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Summer Swim Lessons

2022 Summer Swim Lessons

These are American Red Cross Swim Lessons, taught by certified instructors. Each session includes 8 classes. Registration and Lessons will both be at The Goss Road Pool, bldg. 126 Goss Road. Unlike previous years, registration will be held the week before each session starts. Space is limited.

 

Prices:

Active Duty - $75 Per Child, Per Session

All Others - $110 Per Child, Per Session

 

Session Info:

Session 1: June 6 - June 17 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for two weeks)

Registration Dates for this session are: May 30th - June 3rd, 11am - 6pm. (Monday, May 30th is Active Duty Priority Only.)

Session 2: June 20 - July 1 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for two weeks)

Registration Dates for this session are: June 13th - June 17th, 11am - 6pm. (Monday, June 13th is Active Duty Priority Only.)

Session 3: July 5 - July 15 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for first week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday for second week)

Registration Dates for this session are: June 27th - July 1st, 11am - 6pm. (Monday, June 27th is Active Duty Priority Only.)

Session 4: July 18 - July 29 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for two weeks)

Registration Dates for this session are: July 11th - July 15th, 11am - 6pm. (Monday, July 11th is Active Duty Priority Only.)

Saturday Session: June 11 - July 30 (Saturdays for weeks)

Registration Dates for this session are: May 30th - June 3rd, 11am - 6pm. (Monday, May 30th is Active Duty Priority Only.)

 

Classes Available for Sessions 1 - 4:

  • Learn to Swim Lvl 3 (8am-8:45am)
  • Learn to Swim Lvl 4 (8am-8:45am)
  • Learn to Swim Lvl 2 (9am-9:45am)
  • Learn to Swim Lvl 1 (9am-9:45am)
  • Learn to Swim Lvl 2 (10am-10:45am)
  • Pre School Lvl 2 (10am - 10:30am)
  • Pre School Lvl  1 (10:30am - 11am)

Classes Available for Saturday Session:

  • Learn to Swim Lvl 1 (7:45am-8:30am)
  • Pre School Lvl 2 (8:45am - 9:15am)
  • Pre School Lvl  1 (9:30am - 10am)

 

Age Requirements:

Pre School Level 1 & 2: Ages 3 - 5 years.

Learn to Swim Level 1 -4: Ages 6 - 12 Years

*Participants must be within age range of class by the first day of class.

 

Additional Information:

**No make-up days will be available for weather cancellations. Parents must stay on premises during swim lessons for emergency purposes.
***Registration will be on a first come, first served basis and must be done in person. Proper identification is required to register. Authorized patrons may only register their own children. For more information call: 

+1 (256) 313-1200 or after Goss Road opens May 28th, +1 (256) 876-6713

Need help with deciding which class to register for?

American Red Cross Swim Lessons:

Pre School Level 1:

Purpose: Familiarize children approximately 3 to 5 years old to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water.

Prerequisites: No skill prerequisites. Children should be approximately 3 years old or older.

Pre School Level 2:

Purpose: Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1. Increase knowledge of water safety topics introduced in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.

Prerequisites: Successful demonstration of the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 exit skills assessment including the following: 

1. Enter water independently, using either the ramp, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water. (Children can walk, move along the gutter or "swim.")

2. While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.

Learn to Swim Level 1 (Introduction to Water Skills):

Purpose: Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water.

Prerequisites: No skill prerequisites. Children should be approximately 6 years old or older.

Learn to Swim Level 2 (Fundamental Aquatic Skills):

Purpose: Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1. Increase knowledge of water safety topics introduced in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.

Prerequisites: Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 1 exit skills assessment including the following: 

1. Enter independently, using either the ramp, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times, then safely exit the water. (Participants can walk, move along the gutter or "swim")

2. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position. (This part of the assessment can be performed with assistance.)

Learn to Swim Level 3 (Stroke Development):

Purpose: Build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment.

Prerequisites: Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 2 exit skills assessment including the following: 

1. Step from the side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water.

2. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position.

3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.

Learn to Swim Level 4 (Stroke Improvement):

Purpose: Improve participants’ proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3.

Prerequisites: Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 3 exit skills assessment including the following: 

1. Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn, then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water.

2. Push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water.

 

For additional placement guidance please visit or call the Goss Road Pool:

+1 (256) 876-6713

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