Red Cross Swim Lessons

The Columbus Park & Recreation Department is offering our swim lesson program at the Columbus Aquatic Center.  The lessons will follow the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim format.  

 Guidelines to know before registering for classes:

  • You may only register your child for one class at a time.  Once the class has concluded, you may register for an additional class.
  • Please register at least 3 working days before the start of the class.
  • Closely review the “prerequisites” of each class before registering to determine the level your child should be in.

PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS:  Ages 6 months-3 years old and a parent. 

$45 for 6 – 30 minute classes.To enter PARENT / CHILD LESSONS students must be at least 6 months old to enroll.  A parent/guardian is required to participate with the child in each class.   

 

PRESCHOOL LESSONS:  Ages 4-5.

$45 for 6 – 30 minute classes.To enter PRESCHOOL LESSONS, students must be 4-5 years old.  

CPR will offer Preschool classes without the designation of levels, but students will register as a large group then will be broken into smaller groups based on class size and swimmer abilities.  This allows the instructors to group students with like abilities which will allow us to best serve the students.

 

 

LEARN TO SWIM LESSONS:  Recommended for age 6 & older.

$60 for 6 – 45 minute classes.

To enter LEVEL 1, it is recommended that students be at least 6 years old.  

To enter LEVEL 2, students must have passed Level 1 or be able to:

  • Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 3 times then safely exit the water. (Participants can walk, move along the gutter or “swim.”)
  • Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position. (This part of the assessment can be performed with support.)

To enter LEVEL 3, students must have passed Level 2 or be able to: 

  • Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to a vertical position. 
  • Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position. 
  • Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. (You can assist the participant when taking a breath.)

To enter LEVEL 4, students must have passed Level 3 or be able to: 

  • Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

 To enter LEVEL 5, students must have passed Level 4 or be able to: 

  • Perform a feet first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. 
  • Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.

 To enter LEVEL 6, students must have passed Level 5 or be able to: 

  • Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water, swim front crawl for 50 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 50 yards. 
  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim back crawl for 25 yards.
  • Students enrolled in Level 6 classes will do a combination of Diving, Fitness Swimmer and Personal Water Safety in each class.