Swim Lessons

American Red Cross Group Swim Lessons

Tadpoles/Starfish (Preschool Learn-to-Swim

The objective of Preschool LTS is to teach children elementary aquatic skills which students will build on as they progress through the program.  Skills are performed with assistance but this level also marks the beginning of independent locomotion.

Level 1             Introduction to Water Skills

At this level, we teach elementary aquatic skills.  Participants start to develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in, on and around the water.

Level 2             Fundamental Aquatic Skills
The objective of this level is to give students success with fundamental skills.  This level marks the beginning of true locomotive skills.  Participants further develop skills that lay the foundation for future strokes.

Level 3             Stroke Development
This level builds on the previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice.  We teach the front crawl and elementary back stroke along with an introduction to the scissors and dolphin kicks.

Level 4             Stroke Improvement 
This level is focused on developing confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills.  Participants also start to learn the back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly as well as turning at a wall.

Level 5             Stroke Refinement
The objectives of this level are coordination and refinement of strokes.  Participants refine their performance of all the strokes (front & back crawls, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase their distances.

Level 6             Swimming & Skills Proficiency 
The objective of this level is to polish strokes so students can swim them with ease, efficiency, power & smoothness.  Level 6 also introduces other aquatic activities and offers three options (Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving and Fitness Swimmer).  Because of the variety this level offers, participants can repeat it to focus on different goals each time.

Location of lessons:   Evergreen Pool
Classes meet Mon. - Thurs.
(Fri. makeups)
Fees: $85 per session

Session 1 June 6-16
Tadpoles/Starfish        10-10:30am
Levels 1-6                      9-9:45am 

Session 2 June 20-30 
Tadpoles/Starfish        10-10:30am
Levels 1-6                      9-9:45am 

Session 3 July 11-July 21 

Tadpoles/Starfish        10-10:30am
Levels 1-6                      9-9:45am 

Session 4 July 25-August 4 
Tadpoles/Starfish        10-10:30am
Levels 1-6                      9-9:45am

To register click here or at the Bellaire Recreation Center. Questions? Call - 713-662-8280