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LEARN TO SWIM

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program

The six levels of Learn-to-Swim instruction help swimmers of all ages and varying abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. The American Red Cross Learn to Swim Curriculum is used for these classes, which is designed to teach aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression, while providing students with a positive learning experience.

Learn-to-Swim Level 1Introduction to Water Skills

Prerequisites for this level is 4 years old or under 48 inches tall.  The objectives of Level 1 are to learn basic personal water safety information and skills, to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.  In Level 1, participants learn elementary aquatic skills, which they will build on as they progress through the seven Learn-to-Swim levels.  At this level, participants begin developing good attitudes about swimming and water safety, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.There are no prerequisites for this level. The objective of Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.

Learn-to-Swim Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills 

Prerequisites for this level 5 years old or 48 inches tall or taller.   The objective of Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills.  Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.  This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills.  Participants continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. 

Learn-to-Swim Level 3 – Stroke Development

Participants entering this course must have a level 2 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 2. The objectives of Level 3 are for participants to learn the survival float, the elementary backstroke and to coordinate the front crawl. They are introduced to the scissors kick and dolphin kick and build on the fundamentals of treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from the side of the pool. 

Advanced Swim Lessons (Learn-to-Swim Levels 4, 5, 6)

These classes are a continuation in the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Curriculum. All classes are instructed by a certified Water Safety Instructor. Students will learn advanced skills and strokes such as the sidestroke, breaststroke and butterfly. To enroll in an advanced course, the student must have successfully passed the previous course. Red Cross cards showing that the course was successfully completed should be shown at registration. Come to the season appropriate registration to register.

Level 4            Stroke Improvement (Must have passed level 3)
Level 5            Stroke Refinement (Must have passed level 4)
Level 6            Fitness Swimmer (Must have passed level 5)
                       Fundamentals of Diving (Must have passed level 5)

Adult Learn to Swim Class

These classes are for adults interested in learning how to swim. The beginner class will work on fundamental aquatic skills. The intermediate class will work on stroke development. Both classes are instructed by a certified Water Safety Instructor. Come to the season appropriate registration to register.


Current Programs:

Swim Lessons:

Please review carefully as registration and lessons will be in a different format than in years past. Registration this year will be held electronically. Registration will open as an announcement on the Governor Mifflin webpage, 1st session June 1st at 12 pm, 2nd session June 16th at 12 pm, and the 3rd session June 30th at 12 pm. Registration will be first come first serve. If the time is no longer listed on the google form, the class you are trying to register is full and will not accept any more participants. Lessons will be held Monday through Thursday for two weeks for a total of 8 classes. Class times and information are listed below.

Preschool Swim Lessons (Tip-Toe Class)
Fee:     Resident           $70.00 per session
………..Non-resident    $80.00 per session

Beginner Swim Lessons
Fee:     Resident           $70.00 per session
………..Non-resident    $80.00 per session


Learn-to-Swim Level 1
Introduction to Water Skills

Prerequisites for this level is 4 years old or under 48 inches tall.  The objectives of Level 1 are to learn basic personal water safety information and skills, to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.  In Level 1, participants learn elementary aquatic skills, which they will build on as they progress through the seven Learn-to-Swim levels.  At this level, participants begin developing good attitudes about swimming and water safety, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.

Summer 1:
June 6th – June 16th
Monday-Thursday, 11:00-11:30 am                

Summer 2:
June 20th – June 30th
Monday-Thursday,  11:00-11:30 am

Summer 3:
July 11th – July 21st
Monday-Thursday, 11:00-11:30 am

Learn-to-Swim Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Prerequisites for this level 5 years old or 48 inches tall or taller.   The objective of Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills.  Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.  This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills.  Participants continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.

Summer 1:
June 6th – June 16th
Monday-Thursday, 10:15-10:45 am              

Summer 2:
June 20th – June 30th
Monday-Thursday, 10:15-10:45 am

Summer 3:
July 11th – July 21st
Monday-Thursday, 10:15-10:45 am

Advanced Swim Lessons
Fee:      Resident         $70.00 per session
………..Non-resident   $80.00 per session

These classes are a continuation in the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Curriculum. All classes are instructed by a certified Water Safety Instructor. Students will learn advanced skills and strokes such as sidestroke, breaststroke and butterfly. To enroll in an advanced course, the student must have successfully passed the previous course. Red Cross cards showing that the course was successfully completed should be shown at registration. Come to the season appropriate registration to register.

Level 3             Stroke Development
(Must have passed level 2)
Level 4             Stroke Improvement (Must have passed level 3)
Level 5             Stroke Refinement (Must have passed level 4)
Level 6             Fitness Swimmer (Must have passed level 5)
                        Fundamentals of Diving (Must have passed level 5)

Summer 1    June 6th – June 16th 
…………………… Monday-Thursday, 9:30-10:00 am

Summer 2   June 20th – June 30th
……………………Monday-Thursday, 9:30-10:00 am

Summer 3   July 11th – July 21st
……………………Monday-Thursday, 9:30-10:00 am