Fall Swim Classes

LEARN TO SWIM

CHOOSING THE CORRECT LEVEL
Red Cross updated the guidelines under each level and skills taught. Please read them closely before registering your child.
Parents are asked to leave the pool once class begins for the first 7 classes, but are welcome to observe the final class.
1. Review the skills for each class.
2. Age alone does not determine the placement of your child.
3. The skills listed are the skills each class will work to accomplish by the end of the session.
4. If your child has completed all the skills listed, advance to the next level, if not, enroll in that class.

Session I

Frontier Trail Middle School, 15300 W 143rd
9/17, 9/19, 9/26, 10/1, 10/3 & 10/10

Oregon Trail Middle School, 1800 W Dennis
9/24 & 10/8

Session II

Frontier Trail Middle School, 15300 W 143rd
10/22, 11/5, 11/7, 11/2, 11/14, 11/19

Oregon Trail Middle School, 1800 W Dennis
10/24 & 10/29
NO CLASS 10/31


POOL TEMPERATURE AND LOCKER ROOM USAGE CONTROLLED BY THE OLATHE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
TEMPERATURE OF THE WATER VARIES FROM 78 TO 82 DEGREES.

PARENT AND CHILD
6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS
EIGHT–30 MINUTE LESSONS
Classes are divided into two age groups. Skills taught are similar. You will determine which level according to age, independence,
water experience or level of motor development. This class is for both the parent and the child.

Level A—Ages 6 months–3 years
• Getting wet
• Water entry
• Exploring the pool
• Front and back float
• Front and back glide
• Leg action
• Blowing bubbles
• Underwater exploration
• Rolling back to front & front to back
• Lifting out of water

Level B—Ages 1 year–3 years
• Water entry
• Exploring the pool
• Front and back float
• Front and back glide
• Leg action
• Arm action
• Combined stroke on front and back
• Blowing bubbles
• Underwater exploration
• Rolling back to front & front to back
• Basic safety rules
• Lifting out of water
• Using side of pool, steps or ramp
• Using ladder


YOUNG TOT
AGES 3–5
EIGHT – 30 MINUTE LESSONS
Purpose: Helps students to feel comfortable in the water.
YOUNG TOT LEVEL A:
• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
• Blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, 3 seconds
• Submerging mouth, nose and eyes
• Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects,
2 times
• Front glide, 2 body lengths
• Back glide, 2 body lengths
• Back float, 3 seconds
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Treading with arm and hand actions
• Alternating leg action on front and back, 2 body lengths
• Simultaneous leg action on front and back, 2 body lengths
• Alternating arm action on front, 2 body lengths
• Simultaneous arm action on front, 2 body lengths
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back, 2 body lengths
YOUNG TOT LEVEL B:
• Enter water by stepping in (in shoulder deep water)
• Exit water using ladder, steps or side (in chest deep water)
• Bobbing, 3 times
• Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects, 2 times
• Front float and back fl oat, 3 seconds
• Front and back glides, 2 body lengths
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Treading using arm and leg actions, 5 seconds (in shoulder deep water)
• Combined arm and leg actions on front, 3 body lengths
• Finning arm action on back, 3 body lengths
• Combined arm and leg actions on back, 3 body lengths


LEVEL I
INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
AGES 4 AND UP
EIGHT – 30 MINUTE LESSONS
Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water.
LEVEL 1 PARTICIPANTS LEARN TO:
• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
• Blowing bubbles through mouth and nose
• Bobbing
• Opening eyes under water
• Front glide, back glide, 2 body lengths
• Back float, front fl oat, 3 seconds
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Treading using arm and hand actions (in chest deep water)
• Alternating leg action on front and back
• Alternating arm action on front and back
• Simultaneous arm action on front and back
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
• Age appropriate water safety topics



LEVEL II
FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
AGES 5 AND UP
EIGHT – 45 MINUTE LESSONS
Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.
LEVEL 2 PARTICIPANTS LEARN TO:
• Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
• Exit water using ladder, steps or side (in chest deep water)
• Fully submerging and holding breath, 5 seconds
• Bobbing, 5 times (in chest deep water)
• Opening eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects, 2 times
• Front, jellyfish, tuck, and back float 5 seconds
• Front glide and back glide 2 body lengths
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Change direction of travel while swimming on front and back
• Treading using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds (in shoulder deep water)
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back 5 body lengths
• Finning arm action on back, 5 body lengths
• Water safety topics



