2021 Group Swim Lesson Program
Ingomar North Recreation and Swim Club follows standards based on the American Red Cross Swim Lesson Program. There are 2 one-week sessions. All the sessions will be conducted in the morning prior to the opening of the pool, from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.
There are 2 – one week sessions (Monday – Friday) from 12:00 - 12:30
- Session 1: July 12 – July 16
- Session 2: July 19 – July 23
Cost of the Swim Lessons:
- $50/per session per child
- Large family special – If you have 3 or more children signed up for the same session, the third and each additional child receives a $10 discount.
- $75/per session per child
Each session includes levels 1 through 7
- Level 1 – Water Exploration
- Level 2 – Primary Skills
- Level 3 – Stroke Readiness
- Level 4 – Stroke Development
- Level 5 – Stroke Refinement
- Level 6 – Skill Proficiency
- Level 7 – Jr. Life-Guarding (must have min. 4 signed up for a session to run)
There are no age requirements for any of the levels.
Level 1-Introduction to Water Skills
Objective: To help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.
Skills Covered: Entering and exiting the water safely, learning to submerge mouth, nose and eyes and breath control, front and back float and recovering to a stand, changing direction in the water, swimming 5 feet on front and back.
Level 2-Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Objective: To give students success with fundamental skills
Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 1 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 1 skills
Skills Covered: Entering water by stepping or jumping in from the side, submerging entire head, blowing bubbles, open eyes underwater, front and back glide, swim 15 feet on front and 10 feet on back, swim on side, life jacket use
Level 3-Stroke Development
Objective: To build on skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice
Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 2 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 2 skills
Skills Covered: Jump into deep water, head first entry from sitting or kneeling, submerging and retrieving an object, bobbing, survival float for 30 seconds, treading water for 30 seconds, front crawl 15 yards, butterfly 15 feet, back crawl 15 yards, elementary rescues, safe diving, check-call-care
Level 4-Stroke Improvement
Objective: To develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills by increasing endurance through swimming greater distances
Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 3 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 3 skills
Skills Covered: diving, underwater swimming, feet-first surface dive, 1 minute of survival floating, treading and back floating, 25 yards of front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl, 15 yards of butterfly and elementary backstroke and sidestroke, compact jump from height in a lifejacket, throwing assists and caring for conscious choking victim
Level 5-Stroke Refinement
Objective: Coordination and refinement of strokes
Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 4 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 4 skills
Skills Covered: Shallow dive, tuck and pike surface dives, 2 minutes of survival floating, back float and treading water, flip turns on front and back, 50 yards front and back crawl, 25 yards butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke, 2 minutes of survival swimming, rescue breathing
Level 6-Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Objective: Refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances; includes "menu options" - Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer and Fundamentals of Diving
Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 5 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 5 skills
Skills Covered: 500 yards continuous swim using 100 yards each of front & back crawl, 50 yards each of breastroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke & butterfly and 100 yards choice of any of those strokes, survival floating and back floating 5 minutes each, feet first surface dive & retrieve an object from 7 feet, Cooper 12-minute swim test
Level 7-Junior Life Guarding
(must have min 4 signed up for the session to run)
Objective: The Junior Lifeguarding course is a key component of the Lifeguarding program. It creates
a lifeguarding feeder program to help aquatics supervisors recruit the most promising Lifeguarding
candidates for future employment.
Core Concept: Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite. The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, and first aid, CPR and AED. Participants also have the opportunity to shadow lifeguards in rotation to get a real sense of being on the job.
Requirements: Before entering Jr Lifeguarding, participants must demonstrate the following skills:
- Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side
- Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence
- Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs
- Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl
- Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water.
Skills Covered: Lifeguard entries into the water; Active drowning victim rear rescue; Multiple
drowning victim rear rescue; Submerged victim rescue; Removing a victim from the water; Head
split and head chin support techniques; Back boarding victims; Heart rate calculations; First Aid;
Rescue Breathing; CPR; Personal Growth (leadership, teamwork, etc.).
Certificate and Validity: Certificate of completion on successfully completing the course. The certificate does not indicate that the participant is trained to be a lifeguard, and there is no validity period.