Group Swim Lessons

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Swim Team Prep

Competitive swim team training with a focus on building technique and endurance in the four competitive strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Participants will improve on competitive starts and turns and work on refining their technique to get on a competitive team or look to improve their swim fitness level. There are no makeups for missed sessions.

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Adult Classes 

We offer both beginner and intermediate adult swim group instruction. Beginners are adults who want to overcome their fear of being in the water. Deep water survival skills are taught. The Intermediate Class This can be a continuation of the Adult Beginner program where participants are taught proper swim mechanics in the four basic strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Swimming for fitness is introduced. There are no makeups for missed sessions.

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Parent & Child Age 6-36 Months 

This course is intended for parents and their children (ages 6-36 months) in the water together to gain swim readiness. Parents will be guided in introducing their children to basic water skills through song and play. The student-to-teacher ratio is 8:1. There are no makeups for missed sessions.

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Age 3

Age 3 swimmers are introduced to the aquatics class setting through fun games, songs, and age-appropriate activities. They learn basic skills such as bubble blowing, floating with assistance, and rudimentary arm and leg motion. Emphasis is placed on water confidence and safety. Milestones include: Submerging the mouth and blowing bubbles for at least 3 seconds, exiting the water safely, gliding on front for at least one body length with support, and rolling from back to front with support. The ratio of student-to-instructor 3:1. No make-up sessions for missed classes.

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Age 4-5

Age 4-5 swimmers are introduced to the aquatics class setting through fun games, songs, and age-appropriate activities. We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimming lessons and is intended as a precursor to the learn-to-swim designed by the American Red Cross (Levels 1 to 5+).  The ratio of student-to-instructor 3:1. There are no make-up sessions for missed classes.

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Age 6-9

For ages 6-9, we offer American Red Cross Level 1-4 group class instruction. If you are unsure what level the swimmer is, please read the level descriptions below. If the swimmer is at Level 4 or above, consider joining the Swim Team Prep program. There are no make-up sessions for missed classes.

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Age 10-14

For ages 10-14, we offer American Red Cross Level 1-5 group class instruction. If you are unsure what level the swimmer is, please read the level descriptions below. If the swimmer is at Level 4 or above, consider joining the Swim Team Prep program. There are no make-up sessions for missed classes.

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About the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Approach

The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, kids’ swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water.

During their swim lessons, children will spend time on the following levels:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.

 

Did you know Riverdale Y members get a discount on group swim lessons?  

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