Parent and Child & Preschool Lessons

American Red Cross Swimming Lessons
Parent & Child Lessons


Ages 6 months - 3 years


This class will focus on ways for you to enjoy water with your child. This class emphasizes parental teaching methods for water adjustment and basic skills. An adult must be in the water with the child throughout the class time. This class is designed to make your child more comfortable in and enjoy being around the water.
  • Class size: 5 - 10 children
  • Level 1: Children 6 months - 18 months
    • Cost: $45
  • Level 2: Children 18 months - 3 years
    • Cost: $45
  • Registration deadline: 1 week before the start of class

Preschool Lessons


Ages 3-5


  • Levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Class size: 2 - 4 children
  • Cost: $45
  • Registration deadline: 1 week before the start of class

Note: To ensure the best learning experience for your child, and more importantly, their
safety, please take careful review of the skill levels for each class. Your child must be proficient in all of the skills listed in a lower level before being registered for a higher level. Should pool staff determine your child is not in the appropriate level, your child will be asked to move to a different class, if available, and a processing fee will be applied. Registration fees are non-refundable. Thank you


  1. Level 1
  2. Level 2
  3. Level 3
Level 1
This level orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. All skills may be performed with support.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose for 3 seconds
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water
  • Front and back glides 2 body lengths and recover to a vertical position
  • Front and back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Complete the series of skills with support - Enter the water independently, using steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles, then safely exit the water