Swimming and Diving Lessons

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Classes offered through the Hartland Pool include:

Aqua Babies (Red Cross Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1)/Aqua Tots (Red Cross Parent & Child Aquatics Level 2) - Through games, song and play, each parent works with their own child to encourage pre-swimming skills like kicking, jumping, reaching, blowing bubbles and safety around the water. This 30 minute class is limited to 8 and held in the warm water pool for children starting at 8 months  
 
3/4 Year Old Parent & Child(Red Cross Parent & Child Aquatics Level 3) - This class teaches blowing bubbles, floating, submerging, kicking, reaching, pulling, treading water, jumping from the side and water safety. It requires committed focus from the parents in the water. Parents will be very active in the instruction process. This class is for children that have completed Aqua Tots and/or the child is very comfortable in the water. Classes are limited to 5 and they are held in the warm water pool. To take the class children need to be ages 3 1/2 to 4. 

Pre-Beginner (Red Cross Preschool Aquatics Level 1) -This is the first class for children without their parents in the water. To advance in water skills children must learn to be comfortable with their faces in the water. Beginning water skills like blowing bubbles, floating, submerging, kicking, reaching, pulling, treading water, jumping from the side and WATER SAFETY are emphasized. Classes are limited to 5 and they are held in the warm water pool. To take this class children must be age 4, able to follow directions, and have developed an attention span that enables group learning. 

Beginner 1 - (Red Cross Preschool Aquatics Level 2) - Students in this class are comfortable with faces and heads wet, and will work on keeping themselves independently afloat. They’ll be practicing reach and pull arms, kicking, floating, gliding, treading water, and underwater retrieval, all with a strong emphasis on SAFETY in and around water.  Classes are 45 minutes, limited to 5 children, and are held in the 86-degree pool. Typical ages 5-6.

Beginner 2  - (Red Cross Preschool Aquatics Level 3) Students are already able stay afloat and use forward locomotion.  Typically they can swim underwater and can move 5 yards with an independent kick. They’ll be building on the skills from Beginners such as reaching and pulling, floating, gliding front and back, and treading water, all with a strong emphasis on SAFETY in and around water.  This class is 45 minutes, limited to 5, and taught in the 86-degree pool.  It is recommended for swimmers who have passed Beginner. Typical ages 5-7

Intermediate – (Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 1) Already able to swim on their own and comfortable with their faces in the water, intermediate students are developmentally ready to learn coordinated arm and leg movement for the front and back crawl. Rotary breathing is introduced. There is a strong emphasis on SAFETY in and around water.  This 45-minute class is held in the competition pool and class size is limited to 6. Students are typically age 6 and older. It’s recommended that student has passed Advanced Beginners/Red Cross Pre-Swimmer level 3.

Advanced – (Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 2) Focus is on refinement of the front and back crawl and emphasis on underwater swimming, floating, deep water work and beginning diving skills, students’ strokes become stronger with more propelling force. There is more emphasis on rotary breathing. This 45-minute class is limited to 6 and is held in the competition pool. It’s recommended that student have passed Intermediate/Red Cross level 1.

Level 3 - (Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 3) Swimmers will be jumping into deep water and moving forward, treading water, doing kneeling and standing dives, submerged glides, refining the front crawl with rotary breathing and back crawl with an emphasis on attaining some distance. The elementary backstroke will be introduced. They will also be introduced to the butterfly kick, dolphin kick, breaststroke kick and scissor kick. This 45-minute class is held in the competition pool. It is recommended that students have passed Advanced/Red Cross level 2.

Level 4 - (Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 4) Students will work on the major strokes, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breast stroke and butterfly, with open turns. They will be jumping from the side in a compact or stride position, survival swimming, treading water and learning additional rules for safe diving. This 45-minute class is held in the competition pool. It is recommended that student has had and passed Red Cross Level 3.

 

Open SwimBoth pools, all areas of both pools and the hot tub are available.  Hot tub is limited to ages 14 and older.  Three lap lanes reserved for lap swimmers. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult inthe water who stays within arms’ length at all times.  If the child cannot pass a swim test, they must wear a USCG approved lifejacket or be one-on-one with a supervising adult. Children over age 5 who can pass a swim test are not required to have an adult in the water, but if they can’t pass a swim test they are required to wear a USCG approved lifejacket.

Adult Open Swim – Limited to adults age 18 and over to walk in the current channel, swim, float, or just soak in the hot tub.  Both the lap pool and the warm 86 degree leisure pool are available so that everyone can enjoy a relaxed swim.  At least three lanes are reserved for lap swimmers.

Lap Swimming – Lap swimmers are those who swim in the lap lanes only with no stopping except at the ends of the pool (except in case of emergency). We guarantee a minimum of three lanes will be available during designated lap times.  If one or two swimmers share a lane, they will swim on one side of a lane.  If three or more swimmers share a lane, all will circle swim.  If a third swimmer enters a lane with two swimmers already in it, it is his/her responsibility to alert the other two. Weekday hours limited to ages 16 & older. Three lap  lanes are reserved during Open Swims for lap swimmers.

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