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Red Cross Learn to Swim Program                                                                               Call VPCC 519-425-1181

 

Enrolling swimmers into the program

Placement in Red Cross Swim Program depends on many variables including age, skill proficiency, previous experience and readiness.  Please use the following as a guide when registering your child.  If you have any questions, or wish a skill screening for your child, please contact Kim McCrystal (Aquatic Manager) at 519-425-1181. ** Please NOTE: One parent or caregiver per child allowed in the pool for Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle.

 

 

Red Cross Preschool Program Registration Guide (6 months – 5 years)

 

Participant Requirements

 

Enroll in Level

 

6-20 months: Participating with a parent or caregiver

 

Preschool - Starfish

 

21-36 months:  Participating with a parent or caregiver

 

Preschool - Duck

 

Turning 3 years by end of session:

Begin session with the parent or caregiver and gradually separate

 

Preschool – Sea Turtle

 

3-5 years: Just starting out, previous lessons not necessary.

                  Child in pool with instructor only

 

Preschool – Sea Otter

 

3-5 years: Can do an unassisted front glide with face in water.

                   Is comfortable moving in shallow water.  

                   Child is in pool with instructor only

 

Preschool – Salamander

 

3-5 years: Can swim 2 meters on front and back.

                   Child is in pool with instructor only.

 

Preschool – Sunfish

 

4-5: Can swim 5 meters on front and back.

        Float and glide in deep water for 5 sec., surface support for 5 seconds.

        Child is in pool with instructor only

 

Preschool – Crocodile/Whale

 

 

Red cross Swim Kids Program Registration Guide (6 – 12 yrs)

 

Participant Requirements

 

Levels

 

6-12 years: Just starting out, previous lessons not necessary

 

Level 1

 

6-12 years: Can float and glide on front and back, swim 5 meters

 

Level 2

 

6-12 years: Comfortable in deep water activities, swim 10 meters

 

Level 3

 

6-12 years: Can swim front crawl for 5 meters and swim 15 meters

 

Level 4

 

6-12 years: Back swim for 15 meters, swim 25 meters

 

Level 5

 

6-12 years:  Can do whip kick on back, tread water 1 minute, swim 50 meters

 

Level 6

 

6-12 years:  Can do elementary back stroke, swim 75 meters

 

Level 7

 

6-12 years:  Can whip kick on front, elementary back stroke, swim 150 meters

 

Level 8

 

6-12 years:  Can swim front/back crawl, elementary back, breaststroke. Swim 300 meters.

 

Level 9

 

6-12 years:  Can swim front/back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke.

                        Swim 400 meters

 

 

Level 10

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