American Red Cross Learn to Swim (Age 13-15 years)
A complete swim program that encompasses teaching children ages 6 and older how to swim and be safe when they are in, on, or around water. This is an American Red Cross qualified Water Safety course.
Instructors will teach participants skills and knowledge in a logical progression for aquatic skill development beginning with Level I (beginner swimmer) and progressing in a developmental manner to reach an improved swimming level.
Level 1: Water Exploration
The objective of this level is to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safety. Elementary aquatic skills are taught.
Level 2: Primary Skills
Here, participants acquire beginning locomotion skills.
Level 3: Stroke Readiness
At this level, a coordinated front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke are taught.
Fundamentals of treading water, safe diving, and safety skills are stressed.
Level 4: Stroke Development
The objective is to increase endurance at Level III strokes and introduce the breaststroke, sidestroke, and basis of performing a turn at the wall.
Level 5: Further Strokes
Participants will learn the butterfly stroke, open turns, surface diving, and springboard diving.
Here, participants will polish their strokes so that they can swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Competitive turns are introduced.