS PRE-TEAM
Level 4

 

Pre-Team is an opportunity for swimmers who still need more refinement before joining the swim team. Instructors will work with swimmers to help them pass the tryout and introduce additional swim team strokes and skills. Swimmers can repeat the course as many times as needed.

Pre-Team meets Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday | Register