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Learn to Swim 2 Rockwell Pool (Weekdays)
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Swimming lessons are an essential part of a child's education. Being able to swim properly increases confidence which makes time in the water an enjoyable and safe experience. In addition, swimming is a healthy, total fitness activity that lasts a lifetime. Our Learn to Swim programs are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors with an enthusiasm and dedication to helping children and adults achieve their swimming goals. To determine proper class placement please review the level descriptions below and contact the front desk 860-584-3837 with any questions.
School-Age Class Descriptions:
All School-Age aquatics classes are intended for children 6 and above
(LTS 1) Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills- Children learn breath control, buoyancy on the front and back, alternating arm and leg action and general water safety rules.
(LTS 2) Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills- Underwater swimming, treading water, swimming in different positions and general water safety are the main focus.
(LTS 3) Level 3: Stroke Development- Head first entries, rotary breathing, changing directions and different kicks are taught.
(LTS 4) Level 4: Stroke Improvement- Diving, surface diving, turns, breaststroke kick, elementary backstroke and scissor kicks are introduced.
(LTS 5) Level 5: Stroke Refinement- Head first surface dives, flip turns and survival swimming are taught. All other skills are refined.
(LTS 6) Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances.