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Fitness & Sports: Aquatics Youth Lessons

Youth Aquatics
Competitive Swimming
Private Lessons
Adult Aquatics
Lifeguard/WSI Training
Policies

On This Page:

Group Lessons

Youth Stroke Refinement

Clinics

Learn-to-Swim (Group Lessons)

Aqua Tots (Parent & Child) - 6 Months to 3 Years

Purpose

To familiarize young children (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn-to-Swim courses. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.

Prerequisites

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Child must be at least 6 months old to enroll
  • Parent or other caregiver must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Feel comfortable in the water.
  • Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes completely.
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position.
  • Change body position in the water with support.
  • Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around the home.
  • Learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one.
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including knowing how to stay safe in the sun and how to avoid recreational water illnesses.
  • Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR.

Apr 2 - 30

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 12 - May 3

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 7 - July 5

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 9 - 30

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 12 - Aug 2

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

PreSchool 1

Purpose

To orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic skills

Prerequisites

There are no skill prerequisites for Preschool Aquatics Level 1. Participants start at about 3 to 5 years old.

Learning Objectives

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Experience wearing a life jacket in the water
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

Spring & Summer 2015

Apr 2 - 30

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 12 - May 3 

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 7 - July 5

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 9 - 30 

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 12 - Aug 2

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

PreSchool 2

Purpose

To build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool Level 1

Prerequisites

Successfully demonstrate the exit skills assessments from Preschool Aquatics Level 1

Learning Objectives

  • Enter water by stepping in
    Exit water using ladder, steps or side
    Bobbing
    Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
    Front and back floats and glides
    Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
    Roll from front to back and back to front
    Tread water using arm and leg actions
    Combined arm and leg actions on front and back or back
    Finning arm action on back
    Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
    Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

Spring & Summer 2015

Apr 2 - 30

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 12 - May 3 

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 7 - July 5

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 9 - 30 

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 12 - Aug 2

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

PreSchool 3

Purpose

To increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool Levels 1 and 2 by providing additional guided practice with increased distances and times

Prerequisites

Successfully demonstrate the exit skills assessments from Preschool Aquatics Level 2

Learning Objectives

  • Enter water by jumping in
    Fully submerge and hold breath
    Bobbing
    Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
    Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
    Back float and glide
    Change direction of travel while swimming on front and back
    Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
    Tread water using arm and leg actions
    Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
    Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
    Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

Spring & Summer 2015

Apr 2 - 30

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 12 - May 3 

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 7 - July 5

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 9 - 30 

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 12 - Aug 2

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 1
Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose

To begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water

Prerequisites

None - Participants start at about 5 years of age.

Learning Objectives

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

Apr 2 - 30

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 12 - May 3 

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 7 - July 5

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 9 - 30 

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 12 - Aug 2

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 2
Fundamental Aquatic Skill

Purpose

To give participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover to a vertical position

Prerequisites:

Valid American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills certificate
OR
Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 1

Learning Objectives

  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency, knowing how to call for help and perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

Apr 2 - 30

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 12 - May 3 

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 7 - July 5

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 9 - 30 

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 12 - Aug 2

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 3
Stroke Development

Purpose

To build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water

Prerequisites:

Valid American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills certificate
OR
Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 2

Learning Objectives

  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn to recognize, prevent and respond to cold water emergencies

Apr 2 - 30

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 12 - May 3 

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 7 - July 5

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 9 - 30 

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 12 - Aug 2

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Youth Stroke Refinement: 6 - 17 yrs.

Youth Stroke Refinement emphasizes competitive technique and competitive swimming rules within the team experience.  Focus is on advanced flip turns, endurance swimming, speed training, and transition to competitive swimming.
Prerequisite: Participants must be knowledgeable in all swim strokes and able to swim one full lap with out rest.

Spring 2015

Mar 29 - Apr 26

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Mar 31 - Apr 21

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Apr 2 - Apr 30

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Apr 28 - May 19

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Summer 2015

May 3 - June 7

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

May 26 - June 16

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

June 14 - July 12

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

June 23 - July 14

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

July 9 - 30

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

July 19 - Aug 9

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

July 21 - Aug 11

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Starts & Turns Clinic

This clinic refines starts and turns for competitive swimming. Let our experienced instructors teach and improve your swimmer's turns and starts - to enhance their performance for swim team and life long fitness. The class format will include instruction as well as timed swims to track time improvements as start and turn techniques improve. For ages 6-18.

June 1 - June 5 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Member Fee: $70 Non-Member: $105

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