Infants and Toddlers
Age 6 months to 3 years; parents work with their children to become familiar with and safe when in the water/pool environment.
Ages 3 and 4 years with parents; parents work with their children to learn breath control, submerging in the water, buoyancy /floating on the water; and moving through the water on front and back.
Learn to Swim Program for Level 1 through Level 6
The American Red Cross has revised the Learn-to-Swim program. Please review the information to decide where best to place your child. The new program features an inclusive approach to teaching swimming and water safety together. Level 1 children must be at least 5 years old. To move to the next level students must successfully complete the exit skills for each level before progressing to the next level. All levels include water safety discussions and skills. Those who have done tots, may go to Level 2 when age 5. To enroll for a level, your child must meet the following criteria:
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
At least 5 years old with little or no prior water experience.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Students should be comfortable in and under the water; to be able to float on front and back; and to perform elementary front and back strokes for at least 2 body lengths with or without support.
Level 3: Stroke Development
Students should be able to independently enter; to submerge and blow bubbles; to tread water 15 seconds and to move through the water using simultaneous and alternating leg and arm actions for at least 5 body lengths.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Students should be able to survival float; to tread water 30 seconds; to swim front crawl and elementary backstrokes for 15 yards; to perform the dolphin kick for 5 body lengths; to scissors kick for 10 yards; and to do a head first entry into the water.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Students should be able to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards each; to swim the side stroke, the breast stroke and the butterfly stroke each for 15 yards; to tread water 2 minutes; to change direction doing an open turn at the wall; to do a foot first surface dive; and do a headfirst entry.
Level 6: Fitness Swimmer
Students should be able to swim both front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards; to swim the back crawl, breaststroke, side stroke and butterfly each for 25 yards; to tread water 5 minutes; to flip turn using both front and back strokes; to dive from pool side and to do tuck and pike surface dives and to scull on the back.
Children's Swim Lessons
Please be advised that if your child is enrolled in the incorrect class, it may not be possible to transfer to the correct class due to enrollment. Include day, level, time and second and third choices on the registration form in case the first choice is full. Otherwise, the first choice will be put on the waiting list. Classes will be held at the GHS Pool. Due to high demand, participants may sign up for 1 class/session. All classes run for 8 weeks. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SWIM LESSON CODES & SCHEDULES
Spring Saturday: Begins March 29
(Boys and girls ages 7 and up)
Impress your friends this summer by performing new spring board dives!
Must have passed Level 4 swimming and be able to perform a standing front dive from the board.
Must have completed Beginner 1 diving and be able to perform a forward and backward dive.
Must be able to perform a forward dive, back dive, inward dive, and somersault in any direction.
Must be able to perform inward and reverse dives, forward and backward somersaults, and forward ½ twist.
Beginner 1 4:00 p.m. 426129-AA
Beginner 1 5:00 p.m. 426129-AB
Beginner 2 6:00 p.m. 426129-BB
Intermediate 7:00 p.m. 426129-CC
Advance 7:00 p.m. 426129-DD
Meets: Sundays (1 Hour Times Above)
Location: GHS Pool
Dates: March 2-April 27
No Class 4/20
Glastonbury High School Pool
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WINTER/SPRING POOL SCHEDULE