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American Red Cross Swimming Lessons

 Session Name   

 Session Dates

 Registration Deadline

 Location

 Fee  Days

 September

 Sept. 10-26

 Thursday, Sept. 6

 Green River Rec. Center

 $30  M/W

 October

 Oct. 8-24

 Thursday, Oct. 4

 Green River Rec. Center

 $30
 M/W
 November  Nov. 5-19  Thursday, Nov. 1
 Green River Rec. Center

 $25
 M/W
 
January

 Jan. 7-23  Thursday, Jan. 3  Green River Rec. Center  $30
 M/W
 
February

 Feb.4-20  Thursday, Jan. 31 Green River Rec. Center  $30
 M/W

Sessions run Monday and Wednesday for three weeks. or Monday through Thursday for two weeks.
CLASS TIMES: 6:00 PM - all levels & 6:35 PM - Level 1 and Level 2 Only


Register at the Green River Recreation Center during regular facility hours or online.

Fees: Parent and Child Aquatics through Level 6 - $30
Class size minimum is 3
Class size maximum is 5

Parent and Child Aquatics
Ages 6 months to 3 years
Parents and children learn together to increase a child's comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. The two levels are fun-filled and help introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can enjoy.

Length of the class is 30 minutes.


Preschool Aquatics/Level 1
Ages 4 and over
Designed to help participants achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills.

Length of class is 30 minutes. Classes at 6:30 pm & 7:05 pm for this level and Preschool/Level 1 only.

Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills

Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

  • Enter water using ramp, steps or side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 2-Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Must have Preschool Aquatics/Level 1 Completion Certificate
Gives participants success with fundamental skills. Length of class is 30 minutes. Classes at 6:30 pm & 7:05 pm for this level and Preschool/Level 1 only.

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Back glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Front glide and recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 3-Stroke Development
Must have Level 2
Completion Certificate
Length of class is 45 minutes.

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.

  • Enter water by jumping from the side, fully submerge then recover to the surface and return to the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Back float
  • Survival float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on front
  • Scissors and breaststroke kicks
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 4-Stroke Improvement
Must have Level 3
Completion Certificate

Length of class is 45 minutes.

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim underwater
  • Feetfirst surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Open turns on front and back
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 5-Stroke Refinement
Must have Level 4 Completion Certificate
Length of class is 45 minutes.

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Sculling
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 6-Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Must have Level 5 Completion Certificate
Length of class is 45 minutes.

Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, including the Water Safety instructor course, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving. Each option also includes applicable water safety topics.

Options include the following:

  • Fitness Swimmer
  • Personal Water Safety
  • Fundamentals of Diving

Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons are available for youth or adults in 30 minute sessions. Private lessons are based on the availability of pool space and/or availability of Instructors. Register at the Front Desk of the Green River Recreation Center and pay the lesson fee. Within two business days a staff person will contact you to discuss the details. All lessons must be paid at least two days in advance. No refunds will be issued if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance. No more than two students per lesson.
Fees are: $20 per one half-hour for 1 student or $35 per one half-hour for 2 students





We also offer 
online registration for activities, programs, and classes!

Contact Us
For complete details on available programs, pick up the most current brochure at the Recreation Center or City Hall:

Recreation Center 
1775 Hitching Post Dr. 
Green River, WY 82935 
Ph: (307) 872-0511 ext. 0
City Hall - Parks and Recreation
50 East 2nd North 
Green River, WY 82935 
(307) 872-6151

For more information, please contact the Green River Recreation Center at (307) 872-0511 ext. 0. 


 Green River Rec. Center


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