Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim at the Chaska Community Center!


Here at the CCC, we teach American Red Cross swimming lessons. Our encouraging, caring and devoted swim instructors will help develop you or your child’s swimming and water safety skills in a fun and positive atmosphere. For questions about our swim lesson program, including level placement, please call the Aquatics Coordinator at (952) 227-7746.



Registration

Winter 2018 Swim Lessons: January 8 - February 24
Registration Begins:
December 8 for Members
December 15 for Non-Members

Spring 2018 Swim Lessons: March 5 - April 28
Registration Begins:
February 5 for Members
February 12 for Non-Members

Schedule coming soon!

Not sure what level your child should be in? Call for a free swim assessment 952-227-7746.

Cost:

$56 Member; $84 Non-Member for 7 weeks classes 

$64 Member; $96 Non-Member for 8 week classes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

For more information about swimming lessons and a detailed schedule click here.



 

American Red Cross Learn To Swim

Course Descriptions



PRESCHOOL LEVELS
Parent Child: Level 1 6 to 24 months and parent or guardian
Enjoy swimming with your child and learn fundamental safety and aquatic skills while having fun!

Parent and Child: Level 2 2 to 4 years old and parent or guardian
Enjoy swimming with your child and learn more advanced safety and aquatic skills while having fun!

Guppies Age 3
This class is for children who are ready to explore the water independently of their parents. Swimmers will learn to feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. All participants need to be fully potty-trained, able to separate from their parents and able to follow directions. Curriculum will match Preschool Level 1.

Preschool Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Ages 4 to 5
Preschool swimmers learn to feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Fundamental aquatic skills are taught to develop good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the pool. There are no prerequisite skills for this class.
Participants learn to:
• Blow bubbles and submerge face
• Float on front and back with support
• Swim on front and back with support
• Basic water safety rules
REGISTRATION TIP: Students that pass Preschool L1 and are under the age of 6 should register for Preschool L2. Students that pass Preschool L1 and are age 6 and older, should register for L2.


Preschool Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Ages 4 to 5
This class is for well-adjusted preschoolers who are ready to learn and perform skills with little assistance. Prerequisite: Students must have completed Preschool Level 1 or have equivalent skills. Participants learn to:
• Submerge entire head
• Float and glide on front and back
• Swim on front 3 body lengths
• Roll over front to back, back to front
REGISTRATION TIP: Students that pass Preschool L2 and are under the age of 6 should register for Preschool L3. Students that pass Preschool L2 and are age 6 and older, should register for L2.


Preschool Level 3: Stroke Development Ages 4 to 5
Increase proficiency and build on the aquatic skills learned in Preschool Level 2 by providing additional practice with increased distances. Skills in this level are performed independently. Prerequisite: Students must have completed Preschool Level 2 or have equivalent skills.
Participants learn to:
• Jump into deep water
• Submerge and retrieve an object
• Swim front crawl & back crawl for 5 body lengths independently
• Tread water, survival float and back float for 15 seconds
REGISTRATION TIP: Students that pass Preschool L3 and are 6 years old should register for L2.

6 YEARS AND OLDER LEVELS
Level 1: Intro to Water Skills
Participants learn to feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Fundamental aquatic skills are taught to develop good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the pool.
Prerequisite: Students must be at least 6 years old.
Participants learn to:
• Blow bubbles and submerge face
• Float on front and back with support
• Swim on front and back with support
• Basic water safety rules
 


Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Students are performing skills without support and developing arm and leg actions that lay the foundation for future strokes.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 1 or have equivalent skills.
Participants learn to:
• Submerge entire head
• Swim on front and back 5 body lengths
• Roll over front to back, back to front
• Float and glide on front and back
 


Level 3: Stroke Development
Increase proficiency and build on the aquatic skills learned in Level 2 by providing additional practice with increased distances.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 2 or have equivalent skills.
Participants learn to:
• Jump into deep water and tread water 30 seconds
• Diving from a sitting and kneeling position
• Rotary breathing
• Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke 15 yards
• Swim using the dolphin kick for 3-5 body lengths
 


Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Participants improve skills worked on in Level 3 and endurance for front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 3 or have equivalent skills.
Participants learn to:
• Swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards
• Swim sidestroke, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly 15 yards
• Perform open turns on front and back
• Dive from a standing position
• Perform a feet-first surface dive and swim underwater
 


Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Participants refine their performance of all the strokes and increase distances.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 4 or have equivalent skills.
Participants learn to:
• Perform a long shallow dive
• Perform tuck and pike surface dives
• Perform flip turns
• Swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards
• Swim butterfly, back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke for 25 yards

Level 6: Fitness Swimmer
Participants swim strokes with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed Level 5 or have equivalent skills.
Participants learn to:
• Swim front and back crawl for 100 yards
• Swim butterfly, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke for 50 yards
• Perform flip turns while swimming
• How to use lap swimming equipment (pull buoy, pace clock, paddles)
• Calculate target heart rate and how to write a workout