youth aquatics

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM
Ages 5+. Our instructors use games and instructional activities with an emphasis on water safety to help children develop swimming skills at their own pace. For more information please contact aquatics@berkshiresouth.org or 413.528.2810,ext. 12.

Cost for Youth Swim Lesson:  Members $60 Guests $83                                            Youth Programs Discounts: 10% sibling discount. 25% discount for Action Adventures students. Discounts may not be combined.

 

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 1 is designed to help children gain comfort in the water. Children begin blowing bubbles, submerging their faces, and start to develop a horizontal position in the water. Floating and gliding with support from the instructor gradually lead to swimming short distances independently.
Wednesdays         4-4:30 p.m.
Jan 10-Feb 14      181YT01A
Mar 7-Apr 11       181YT01B

Saturdays            11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Jan 13-Feb 24*     181YT06A
Mar 10-Apr 21**  181YT06B
*No class 1/27
**No Class 3/31

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Children comfortable putting their faces in the water and swimming a few body lengths on their own may enroll in Level 2. In this level children work on floating independently, continue to develop and master a horizontal swimming position while combining arm and leg movements to begin swimming longer distances.
Wednesdays         4:30-5 p.m.
Jan 10-Feb 14      181YT02A
Mar 7-Apr 11        181YT02B

Saturdays            12:15-12:45 p.m.
Jan 13-Feb 24*     181YT07A
Mar 10-Apr 21**   181YT07B
*No class 1/27
**No Class 3/31

Level 3: Stroke Development
To enroll in Level 3, children need to be comfortable in deep water and able to easily swim the width of the pool in a horizontal position. This level focuses on developing rhythmic breathing, building endurance, and several strokes including front crawl and elementary backstroke.
Thursdays            4-4:45 p.m.
Jan 11-Feb 15      181YT03A
Mar 8-Apr 12        181YT03B

Saturdays            12:45-1:30 p.m.
Jan 13-Feb 24*      181YT09A
Mar 10-Apr 21**    181YT09B
*No class 1/27
**No Class 3/31

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
A beginning Level 4 swimmer uses rhythmic breathing and is able to comfortably swim the length of the pool. The program continues to refine front crawl and elementary backstroke while developing breaststroke and back crawl. Children build up to swimming laps.
Thursdays 4-4:45 p.m.
Jan 11-Feb 15      181YT04A
Mar 8-Apr 12      181YT04B

Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Level 5 is designed for kids who can swim laps using front and back crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke and would like to further refine their swimming skills in preparation for competitive or fitness swimming.
Thursdays 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Jan 11-Feb 15      181YT05A
Mar 8-Apr 12      181YT05B

 

 

Private Swim Instruction
Tap into the expertise of a Red Cross Certified Swim Instructor and learn how to swim more efficiently and safely. Please call the Aquatics Department to make an appointment.
Members $30 Guests $45 per half hour lesson
Members $50 Guests $60 per hour lesson

Semi-Private Swim Instruction
Get together with a friend or family member and improve your swimming skills together. A fun experience for the whole family!
Members $45 Guests $60 per 45 minute lesson. (Cost is for group of two or three.)

 

Swim Club
Tuesdays 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Age 7-15. Join our youth recreational swim club! This program is designed to foster a love of swimming and help develop physical fitness and team skills. Participants must be able to continuously swim 100 yards and use at least two strokes. Maximum enrollment: 15
Members $70 Guests $90

Jan 2-Feb 13         181YT10A
Feb 27-Apr 10      181YT10B