Swimming Lessons

We offer swimming lessons for participants ages 6 months and up. The swim lesson program follows the American Red Cross Parent and Child, Preschool, Learn-to-Swim, and Adult curricula. To view class offerings and to register, visit the SMARTlink website.

Swim Team


Finished swim lessons and looking for a USA Swim Team? Check out the Sharks Swim Team.
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  1. Adult Learn to Swim
  2. Parent & Child Aquatics
  3. Preschool Aquatics
  4. Stroke & Turn
  5. Youth & Teen Lessons

Adult Beginner


Adapt to the aquatic environment while developing a positive attitude and safe practices around water. Gain basic aquatic skills such as water entry and exit; breath control and submerging; arm and leg actions; floating and gliding on the front and back; and treading in chest-deep water. Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

Adult Intermediate

Build on fundamental aquatic skills and swimming strokes such as water entry and exit; breath control and submerging; floating and gliding on the front and back; and treading in chest-deep water. Front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl are introduced at this level. Learn the skills and concepts to stay safe in and around water and how to help during an aquatic emergency. Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

Prerequisites
  • Successful completion of the Adult Beginner Level or participants must be able comfortable in chest-deep water
  • Able to submerge face in the water and able to perform front crawl for 15 yards

Adult Advance

Refined your front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke strokes and turns and build endurance. Butterfly and flip turns are introduced at this level. Learn the skills and concepts to stay safe in and around water and how to help during an aquatic emergency. Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.


Prerequisites
  • Successful completion of the Adult Intermediate Level or participants must be able comfortable in deep water
  • Able to put face in the water
  • Able to perform strokes that can be recognized as front crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, each for 15 yards

Adult Stroke and Turn


Refine the six strokes, turns and build endurance. Learn the skills and concepts to stay safe in and around water and how to help during an aquatic emergency. Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

Prerequisites
  • Successful completion of the Adult Advance Level or participants must be able to swim the following strokes:
    • Back crawl - 25 yards
    • Breaststroke - 50 yards
    • Butterfly - 25 yards
    • Elementary Backstroke - 50 yards
    • Front crawl - 50 yards
    • Sidestroke - 25 yards