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Designed and accredited by the American Red Cross. Focuses on teaching swimming skills and water safety. Designed to accommodate all ages from infants with a parent to advanced swimmers.
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Parent and Child


Parents will be in the water with their children that are 6 months-3 years old.
  • Holding and support techniques
  • Exploring the water
  • Blowing bubbles and submersion
  • Front/back glide
  • Front/back float
  • Basic arm and leg actions in water

Preschool


Specifically for 4-5 year olds; skills performed with assistance from instructor.
  • Bubbles and submersion 
  • Front/back glide 
  • Front/back float 
  • Rotary breathing 
  • Treading water 
  • Basic arm and leg actions on front and back 
  • Water safety

Level 1


Skills performed without assistance.
  • Skills learned from Preschool level 
  • Submersion and bobbing 
  • Arm and leg actions on front and back at two body lengths

Level 2


Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Skills learned from Level 1 
  • Arm and leg actions on front and back at five body lengths

Level 3


Stroke Development
  • Skills learned from Level 2 
  • Breath control and submersion 
  • Various survival floating 
  • Front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and scissor kick for specific lengths of the pool
*only offered during outdoor aquatics season

Level 4


Stroke Improvement and Refinement
  • Skills learned from Level 3 
  • Breath control and submersion including surface dives 
  • Head first entries from the side of pool 
  • Butterfly, back crawl and sidestroke for specific lengths of the pool
*only offered during outdoor aquatics season

Level 5


Skill Proficiency and Fundamentals of Diving
  • Skills learned from Level 4 
  • Open turns and flip turns 
  • Surface dives 
  • Diving from poolside and diving board 
  • Tuck and pike dives
*only offered during outdoor aquatics season
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Additional Aquatic Programs

Homeschool Program


Aquatics class for home school students ages 5-14. For physical education credit or just to have fun and improve swimming skills. A great social networking opportunity! No classes the week of Thanksgiving.
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
Doling Family Center 837-5900


Swim Team Sting Rays


For swimmers ages 6-18 who would like to continue their swim team experience through the school year. A great alternative to the highly competitive aquatics arena. Classes three times a week on Sun., Tues. and Thurs. No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

Mini-Rays Preschool Swim Team


This program is designed to get kids ages 4-6 involved in a swim team. Includes stroke basics in a swim team style setting. Participants should be able to swim at least 12 yards (half a lap.) Classes take place on Sundays for six weeks.
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

Private Swimming Lesson Packages


Half-hour sessions of private swim lessons with an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. For all ages and all swimming abilities.
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
Doling Family Center 837-5900


Semi-Private Swimming Lesson Packages


Semi-private lessons available for two swimmers of similar skill levels. Participants must pair up before registering.
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
Doling Family Center 837-5900
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