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.

Pre-registration and payment required at least 48 hours in advance for all youth aquatics programs.

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 leads to swimming short distances independently.

Wednesdays 4-4:30 p.m.
May 15-June 19 192YT01A

Mondays/Wednesdays  4-4:30 p.m.
July 8-July 24 192YT01B
Aug 5-Aug 21 192YT01C

Saturdays 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
May 18-June 29  191YT01D
July 13-Aug 17  191YT01E

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skill
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.
May 15-June 19 192YT02A

Mon/Wed  4-4:30 p.m.
July 8-July 24 192YT02B
Aug 5-Aug 21 192YT02C

Saturdays 12:15 -12:45 p.m.
May 18-June 29  192YT01D
July 13-Aug 17  192YT01E

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.
May 16-June 20  192YT03A

Tues/Thurs 4-4:45 p.m.
July 9-25 192YT03B
Aug 6-22 192YT03C

Saturdays 12:45-1:30 p.m.
May 8-June 29 192YT03D
July 13-Aug 17 192YT03E

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.
May 16-June 20 192YT04A

Tues/Thurs 4-4:45 p.m.
July 9-25 192YT04B
Aug 6-22 192YT04C

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.
May 16-June 20 192YT05A

Tues/Thurs 4:45-5:30 p.m.
July 9-25 192YT05B
Aug 6-22 192YT05C

Swim Club
Age 7-15. Join our youth recreational swim club and learn to swim more efficiently in a fun environment. 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.

Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Members $70 Guests $90
May 14-June 25* 192YT10A
July 9-Aug 13 – Apr 2 192YT10B

*No Class 5/28

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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.)

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