Swimming Lessons

Learn to Swim Program

As an accredited Red Cross affiliate, your child will receive the quality and consistency that the Red Cross provides.  When choosing a class for your child it is important to look at both the age and skill level. Improper placement can lead to frustration for the parent, instructor and child.

Parent & Child Level 1

6 months – 3 years (Parents required in the water)

This class is for parents to introduce their children to the water through games and songs. Skills practiced include floating on front & back, kicking, arm action, blowing bubbles and underwater exploration, all with parental support.

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Ages: 3 years to 5 years (Parent required in the water)

These classes are for children, ages 3-5 years old, who are not quite ready to leave their parents or have had no experience in swim lessons before. This class is designed to gradually shift dependency onto the instructor and relieve some of the separation anxiety. Skills learned include all of those taught in Level 1, only with parental assistance for the first half of the session. This class is strongly recommended for children who are not ready to take Level 1 by themselves or are afraid of the water.

Level 1

Ages: 3 years – 5 years  & 6 years and older

This class is for children who are beginner swimmers. Skills taught include submerging head, blowing bubbles, front and back float, alternating arm and leg actions on front and back (front crawl and back crawl), simultaneous arm and leg actions (breaststroke and elementary backstroke), basics of treading and water safety.

Level 2

Ages: 3 years – 5 years  & 6 years and older

This class is for children who have passed all of the skills taught in Level 1, and those who are comfortable having their face in the water. Skills taught include front and back float without support, gliding, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, swimming on side, and treading.

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Must have passed level 2 to enter this class.  Students must be able to support themselves in the water and have some level of endurance to participate in this class. This class is based on developing strokes such as front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and development of breaststroke and butterfly kick. Students learn to dive from the seated position, rotary breathing and the basics of treading water.

Must have passed level 3 before entering this class.  This class is for students who know the basics of each stroke and have enough endurance to swim a length of the pool. Skills taught include defining the specifics of each stroke such as front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke and learning sidestroke. Students will also learn treading water independently and open turns.

Swim Lesson Days & Times

Monday Evenings

Monday Swim Lessons

7 weeks long

March 6 – April 17
May 1 – June 19
June 26 – August 14

Parent Child:          5:00 – 5:30 pm
Preschool:          5:30 – 6:00 pm
Level 1 (3-5):          6:00 – 6:30 pm
Level 1 (6+):          6:00 – 6:30 pm
Level 2 (3-5):          6:30 – 7:00 pm
Level 2 (6+):          6:30 – 7:00 pm
Level 3:          7:00 – 7:45 pm
Level 4:          7:00-7:45 pm

Fee:     M: $24     TP: $27     NTP: $34

Tuesday & Thursday Mornings

Tuesday & Thursday Morning Swim Lessons

4 weeks long

February 14 – March 9
March 21 – April 13
April 18 – May 11

Parent Child:          9:00 – 9:30 am
Preschool:          9:30 – 10:00 am
Level 1 (3-5):          9:30 – 10:00 am

Fee:     M: $24     TP: $27     NTP: $34

Thursday Evenings

Thursday Evening Swim Lessons

7 weeks long

March 9 – April 20
May 4 – June 15

Parent Child:          5:00 – 5:30 pm
Preschool:          5:30 – 6:00 pm
Level 1 (3-5):          6:00 – 6:30 pm
Level 1 (6+):          6:00 – 6:30 pm
Level 2 (3-5):          6:30 – 7:00 pm
Level 2 (6+):          6:30 – 7:00 pm
Level 3:          7:00 – 7:45 pm
Level 4:          7:00-7:45 pm

Fee:     M: $24     TP: $27     NTP: $34

Homeschool

Homeschool Swim Lessons

6 weeks long

Each day includes a swim lesson and free swim from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm for those registered.  Parents are encouraged to watch poolside.  Parents and siblings not enrolled in swim lessons may swim fro $4.00 each.

February 24 – March 31
April 14 – May 19

Level 1:          9:00 – 9:30 am
Level 2:          9:30 – 10:00 am
Level 3:          10:00-10:45 am
Level 4:          10:45 – 11:30 am
Level 5:          11:30 – 12:15 pm

Fee: $26.00

Saturday Mornings

Saturday Morning Swim Lessons

7 weeks long

March 4 – April 15
April 29 – June 10
June 24 – August 5

Parent Child:          9:00 – 9:30 am
Preschool:         9:30 – 10:00 am
Level 1 (3-5):          10:00 – 10:30 am
Level 1 (6+):         10:00 – 10:30 am
Level 2 (3-5):         10:30 – 11:00 am
Level 2 (6+):          10:30 – 11:00 am
Level 3:          11:00 – 11:45 am
Level 4:          11:00 – 11:45 am

Fee:     M: $24     TP: $27     NTP: $34

Swim Lesson Guidelines

  • When signing your child up for swim lessons please look at our lesson descriptions and find what best fits your child.  If you have any questions on what lesson to place your child in just ask and we can help assess your child to get them in the appropriate class.
  • You can  register online, in person or over the phone at 330-832-1621.  Registration closes 3 days before the class starts or when the class becomes full.
  • All classes must have a minimum of 3 participants per class and a maximum of 5 for ages 3-5 and 7 for 6+.  Classes may be combined or canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Parents/Guardians must be present in the aquatic center during their child’s swim lesson.  This helps us if your child needs a bathroom break, to be extra eyes watching the water and applaud new skills achieved!
  • Children are not permitted to enter the water before class begins and must exit promptly when class ends.
  • While class is in session, please do not interrupt the class or instructor. We do however; appreciate you help in disciplining your child if needed.
  • If the instructor feels that the participant is not enrolled in the appropriated level, he/she will notify the Aquatics Supervisor.
  • There will not be any make-ups or credits given for personal absences.  If we must cancel for any reason on our end you will receive a phone call and a credit will be given to your account.
  • There will be a $5.00 service charge for withdrawing from swim lessons prior to the start of the first class. Refunds will not be available. If there are any questions, please contact the Aquatics Supervisor.