The RAC offers swimming classes to meet all your needs. We begin with Parent/Child lessons that teach you how to safely support your infant or toddler, introduce basic water safety and water exploration, and a variety of games to keep it fun and interesting.
Next, our preschool level for 3-5 year olds who express interest in water exploration in a fun and safe setting, introduces concepts of water safety, basic supported propulsion, and confidence to attempt skills under supervision, but unsupported. Children in these levels may experience forward propulsion, but the objective is water comfort, acclimation to the class format, and fun.
In the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program, the students begin with the basics of self-propulsion on their front and back. They progress through six levels increasing stroke refinement and their endurance ability until they can successfully complete a 500 meter swim of all six strokes done in combination.
For those who move quickly through the levels or want a different challenge, we offer Guard Start and WSI Aid programs. These two programs equip the 11-13 year old student for future lifeguard training or the Water Safety Instruction course to teach swimming lessons. Guard Start introduces basic life guarding techniques and problem solving skills as well as the continued improvement of stroke refinement and endurance. WSI Aid is a mentorship program allowing the student to actively engage in the teaching process by aiding a WSI certified instructor during classes.