This summer we will be using the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Each child will be assessed and placed into one of the six comprehensive levels. Our trained and caring instructors will guide each student to reach their goals encouraging them to push themselves to their fullest potential. A goals of this program is to teach swimmers how to be comfortable in the water, to swim skillfully and safely and to be safe in, on and around the water. Included in each level of Learn-to-Swim program is training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency. Each level improves on skills taught in the previous levels through additional guided practice.
Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3—Stroke Development
Level 4—Stroke Improvement
Level 5—Stroke Refinement
Level 6—Swimming and Skill Proficiency ~Refines the strokes so students swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that each focus on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, including the Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training courses. These options include: Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving, Lifeguard Readiness, or Fitness Swimmer.
Note for parents: Please keep in mind that every child progresses at their own pace. Instructors are trained to recognize which students are ready for the next level and will do everything in their power to make each student a success. Repeating a level or program is not necessarily a bad thing. Most students have to repeat levels at least once before moving forward.