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SAT–SUN: 6:00AM–8:00PM

KROC CENTER + AMERICAN RED CROSS

SWIM LESSONS

From beginners to experienced lake-goers, The Kroc Center has swim lessons for every stage of your child's swimming experience. Swimmers will move through six different levels as their skills progress.

Swimming Ability Quick Reference Chart

The following are considered the minimum skill requirements for each level.

Parent and child. Parent is in the water with the child, learning skills, and safe practices with their child.

Child won’t put their head into the water.

Child can get their head wet, but not have any other skills.

Child can float.

Child can swim crawlstroke and backstroke.

Child can swim a lap and tread water in the deep end.

Child can swim crawl, back, breast, side, and elementary strokes.

Child can swim all six strokes.

Group Swim Lessons

All classes are scheduled for groups of 3-6 children. Instructed by American Red Cross certified staff. 8 classes per session, 30 minutes in length. 4 weeks long, 2 days a week. Certification upon class completion.

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Private Swim Lessons

30-minute Private Swim Lessons are offered by Aquatic Staff for students of all ability levels. Lessons are offered as Private (single participant) or Semi-Private (2 or 3 participants). Semi-Private participants must be of similar ability. Private lessons are sold in increments of 1, 4 or 8 lessons. Lesson days and times are to be arranged with the instructor prior to the start of lessons. Sorry, no refunds or credits for missed lessons.

Private lessons are registered through the aquatics department only.

For more information, please see the lead lifeguard or call the Aquatics Department at 707.439.7888.

Parent Tot

Provides experiences and activities for children to—

• Learn to ask for permission before entering the water

• Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner

• Feel comfortable in the water

• Explore submerging to the mouth, nose, and eyes completely

• Explore buoyancy on the front and back position

• Change body position in the water

• Learn how to play safely

• Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket

 

Beginning Pre

Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.

• Enter water by stepping in

• Exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Bobbing

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

• Front and back floats and glides

• 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

• Finning arm action on back

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

• Bobbing

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

• Front and back glides and floats

• Recover to vertical position

• Roll from front to back and back to front

• Tread water using 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

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

• Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side

• Fully submerge and hold breath

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

• Front, jellyfish and tuck floats

• Recover to vertical position

• Roll from front to back and back to front

• Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back

• Tread water using arm and leg actions

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

• Finning arm action

Level 3 - Stroke Development

Builds on the skills learned in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.

• Enter water by jumping from the side

• Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions

• Bobbing while moving toward safety

• Rotary breathing

• Survival float

• Back float

• Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back

• Tread water

• Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front

• Front crawl and elementary backstroke

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

• Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions

• Swim under water

• Feet first surface dive

• Survival swimming

• Front crawl and backstroke open turns

• Tread water using 2 different kicks

• Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly

• Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

• Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke

• Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely

• Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming

• Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly

• Sculling

Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, including the Water Safety Instructor, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving.

Options include:

• Fitness Swimmer

• Personal Water Safety

• Fundamentals of Diving

FULL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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