Learn to Swim

Hastings Water Works offers swim lessons for children 3 years old through adult. Learn-to-Swim lessons are offered for all skill levels from beginner to advanced, and are taught comparable to the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim guidelines. All of our instructors are certified American Red Cross lifeguards. Learn-to-Swim lessons consist of 8 classes that are 30 minutes long and run Monday through Thursday for a two week period at our clients’ Homeowner Association or City pool. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Registration closes three business days before each session is to begin.

What level should you register for?

 

Skills Taught

(Explanation of Names and Levels)
Level 1 (Tadpole): An activity-oriented, child-centered approach coupled with unique skill progressions for the following: First-time Submersion, Breath Control, Breath Holding, Front Kicking, Back Kicking, Unsupported Floating, Underwater Swimming using a “Pop-up Breath” or “Roll-over Breath”.
Level 2 (Frog): An activity-oriented, child-centered approach coupled with unique skill progressions for the following: Introduction to Rhythmic Breathing, Breath Control, Breath Holding, Floating Turns, Front Kicking, Back Kicking, and Freestyle with the face-in-the-water.
Level 3 (Otter): A drill-oriented approach with unique skill progressions for the following: In-line Kicking, Elementary Backstroke, Diving Side of Pool, Treading Water, Freestyle, Backstroke, and Water Safety.
Level 4 (Alligator): A drill-oriented approach with unique skill progressions for the following: Alternate Breathing, Sidestroke, Breaststroke Kick, Intro to Butterfly and Breaststroke, Turns at Wall, Sculling, Stride and Standing Dives, and Water Safety.
Level 5 (Sea Lion): A drill-oriented approach with unique skill progressions for the following: Alternate Breathing, Open Turns, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Swimming Longer Distances (Sidestroke, Backstroke, Free Style), and Water Safety.