Learn to Swim
Youth & Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons
American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses offer something for everyone. Through a progressive, six-level instructional approach, participants learn a variety of strokes, including the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. They are also introduced to a wide range of personal safety skills and diving techniques. Courses are fun and interactive with hands-on training. More advanced-level students refine their skills, and learn to incorporate swimming into a lifetime fitness plan.
Learn to Swim Level 1
Introduction to Water Skills: helps students feel comfortable in the water Learn front & back floats and kicks, and front crawl stroke; safe practices by water. Must be five years old to start the Learn to Swim levels.
Learn to Swim Level 2
Fundamental Aquatic Skills: gives students success with floating and recovering, basic rescue skills are covered.
Learn to Swim Level 3
Stroke Development: builds on the skills in Level 2 and coordinates front & back crawl, introduces elements of butterfly and treading water, safe head-first entries.
Learn to Swim Level 4
Introduction of elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and side stroke, basic turns. Work on distance swimming.
Learn to Swim Level 5
Coordination of all strokes and increasing endurance. Flips and turns on front and back.
Learn to Swim Level 6
Swimming and Skill Proficiency: refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. This level focuses on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses.
Locate the next class times by going to the EmBe calendar and searching swim lessons. Click the arrows for class schedule. >>> If a class is not scheduled please contact the Aquatics Director at (605) 336-3660 for more information.
Fee: $50 members $57 non-members
Cancelation information There will be no make-up days due to weather. If EmBe cancels a program, credits or refunds will be issued in full. If a participant cancels enrollment in a program prior to its start, EmBe will issue a credit only, minus a $10 processing fee. No refunds or credits will be issued once the program has started. In case of medical emergencies, a refund will be issued for the remaining classes. A doctor's excuse must be presented to receive the refund.