Swimming Lessons

 

Powers Park offers Red Cross Levels PK-6 certified swimming lessons for children ages 4 and over in group lessons. We follow American Red Cross guidelines.  

 

The 8 week program is designed to increase skills over time. Lessons occur each weekday for 30 minutes at a selected time of your choice based on availability at registration.  

 

Each student will be placed in his/her level depending on his/her own swimming ability. Children are assessed based on ability, experience and pass participation in the program. 

 

 

 

Examples of skills your child(ren) will learn in
each level at Powers Park:
Click here for a Red Cross guide to levels.
 
Kiddie Pool

 

Submerge entire face underwater. Be comfortable in water.

 

Level 1

 

Opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged objects. Front float. Back float. Roll from back to front. Roll from front to back. Swim on front at least 2 body lengths.Swim on back at least 2 body lengths.

 
Level 2

 

Opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged objects. Front float. Back float. Roll from back to front. Roll from front to back.Treading at least 15 seconds. Swim on front to rope. Swim on back to rope.

 

Level 3

 

Standing dive. Rotary breathing. Survivalfloat for at least 30 seconds. Back float at least 30 seconds. Tread water for 300 seconds. Front crawl to the rope. Elementary backstroke to the rope. Scissors kick to the rope.

 
Level 4

 

Standing Dive. Feet first surface dive, sumberging completely. Survival swimming at least 30 seconds. Front crawl open turn. Backstroke open turn. Tread water using 2 different kicks for 2 minutes. Front crawl at least 25 yards. Breaststroke a least 15 yards. Butterfly at least 15 yards.Elementary backstroke at least 25 yards. Back crawl at least 15 yards. Stide stroke at least 15 yards.

Level 5

 

 

Shallow dive. Tuck surface dive. Pike surface dive. Front flip turn while swimming. Backstroke flip turn while swimming. Tread water at least 5 minutes. Front crawl at least 50 yards. Breaststroke at least 25 yards. Butterfly at least 25 yards. Elementary backstroke at least 50 yards. Back crawl at least 25 yards. Sidestroke at least 25 yards.

 

 

Level 6

 

Dive off board. Front crawl at least 100 yards. Elementary backstroke at least 100 yards. Back crawl at least 50 yards. Breaststroke at least 50 yards. Sidestroke at least 50 yards. Butterfly at least 50 yards. Front crawl open turn. Backstoke open turn. Front flip turn. Backstroke flip turn. Sidestroke turn. Butterfly turn. Breaststroke turn. Feet first surface dive. Tuck surface dive. Pike surface dive. Back float at least 5 minutes. Treading water, Kicking only (no hands) for 2 minutes. Surface dive and retrieve an object from bottom at 12 feet deep.

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