El Paso It's all Good
 

LEARN TO SWIM


Lessons are offered at the following pools:
FALL
Aquatics Session I -
Sep 2, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
Aquatics Session II -
Sep 30, 2013 to Oct 27, 2013
Aquatics Session III -
Oct 28, 2013 to Nov 24, 2013
Aquatics Session IV -
Nov 25, 2013 to Dec 23, 2013
(No classes 11/28)
WINTER/SPRING
Aquatics Session I -
Jan 6, 2014 to Feb 2, 2014
Aquatics Session II -
Feb 3, 2014 to Mar 2, 2014
Aquatics Session III -
Mar 3, 2014 to Mar 30, 2014
Aquatics Session IV -
Mar 31, 2014 to Apr 27, 2014
No classes on 4/20
(makeup date May 3)

SUMMER
Aquatics Session I -
May 5, 2014 to Jun 1, 2014
Aquatics Session II -
Jun 2, 2014 to Jun 29, 2014
Aquatics Session III -
Jul 7, 2014 to Aug 3, 2014
Aquatics Session IV -
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014
Aquatics Two Week Session I -
Jun 16, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Aquatics Two Week Session II -
​Jul 7, 2014 to Jul 18, 2014
Aquatics Two Week Session III -
Jul 21, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
Aquatics Two Week Session IV -
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
Aquatics Two Week Session V -
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
Armijo
911 S. Ochoa
543-9598

Hawkins
1500 Hawkins
594-8031

Memorial
3251 Copper
565-4683
William W. Cowan
8100 Independence
860-2349

Leo Cancellare
650 Wallenburg
584-9848


Therapeutic &
Instructional

9031 Viscount
598-1163
 
 
 
 
REGISTRATION FEE
  • $38 City residents 
  • $48 Non- residents 
 
Youth Scholarships available
Veterans
5301 Salem
821-0142

Marty Robbins
11600 Vista Del Sol
855-7456




Contact Person:
Nikki Sarrette
SarretteNA@elpasotexas.gov
Aquatic Supervisor
 
We proudly use the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program and offer classes from Level 1 to Level 6.
In addition, we offer classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults. All classes are held at different aquatic centers.
 
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
 
INFANT/TODDLER (6-47 months) This class for parent and child is designed to teach parents how to work safely with their infant or toddler in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills. Children are introduced to basic skills that lay a foundation to help them learn to swim. Class length is 30 minutes. Class ratio is 1:10.

PRESCHOOL (4-5 years) Students in this class will learn basic water adjustment skills. Children start developing good attitudes and safe practices around the water. Most skills in this class are performed with assistance. Children will begin learning arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain more proficiency for future strokes. Exit Skills Assessment: Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water. While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds then recover to a vertical position. Class length is 30 minutes. Class ratio is 1:6.

ADVANCED PRESCHOOL (4-5 years) The objective of this class is to build on skills learned in Preschool Aquatics by providing additional guided practice of basic aquatic skills at slightly more proficient levels and greater distances and times. Skills in this level are preformed independently. Children improve coordination of combined arm and leg actions. Students must have taken the preschool class to enroll. Exit skills assessment: Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to a vertical position. Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. Class length is 30 minutes. Class ratio is 1:6.

LEVEL 1 (6-12 years) Participants will start to learn basic personal water safety information and skills, to help participants fell comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Students learn elementary aquatic skills. Participants start developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Exit Skills Assessment: Enter the water independently, travel at least 5 yards, bob 3 times then safely exit the water. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position. (This can be done with support). Class ratio is 1:6.

LEVEL 2 (6-12 years) At this level, participants begin to achieve success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants further develop combined arm and leg actions on the front and back that lay the foundation for future strokes. Completion Requirements: Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to a vertical position. Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions for 5 body lengths. (You can assist with taking a breath). Class ratio is 1:6

LEVEL 3 (must complete prior level or equivalent skills) This class is designed to build upon skills learned at Levels 1 & 2. The back crawl will be introduced and the front & back crawls will be perfected. Students will learn to tread water. Safety & survival skills will be expanded. Students can receive certification after passing the required skills test. Completion Requirements: Jump into deep water, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards. Class ratio is 1:8.

LEVEL 4 (must complete prior level or equivalent skills) This class is designed to build upon the skills mastered at Level 3. Students improve their skills and develop more endurance to swim greater distances. Breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, butterfly and basics of turning at the wall are taught. Students can receive certification after passing the required skills test. Exit Skills Assessment: Perform a feetfirst entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, charge direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards. Class ratio is 1:10.

LEVEL 5 (must complete prior level or equivalent skills) Participants coordinate & refine the key strokes: front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, butterfly, work on turns, dives and treading water. Exit Skills Assessment: Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water, swim front crawl for 50 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 50 yards. Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim back crawl for 25 yards. Class ratio is 1:10.

LEVEL 6 (must complete prior level or equivalent skills) Participants coordinate & refine the key strokes: front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness and over greater distances. Also, introduces other aquatic activities and offers three options: Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving and Fitness Swimmer. Exit Skills Assessment: Swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of your choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke. Class ratio is 1:10.

ADULT BEGINNER (13 years to adult)This class is for adult swimmers who either want to overcome their fear of the water or who are comfortable in the water, but would like to improve their strokes. Class ratio is 1:6.

ADULT FITNESS/CONDITIONING (13 years to adult) Great benefit of fitness and conditioning as class will focus on technique and cardio-respiratory endurance. Class is designed for participants who are interested in continuing to train as a competitive swimmer. Please note that this class is NOT for beginning swimmers. Class ratio is 1:10.

ADULT MASTER SWIMMING (13 years to adult) This class is designed for swimmers that are interested in competing in various swimming events. This class will focus on technique and endurance of the four competitive strokes. This class is NOT for beginning swimmers. Class ratio is 1:10.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS (Ages vary) Classes for special populations of swimmers are available. Classes will focus on swimming skills and stroke development for swimmers with special needs or requirements in an aquatic environment. Please ask your local pool for more information on these special programs.

Each summer session lasts two weeks (Monday – Thursday) which totals eight classes. Fall, Winter, and Spring Season classes are offered on a monthly basis with classes held twice a week to total eight classes.


 
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