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  • American Red Cross Preschool Swimming

    Preschool aquatics will teach basic aquatics skills, which children continue to build upon into the Learn-to-Swim levels.  The instructors will encourage children to develop good attitudes and safe practices around the water.  They will work on locomotion skills in the water and on using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions.  Before moving to the Learn–to-Swim program, students should have more independence in the water.  Designed for ages 3-5.
  • American Red Cross Swimming Instruction Level 1

    Please use the following prerequisites to determine the placement for your child. Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills Requirements: NONE. The objective of Level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Skills Taught: Elementary aquatic skills; development of good attitudes and safe practices around water; safety rules; buddy system; demonstration of buoyancy; and willingness to try new things and overcome fears. Recommended for ages 5-10
  • American Red Cross Swimming Instruction Level 2

    Please use the following prerequisites to determine the placement for your child. Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Requirements: Enter water unassisted, move forward 5 yards, bob 5 times. Front float with support with face in water for 5 seconds, roll onto back and back float with support. Skills Taught: Success with fundamental skills; simultaneous and alternating arm and leg action on the front and back; retrieval of submerged objects, floats and glides, and self-help and basic rescue skills. Recommended for ages 5-10.
  • American Red Cross Swimming Instruction Level 3

    Please use the following prerequisites to determine the placement for your child.Level 3 - Stroke Development Requirements: Enter chest deep water, front float 5 seconds, roll over to back float 5 seconds and stand up. Swim front crawl for 15 feet. Skills Taught: Coordinate the front crawl and back crawl, elementary backstroke; introduction to elements of butterfly and side stroke; increased treading water time; rules and skills for headfirst entry; and additional safety skills. Recommended for ages 5-12.
  • American Red Cross Swimming Instruction Level 4

    Please use the following prerequisites to determine the placement for your child.Level 4 - Stroke Improvement Requirements: Jump into water, swim front crawl 15 yards, tread water 30 seconds and then swim back crawl for 15 yards. Skills Taught: Developing confidence in the front and back crawl learned in previous levels; improve skills and increase endurance; build on butterfly; introduce elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke; and basics of turning at walls, survival swimming and various techniques for treading water. Recommended for ages 5-12.
  • American Red Cross Swimming Instruction Level 5 & 6

    This class will combine students in both Level 5 and 6 working together with the same instructor.Please use the following prerequisites to determine the placement for your child.Level 5 - Stroke Refinement Requirements: Jump into water, swim front crawl 25 yards, back float for 1 minute, and swim elementary backstroke 15 yards. Swim breaststroke 15 yards, tread water 1 minute back crawl 25 yards.  Skills Taught: Coordination and refinement of strokes, front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke; increase distances; and flip turns.Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency/Pre-Swim Team:Prerequisites include: Shallow dive, swim front crawl for 50 yards, back float for 1 minute, swim elementary backstroke 50 yards, swim breaststroke 25 yards, tread water for 5 minutes, swim back crawl 25 yards, front and backstroke flip turns and water safety elements. Skills Taught: Refine strokes so participants can swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances; they are able to swim continuously while using appropriate breathing techniques and turns for each strokeLevel 6 - Personal Water Safety Skills: Participants will be able to swim all strokes proficiently, demonstrating effectiveness and efficiency, introduction to other aquatic activities, which prepares students to participate in other advanced aquatic courses and activities such as Water Safety Aide and Lifeguarding
  • Lifeguard Review Course

    This course is for people already holding Red Cross Lifeguard certification who need to renew their certification. All participants must be over age 15, be able to perform the lifeguard pre-course skills test, and show a certificate that is still current within 30 days of the course. Lifeguarding skills, including pool entries, rescues and CPR/AED will be reviewed in this course.  Bring a lunch, water bottle, swimsuit and towel.
  • Lifeguard Training Course

    The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This blended-learning format includes mandatory online course work prior to instructor-led pool and classroom time. More detailed information will be provided at least one week before class. Participants must be able to perform the pre-course skills test. Students should be prepared to swim each day unless otherwise directed by the instructor. Bring a lunch, water bottle, swimsuit and towel. Registration closes Friday Dec 6.Prerequisites: Minimum age of 15; successfully pass the pre-course skills test, which will be held the first night of class.Pre-Course Swim test includes: 1) Swim 300 yards continuously; 2) Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke; surface dive 7-10 feet; retrieve a 10-pound object and return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.  3) Treading water for 2 minutes.
  • Private Swimming Lessons Level 1-6

    This is a private 30-minute session with your child to work on water safety, stroke enhancement or specific skills that need work.  This is a great option for children that need the extra one-on-one time with an instructor.  Levels 1-6 are welcome at Stillwater and Oak-Land Junior High.  SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS MUST CALL THE COMMUNITY ED OFFICE TO REGISTER.     
  • Water Safety Instructor Course

    This course provides instructor candidates the training needed to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Students develop their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to teach swim lessons and how to evaluate participants' progress. The blended-learning format includes mandatory online coursework prior to instructor-led pool and classroom time. Students should bring a lunch, snack, water bottle, swim suit and towel each day.  Attendance at all classes is required. There is an additional fee of $37 paid directly to the Red Cross for the online portion of the course. Registration closes Friday, October 25. Prerequisites: Minimum of age 16 by end of course; successful completion of pre-course session consisting of tests of water safety and swimming skills and knowledge.