LEVEL III
STROKE DEVELOPMENT
AGES 6 AND UP
EIGHT – 45 MINUTE LESSONS
Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional
guided practice.
LEVEL 3 PARTICIPANTS LEARN:
• Headfi rst entry from the side in a sitting and kneeling position (in water at least 9 feet deep)
• Enter water by jumping from the side
• Bobbing while moving toward safety, 5 times (in chest deep water)
• Rotary breathing, 10 times
• Survival float on front, 30 seconds (in deep water)
• Back float, 30 seconds (in deep water)
• Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back (in deep water)
• Tread water, 30 seconds (in deep water)
• Dolphin kicking, 3 - 5 body lengths
• Front crawl, 15 yards
• Back crawl, 15 yards
• Elementary backstroke, 15 yards
• Scissors kick, 10 yards
• Water safety topics



LEVEL IV
STROKE IMPROVEMENT
AGES 6 AND UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
Purpose: Develops confi dence in the skills learned and
improves other aquatic skills.
LEVEL 4 PARTICIPANTS LEARN TO:
• Headfirst entry from the side in a compact and stride position (in water at least 9 feet deep)
• Swim under water, 3 - 5 body lengths
• Feet first surface dive, submerging completely
• Front crawl and back crawl open turns
• Tread water using 2 different kicks 2 minutes
• Front crawl, 25 yards
• Breaststroke, 15 yards
• Butterfly, 15 yards
• Dolphin kicking, 3 - 5 body lengths
• Elementary backstroke, 25 yards
• Backcrawl, 15 yards
• Water safety topics



LEVEL V
STROKE REFINEMENT
AGES 6 AND UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
Purpose: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
LEVEL 5 PARTICIPANTS LEARN TO:
• Shallow-angle dive from the side
• Shallow-angle dive, glide 2 body lengths and begin any front stroke
• Tuck and pike surface dives, submerging completely
• Front and back flip turns while swimming
• Tread water, 5 minutes
• Front crawl, 50 yards
• Breaststroke, 25 yards
• Butterfl y, 25 yards
• Elementary backstroke, 50 yards
• Back crawl, 25 yards
• Standard scull, 30 seconds
• Sidestroke, 25 yards
• Water safety topics


TERRIFIED ADULT
AGES 16 & UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
Purpose: This class is for those afraid and uncomfortable with the water. This class is taught with each participant working at
his or her own pace.
TERRIFIED ADULT PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:
• Water safety skills
• Floating
• Developing deep water confi dence
• Basic swimming skills
DEADLINE: 1 WEEK PRIOR; MIN: 6 MAX: 10



ADULT BEGINNER
AGES 16 & UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
Purpose: This class is for those who are not afraid of the water and are looking for a beginning swim class.
ADULT BEGINNER PARTICIPANTS LEARN:
• Floating
• Rhythmic breathing
• Crawl stroke
• Elementary backstroke
• Other swimming skills



AQUA FIT
AGES 16 & UP
TWELVE 1 HOUR CLASSES

Session I - Ten 1 Hour  Classes
$55/Olathe Residents $50
Session II -  Ten 1 Hour  Classes
$55/Olathe Residents $50
This is a relaxing and refreshing way to get into shape.  Exercises are designed to improve flexibility, tone body muscle, and improve the cardiovascular system.  Each individual can work at his or her own pace without putting stress on joints.  Swimmers and non-swimmers are welcome. Deadline:  1 week prior to start date.  Min: 15 Max: 30

AQUA FIT Session Location/Meeting Dates
SESSION 1:
Frontier Trail Middle School: 15300 W. 143rd
Sept. 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, 
Oct. 2, 7, 9, 14, 23
No classes: Oct 16 & 21
SESSION 2:
Frontier Trail Middle School: 15300 W. 143rd
Nov. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 
Dec. 2, 4 ,9, 11
No classes: Nov. 25 & 27