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Learn to Swim at the Kroc

Lesson Schedule Parent's Guide

Swim Lessons 

The Salvation Army Kroc Aquatic Swim School lessons are waiting for you! Unless otherwise noted, youth level lessons last 30 minutes and adult level lessons last 45 minutes. Most group lessons are held with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 participants. Private lessons are offered either for 3 consecutive weeks or 6 consecutive weeks (30-minute lessons). To register, visit our Welcome Desk or register online.  Note: There will be no refunds after completion of week 1. 

Youth Pricing


Members

$65

Non-members

$85

Adult Pricing


Members

$80

Non-members

$100

Youth Pro Pricing


Members

$115

Non-members

$135

2021 Registration Dates

  • December 27 (2020): Cycle 1 Registration Opens
  • January 17: Cycle 1 Lessons Start

  • February 28: Cycle 2 Registration Opens
  • March 14: Cycle 2 Lessons Start

  • April 25: Cycle 3 Registration Opens
  • May 9: Cycle 3 Lessons Start
  • June 20: Cycle 4 Registration Opens
  • July 4: Cycle 4 Lessons Start

  • August 29: Cycle 5 Registration Opens
  • September 12: Cycle 5 Lessons Start

  • October 24: Cycle 6 Registration Opens
  • November 7: Cycle 6 Lessons Start

Let Us Know What Level You're At

Level 1
Water Exploration

Students are introduced to and taught to feel comfortable in the water.  They will learn safe, elementary level water skills that will provide a base for advanced training.
For all beginners 

Level 2
Primary Skills

Students learn basic self-help rescue skills, as well as fundamental skills such as floating without support.
For all beginners

Level 3
Stroke Readiness

Students learn basic self-help rescue skills, as well as fundamental skills such as floating without support.
Must be able to float on stomach and back WITHOUT assistance

Level 4
Stroke Development

Students develop confidence in basic front and back crawl strokes and are introduced to breaststroke, side stroke and wall turns. Must be able to complete Levels 1 and 2.
Must be able to float on stomach and back WITHOUT assistance

Level 5
Stroke Refinement

Students continue to refine key stroke patterns, increase their swim distances, and are introduced to skills that include butterfly stroke, open turns, and feet-first surface dives.
Must be able to swim one length of freestyle and backstroke WITHOUT stopping in Competition Pool

Level 6
Skill Proficiency

Students polish their stroke skills, with emphasis on swimming efficiency, “powering” through the water, and continuing to increase swim distances. 
Must be able to swim numerous lengths WITHOUT stopping in Competition Pool

 Youth Requirements

  • Arrive early to check-in and familiarize your child with the facility. Please have your child ready for class at the start of the lesson time.
  • Group lessons are 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for transition and parent communication unless otherwise noted.
  • Check-in at the swim lesson table when you first walk onto the pool deck.
  • Have your child go to the bathroom before lessons. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper and plastic pants (available for purchase at the Front Desk) to prevent bathroom incidents in the pool.
  • Classes will be cancelled and a refund issued if we experience lightning or mechanical issues. Make-up lessons are not available and no other refunds will be given.
  • Each Preschool/Youth class has total of only six participants. The parent and child classes can have up to 12 participants.

Preschool Requirements

  • Arrive early to check-in and familiarize your child with the facility. Please have your child ready for class at the start of the lesson time.
  • Group lessons are 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for transition and parent communication unless otherwise noted.
  • Check-in at the swim lesson table when you first walk onto the pool deck.
  • Have your child go to the bathroom before lessons. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper and plastic pants (available for purchase at the Front Desk) to prevent bathroom incidents in the pool.
  • Classes will be cancelled and a refund issued if we experience lightning or mechanical issues. Make-up lessons are not available and no other refunds will be given.
  • Each Preschool/Youth class has total of only six participants. The parent and child classes can have up to 12 participants.
  • Arrive early to check-in and familiarize your child with the facility. Please have your child ready for class at the start of the lesson time.
  • Group lessons are 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for transition and parent communication unless otherwise noted.
  • Check-in at the swim lesson table when you first walk onto the pool deck.
  • Have your child go to the bathroom before lessons. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper and plastic pants (available for purchase at the Front Desk) to prevent bathroom incidents in the pool.
  • Classes will be cancelled and a refund issued if we experience lightning or mechanical issues. Make-up lessons are not available and no other refunds will be given.
  • Each Preschool/Youth class has total of only six participants. The parent and child classes can have up to 12 participants.

Stay up to date with Aquatic Policies & Codes of Conduct

Aquatic Policies General Kroc Policies  

(215) 558-1535
Aquatics Program Manager: RaeNa.Johnson@use.salvationarmy.org

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