We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Saturday, November 19, 2016.
American Red Cross - Learn to Swim Program
Open to Children and Teens
One 9-week session of American Red Cross water safety classes will be held at Brown Deer Middle/High School Pool, 8060 N. 60th Street. Participants must furnish their own suit, towel and lock for their locker. If you are not sure which level your child should enroll in, please contact the Park and Recreation Department at (414) 371-3075 before registering.
NOTE: If your child is in need of adjustment to the water and requires additional assistance, please advise the Park and Recreation Department at registration.
CHILDREN 6 MONTHS THROUGH 5 YEARS
Parent/Child Children 6 months-4 years old. Parent is in the water with their child.
Pre-School 1 (Previously named Tiny Tots) Children ages 3-5 who need water adjustment or first time in water. No parent is in the water.
Pre-School 2 (Previously named Jr. Level 1) Orients children ages 4-5 to the aquatic environment and basic aquatic skills.
Pre-School 3 (Previously named Jr. Level 2) Children ages 4-5 will start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water.
LEARN TO SWIM LEVELS - Ages 6 and Older
Level 1: Helps students feel comfortable in the water. Participants learn to enter and exit the water safely, fully submerge their head, exhale underwater, float on their fronts and backs with support, and begin to swim on their fronts and backs using arm/leg action.
Level 2: Gives students independent success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to independently enter and exit the water safely, swim on their sides, submerge entire head for five seconds, float on their fronts and backs without support, glide on their fronts and backs unsupported and swim on their fronts and backs using combined strokes for 15 feet unsupported.
Level 3: Builds on skills learned in Level 2. Participants learn to jump into deep water from the side, dive from kneeling or standing position, perform front and back float for 30 seconds, swim front crawl for 15 yards, swim back crawl for 15 yards, the butterfly kick and the butterfly body motion.
Level 4: Develops confidence and strength to improve skills learned and introduces new aquatic skills. Participants learn to swim underwater, perform a feet first surface dive, perform open turns on their front and back, tread water for one minute, swim front and back crawl for 25 yards, swim breaststroke and elementary backstroke for 15 yards, swim butterfly for 15 yards and swim on their sides using a scissors kick for 15 yards.
Level 5: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes, swimming further distances. Participants learn to tread water for two minutes, perform standing dives, swim sidestroke and elementary backstroke for 25 yards, perform tuck and pike surface dives, perform front and back flip turns, swim front and back crawl for 50 yards and swim butterfly and breaststroke for 25 yards.
Level 6: Refines strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.
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