Swim Lessons

 

Swim Lessons

We offer private and group swim lessons for infants to adults. All of our classes are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors.  Each member is encouraged to progress at their own pace.  Class size is kept small to maximize instruction.  
Registration is required for all swim lessons.
Please call the front desk for the start date for next scheduled swim session. 
704-282-4681
Fees:
Pre-School classes: $25.00 per child 
Youth level classes: $30.00 per child
Adult classes: $30.00 per adult
Our Learn-to-Swim program offers a group instructional setting for participants of all swimming levels. Ages range from infants to adults. All swim classes are taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors.
Each member is encouraged to progress at their own pace.  A minimum of three participants is needed to hold a class.
Registration is required for all swim lessons
See complete class description below schedule. 

 

Parent and Child Aquatics:
LEARN TO SWIM PARENT/CHILD
This class introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents learn how to safely work with their child in the water including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills. Children receive an introduction to basic skills that lay the foundation for learning to swim. In addition, parents are introduced to several water safety topics.
*An adult must be present in the water with each child.
 Fee: $25.00 per child
Prerequisites: None
Age Requirement: 6 Months- 2 1/2 years old
Learning Objectives:
  • Feel comfortable in the water.
  • Enter and exit the water safely.
  • Explore breath control and submerging.
  • Explore floating on the front and back.
  • Change body position in the water.
 
Preschool Aquatics:
LEARN TO SWIM PRESCHOOL 1
This class is designed for children who do not have previous experience in a structured class setting or being away from their parents/guardians in the water.
Children will work on basic swimming skills to become comfortable in the water.
Skills will be learned through play and incidental learning to encourage a fun and enjoyable experience in the water. Preschool 1 introduces basic aquatic skills.
In addition, children start developing positive attitudes and safe practices around the water in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.
Fee: $25.00 per child
Prerequisites: None
Age Requirement: 2 1/2-5 years old
Learning Objectives:
  • Entering the water independently using ramp, steps or side and travel at least 5 yards.
  • Submerging mouth and blowing bubbles for at least 3 seconds.
  • Exiting the water safely.
  • Gliding on front for at least 2 body lengths with support.
  • Rolling to back and floating for 3 seconds with support.
  • Recovering to a vertical position with support.
LEARN TO SWIM PRESCHOOL 2
The objectives of Preschool 2 are to further develop basic aquatic skills. Children begin to perform these skills at a slightly more advanced level.  Many skills in Preschool 1 are performed with assistance. Preschool 2 marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain greater proficiency in preparation for performing strokes.
Fee: $25.00 per child
Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate the exit skills assessments from Preschool Aquatics Level 1
Age Requirement: 2 1/2-5 years old
Learning Objectives:
  • Gliding on front at least 2 body lengths.
  • Rolling to back, floating on back for 15 seconds, and then recovering to a vertical position.
  • Gliding on back for at least 2 body lengths.
  • Rolling to front, then recovering to a vertical position.
  • Swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths.
  • Rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to front then continuing to swim on front for 3 body lengths.
LEARN TO SWIM PRESCHOOL 3
In Preschool Aquatics Level 3, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children and help further your child’s development of water competency.
Fee: $25.00 per child
Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate the exit skills assessments of Preschool Aquatics Level 2
Age Requirement: 3-5 years old
Learning Objectives:
  • Stepping from the side into chest-deep water.
  • Pushing off the bottom and moving into a treading or floating position for 15 seconds, swimming on front and/ or back for 5 body lengths and then exiting the water.
  • Moving into a back float for 15 seconds, rolling to front then recovering to a vertical position.
  • Pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths.
  • Rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to front then continuing to swim for 5 body lengths.
Learn to Swim Youth Aquatics:
LEARN TO SWIM 2
This class is designed for children who have successfully completed Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills. Learn to Swim Level 2 builds on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Participants begin to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.

Fee: $30.00 per child

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
Age Requirement: 6-12 years old

Learning Objectives:

  • Stepping from the side into chest-deep water.
  • Fully submerging and holding breath.
  • Pushing off the bottom, moving into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swimming on front and/ or back for 5 body lengths and then exiting the water.
  • Moving into a back float for 15 seconds, rolling to front and then recovering to a vertical position.

LEARN TO SWIM 3

In Learn-to-Swim Level 3, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on previously learned skills. Your child learns to swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary levels, is introduced to the scissors and dolphin kicks, learns the survival float and increases the time duration for treading water. Your child also learns the rules for head first entries and begins to learn to enter the water head first from a seated position at poolside (if the water is 9 feet deep or deeper). Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim and help your child develop water competency.

Fee: $30.00 per child

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

Age Requirement: 6-12 years old

Learning Objectives:

  • Flutter, scissors, breaststroke and dolphin kicks.
  • Jumping into deep water from the side, recovering to the surface, maintaining position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotating a full turn and then turning as necessary to orient to the exit point.
  • Swimming the front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards and then exiting the water.
  • Pushing off in a streamlined position, swimming the front crawl for 15 yards, changing position and direction, swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards and then exiting the water.

LEARN TO SWIM 4

This class is designed for children who have successfully completed Level 3. In Level 4 participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissor kick and breaststroke kick to perform the rudimentary sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and butterfly as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall.

Fee: $30.00 per child

Prerequisites: Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 3: Stroke Development certificate OR Successful demonstration of all completion requirements from Level 3

Age Requirement: 6-12 years old

Learning Objectives:

  • Flutter, scissors, breaststroke and dolphin kicks.
  • Jumping into deep water from the side, recovering to the surface, maintaining position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotating a full turn and then turning as necessary to orient to the exit point.
  • Swimming the front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards and then exiting the water.
  • Pushing off in a streamlined position, swimming the front crawl for 15 yards, changing position and direction, swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards and then exiting the water.
Swim Team Youth Aquatics:
Pre-Swim Team
Swimmers who take part in our Pre-Swim Team course are often preparing for more advanced programs, such as competitive swimming. This course is customized to meet the objectives of the participants. For instance, this option can help those who want to achieve a higher level of fitness. Because of the variety this level offers, you can repeat it to focus on different goals and activities each time.
Fee: $30.00 per child
Prerequisites: Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 4: Stroke Improvement certificate OR Successful demonstration of all completion requirements from Level 4
Age Requirement: 6-12 years old
 

Adult Swimming Lessons:

Developed for older teens and adults, our programs give adult swimmers at every level the opportunity to improve their skills in a safe environment – and under the guidance of a trained instructor. Adult Swim Lessons focus on three tracks depending on the participant’s skill level: Learning the Basics, Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes, and Swimming for Fitness.

Adult Swim 1- Learning the Basics

Fee: $30.00 per adult

Prerequisites: None
Age Requirement: 13 or older

Learning Objectives: Adults learn to relax, get comfortable with face in the water and learn basic strokes.

Adult Swim 2- Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes

Fee: $30.00 per adult

Prerequisites: None
Age Requirement: 13 or older

Learning Objectives: Participants begin to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back.

Adult Swim 3- Swimming for Fitness

Fee: $30.00 per adult

Prerequisites:
Age Requirement: 13 or older

Learning Objectives: Training for a triathlon? Just want to get back into the swim of things? Swimming for fitness is for adult swimmers looking to improve time or to compete year-round.