We are proud to offer classes from the American Red Cross.
Swim lessons are offered only during the summer months, June through August. Our instructors are trained to make learning fun in a safe environment while providing a balanced program that teaches swimming skills and water safety to everyone from infancy to adulthood. Click on the links below for more information on the various levels or scroll down the page.
Inclement Weather Policy
Classes will only be canceled due to severe weather which includes, but is not limited to, lightning in the immediate area, severe thunderstorms, hail, and excessive winds related to weather warnings. Classes ARE NOT canceled due to rain or cool weather. Please call the swimming pool class hotline at 972-466-9894, 30 minutes prior to your class time for inclement weather information.
How are participants evaluated?
Instructors follow a plan that details the skills to be introduced at each level along with performance expectations. Progress of participants is continuously monitored and evaluated and skills are checked off as they are achieved.
Near the end of the session, achievement cards are presented to children who have not completed all skills. The cards indicate which skills have been achieved and which skills need more work.
How can you help as a parent?
You play an essential role in your child’s aquatic experience. Your enthusiasm and guidance can make your child’s swim lessons fun and rewarding.
How can you build on your child’s swimming experience?
Swim Lesson Refund Policy/Transfers
In order to be eligible for a refund, please complete a Refund Request form (click on link) and turn in at the Rosemeade Rec Center or Crosby Rec Center prior to the start or end of the class. NO refunds will be awarded after a swim lesson session has ended. If the class has not started, a refund will be given less a $5 administrative fee. If the class has already started, only pro-rated household credits will be considered and the merit of request will be on a case-by-case basis. A $5 administrative fee will be deducted from the credit. If your child is sick, please provide a copy of a doctor's note along with your refund request. Any change in class registration or transfers to another class will incur a $5 transfer fee.
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Parent and Tot
This course will teach parents safety information and techniques to help orient their children to water. It also provides direction on how to supervise water activities in a responsible manner. This program is a bonding experience that will fill parents and children with wonderful lifelong memories.
Our instructors follow a plan to introduce water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers. Routines and the familiar are extremely important to this age group. Each class uses toys, songs, fun and games to keep the children engaged and enjoying the water experience. Parents are encouraged to get wet and enjoy the program with your child. Swim diapers are recommended to take this course.
In Parent and Tot, fun activities are provided to teach children to:
Parents will also learn:
Where do you go from here?
Children move through Parent and Tot based on their comfort level with the water. After successfully completing the course, children who are about 3 years of age are eligible for Preschool Aquatics.
It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.
Preschool Aquatics consists of three levels. For each level, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Preschool Aquatics puts the “fun” in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
In Preschool Level 1, your child is introduced to basic skills. These skills lay the foundation for future skill development of swimming strokes. Children will learn to:
In Preschool Level 2, children will:
In Preschool Level 3, children will:
Children move through Preschool Aquatics based on their mastery of the skills required at each level. It is quite common for children to participate in several sessions of Preschool Aquatics before they are able to successfully demonstrate all skills. That is okay! Once your child has completed all levels of Preschool Aquatics, and they are at least 5 years of age, they are eligible to register for Learn to Swim Level 3.
In Level 1, Introduction to Water Safety Skills, your child is introduced to basic skills as the foundation for future skills. Certain milestones are necessary for completion of Level 1, including:
After successfully completing the skills in Level 1, children are ready to move on to Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills.
In Level 2, Fundamental Aquatic Skills, your child will build on the skills learned in Level 1. Some of the milestones that are necessary for completion of Level 2 include:
After successfully completing the skills in Level 2, children are ready to move on to Level 3 – Stroke Development.
In Level 3, Stroke Development, your child will build on the skills learned in Level 2. Some of the milestones in Level 3 your child may learn are the:
After successfully completing the skills in Level 3, children are ready to move on to Level 4 – Stroke Improvement.
In Level 4, Stroke Improvement, your child will build on the skills learned in Level 3. Participants will obtain the following milestones in Level 4:
After successfully completing the skills in Level 4, children are ready to move on to Level 5 – Stroke Refinement.
In Level 5, Stroke Refinement, your child will build on the skills learned in Level 4. Participants in Level 4 will:
After successfully completing the skills in Level 5, children are ready to move on to Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency.
In Level 6, your child will build on the skills learned in Level 5 and refine swimming and water safety skills that were taught throughout the levels. Expectations are quite high in regards to distance and quality. Participants in Level 6 will:
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