Preschool

Preschool (3-6 years)

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Aquatics Preschool (one instructor to four children)

For children 3-6 years of age. Classes are offered in levels: Sea Turtle, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile and Whale. All children must be able to participate without a parent, must be three years of age by the first class and must be 37 inches tall. Children learn front and back floats, swimming and water safety. Lessons are taught in both shallow and deep water.

Program & Registration Dates

Session Program Dates Registration Begins
Winter 2020

Wednesdays: Jan. 22 - April 1

Saturdays: Jan 25 - Apr 4

Jan. 10 at 8 a.m. 

Spring 2020

TBD

TBD

*No lessons on long weekends

Red Cross Swim Program Level Descriptions

Level

Prerequisites

In This Level

Sea Turtle

30 mins

Four per class

3-5 years

Swimmers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.

Sea Otter

30 mins

 Four per class

3-5 years and successful completion of Sea Turtle

Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim one metre upon completion of this level.

Salamander

30 mins

Four per class

3-5 years and successful completion of Sea Otter

Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim two metres upon completion.

Sunfish

30 mins

Four per class

3-6 years and successful completion of Salamander

Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD and swim five metres continuously.

Crocodile

30 mins

Four per class

3-6 years and successful completion of Sunfish

Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water and swim 10 metres continuously.

Whale

30 mins

Four per class

3-6 years and successful completion of Crocodile

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously upon completion of the level.