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Swim Lessons: Learn - To - Swim (Children)

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Our Swim Lessons (American Red Cross) are 30 min long
FEE Resident: $50 
FEE Non-Resident: $60 

If this is your 1st time at WH Park Rec you MUST go online & input your child's information before registering your child for any swim programs.  New accounts will not be opened in person at Park Rec on the Opening Day of Registration due to such a HIGH Demand for this Program.  

If you need to come in & make your family account in person you MUST bring your child's Birth Certificate and also Photo ID verifying you live in WH prior to Opening Registration Day.    

If you are a Returning Swimmer and coming into Park Rec. to register your child in Person, PLEASE bring in your Achievement Booklet and Swimmer Cards if you Successfully Completed any Levels. 

Session 1:  Fall Sept 
Resident Registration:  Tuesday Aug 
Non-Resident Registration:  Tuesday Aug 
Saturday Mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30pm. 

Session 2:  Winter/Spring March 5th - April 30th 2022
Resident Registration:  Tuesday Feb 15th 2022 @ 9:00am - Feb 27th 5:00pm.
Non-Resident Registration:  Wednesday Feb 23rd 2022 at 9:00 am - Feb 27th 5:00pm.
Saturday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30pm.
*No Classes April 16th 2022

Session 3:  Summer June 21st - July 19th 2022
West Haven Resident Registration:  May 17th 2022 at 9:00 am.
Non-Resident Registration:  May 24th 2022 at 9:00 am.
Tuesday & Thursday evenings between 5:00 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.
***No Classes on July 5th 2022 ***

Parent and Child Aquatics:
Builds basic water safety for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to about 3 years become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water.

Preschool Aquatics:
Gives young children ages 3-4 a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are age appropriats, helping participants achieve success on a regular basis while in a class envronment with their peers.

Based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers 5+ years old and adults develop their water safety, survival and swimming skills. It is designed to give participants a positive learning experience.

Class Description
  • Parent and Child Aquatics: Our lessons emphasize body positioning, water adjustment and fun. Lessons are designed for youngsters 6-18 months, 18-36 months to 3 years. Parent must accompany child in the water.
  • Preschool Aquatics: Our lessons are designed for youngsters who have previously enrolled in our Parent/Tot class. Lessons further emphasize the development of body positioning, water adjustment skills, functioning independently in the water and fun. Prerequisite: At least 1 Parent and Child class.
  • Level 1/Introduction to Water Skills: Our lessons are designed for youngsters 5 and older. Lessons emphasize building self-confidence, breathing control skills and floating with support.
  • Level 2/Fundamental Aquatic Skills: These lessons are designed for youngsters who feel comfortable in the water. Lessons emphasize floating independently, rhythmic breathing and underwater exploration. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1.
  • Level 3/Stroke Development: Our lessons emphasize coordinating components of the front and back crawl, demonstrating the fundamentals of elementary backstroke, introduction of the breaststroke, treading water and diving from kneeling and compact positions.
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of level 2.
  • Level 4/Stroke Improvement: Our lessons emphasize further development of front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, introduction of the breaststroke, sidestroke, starts, turns and diving.
  • Levels 5/Stroke Refinement: Provides further refinement of fundamental skills and add advanced skills, such as competitive starts, turns, butterfly stroke and springboard diving.

General Information
  • There is online registration for Levels Parent Tot, Preschool and Level 1.
  • Parent/Tot children MUST be accompanied into the water by an adult.
  • All participants must wear a swim suit and should bring a towel.
  • Classes are 30 minutes
  • Please be ready to get in the water at the assigned time.

Additional Forms and Files:
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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