Swim Lesson Program

2014 Summer Swim Lesson Information

2014 Summer Swim Lesson Registration Form

2014 Summer Parent/Child Swim Lesson Registration Form

Class Times and Availability

To participate in the swimming program you must  fill out a registration form and send it to the Sheboygan Falls Aquatic Center before the registration deadline. All participants are placed in a class that will best meet the learner’s ability and skill level. The age or size of your child does not influence the level of instruction they will receive. Class placement adjustments are made during the first two days of class.

Class sizes are determined by the swimming level, age of the students, and number of students registered in the session. Levels are sometimes combined to provide for appropriate class sizes.

Emphasis in our swim program is on student progress and not on passing onto the next swimming level. We will teach your child to progress in their swimming and will move them onto the next level of instruction when they have demonstrated the skills and maturity necessary to handle the next level class.

At the conclusion of the session, your child will receive a report card showing the skills they have completed. If your child completes all the skills, he/she will also receive an American Red Cross Card indicating that they have completed the course level.

A record of the student’s participation is kept on file at the Sheboygan Falls Aquatic Center and is recorded on an American Red Cross Course Record Sheet.

Participants are encouraged to attend open swims and sign up for additional lessons to improve their swimming skills.

American Red Cross Class Descriptions

The Sheboygan Falls Aquatic Center uses the American Red Cross progressive level swim instruction program.

Learn-to-Swim Levels
The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program features six levels (plus 3 preschool levels) of learn-to-swim instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give students a positive learning experience.

American Red Cross Learn to Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. The objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on, and around the water.


Preschool Level 1 (Pre-1) – An introduction to the water for the first-time or reluctant swimmer.  Must be 3 years old!

Preschool Level 2 (Pre-2) – For participants willing to fully submerge face in water, comfortable floating on front/back with support, able to move through water 5 yards

Preschool Level 3 (Pre-3) – Participants should be able to fully submerge face under water and be comfortable swimming on front and back with support or a floatation device.

Level 1 – Class time is spent on water adjustment, floating, kicking, arm strokes, and water safety.

Prerequisites: Able to blow bubble through mouth and nose, bob, and swim with assistance using arm and leg actions on front and back

Level 2 – Students learn the fundamentals of front and back crawl, turning over while floating, and water safety.

Prerequisites: Able to recover to a vertical position from floats and glides, change direction while swimming on front and back, fully submerge and hold breath to retrieve objects.

Level 3 – Refinement of the front and back crawl and swimming endurance. Butterfly kick, front dives, treading water, sitting/kneeling dives and safety skills.

Prerequisites: Able to float unsupported, swim front crawl and back crawl for 10 yards unsupported, comfortable swimming in deep end

Level 4 – Refinement of elementary backstroke, front and back crawl, begin learning breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and increasing endurance.

Prerequisites: Students need to be comfortable in deep water, have the ability to swim multiple lengths of the pool, tread water for 10 seconds, and perform sitting/kneeling dives.

Level 5 – Continue work on front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly and safety skills.  Introduce flip turns and different dives.

Prerequisites: Tread water for 1 minute, comfortable swimming all strokes, able to swim underwater for at least 3 body lengths

Level 6 – Refinement of strokes so participants can swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.  Three different courses are available: water safety, fitness swimming, or diving—please check schedule on the registration form.

Registration Forms:

School Year  2013-14
Summer  2014


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