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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.

Swim lessons take place at Fassnight Pool in the summer and Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers during the school year.

$40/student, per session
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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
*30 minutes of instruction time

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
Family Learn To Swim
Designed to accommodate all ages: infants with a parent through kids’ Level 5 skills. This program focuses on basic swimming skills and water safety. Parent and Child classes are 30 minutes. Registration must be received no later than the Friday before the session begins by 12 p.m. (noon). Cancellations may be made at that time if there is low enrollment.

Age: All ages
Date: Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
Session 1: June 4-13 (only time B & C)
Session 2: June 18-27
Session 3: July 9-18
Session 4: July 23-Aug. 1

Time: Time A: 10:15-11 a.m.
Time B: 11:15 a.m.-Noon
Time C: 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Time D: 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $40/Student
Family Learn To Swim
Designed to accommodate all ages from 6 months through Level 2 skills. This program focuses on swimming skills and water safety. Each class takes place twice a week for three weeks. Registration must be received no later than the Friday before the session begins by 12 p.m. (noon). Cancellations may be made at that time if there is low enrollment.

Age: All ages
Date: Session 5: April 9-25
Time: Tues. and Thurs., 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $40/Session Member
$50/Session Non-Member
Mommy & Me
In-pool instruction for children six months to three years and a parent in the water. Six-week sessions teach a variety of pre-swimming fundamentals. Registration must be received no later than the Friday before the session begins by 12 p.m. (noon). Cancellations may be made at that time if there is low enrollment.

Age: 6 months to 3 yrs.
Date: Session 3: April 9-May 14
Time: Thurs., 9:15-10 a.m.
Fee: $40/Session Member
$50/Session Non-Member
Family Learn To Swim
Designed to accommodate all ages from 6 months through Level 2 skills. This program focuses on swimming skills and water safety. Each class takes place twice a week for three weeks. Registration must be received no later than the Friday before the session begins by 12 p.m. (noon). Cancellations may be made at that time if there is low enrollment.

Age: All ages
Date: Session 5: April 8-24
Time: Tues. and Thurs., 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $40/Session Member
$50/Session Non-Member
Mommy & Me
In-pool instruction for children six months to three years and a parent in the water. Six-week sessions teach a variety of pre-swimming fundamentals. Registration must be received no later than the Friday before the session begins by 12 p.m. (noon). Cancellations may be made at that time if there is low enrollment.

Age: 6 months to 3 yrs.
Date: Session 3: April 11-May 16
Time: Thurs.,  10:30-11:15 a.m.
Fee: $40/Session Member
$50/Session Non-Member
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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.
View program at Chesterfield Family Center
View program at Doling Family Center


Swim Team Sting Rays


Be part of a team, compete in swim meets and make new friends. This dynamic 6-week series focuses on stroke development, fundamentals of turns and starts, fitness and having fun! Build confidence and skills for your swimming career. Participants must be able to demonstrate two of the four competitive strokes (front crawl, backstroke, breast stroke, butterfly) and swim a length of Meador Pool (25 yards). Parent info meeting Mon., May 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Family Center.
During the school year swim team meets at Chesterfield Family Center | In the summer swim team is at Meador Pool

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.
View program at Chesterfield Family Center

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.
View program at Chesterfield Family Center
View program at Doling Family Center


Semi-Private Swimming Lesson Packages


Semi-private lessons available for two swimmers of similar skill levels. Participants must pair up before registering.
View program at Chesterfield Family Center
View program at Doling Family Center
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