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Swim Lesson Level GuideGroup Swim Lesson Levels All American Red Cross levels are designed to build upon each other. Age ranges are based on the actual age of child upon start date. Adult-Child 1 (Ages: 6-18 months): An introductory course which covers safety topics and water readiness skills through parent-led games and songs. Water entry and exit safety is emphasized along with general aquatic safety skills. Children must be accompanied for entire class by person age 16+ with both participants wearing appropriate swim attire. Adult-Child 2 (Ages: 18-36 months): Focuses on holding and support techniques, water adjustment, breath control, and buoyancy. Water entry and exit safety is emphasized along with general aquatic safety skills. Children must be accompanied for entire class by person age 16+ with both participants wearing appropriate swim attire. Pre-school 1 (Ages: 3-4 years): Orients children to the aquatic environment and teaches them basic aquatic skills such as moving legs and arms, blowing bubbles, and entering and exiting the pool safely. Pre-school 2 (Ages: 3-4 years): Builds upon the skills learned in Preschool 1 to gain more comfort and independence moving through front and back floats, kicks, and coordinated movements. Pre-school 3 (Ages: 3-4 years): Helps children start to gain swimming propulsive skills on their front and back independently with their face in the water. Level 1 (Ages: 5+ years): Builds on skills acquired in Preschool levels 1-3, participants perform skills with and without assistance from instructor. Level 2 (Ages: 5+ years): Extends on skills from Level 1 with emphasis on longer and more independent attempts at swimming on front and back. Level 3 (Ages: 5+ years): Focuses on feet and head first entries, scissor kick, backstroke, and most significantly, establishment of rotary breathing to the side during front crawl. Level 4 (Ages: 5+ years): Introduces breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke. Emphasis on strength, endurance, and refinement of front and back crawl. Level 5 (Ages: 5+ years): Emphasizes diving, treading, sculling, and turns. Introduces lap swimming of all six strokes learned in Levels 3 and 4. Level 6 (Ages: 5+ years): Refinement of turns, strokes, and dives is emphasized along with basic water rescue skills. Pre-teen/Teen (Ages 13-15): Gain safety and confidence in the water. Basic floating, kicking, and introduction to front and back crawl and basic water safety skills are covered. Adult (Ages: 16+): Learn how to enter and exit water safely and understand breath control as it relates to body position in water. Steps towards learning how to kick and arm stroke on front and back will be made. Private Lessons All private lessons are designed with the participant in mind. Each lesson follows the American Red Cross progression of skills outlined in the level guide. Participants must be 3 years of age at the start of the session. Arranged Private Lessons: Pre-scheduled private lessons. 1:1 ratio of instructor to participant. Adaptive Private Lessons: For individuals who have developmental and/or physical differences at a pre- scheduled time. 1:1 ratio of instructor to participant. Custom Private Privates: Coordinated with instructor within date range to schedule a day and time that works for both parties outside of arranged private lesson times. 1:1 or 1:2 (for added fee of $20 for 2nd participant) ratio of instructor to participant.