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American Red Cross Swim Lessons

Swimming is a necessary life skill, and knowing how to swim makes it possible to enjoy pools, water parks and the outdoors. The YMCA of the Rockies is proud to offer American Red Cross (ARC) swimming lessons in the safe, caring environment of the YMCA that fosters a love of the water.

YMCA of the Rockies ARC swimming lessons are a fun and confidence-building program that teaches swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety skills such as floating, treading water and safety entering and exiting a pool.  Our swim lessons have a low child-to-instructor ratio to ensure plenty of time in the water.

Our swimming programs are led by ARC Certified Water Safety Instructors are also Certified Lifeguards proficient in CPR/AED & First-Aid  Parents are welcome to watch lessons from the pool deck and ask questions after each class to check progress and ask questions. For more information about swim lessons, call the YMCA of the Rockies Aquatics Director at 970-586-3341 x1076.

April 7th – May 12th, 2019
Price: $30 plus tax

Each Sunday:
2-2:30pm Preschool (3-5) American Red Cross Level 1
2:45-3:15pm Preschool (3-5) American Red Cross level 2
3:30pm – 4 pm School Age (6-12) American Red Cross Level 2
4:15pm – 4:45 pm  School age (6-12) American Red Cross  Level 3

Preschool (1:4 Instructor to Child Ratio)
School age(1:5 Instructor to Child Ratio)

Descriptions of Classes:
Level 1-Introduction to Water Skill
Register Online Here 
Objective: To help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely Requirements: None Skills Covered: Entering and exiting the water safely, learning to submerge mouth, nose and eyes and breath control, front and back float and recovering to a stand, changing direction in the water, swimming 5 feet on front and back.

Level 2-Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Preschool age (3 -5) Class: Register Online Here
School Age (6 – 12) Class: Register Online Here 
Objective: To give students success with fundamental skills Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 1 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 1 skills Skills Covered: Entering water by stepping or jumping in from the side, submerging entire head, blowing bubbles, open eyes underwater, front and back glide, swim 15 feet on front and 10 feet on back, swim on side, life jacket use.

Level 3-Stroke Development
Register Online Here
Objective: To build on skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 2 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 2 skills Skills Covered: Jump into deep water, head first entry from sitting or kneeling, submerging and retrieving an object, bobbing, survival float for 30 seconds, treading water for 30 seconds, front crawl 15 yards, butterfly 15 feet, back crawl 15 yards, elementary rescues, safe diving, check-call-care.


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