Red Cross learn to swim is for students who have completed grades K-6. Lessons will take place at Cambridge High School. Fee includes bus transportation to and from Cambridge High School pool. Students should bring a towel and come dressed to swim. We will provide a chaperone for the bus ride and this person will be at the pool. Bus will leave the Education Center Door #8 at 12:15 and return to the Education Center at 2:45pm.
Parents please register your child for the best fitted swimming level. The pool will evaluate the students on the first day and may move them to the class that will work best for their skill level. Each level of lessons includes training in basic water safety and helping a swimmer in distress, in addition to the skills outlined below:
Level 1: Water Exploration - This class is designed to help first-time swimmers become comfortable in the water. Students will learn skills in water entry/exit, breath control, floating and alternation arm action.
Level 2: Primary Skills - Students will learn fundamental skills of propelling themselves in the water.
Level 3: Stroke Readiness - Skills covered include coordinated front crawl, elementary back stroke and treading water. Safe diving skills will be introduced.
Level 4: Stroke Development - Students will develop endurance and coordination of crawl and elementary back stroke, introduction to breast stroke and turns.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement - Students will improve on previously learned strokes and will be introduced to butterfly, open turns, springboard diving and distance swimming.