RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONS

Cost

Cost per child per session (beginning at five years of age):

  • $65.00 for members
  • $80.00 for non-members

Choose a Session

Each session is two weeks long, Monday through Friday, as follows:

  • June 24 – July 5 from 9:30 – 10:15 am (Levels 1-5)  No Class July 4th
  • June 24 – July 5 from 10:30 -11:15 am (Levels 1-6)  No Class July 4th
  • July 8 – July 19 from 9:30 – 10:15 am (Levels 1-5)
  • July 8 – July 19 from 10:30- 11:15 am (Levels 1-6)
  • July 22 – August 2 from 10:30 – 11:15 am (Levels 1-6)

Any class with less than eight children registered may be canceled or combined with another level. If this occurs, you will be notified and your money refunded if we are unable to arrange for a different time/class.

Refund Policy

Swim or tennis lessons must be canceled one week or more in advance of the class for a refund (less a 10% processing fee). If cancellation is made later, the refund will be pro-rated if Fallston Club has someone to take the empty spot.

Red Cross Levels

Fallston Club has guidelines for each level to determine where to place your child if he or she has not previously taken lessons at the Club. Instructors will test the students on the first day to make sure they are in the right level class. The American Red Cross offers a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate swimming and water safety program that teaches you, your child or other family members how to swim skillfully and safely, and think and act safely in, on and around the water. The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from the preceding level. The prerequisites for level 1 are that the student must be able to follow instructions in a group setting and willingly put their face in the water. Learn-to-Swim Based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of all ages and varying abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give participants a positive learning experience.

Swim Lesson Levels

Level 1: Introduction To Water Skills

For children about 5 years old. Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and back float
  • Recover to a vertical position from a front glide and back float or glide
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Staying safe around aquatic environments
  • Recognizing the lifeguards
  • Don’t just pack it, wear your jacket
  • Recognizing an emergency
  • How to call for help
  • Too much sun is no fun

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Front and back glides and back float
  • Recover from a front and back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on the back
  • Staying safe around aquatic environments
  • Don’t just pack it, wear your jacket
  • Recognizing an emergency
  • How to call for help
  • Too much sun is no fun
  • Look before you leap
  • Think so you don’t sink
  • Reach or throw, don’t go

Level 3: Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper waters.

  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entry from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Push off in a streamlined position then begin flutter and dolphin kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Scissors kick
  • Reach or throw, don’t go
  • Think twice before going near cold water or ice
  • Look before you leap

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

  • Headfirst entry from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim underwater
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly
  • Push off in a streamlined position then begin flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Reach or throw, don’t go
  • Recreational water illnesses
  • Think so you don’t sink
  • Look before you leap

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side
  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
  • Tuck and pike surface dives
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
  • Tread water
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly
  • Standard scull on back
  • How to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR
  • Recreational water illnesses
  • Reach or throw, don’t go
  • Look before you leap
  • Think so you don’t sink
  • Think twice before going near cold water or ice
  • Wave, tide or ride, follow the guide

Level 6: Swimming And Skill Proficiency

Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. LEVEL 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for lifetime fitness and safety, as well as more advanced courses, such as the Water Safety Instructor course, or other aquatic activities, including competitive swimming or diving. Options include

  • Personal Water Safety
  • Fitness Swimmer
  • Fundamentals of Diving