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.
Sept 12-Oct 17  183YT01A
Nov 7-Dec 12*  183YT01B
*No Class 11/21

Saturdays 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Sept 15-Oct 20  183YT01C
Nov 3-Dec 15*  183YT01D
*No Class 11/24

 

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.
Sept 12-Oct 17  183YT02A
Nov 7-Dec 12*  183YT02B
*No Class 11/21

Saturdays 12:15 -12:45 p.m.
Sept 15-Oct 20  183YT02C
Nov 3-Dec 15*  183YT02D
*No Class 11/24

 

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.
Sept 13-Oct 18  183YT03A
Nov 1-Dec 13*  183YT03B
*No Class 11/22

Saturdays 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Sept 15-Oct 20  183YT03C
Nov 3-Dec 15*  183YT03D
*No Class 11/24

 

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.
Sept 13-Oct 18  183YT04A
Nov 1-Dec 13*  183YT04B
*No Class 11/22

 

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.
Sept 13-Oct 18  183YT05A
Nov 1-Dec 13*  183YT05B
*No Class 11/22

 

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
Sept 11-Oct 23 183YT10A
Oct 30-Dec 11 183YT10B

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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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