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Summer 2018

 Pool Picture

 

Swim Lesson Information

  • Registration begins at 8:00am at Richland Community Center or on-line.
  • Classes fill up fast!
  • Classes are limited on class size! Class max will vary by time and level.
  • Lessons are Mon-Thurs for two weeks.
  • Lessons will be cancelled only when lightning and thunder are present.

 

Session

Registration Date

Resident

Non-Resident

1

June 14

Start Date: 6/18

$26.50

$33.25

2

June 28

Start Date: 7/2

$26.50

$33.25

3

July 7/12

Start Date: 7/16

$23.00

$29.00

4

July 7/26

Start Date: 7/30

$26.50

$33.25

Register: Richland Community Center

 

Lesson times:

9:15 AM-9:45AM - Levels 4 & 5

10:45AM-11:15AM - Levels 1, 2, & 3

11:30AM-12:00PM - Parent's and tots, preschool 1&2

4:45PM-5:15PM - Parent's and tots, preschool 1&2

5:30PM-6PM - Levels 1, 2, & 3

6:15PM-6:45PM - Levels 4 & 5

 

Learn-to-Swim classes are taught by certified Water Safety Instructors who can help swimmers at every level feel comfortable in the water and progress to the next level.

 

Register here 

 

What to Expect

City of Richland Learn-to-Swim Red Cross swimming classes are tailored to the needs of each individual, so that he or she can progress at a comfortable pace. And although some may advance more quickly or slowly, our instructors ensure that everyone receives the instruction they need.

 

Class Descriptions

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

 

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.Level 1 is an introduction to aquatic skills and will teach basics along with water safety, no prerequisites for this class but, is recommended by instructor after the completion of preschool Aquatics Levels.  Children will learn: entire safely into water, bobbing, becoming comfortable with water and other American Red Cross swimming techniques.
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills. Level 2 will give children the fundamental skills and help them grow more confident in and around the water. Must demonstrate swimming abilities from learn to swim level 1 or passed the exit assessment.  Children will learn: to float without support, front and back glides, tread water using arm and leg actions and other American Red Cross swimming techniques.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills. Level 3 will build on the skills of level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water. Must demonstrate swimming abilities from learn to swim level 2 or passed the exit assessment. Children will learn: head first entries from the side, rotary breathing, survival float and other American Red Cross swimming techniques.
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills. Level 4 will develop confidence and refine strokes as well as discuss awareness of water safety. Must demonstrate swimming abilities from learn to swim level 3 or passed the exit assessment.  Children will learn: feet first surface dive, front crawl breaststroke, backstroke and other American Red Cross techniques.
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.  Level 5 will refine their performance of all the strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke) and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced.

Preschool Level 1 — Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Note: All skills may be performed with support.

• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose for 3 seconds

• Submerge mouth, nose and eyes

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water

• Front and back glides 2 body lengths and recover to a vertical position

• Front and back float for 3 seconds 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

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

• Complete the series of skills with support. Enter the water independently, using steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles, then safely exit the water

 

Preschool Level 2 — Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. Note: All skills to be completed with minimal support.

• Enter water by stepping into shoulder deep water

• Exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Bobbing 5 times

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in chest deep water

• Front and back floats(3 seconds on front 5 seconds on back) and glides (2 body lengths)

• 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 (3 body lengths)

• Finning arm action on back (3 body lengths)

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 15 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, and then recover to a vertical position.

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for at least 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming on front for at least 3 body lengths.