Belchertown Recreation Department
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American Red Cross Swim Lessons
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Our Learn to Swim Program provides a maximum learning environment for all participants.
Swim Lesson Level Descriptions
Level 1 - Water Exploration
Children may not be excited about getting in the water, some maybe fearful others will separate easily from parents. Can follow directions but often need understanding and encouragement.
Level 2 - Primary Skills
Children are beyond “water adjustment”, they are comfortable in the water. Are ready to remove all floatation or already swimming 4 or 5 feet without floatation. Will learn to reach & pull, put their face in the water, float and propel themselves through the water on their backs and stomachs.
Level 3 – Stroke Readiness
Children swim and float and are comfortable on top of and under water, they are ready to learn proper breathing technique (rotary breathing) and learn basic strokes such as front crawl, back crawl and begin elementary back stroke.
Level 4 - Stroke Development
Children are prepared to refine the basic strokes they were taught in Level 3 and are introduced to more sophisticated strokes such as breast stroke and leg movement to the side stroke.
Swim Lessons Information
All level 1 & 2 classes are one half hour, levels 3 & 4 are for 45 minutes.
Class size is limited per level so be sure to register early.
Children age 3 years & older (must be able to separate from adult and be potty trained)
Wednesday before the Session begins
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