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Kids' Swim Lessons for Ages 6 and older | Club Fit Jefferson Valley

Kids' Swim Lessons

Kids' Group Swim Lessons are for children who are ready to take independent lessons with an American Red Cross-certified instructor in a group class setting. Registering your child for the appropriate class and level ensures that he or she will have the best opportunity to succeed. The information below will help you to decide which American Red Cross class is best for your child.

Summer Session Runs: May 11th - July 5th


LEVEL 1 (Beginner):
Who? Not comfortable in water, never taken lessons, can’t swim on their own.
What? Teacher assists, learn basics of swimming, arm movement and leg       movement.

Child must be 6 years or up. The objective of this class is to help the child feel comfortable in the water. Skills to be introduced: water adjustment, breath control, buoyancy, entering/exiting water, front/back kicking with support, and using arm strokes for short distances. No floatation devices will be used.

Mondays: 6:00pm - 6:45pm  
Wednesdays: 4:00pm - 4:45pm  
Saturdays: 11:30am - 12:15pm  
Sundays: 2:15pm - 3:00pm  

LEVEL 2:
Who?
Comfortable in the water, can swim with assistance on front and back, moving up from Pre 3.
What? Decrease necessary assistance from instructor; learning front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke, goal is to become comfortable swimming unassisted.

To enter class, children must be able to swim on their belly using basic beginner strokes without any assistance from a person or floatation device. Children will learn to fully submerge underwater, increase breath control, glide on front, float on front/back with/without support, flutter kick on front/back, and begin to swim the front crawl.

Mondays: 4:00pm - 4:45pm  
Wednesdays: 5:15pm - 6:00pm  
Thursdays: 4:30pm - 5:15pm  
Saturdays: 10:45am - 11:30am  
Sundays: 12:45pm - 1:30pm  

LEVEL 3:
Who? Comfortable swimming independently on both front and back.
What? Unassisted front crawl-breathing to side, unassisted back stroke, diving, swimming in deep water, breast stroke.

To enter, children must be able to swim independently on their front/back and demonstrate beginner level alternating arm stroke for the front crawl. Children will be focusing on front/back crawl. This class will also feature introduction to treading water, and elementary backstroke.

Mondays: 5:15pm - 6:00pm  
Thursdays: 6:15pm - 7:00pm  
Saturdays: 10:00am - 10:45am  
Sundays: 1:30pm - 2:15pm  

LEVEL 4 (Age 5+) - Comfortable swimming in the lap pool
Who? Can swim 25 yards (length of lap pool) in both front crawl and back stroke, has some knowledge of butterfly and breaststroke.
What? Class is in lap pool, correct and improve all four strokes, diving, no in water assistance from instructor.

Children must be able to perform all of the skills in Level 3 to enter this class. Children will focus on developing front/back crawl, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke. This class will increase swimmers endurance by swimming strokes for greater distances.

Tuesdays: 5:30pm - 6:30pm  
Wednesdays: 6:00pm - 6:45pm  
Thursdays: 5:15pm - 6:15pm  
Saturdays: 9:00am - 10:00am  
Sundays: 9:30am - 10:30am  

LEVEL 5 (Age 5+) - Comfortable swimming in the lap pool
Who?
Can swim 25 yards (length of lap pool) in both front crawl and back stroke, has some knowledge of butterfly and breaststroke.
What? Class is in lap pool, correct and improve all four strokes, diving, no in water assistance from instructor.

Child must be able to perform all of the skills in Level 4 to enter this class. Children will focus on coordination of skills and refinement of all strokes learned in previous levels. Turns will be introduced as well as practice of underwater skills.

Tuesdays: 5:30pm - 6:30pm  
Wednesdays: 6:00pm - 6:45pm  
Thursdays: 5:15pm - 6:15pm  
Saturdays: 9:00am - 10:00am  
Sundays: 8:30am - 9:30am  


Participants are allowed one make-up class that occurs during the make-up week of May 4th - May 10th. No make-ups and/or refunds will be provided if the participant cannot make the scheduled dates. In the event of a pool closure or lesson cancellation due to inclement weather, a replacement lesson will be organized by the instructor.

Goggles, swim caps and ear plugs are available for purchase at the reception desk.

8 Week Sessions    
Levels 1, 2 & 3 1 Class Per Week  
Member $210.00  
Child of Member Surcharge +$113.44  
Non-Member Surcharge +$126.00  
     
Levels 4 & 5 1 Class Per Week  
Member $280.00  
Child of Member Surcharge +$151.20  
Non-Member Surcharge +$168.00  

10% sibling discount for second child.

Minimum Enrollment: Minimum of three participants required for class to run. If less than three participants register for a class, you will be informed the week before your class start date and may choose to join a different class or have semi-private or private lessons coordinated. Payment must be received before session begins.


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Check-In
All participants are required to check in at the Reception Desk before each class. If payment is due, you may take care of it at this time as well as before class. 

Registration
To register for one our programs, click here for the Aquatics Registration Form. In order to secure your spot, payment must be taken at either the Reception Desk or by calling the Aquatics Department at (914) 245-4040 ext. 1156.

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