Youth Aquatics Lessons

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Youth Aquatics Program

The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes provide instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give students a positive learning experience while learning aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. The objective is to teach children to swim and to be safe in, on and around the water. Pick-up a brochure on swimming levels and prerequisites at the Illinois Valley YMCA. Must be the required age at the starting date of the class. MIN/MAX: VARIES PER CLASS.

Ages: 6 – 14 Years

Fees: $42/Member. $50/Non-Member

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Level I

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program LEVEL I

Introduction to Water Skills: Help students feel comfortable in the water. Water safety, lifejackets, submerge mouth, nose, ears, open eyes under water, swim on front & back using arm & leg actions, getting help in an emergency.

Fees: $42/Member. $50/Non-Member

Location: Water Park

Min/Max: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 8 per class

Level I Code #

Days

Time

Date

17FEB1AQLTS102MON & WED5:40-6:10pm2/6-2/22
17FEB1AQLTS103MON & WED5:40-6:10pm2/27-3/15
17MAR1AQLTS106SATURDAY10:00-10:45 am3/11-4/1
17MAR1AQLTS104MON & WED5:40-6:10pm3/20-4/5
17MAR1AQLTS105MON & WED5:40-6:10pm4/24-5/10

Level II

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program LEVEL II

Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Give students success with fundamental skills. Lifejackets, submerge entire head, front & back glide, treading water, bobbing, Jellyfish float, swimming with combined stroke on front & back, safety skills.

Fees: $42/Member. $50/Non-Member

Location: Water Park

Min/Max: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 8 per class

Level II Code #

Days

Time

Date

17FEB1AQLTS202MON & WED5:40-6:10pm2/6-2/22
17FEB1AQLTS203MON & WED5:40-6:10pm2/27-3/15
17MAR1AQLTS206SATURDAY10:00-10:45am3/11-4/1
17MAR1AQLTS204MON & WED5:40-6:10pm3/20-4/5
17APR1AQLTS205MON & WED5:40-6:10pm4/24-5/10

Level III

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program LEVEL III

Stroke Development: Reaching assist, submerge & retrieve an object, front & back glides, front & back crawl, diving, rotary breathing, survival floating, butterfly, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke kick & body motion and endurance 25yd. swim.

Fees: $42/Member. $50/Non-Member

Location: Water Park

Min/Max: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 8 per class

Level III Code #

Days

Time

Date

17FEB1AQLTS302MON & WED5:40-6:10pm2/6-2/22
17FEB1AQLTS303MON & WED5:40-6:10pm2/27-3/15
17MAR1AQLTS306SATURDAY10:00-10:45am3/11-4/1
17MAR1AQLTS304MON & WED5:40-6:10pm3/20-4/5
17APR1AQLTS305MON & WED5:40-6:10pm4/24-5/10

Level IV

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program LEVEL IV

Stroke Improvement: Develops confidence in strokes learned, and improve other aquatic skills. Diving safety rules, Stride dive, survival float, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, throwing assist, feet-first surface dive, front & back crawl.

Fees: $42/Member. $50/Non-Member

Location: Water Park

Min/Max: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 8 per class

Level IV Code #

Days

Time

Date

17FEB1AQLTS402MON & WED5:40-6:10pm2/6-2/22
17FEB1AQLTS403MON & WED5:40-6:10pm2/27-3/15
17MAR1AQLTS406SATURDAY10:00-10:45am3/11-4/1
17MAR1AQLTS404MON & WED5:40-6:10pm3/20-4/5
17APR1AQLTS405MON & WED5:40-6:10pm4/24-5/10

Level V

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program LEVEL V

Stroke Refinement: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Survival swimming, diving, open turns on front and back, front and back crawl, rescue breathing, tuck and pick surfaces dives, elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and sidestroke.

Fees: $42/Member. $50/Non-Member

Location: Water Park

Min/Max: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 8 per class

Level V Code #

Days

Time

Date

17MAR1AQLTS501MON & WED5:40-6:10pm3/20-4/5
17APR1AQLTS502MON & WED5:40-6:10pm4/24-5/10

Level VI

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program LEVEL VI

Swimming Skill and Proficiency: Refine the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu’ options. Each of these options focus on preparing students to participate on swim teams and in more of a advanced course such as water safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training. These options include; Personal Water Safety and Fitness Swimmer.

Fees: $42/Member. $50/Non-Member

Location: Water Park

Min/Max: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 8 per class

Level VI Code #

Days

Time

Date

17MAR1AQLTS604MON & WED5:40-6:10pm3/20-4/5
17APR1AQLTS605MON & WED5:40-6:10pm4/24-5/10