Adult Group Lessons
Learn-to-Swim: American Red Cross Levels 1-6
Our swim program follows the American Red Cross guidelines to ensure your child will have a full set of aquatic skills. All students will receive certificates with detailed skills checklists to track each swimmers progress. American Red Cross cards will also be given upon completion of swim levels 1-6.
Level 1 - Intro to Water Skills
No prerequisites for Level 1required. Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safety. Elementary aquatic skills that are the foundation for future skills are introduced. Swimmers explore movement in the water-bobbing, floating, and gliding. Good attitudes and safe practices in and around the water begin to develop
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Swimmers entering Level 2 must have a Level 1 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 1.Swimmers learn to float without support and explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.
Level 3 - Stroke Development
Swimmers entering Level 3 must have a Level 2 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 2. Swimmers learn to coordinate the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to the scissor and dolphin kicks, the fundamentals of treading water and diving.
Level 4-6 Pre-Swim Team / Stroke Improvement
Swimmers entering Level 4 must have a Level 3 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 3. Swimmers develop confidence in all strokes, as well as increase their swimming distance. They will also learn the back crawl stroke, the breast stroke, the sidestroke, the butterfly as well as refine performance of all strokes-front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawlstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly and increase their distances.Flip turns on the front and back are introduced. Expectations are higher in regards to distance and quality. Personal Water Safety and Fitness Swimmer are offered at the JCC. In Personal Water Safety, learn more complex safety skills that may help you survive in an emergency. In Fitness Swimmer, learn principles of training and how to evaluate your own level of fitness. Each of these options focuses on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, such as WSI and WSI Aid, Lifeguard Training, and Swim Team.
Masters Swim (Individuals who swim at a level 6)
For Adults 18 and older who want to bring their swimming skills to the next level. This program offers a fun, friendly, competitive structured workout and an organized coached practice with instruction on swim techniques, endurance, and speed. Get under water video stroke analysis for an out of water education on stoke development. Work outs are adjusted for each swimmers experience and ability in order to best suit their needs.
Swim with Jim Adult Swim Classes
Our Aquatic Director Jim Downey has many years of adult swim instruction experience and understands the need to offer instructional swim classes to adults that want to advance their swimming ability. These classes are geared toward beginner and intermediate swimmers.
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For more information call (516) 822-3535.
Tina at x350 or Jim at x330.
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