The Aquatics Department offers numerous classes each year for adults and children to learn to swim. Certified American Red Cross instructors teach all swimming classes. Enrollment for classes is limited in order to maintain quality instruction and an optimal teaching environment. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
We understand your fear and apprehension around water is very real. Our beginner lessons can help students and adults overcome their fear of the water and learn the basic skills to achieve a minimum level of water competency and comfort.
These lessons help participants gain basic aquatic skills and teach them basic swimming strokes. These lessons teach skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water and to help yourself or others in an aquatic emergency.
This course is perfect for developing/refining your swimming strokes as well as preparing for fitness swimming and/or triathlon training.
The purpose of the course is to help improve participants’ proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes, teach skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water, to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency.
Prerequisites include: being comfortable in chest-deep water, putting your face in the water, and being able to perform strokes that can be recognized as front crawl (freestyle) and backstroke, each for 15 yards.