American Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety Program

The main goal of our lesson program is to help individuals to be safe in and around an aquatic environment.  Participants are evaluated at the first class to ensure each is enrolled in their appropriate level.  Locate the age and level you wish to enroll and find the days and times listed below that match your needs. It is common for students to repeat a level to master the skills of the level. There are no make-up dates for classes missed. We reserve the right to combine classes due to low enrollment in any level. Participants must be enrolled by the first day of class.

Parent and Child Aquatics
Parent participation is required in this class to teach safe behaviors around the water and develop swimming readiness.

Level 1   Ages 6-18 months
This level emphasizes water adjustment and basic skill development.
Level 2   Ages 19 months-3 years
Exploration of water above and below the surface, gliding and floating on front and back will be taught.


Preschool Aquatics    
Ages 3.5-5

Level 1
Your child will become familiar with the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills.        
Level 2
Your child will learn to float without support, and explore the beginning movements of arm and leg action on the front and back. 
Level 3
At the conclusion of Level 3 your child will be able to independently demonstrate the skills from Level 1 and Level 2.


Learn-to-Swim Aquatics    Ages 5.5-15

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Your child will become familiar with the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills and adds to skills begun in Level 1.
Level 3: Stroke Development
Participants will be taught to coordinate front crawl and elementary backstroke and will become proficient in treading water.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Participants will increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes for greater distances and will be introduced to butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke. 
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Swimmers will learn to perform strokes over an increased distance. They will also become familiar with open turns.
Level 6: Swimming & Skill Proficiency
Extended periods and lengths of swimming are maximized to encourage fitness swimming and personal water safety. 


TRI Kids Clinic 
Children, ages 4-6, who are interested in learning more about the sport of triathlon will learn tips for their swim, bike and run, setting up the transition area and ideas for healthy snacks in order to improve conditioning and endurance. On the first day, students must be able to swim 25 yards of the pool without stopping to continue in the class. Participants must also have their own bike and helmet. For more information contact trikidsclinic@gmail.com. 
Maplewood Family Aquatic Center

Private Swim Lessons
Each set of private swim lessons is scheduled on an individual basis depending on the package selected. To schedule lessons please complete a Private Lesson Request Form.

Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Two participants with similar swimming abilities can enroll in the semi-private swim lesson package together.

Beginner Adult Swim Lessons       
Individuals, ages 16+, that are looking to learn the fundamentals of swimming will learn basic technique from swim and fitness coach Kay Lynne Firsching.


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