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Learn to Swim Programs

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.
         
  • Otters 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) Diving/Personal Water Safety teaches basic turns used in competitive swimming, as well as some basic diving and use of equipment related to competitive swimming. Swimmers must be able to demonstrate all the parts of the following strokes and the requird 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

 LEARN TO SWIM REGISTRATION AND POLICIES

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Learn to Swim is a very popular program, so please register early. If the class is full, you may add your name to the wait list.
Our goal is to offer a quality, exciting, informative and structred aquatic program and to create and maintain the best possible learning environment for swimmers.
Our instructors have been professionally trained and prepared to instruct swimmers in various stages of development.
Our commitment is to have a department with an open door policy. Please contact the Aquatics manager (Darlene Donkin 330-721-6942) or pool manager (Julie Worsdall 330.721-6943) with any questions.
For your safety, we have a head lifeguard and lifeguards on duty at all times.

WAIT LIST

There is a NEW Learn to Swim WAIT LIST. If a class is full, add your name to the on-line waiting list. On occasion if there are openings in classes after we secure hold spots, or if we have the ability to add additional instructors, we may call those who have their name on the wait list. Having a name on the wait list does not guarantee that you will receive a phone call or a spot in a class. The Aquatics Deparment will check the wait list after the session ends to determine if there is class availability. Please make sure you have updated your account so that we have the best number to reach you.

HOLD SPOTS

Hold spots will be reserved for those enrolled in a previous session until the last day of those classes. The hold spot class must be the same day and time unless an open, non-hold spot is available in another session. To ensure that you are eligible to have a hold spot you must present one of the following documents to the front desk on the last day of class: learn to swim report card or toddler participateion certificate. If you are unable to be here for the last class please contact the Aquatics Manager before the session ends. Occasionally some classes will not have a following class in which to enroll.

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