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Swimming Classes

swimming instructionInterested in swim lessons for your child or yourself? Pima County offers a variety of American Red Cross swim lessons during the summer swim season. Read through the class descriptions and call the pool nearest you if you have any questions!

Lessons cost $20 for a two-week session (8 classes.)

Please do not mail in registration forms. Registration is taken at the pools. Late registration may be made through the Principal Lifeguard, if openings are available. Registration dates and times are given below. For specific class offerings and times please call your local pool. For information before May 28, 2016 please call 724-5199.

Swim lessons at Kino and Thad Terry Pools are through the YMCA. Please call 838-0938 (Kino) or 229-9001 (Thad Terry) for information on swim lessons and fees.

Sessions:

Session 1:  June 6-16, Monday-Thursday each week
Session 2:  June 20-30, Monday-Thursday each week

Registration for Sessions 1 and 2 will be Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. If spots are available in any class after June 3, registration will continue during open pool hours until classes are full. You may register for both Session 1 and 2 at this time. If your child progresses to the next skill level between sessions, every effort will be made to accommodate him/her in the next level class.

Sessions:

swim classSession 3: July 11-21, Monday-Thursday each week
Session 4: July 25-August 4*, Monday-Thursday each week
*Manzanita pool will have swim lessons Monday-Friday week 1 and Monday-Wednesday week 2 ending on August 3

Registration for Sessions 3 and 4 will be Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. If spots are available in any class after July 11, registration will continue during open pool hours until classes are full. You may register for both Session 3 and 4 at this time. If your child progresses to the next skill level between sessions, every effort will be made to accommodate him/her in the next level class.

If three or more lessons are cancelled in any given session due to lightning, or mechanical malfunction, lessons will continue past August 4, 2016.

Class Descriptions

Parent and Child Aquatics
Class for children 6 months to 3 years of age. A parent or guardian accompanies the child into the water. Emphasis is on orienting the child and parent to simple water skills. Water adjustment, development of aquatic motor skills, and safety are the primary focus.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
The objective is to help the students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Elementary aquatics skills and safe practices around the water are taught.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Prerequisite: Level 1 certificate or equivalent skills. Emphasis is on success with fundamental skills.

Level 3: Stroke Development
Prerequisite: Level 2 certificate or equivalent skills. Focus on additional guided practice of Level II skills as well as the introduction to more advance skills of butterfly and treading water.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Prerequisite: Level 3 certificate or equivalent skills. The objective is to build confidence and endurance with familiar strokes. New strokes include breaststroke, sidestroke, and rotary breathing.

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