American Red Cross Learn to Swim program

 

 

 

 

Our experienced and dedicated instructors lead small classes that will teach you aquatics skills in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Our classes are open to all levels and ages. Don't forget to check out our Adult Swim Lessons! Our goal is for you to succeed and to love swimming as much as we do! 

 

The American Red Cross Learn to Swim™ program puts water safety first. Each level includes training in basic water safety and stroke development. Swimmers progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. 

 

A minimum of three participants must be registered in order for class to be held. Register online, call 330-867-7850 or stop by the desk.

Baby and Me

 

Learn how to handle your future swimmer! Come introduce your child to water fun. This American Red Cross IPAP program will guide you to become comfortable with your child in the water. Learn how to hold your child, develop basic swimming skills, sing songs, and water play to help build a positive parent-child relationship. We will work on kicking, floating, blowing bubbles, arm strokes and water safety. We ask that children who are not toilet-trained wear a swim diaper. Parents are required to be in the water for the class and children must be at least 6 months old to enroll.

Preschool

 

Preschool 1
Build your toddler’s confidence in the water through safe exploration. We will introduce your child to being comfortable in the water for the first time in a group setting without mom and dad. They will learn basic swimming skills, blowing bubbles, kicking, floating on front and back while assisted and most importantly having fun! (approximately 3 to 5 years old)

 

Preschool 2
Children will continue learning the foundations of safe exploration and basic swimming skills from bobbing in the water to working on basic arm and leg action on their front up to three body lengths in the water. They will continue developing confidence in the water. (approximately 3 to 5 years old)

Level 1

 

Your child will learn the foundation for basic swimming skills, become comfortable in water, learn how to front crawl while assisted and how to kick and float on his/her own.

Level 2

 

Children must have gone through level 1 OR be comfortable in the water and able to float on their back and front while supported. Children will learn to paddling with face in water, front and back float unassisted, and tread water.

Level 3

 

Children must have gone through level 2 OR be able to swim unassisted for a short distance and be comfortable in deep water. Building on the foundation learned in previous levels, your child will develop the skills to do the elementary backstroke, front and back crawl and the butterfly kick.

Level 4 & 5

 

Children must have gone through level 3 OR be able to swim unassisted. Skills taught in Level 4 include sidestroke, breaststroke, butterfly, treading, turns, and endurance swimming. Your child will learn to refine their breaststroke, alternate breathing and sidestroke in addition to new skills.

Adult Swim Lessons (ages 14+)

 

We believe everyone should learn the basics of swimming and how to feel comfortable in the water. We offer adult swim lessons where you can learn-at-your-own-pace and gain confidence in the water. Developed for older teens and adults, this program gives adult swimmers at every level the opportunity to improve their skills in a safe environment – and under the guidance of a trained instructor.

  • Aquatics Coordinator

    Interested in learning more about our swimming programs? Would you like to take swimming lessons? Contact Trent Myers our Aquatics Coordinator!

    330-835-0055 or email