Class Descriptions

Infant & Preschool Aquatic Program

Parent/Tot (ages 6 months - 3 years)
To use toys and games to create a safe and fun learning environment for infants and parents
To teach parents how to safely interact with their infant in the water
To provide guidelines for parents to follow with their infant in the water

Prerequisites: No skill prerequisites

 

Toddler (2-3 years of age) *Previously Toddler 1
To acclimate the toddler to the water using games and toys
To find comfort in & around the pool
To provide experience in group swimming situations

Prerequisites: No skill prerequisites

 

Preschool 1 (3-5 years of age) *Previously Toddler 2
To familiarize children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic skills
To help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water
Swimmers will be required to fully submerge by the end of this level

Prerequisites: No skill prerequisites

 

Preschool 2 (3-5 years of age) *Previously Preschool 1
To build on and improve skills learned in Preschool 1

Increase knowledge of water safety topics introduced in Preschool 1

Prerequisite: Successful demonstration of the Preschool 1 exit skills assessment; must be able to fully submerge comfortably

 

Preschool 3 (4-6 years of age) *Previously Preschool 2

Increase proficiency and build on th ebasic aquatic skills learned in Preschool 1 and 2

Reinforce water safety concepts and skills introduced in earlier levels and introduce additional water safety topics

Prerequisite: Successful demonstration of the Preschool 2 exit skills assessment

American Red Cross Levels 1-6

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills

Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water

Prerequisite: Successful demonstration of the Preschool 3 exit skills assessment. Must be able to float on front and back independently. Participants usually start at about 6 years of age.

 

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1

Prerequisite: Successful demonstration of the Level 1 exit skills assessment

 

Level 3: Stroke Development

Build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment

Prerequisite: Successful demonstration of the Level 2 exit skills assessment. Must be comfortable swimming in water depth of 5 ft.

 

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Improve participants proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3

Prerequisite: Successful demonstration of the Level 3 exit skills assessment

 

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Help participants refine their performance of all six swimming strokes (i.e. front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke)

Prerequisite: Successful demonstration of the Level 4 exit skills assessment

 

Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Fitness Swimmer
Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances
Personal Safety
Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances
Teach participants how to prevent aquatic emergencies in various aquatic environments and to introduce and practice self-rescue techniques

Prerequisite: Successful demonstration of the Level 5 exit skills assessment
 

Private Lessons

Private lessons are arranged individually based on your schedule and the schedules of our instructors.
Cost per 30-minute lesson:
1 child — $25

2 children — $30

3 children -- $35

There is no minimum or maximum number of lessons.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in private swimming lessons, contact the Learn to Swim Office at 605.274.4636 or learntoswim@augie.edu