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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(No Class 7/4)

$23.00

$29.00

3

July 7/13

Start Date: 7/16

$26.50

$33.25

4

July 7/27

Start Date: 7/30

$26.50

$33.25

Register: Richland Community Center

 

Lesson times for Sessions 3 & 4:

 

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 

9:00 - Preschool 

9:15 level 1,2,3, 4

10:00 - Parent/tot  level 2,3,4

10:45 - level 1,2,4,5

11:30 - preschool level 5, adaptive (6 max)

4:45  - Preschool, level 1, level 2

5:30 - Parent/tot, level 2, level 3

6:15 - level 4, level 5, adult lessons

 

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.

 

Not sure what level to enroll your child in?

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

Child will blow bubbles but is not comfortable submerging entire face in water, needs support with all swimming abilities, and is not very comfortable in the water. Child can only swim a few kicks before needing assistance.

 

Level 2

Child is comfortable putting face in water, can glide, kick, etc. for five or more feet and lifts head up to breathe. Child is ready to float on the front & back unsupported and ready to learn elementary back stroke.

 

Level 3

Child is able to swim free style swim and elementary backstroke without support for fifteen feet or more and is able to swim unassisted in deep end. Child may be swimming for a swim team with the youngest group. Ready to learn other strokes and is ready to breathe to the side while swimming.

 

Level 4

Child can swim fairly comfortably but needs stroke adjustments/work on endurance. Child is extremely comfortable with free style, back stroke, and may just need some help on\ breast stroke and butterfly.

 

Level 5

Child can swim all basic strokes accurately with correct breathing pattern and can swim the length of the pool comfortably without problem. The child may still need some stroke adjustments for the butterfly.

 

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.