Swim Lesson Participants

Swim lessons at McBean Pool are available from May through August. We offer lessons for swimmers of all abilities ages 6 months and up utilizing the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. In the Learn-to-Swim program, parents or guardians of children up to 5 years of age will actively participate in their child's swim lessons. This helps to increase the child's comfort level in the water, and helps parents practice skills with their children between classes.

We offer group, private and semi-private lessons. All swim instructors are certified in lifeguard training, CPR, AED and First Aid.

2022 Swim Lesson Schedule

Registration open April 1

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Class descriptions

Parent/Toddler (ages 6 to 24 months)

Parent participation required. Goal is to develop a high comfort level in and around the water and a readiness to swim. This course does not teach children to be accomplished swimmers or to survive in water

Parent/Preschool (ages 2 – 5 years)

Parent participation required. Goal is to develop a high comfort level in and around the water and a readiness to swim. This course does not teach children to be accomplished swimmers or to survive in water.

Learning objectives:

  • Exhale underwater (blow bubbles)
  • Demonstrate a readiness to float with support

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills

Goal is to orient participants to the aquatic environment and teach basic skills that can be built upon as they progress through the Learn to Swim program.

Learning objectives:

  • Fully submerge head
  • Retrieve underwater objects
  • Perform back float and front float

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Goal is to build on the fundamentals learned in Level 1.

Learning objectives:

  • Aquatic locomotion (movement through the water)
  • Perform a combined stroke on front and back.

Level 3 – Stroke Development

Learning objectives:

  • Coordinate the components of the front and back crawl
  • Retrieve object unsupported with eyes open
  • Rotary breathing in a horizontal position
  • Learn the bask rules of diving

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

Goal is to develop confidence and competency in the aquatic skills presented so far in the Learn to Swim program.

Learning objectives:

  • Diving from the side of the pool
  • Building endurance by swimming basic backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and front and back crawl

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

Goal is to coordinate and refine the key strokes presented so far in the Learn to Swim Program.

Learning objectives:

  • Introduce flip turns while swimming on front and back
  • Introduce tuck and pike surface dives

Diving

Requirement:

  • Level 4 skills

Teaching starts with beginning diving skills and will progress at the rate of the student's ability.

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