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 Lesson Program
(Ages 6 months & up)
(Level 1-6 Ages 5 & up)
The Parks and Recreation Department follows the nationally recognized American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. The program is designed to introduce young children to the aquatic environment and guide children through a series of 6 levels. The goal of the program is to ultimately develop maximum efficiency in strokes and encourage swimming as a life skill.
Note: Please be sure to include the Activity Type, Activity Description, and Activity Number. Please include a second and third choice on the registration form in case the first choice is full. Otherwise, the first choice will be put on the waiting list.
Classes meet once per week for eight weeks beginning September 22. Each participant can sign up for a Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday class. Registration will be accepted per the on-line, mail-in and in-person registration guidelines detailed on page 2.
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Adult Swim Lessons
(Ages 18 years old and up)
It’s never too late to learn to swim or fine tune your strokes. This program is for adults of all abilities.
Adult Swim Lessons 201129-AA
MEETS: Monday 7:30-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: GHS Pool
DATES: 8 weeks beginning September 22
Navigation & Chart Reading
(Ages 12 and Up)
This one-day, four-hour course is taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and helps unravel the mystery of charts on the water. By knowing our latitude and longitude, we can locate our position anywhere on earth. Navigators must also be warned of dangerous areas, leading them through safe passages and directing them within set patterns to prevent collisions. For this, Aids to Navigation are depicted on nautical charts. Other available information on nautical charts includes, but is not limited to, depth of water, bottom type, magnetic variations affecting the compass, chart scales, and inter-tidal information. This course will provide the navigator with the knowledge to interpret the chart’s contents to navigate safely to their destination and return to port. Text and training chart are included.
Navigation & Chart Reading
Navigation & Chart Reading 1 25031-AA
FEE: $42/Resident; $52/Non-Resident
MEETS: Saturday, September 27
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Glastonbury High School
Glastonbury High School Pool
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