Winter/Spring Classes

LEARN TO SWIM
REGISTRATION: RESIDENTS NOV. 28 & NON-RESIDENTS: DEC 5

Classes meet at Frontier Trail Middle School 15300 W. 143rd St

 

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.
 

Swim Lesson Session Meeting Dates
I

Jan. 15, 17, 22*, 24, 29, 31* Feb. 5* & 7
*Held at Oregon Trail Middle School

*II
*Begins on Thursday

Feb. 21, 26, 28, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 26

III
 
April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30


PARENT AND CHILD
6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS
EIGHT–30 MINUTE LESSONS
$53/OLATHE RESIDENTS $48
15300 W 143RD ST
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. Swim Diaper required for those not toilet trained.

 

LEVEL A—AGES 6 MONTHS–2 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

Deadline: 1 week prior
Min: 6  Max: 15
 
LEVEL B—AGES 18 MONTHS–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

Deadline: 1 week prior
Min: 6  Max: 15
 

 


YOUNG TOT
AGES 3–5
EIGHT–30 MINUTE LESSONS
$53/OLATHE RESIDENTS $48
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
Deadline: 1 week prior to start   Min: 6   Max: 10
 
YOUNG TOT LEVEL B:
• Enter water by stepping 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 float, 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
Deadline: 1 week prior to start   Min: 6   Max: 10


 

 


LEVEL I
INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
AGES 4 AND UP
EIGHT 30 MINUTE LESSONS
$53/OLATHE RESIDENTS $48
Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water.
  • 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 float, 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
Deadline: 1 week prior to start   Min: 6   Max: 10
Location: Frontier Trail Middle School- 15300 W 143 St

LEVEL II
FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
AGES 5 AND UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
$55/OLATHE RESIDENTS $50
Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.
  • 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 topic
Deadline: 1 week prior   Min: 6   Max: 10 †Ž
Location: Frontier Trail Middle School- 15300 W 143 St
 

LEVEL III
STROKE DEVELOPMENT
AGES 6 AND UP
EIGHT  45 MINUTE LESSONS
$55/OLATHE RESIDENTS $50
Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice.
  • Head first 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
Deadline: 1 week prior   Min: 6   Max: 10 †Ž
Location: Frontier Trail Middle School- 15300 W 143 St
 


LEVEL IV
STROKE IMPROVEMENT
AGES 6 AND UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
$55/OLATHE RESIDENTS $50
  • 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
  • Back crawl, 15 yards
  • Water safety topics
Deadline: 1 week prior   Min: 6   Max: 10 †Ž
Location: Frontier Trail Middle School- 15300 W 143 St
 


LEVEL V
STROKE REFINEMENT
AGES 6 AND UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
$55/OLATHE RESIDENTS $50
  • 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
  • Butterfly, 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke, 50 yards
  • Back crawl, 25 yards
  • Standard scull, 30 seconds
  • Sidestroke, 25 yards
  • Water safety topics
Deadline: 1 week prior   Min: 6   Max: 10 †Ž
Location: Frontier Trail Middle School- 15300 W 143 St

TERRIFIED ADULT
AGES 16 & UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
$55/OLATHE RESIDENTS $50
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
  • Deep water confidence       • Basic swimming skills
 †Ž
Location: Frontier Trail Middle School- 15300 W 143 St


ADULT BEGINNER
AGES 16 & UP
EIGHT 45 MINUTE LESSONS
$55/OLATHE RESIDENTS $50
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                    • Rythmic Breathing
  • Crawl stroke            • Elementary Backstroke
Deadline: 1 week prior   Min: 6   Max: 10
Location: Frontier Trail Middle School- 15300 W 143 St
AQUA FIT
AGES 16 & UP
SESSION I -ELEVEN 1 HOUR CLASSES
$61/OLATHE RESIDENTS $56
SESSION II - ELEVEN 1 HOUR CLASSES
$61/OLATHE RESIDENTS $56
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. Water shoes suggested.
Deadline: 1 week prior   Min: 15   Max: 35