Aquatics

Infant/Tot Aquatics with Parent

For Ages: 6 months to 3 years parent must accompany child into water

 

Our Infant/Tot Aquatics program for children ages 6 to 36 months will give parent and child an opportunity to participate in individual/group activities that promote adjustments to water skills such as front or back position in the water, and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water. Age-appropriate water safety skills are also taught.

 

 

Parent/Infant: Age 6 - 36 mos. with parent in water Mon - Thur

 

Introduces both parent and child to basic skills.

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Parents/Tot: Age 3 years with parents in water Mon- Thur

 

Builds on skills learned in previous level and introduces more advanced skills.

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Preschool Aquatics

Ages: 4 and 5 years (Monday - Thursday)

 

Our Preschool Aquatics program for children ages 4 and 5 is a great way to build confidence before taking Learn-to-Swim lessons. Participants will learn to become comfortable in the water so that they become willing and ready to learn to swim. Basic skills include entering and exiting the water, blowing bubbles, submerging mouth, nose, and eyes, front glide, back float, and basic treading water. Age-appropriate water safety skills are also taught.

 

 

Level 1

 

Helps students become comfortable in the water.

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Level 2

 

Builds on skills learned in Level 1 and introduces swimming fundamentals.

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Level 3

 

Builds on skills learned in Levels 1 - 2 and improves coordination of
arm/leg movements.

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Swim Program

Youth Learn to Swim Program

Ages: 6 years and up  (Monday -Thursday)

 

Our Learn-to-Swim Program is perfect for swimmers of all levels (ages 6 and up). Using the American Red Cross Instructional Aquatic Program, each level is progressive: Students begin at Level 1 and progress to Level 6 as they complete each level. Call (847) 381-0687 for a full list of Red Cross curriculum details.

 

Please sign up for the level that you feel best suits each participant’s current skill set. All students will be skill-tested on the first day of lessons for each session to ensure that they are placed in the appropriate class. Students may be moved to a higher or lowe skill group depending upon their age, individual comfort level, and/or aquatic skills.

 

Level 1

Intro. To Water Skills 

 

Introduction to Water Skills is for those who have progressed from our baby swim and preschool classes or who are just beginning to learn to swim. Students will learn to enter the water, blow bubbles, bob, and open eyes underwater and remove objects. The basics of front and back glides, float, rolling from back to front, and treading water are taught. Students will also learn combined arm and leg motions on front and back.

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Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills 

 

This level is for those who have passed or can complete the basic skills in Level 1. Fundamental Aquatic Skills (Level 2) builds on the skills above and introduces holding breath under water, jellyfish floats, retrieving submerged objects, treading water, and front and back floats and glides.

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Level 3

Stroke Development 

 

This level is for those who have passed or can complete the skills in Levels 1–2. Stroke Development (Level 3) builds on the skills above and introduces sitting-position diving into the pool from the side, rotary breathing, survival float, back float, flutter and dolphin kicks, front crawl, elementary backstroke,
scissors kick, and additional water safety skills.

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Level 4

Stroke Improvement 

 

This level is for those who have passed or can complete the skills in Levels 1 - 3. Stroke Improvement (Level 4) builds on the skills above and introduces swimming under water, feet-first surface dive, survival swimming, front crawl and backstroke open turns, treading water with 2 kicks, front/back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly, and additional water safety skills.

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Level 5

Stroke Refinement

 

This level is for those who have passed or can complete the skills in Levels 1 - 4. Stroke Refinement (Level 5) provides further coordination and refinement of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke and introduces shallow-angle dive from the side, tuck and pike surface dives, front flip turn, and additional water safety skills.

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Level 6

Swimming & Skill Proficiency 

 

This level is for those who have passed or can complete the skills in Levels 1 - 5. Swimming and Skills Proficiency (Level 6) refines all strokes so that students can swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over great distances. Depending on the student interest and ability, menu items for this class include Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer, and Fundamentals of Diving.

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