Safety First! Important Policies for All Aquatic Programs - Please Read!
Please measure your child from chin to toes prior to registering. This requirement is so their mouth can be above the water while in class. Nathan Hale pool is 38" deep in the shallow end. Frank Lloyd Wright pool is 36" deep in the shallow end. *Parent & Child lessons are exempt from these requirements as they have a parent/guardian with them in the water*
- All American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" Lessons are 50 minutes, except Parent & Child and Level 1 (Little Beginners) which are 30 minutes.
- All Semi-Private Lessons are 30 minutes.
- Per state code, all swimmers much thoroughly rinse off in the shower before entering the pool.
- Swim caps are required of all swimmers whose hair is long or controlled by hair spray or oil. Caps are sold at the pool for $2.00.
- Do not bring valuables to the pool. The WAWM RCS Department is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Any swimmer who has entered 5K must use their respective male/female locker room. Locker room attendants are available to assist.
- Strollers must be kept out of the pool area for child's safety. Please carry child or use child carrying device.
- Use of cell phones and electronic devices are prohibited in locker rooms per state law.
- Street shoes are not allowed in the pool area. Shoes must be removed. Clean sandals or slippers may be worn.
- Water and air temperature is regulated by the WAWM School District's Facilities & Operations Department, not the WAWM RCS Department. They make every attempt to maintain a pool temperature of 82 degrees.
- Swim goggles are recommended for levels 3-8.
- Individuals must be toilet trained in order to enroll in all programs. No swim diapers allowed.
- Our lessons are taught by American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. The WAWM RCS Department reserves the right to move your child out of a level for their own safety.
Our lessons are taught by American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. Please read swim level carefully to assure your child is in the correct level. The WAWM RCS Department reserves the right to move your child out of a level for their own safety.
- Parent & Child Classes - Parent and child will learn together to increase a child's comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as getting face wet in the pool, blowing bubbles, front and back float and glides. This level is fun-filled to help introduce water safety concepts and encourage a healthy recreational habit. All children must be toilet trained to participate. Absolutely NO swim diapers of any kind are allowed. At least one adult per child required.
- Level 1: Little Beginners - Orients first time swimmers to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills that are the foundation for the later levels. Front and back floats, blowing bubbles and leg and arm actions are introduced.
- Level 2: Introduction to Water Skills - Participants will be taught basic personal water safety skills to help them feel more comfortable in the water while improving elementary aquatic skills such as bobbing in the water, front and back glides, and combined arm and leg action with assistance.
- Level 3: Fundamental Aquatic Skills - Participants will learn fundamental skills such as floating and recovering to a vertical position. Swimmers will continue to increase their independence with treading and swimming on front and back.
- Level 4: Stroke Improvement - Swimmers will learn to do front crawl, rotary breathing, and elementary backstroke the width of the pool. They will be introduced to deep water entries and simple dives, while continuing to improve their deep water treading skills.
- Level 5: Stroke Refinement - Participants develop confidence and distance in previous learned strokes while introducing new strokes. Swimmers will begin to develop scissor and frog kicks, underwater swimming skills, and new deep water dives.
- Level 6: Swimming and Skills Proficiency - Swimmers will practice their front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards, backstroke for 25 yards and butterfly for 15 yards. Participants will continue to strengthen their frog kick and scissor kick. Open turns are introduced and deep water skills are refined.
- Level 7: Fitness Swimmer - Swimmers will refine their strokes and skills so participants swim with ease, efficiency, and power over greater distances. Participants will begin to incorporate flip turns into their front crawl.
- Level 8: Intro to Competitive Swimming - Participants will learn what to expect in competitive swimming. Swimmers will learn how to start from blocks, use equipment such as paddles and pull buoys, and understand the terminology and format of competitive swimming. This is a higher level program that will build endurance.
- Semi-Private Swimming Lessons: Lessons are designed to meet the needs of participants who are seeking more individualized instruction. Lessons consist of four participants per instructor and last 30 minutes.
- Ages 8-12 Beginner - Little to no experience swimming or not comfortable in the water.
- Semi-Private Focus Level - Available for Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4. Provides more instruction and helps build upon the skills taught in the specific level. This semi-private is not a substitute for the full Learn-to-Swim Lesson, but a way to practice skills learned in the specific level in a small class size.