Swim Lessons
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Summer 2020 Swim Lessons at Clear Lake Aquatic Center      
Classes are limited and filled on a first come first serve basis. Parents are required to observe their child’s lesson from the concession stand area. Classes are 30 minutes in length and may be cancelled for lack of participation. The schedule below will let you know what classes are available. Classes are available both in the morning and evening..
In the event of rain all classes will be cancelled. Please call the pool at 357-2007 to confirm if there are lessons that day. Aquatic Center is located at 1420 - 2nd Ave S.

FEE:  $37

Mondays - Thursdays, June 15-25
Registration deadline: June 8 to receive $5 early bird discount

Mondays - Thursdays, July 6 - 16
Registration deadline: June 29 to receive $5 early bird discount

Mondays - Thursdays, July 27 - August 6
Registration deadline: July 20 to receive $5 early bird discount

 Time  Parent/Tot
 Level 1
 Level 2
 Level 3
 Level 4
 Level 5
Level 6
 10 am
   Sess 2,3
 Sess 2,3
 Sess 2,3
 10:40am    Sess 1,2,3
 Sess 1,2,3
 Sess 1,2,3
 Sess 2,3
 Sess 2,3
 11:20 am
       Sess 2,3
 Sess 1,2,3
 Sess 1,2,3
 Sess 1,2,3
 6:30 pm
 Sess 1,2,3
 Sess 1,2,3
 Sess 1,2,3
 Sess 1,2,3

Parent and Child Aquatics
Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics is intended to help develop swimming readiness by leading parents and their children (age 2 - 4 years) in water exploration activities with the objectives of having fun and becoming comfortable in the water. Parent and Child Aquatics gives parents safety information and teaches techniques to help orient their children to the water. It also provides direction regarding how to supervise water activities safely and encourages safe behaviors and practices around the water.

Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6
Designed for participants about 6 years old and older, Red Cross Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a developmental progression through the following six levels: 

Learn-to-Swim Level 1-Introduction to Water Skills
This level is designed to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. They will cover the following skills with the support of their teacher:  learning to enter the water safely, breath control and underwater swimming,
front and back float, treading water, and learning arm movement on front and back.  At this level, participants start developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. 

Learn-to-Swim Level 2- Fundamental Aquatic Skills
The objective of Learn-to-Swim Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float
without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back that lay the foundation for future strokes. As in all levels, you will learn additional safety skills and improve comprehension of previous knowledge.

Learn-to-Swim Level 3- Stroke Development
The objective of Learn-to-Swim Level 3is to learn the survival float and swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke.
Participants will be introduced to the scissors and dolphin kicks and build on the fundamentals of treading water. Participants
will also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside. As in all levels, you will learn additional safety skills and messages.

Learn-to-Swim Level 4-Stroke Improvement
The objectives of Level 4 are to develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. In level 4 participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances. Participants add the arms to the scissors kick for the sidestroke. Participants also start to learn the back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly and the basics of turning at a wall.

Learn-to-Swim Level 5- Stroke Refinement
The objectives of this level are coordination and refinement of strokes. Participants refine their performance of all the strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke) and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced.

Learn-to-Swim Level 6- Swimming and Skill Proficiency
The objectives of this level are to refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness and over greater distances. Level 6 also introduces other aquatic activities and offers three options: Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving, and Fitness Swimmer. These options focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, such as the Water Safety Instructor course, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming and diving.

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