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Learn to Swim Group Lessons

Learn to Swim Group Lessons

Swim lessons are available for 12 month olds through adults. Learn-to-Swim teaches skills in a logical progression, allowing participants to swim and play safely in and around the water.
Class Location: All aquatic classes are held in the MCRC Natatorium. Students and instructors meet in the leisure pool area before the start of each lesson.

Class Instructional Levels: Please use the following descriptions to help determine appropriate class placements. Instructors reserve the right to change the placement of a participant in order to provide the best possible learning environment.

  • Toddler (Ages 12-35 Months) This class will establish children’s acclimation to the water by participating in games & songs while working towards a skill. Skills worked on: Entering & exiting the water, bubble blowing, submerging mouth, nose, eyes. Floats, glides, kicks and arm movements. Parents must be in the water with the child.
        
  • Green Fish (ages 3-5) This beginning preschool class will orient children to the aquatic environment & establish basic aquatic skills. This class is for children who cannot float on their front or back. We recommend that children wear a t-shirt with their name on it.
         
  • Blue Fish (ages 3-5) Children entering this class must be able to float on their front & back for 5 seconds unsupported and recover from their floats to a vertical position.
         
  • Gold Fish (ages 3-5) Children entering this class must be able to float on their front & back unsupported & swim leveled off for 5 yards on their front with their face in the water and swim on their back leveled off for 5 yards.
         
  • Turtles-(Previously Level 1) (ages 5 & up) This “beginner” school aged class will establish basic levels of aquatic skills. This class is for children who cannot float on their front or back.
         
  • Seals 1 (ages 5 & up) Children entering this class must be able to: Float on their front & back unsupported for 5 seconds and recover from their floats to a vertical position. Demonstrate some forward progression with their face in the water & demonstrate some back progression.
         
  • Seals 2 (ages 5 & up) Children entering this class must be able to float on their front & back unsupported for 10 seconds. Demonstrate swimming on their front with their face in the water leveled off for 5 yards. Swim leveled off on their back for 5 yards. Class will be taught in 5-13’ of water.
         
  • Otter 3-(Previously Level 3) (ages 5 & up) Children entering this class must be able to tread water for 1 minute. Swim with forward progression leveled off with a consistent flutter kick, arms out & forward face or to the side 10 yards. Swim with forward progression leveled off for 5 yards, & turn over & continue to swim on back leveled off for 5 yards. Swim on back 10 yards.
         
  • Otter 4-(Previously Level 4) (ages 5 & up) Children entering this class must be able to demonstrate all parts of the following strokes & the required distances: Front crawl 20 yards., back crawl 20 yards, elementary back stroke 10 yards.
         
  • Level 5 (ages 5 & up) Children entering this class must be able to demonstrate all the parts of the following strokes & the required distances for each stroke: Front crawl 30 yards., back crawl 30 yards., elementary back stroke 20 yards., side stroke 20 yards.
         
  • Level 6 (ages 5 & up) Personal Water Safety also incorporates survival skills as part of this level. Children entering this class must be able to demonstrate all the PARTS of the following strokes & the required distances for each stroke: Front crawl 50 yards, back crawl 50 yards., elementary back stroke 30 yards., breast stroke 30 yards., side stroke 30 yards.
         
  • Level 6 (ages 5 & up) Fitness & Diving teaches basic turns used in competitive swimming, as well as some basic diving and use of equipment related to competitive swimming.  Children entering this class must be able to demonstrate all the parts of the following strokes & the required distances for each stroke: Front crawl 50 yards, back crawl 50 yards, elementary back stroke 30 yards, breast stroke 30 yards, side stroke 30 yards

New Daytime Preschool Learn to Swim classes now being offered. Click here for details.

  LEARN TO SWIM POLICIES

Mass Registration is held twice a year for member/non-member—August for the fall/winter program and April or May for the spring/summer program. In order for a child to qualify for member pricing, the child must be a MCRC member during the member registration. A certain number of spots will be held through each season to ensure participants can progress to the next level. After the mass registration dates, there will be continuous registration until all classes are filled.

On the last day of class your child will be given a report that will indicate if the child moves up to the next level or remains at the same level. You will only have until the end of that day to enroll in your next class. The class must be the same day and time unless an open, non-hold, spot is available in another session.

To ensure that you are justified to have a hold spot you must present one of the following documents: Report card or Toddler participation certificate.

Although we are holding spots, they are limited and will only be held until the end of the day when the class ends. Any hold spots that were not taken will be first offered to the wait list the next day and then opened to the general public. Please note, some classes will not have a following class in which to enroll! Please check our brochure for dates, times and member and non-member pricing.

The aquatic’s department has adopted an open door policy please contact Darlene  if you have any questions or concerns. At all times for your child’s safety we have a head lifeguard & lifeguards on duty during our program.

 

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