There are five levels of the progressive American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program; so that each child may maximize their learning it is important that they be enrolled in the correct level. Please contact Autumn Cleverley if you have any questions.
Introduction to Water Skills - Leisure Pool allow participants to learn beginning water skills which they will build on throughout the program. Some skills taught include front and back floats, opening eyes under water and flutter kick.
Fundamental Aquatic Skills - Leisure Pool Level 2 classes enable participants to achieve success with fundamental skills that include front and back glides, rhythmic breathing (bobs), ability to swim on front 15 feet with simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions, and finning or sculling on back with flutter kick. The basic foundations for future strokes.
Stroke Development - Leisure Pool
builds upon the skills learned in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Participants are introduced to front crawl, back crawl, treading water, diving, safe diving rules and elements of the butterfly stroke.
Stroke Improvement - Leisure Pool
This level develops confidence in the strokes learned thus far and improves other aquatic skills. Participants increase their endurance and improve their skills by swimming front crawl and back crawl for greater distances. Participants also continue to build on butterfly and are introduced to elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and turning at the wall.
Stroke Refinement - Leisure Pool
The objective of this level is to coordinate and refine strokes. Participants work on refining all strokes and increasing their distances. They also learn front and back flip turns.