Youth Swimming Lessons
- For children 6 years and older
- American Red Cross Learn to Swim Levels 1–6 give youth the opportunity to swim in a safe environment. Students learn to swim at their own pace and master skills as they progress through the 6 levels
- Classes are 45 minutes
- Instructors teach from the pool deck
District 622 families who qualify for free and reduced lunch may request 25% reduced rates for group swim lessons when registering online.Level 1 & 2: Fundamental SkillsThis class requires an adult in the water to assist the swimmer.Introduction to water skills—floating, gliding, leg and arm movements.
Level 3: Stroke Development
An adult should be prepared to assist in the water if the instructor finds it is needed.
Passed Level 2 or can jump in deep water, swim on front and back for 30 feet. Class skills include Front Crawl, introduction to Elementary Backstroke and deep water.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Passed Level 3. Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke, Butterfly kick.
Level 5 & 6: Stroke Refinement, Fitness & Safety
Passed Level 4. Develop techniques to improve fitness and endurance with additional emphasis on stroke refinement. Skills include Breaststroke, Butterfly, Sidestroke, survival float, self-rescue techniques, and survival swimming.