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Parent and Child Aquatics: Ages 6 months to 4 years old
Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1 (formerly Water Babies): Ages 6 months - 2 years. Familiarize participants with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water.

Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2 (formerly Tadpoles): Ages 2 to 4 years - Builds on skills learned in Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1
Preschool Aquatics: Ages 4 to 6
Preschool Aquatics Level 1 (formerly Water Whales): Ages 4 to 6. Water adjustment, floating, entry, movement, safety, and listening skills.
Preschool Aquatics Level 2 (formerly Jellyfish): Ages 4 to 6.
Recommended for students who have passed Preschool Aquatics Level 1, but are not 6 years old. Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.
Learn-to-Swim: Ages 6+
Level 1 - Introduction to Basic Water Skills (Ages 6+) Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water, develop safe practices around water.
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.
Level 3 - Stroke Development Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practices.
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement Purpose: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement Refines skills learned in Level 4. Swim distances and stroke knowledge are increased. Participants refine skills of all six swimming strokes (i.e. front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke)
Level 6 -Swimming and Skill Proficiency- Personal Water Safety: Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Learn how to prevent aquatic emergencies in various aquatics environments and to introduce and practice self rescue techniques

Featured Courses

  • Water Safety Instructor class information

    Are you interested in getting certified to teach swim lessons? If so, we will hold a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) class as soon as we have enough interest. This course trains American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (TM) candidates to teach courses and presentations in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants progress. The courses and presentations include Parent and Child Aquatics Levels 1 and 2, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1 - 3, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1 - 6, three adult courses as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more. To enroll, instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course and successfully complete the precourse session which includes demonstration of swimming skill at Learn-to-Swim Level 4. Please sign up and we will contact you once we have a date set!
  • Swim Lesson Text and email alerts

    If you are interested in getting a text and/or email when new swim lessons are posted on our site, please sign up here. We must have a valid cell number to text. Please only register adults in this course. You only need to register once. Some cell phone companies do block our texts, so you are encouraged to also provide an email address as well. If you have an Android phone, you can unblock our texts by doing the following: Unblock a conversation Open the Messages app . Tap More options. Spam & blocked. Select the contact from the list. Tap Unblock. Otherwise, tap Back We do not know of a fix for Iphones. If you need to be removed from text/email alerts for swim lessons, please call our office at 218-879-1261. Thank you.