American Red Cross Learn to Swim Criteria
The Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Department follows the nationally recognized American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program for ages 5 and up. Recently, the American Red Cross made some changes to the program resulting in new criteria for each of the levels. The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program now offers 6 comprehensive course levels that will teach your child how to swim skillfully and safely. Additionally, the program will continue the pre-school age swimming programs Infant/Toddler and Tots. All levels will include basic water skills and stroke technique as well as introducing a wide range of personal safety skills.
Ages 6 months to 3 year olds. Parent must participate with child.
Ages 3 & 4 year olds. Parent must participate with child.
Levels 1-6 are for children ages 5 and up. Because the new levels are very different from the older version, there may be some confusion as to what level your child should enroll. Register for the listed level if your child can complete the skills listed in that level.
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
This class is appropriate if your child has little or no experience in the water. The purpose of this class is to help students feel comfortable in the water.
Level 2 - Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills
This class is appropriate if your child can submerge underwater while blowing bubbles with mouth and nose, float on front and back and swim using arms pulling and legs kicking at the same time.
Level 3 - Stroke Development
This class is appropriate if your child can submerge completely underwater, jump from poolside into deep water, glide using front and back floats, tread water, swim combined front and back stroke and swim on side.
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
This class is appropriate if your child can perform front crawlstroke, back crawlstroke, do rotary breathing while horizontal, dive headfirst from kneeling or standing, do butterfly kick with butterfly body motion.
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
This class is appropriate if your child can perform
elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, front and back crawlstrokes, perform both deep and shallow dives, surface dive foot-first, perform scissors kick on the side and open turns on front and back.
Level 6 - Swimming Skill Proficiency
This class is appropriate if your child can tread water using different leg kicks, perform front and back crawlstrokes, elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke, perform standing dive, surface dive, and perform open turns and flip turns to change direction at the side of the pool.
Children’s Swim Lessons
The last number of each code denotes the session. Example 102241 is session 1 at Grange in the morning. 102242 is session 2 at the Grange in the morning. Charts to the right list activity codes for the1st session. When registering by mail, indicate the code based on the session you are registering for. Fees & Codes: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SWIM LESSON FEES AND CODES
- So that we may accommodate as many children as possible, limit registration to one session/child. During walk-in registration, you may sign up for more sessions on a space available basis.
- If your child is enrolled in the wrong level, every effort will be made to transfer your child into the appropriate level on a space available basis.
- Starting on the day the session begins, on-line registration will no longer be available for that
session. You must enroll at the Parks and Recreation Main Office on a space available basis.
Swim Lessons Summer
High School AM
Session 1 102281-(Letter Sequence)
Session 2 102282-(Letter Sequence)
Session 3 102283-(Letter Sequence)
Session 4 102284-(Letter Sequence)
High School PM
Session 1 102291-(Letter Sequence)
Session 2 102292-(Letter Sequence)
Session 3 102293-(Letter Sequence)
Session 4 102294-(Letter Sequence)
Session 1 102101-(Letter Sequence)
Session 2 102102-(Letter Sequence)
Session 3 102103-(Letter Sequence)
Session 4 102104-(Letter Sequence)
Session 1 102241-(Letter Sequence)
Session 2 102242-(Letter Sequence)
Session 3 102243-(Letter Sequence)
MEETS: Monday-Friday (2nd week of each session ends on Thursday. Classes are 25 minutes)
LOCATION: Grange, Addison or GHS Pool
SESSION 1: June 24-July 3 (No Class 7/4)
SESSION 2: July 8-18
SESSION 3: July 22-August 1
SESSION 4: August 5-15
Fees & Codes: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SWIM LESSON FEES AND CODES
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WINTER/SPRING POOL SCHEDULE
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER POOL & POND SCHEDULES