Swimming Lessons

LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

The Jamestown Parks & Recreation Municipal Swimming Pool follows the American Red Cross guidelines for swimming lessons.  The IPAP (Infant & Preschool Aquatics Program) and the Learn to Swim programs offer different levels of lessons for all age ranges.
In case of inclement weather, dry land lessons maybe held or lessons may be moved to the High School Pool.

***Lesson Class size is limited.  Registrations must be completed and fees paid prior to the first day of lessons, registrations are a first come basis. 

Swimming lesson registration signup dates are:   Cost is $20.00  Late Fee $25.00

Sessions 1 & 2 on June 2 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

                              June 3 – 8:00 AM - 8:00PM                       (Registrations are held

Sessions 3 & 4      June 30 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM                         at the Swimming Pool)

                              July 1 – 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM

 Registrations need to be submitted and paid for before the start date. You can register anytime during regular pool hours and during registration dates. Register Online at www.jamestownparksandrec.com

 

Sessions:

Session #1-   June 5th – 16th (Morning lessons only at High School Pool)

Session #2 – June 19th – June 30th    

Session #3 – July 10th – July 21st  

Session #4 – July 24th – August 4th      

 Monday-Friday              10:30-11:00am…… Preschool Levels 1-3, Levels 1-4

                                       11:15-11:45am….. Preschool Levels 1-3, Levels 1-6   

                                                         (Levels 5 & 6 based on Instructor availability)

   Monday-Thursday        5:30-6:00pm….. Preschool Levels 1-3, Levels 1-6

                                                          (Levels 5 & 6 based on Instructor availability)

                Cost:  $20.00                 Late Fee: $25.00

 

LEARN-TO-SWIM teaches aquatic and safety skills. The objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on and around the water.

Skills are categorized in the following way:
                     *Water Entry and Exit              *Breath Control and Underwater Swimming
                     *Buoyancy                               *Changing Direction and Position
                     *Treading                                 *Swimming on Front, Back and Side
                     *Helping Others                       * General and Personal Water Safety    

The six learn-to-swim levels and the objectives for each level include:
Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills – Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to              
                                                                    enjoy the water safely.
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Gives students’ success with fundamental skills.
Level 3 – Stroke Development – Builds on the skills of Level 2 by providing additional
                                                       guided practice.
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement – Develops confidence in the strokes learned and improves
                                                        other aquatic skills.         
Level 5 – Stroke Refinement – Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes
Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency – refines the strokes so students swim them with
                                                 ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. 
                    Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing students to       
                    participate in more advanced courses, including Water Safety Instructor and
                    Lifeguard Training Courses.       These options include:      Personal Water Safety   
                                     Fundamentals of diving        Fitness Swimmer.

6A.) Personal Water Safety

  • Swim 500 yards continuously using the strokes in the following order: front crawl, 100 yards; back crawl, 100 yards; breaststroke, 50 yards; elementary backstroke, 50 yards; sidestroke 50 yards; butterfly, 50 yards, and choice of stroke, 100 yards.
  • Jump into deep water, perform a survival float for 5 minutes, roll onto back and perform a back float for 5 minutes.
  • Perform a feet-first surface dive, retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool at a minimum depth of 7 feet, return to surface and return to starting point.
  • Tread water, 5 minutes in deep water
  • Swimming while clothed, demonstrate for 50 yards of any stroke

     

    6B.) Fundamentals of Diving

  • Swim 500 yards continuously using the strokes in the following order: front crawl, 100 yards; back crawl, 100 yards; breaststroke, 50 yards; elementary backstroke, 50 yards; sidestroke 50 yards; butterfly, 50 yards, and choice of stroke, 100 yards.
  • Perform a front approach and hurdle with a feet-first entry from a 1 meter springboard.
  • Perform a front approach and hurdle with a head-first entry from a 1-meter springboard.
  • Complete forward dives, one in the tuck position, one in the pike position

     

    6C.) Lifeguard Readiness

  • Swim 500 yards continuously using the strokes in the following order: front crawl, 100 yards; back crawl, 100 yards; breaststroke, 50 yards; elementary backstroke, 50 yards; sidestroke 50 yards; butterfly, 50 yards, and choice of stroke, 100 yards.
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back or side to the starting point with the object (student must hold object with both hands and keep his or her face out of the water)
  • Perform a compact jump into the water from a height with rescue tube
  • Perform both pike and tuck surface dives
  • Demonstrate rescue breathing, use of a backboard, and two person removals from water.

     

    6D.) Fitness Swimmer

  • Swim 500 yards continuously using the strokes in the following order: front crawl, 100 yards; back crawl, 100 yards; breaststroke, 50 yards; elementary backstroke, 50 yards; sidestroke 50 yards; butterfly, 50 yards, and choice of stroke, 100 yards.
  • Perform the Cooper 12-minute swim test, and compare results with the
    pre-assessment results.
  • Calculate target heart rate
  • Demonstrate the following turns while swimming:

                     -Front crawl open turn                      -Breaststroke turn

                    -Sidestroke open turn                        -Backstroke flip turn

                    -Backstroke open turn                       -Butterfly turn

                    -Front flip turn

     

    Preschool Aquatics – gives young children ages 4-5 a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety and survival concepts

    Level 1 – Helps students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely.

    Level 2 – Builds on the skills of Level skills and gives students success with fundamental skills such   as floating and basic locomotion.                                                                                                                            

    Level 3 –Builds on the skills of Level 2 and improves students’ simultaneous arm and leg action.

 

 

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