PACC Swimming Lessons

When you’re surrounded by lakes, swimming lessons are a must. The PACC teaches Red Cross Learn To Swim lessons offered throughout the year, as well as Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Certification.

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What level should I put my swimmer in?

Based strictly off of a child’s age, we recommend the following:

  • Six months to three years old should attend a parent-child lesson with a parent in the water.
  • Three to six years old should attend a preschool lesson.
  • Six years old and older should attend a Learn to Swim lesson.
  • We recommend anyone over the age of sixteen to enroll in our private lesson program.

  Scroll down for Red Cross Levels description.

 

Upcoming in August: Learn to Swim Offerings

  • Daytime Lessons (2 weeks, 8 days, 30 minute lessons)

    Session 3: August 3-13, Mon-Thurs

                   12:00-12:30pm – Level 1 & 3

                   12:45-1:15pm – Level 2 & 3

                   1:30-2:00pm – Level 1 & 2

                   2:15-2:45pm – Level 4, 5 & 6

    Evening Lessons (4 weeks, 8 days, 30 minute lessons)

    Session 3: August 4-26, Tues & Wed

                   3:30-4:00pm – *Preschool 1, Level 2

                   4:15-4:45pm – *Preschool 2, Level 1

                   5:00-5:30pm – *Preschool 1, Level 1

    **Parent must be with the swimmer in the water for Preschool Levels 

    What is the difference between Parent/Child, Preschool, and Learn-to-Swim Level 1??

    • Parent/Child classes encourage the parent and swimmer to learn together to increase the child’s comfort level in the water.  They will build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control while learning to play around the water safely.
    • Preschool Aquatics classes are geared for children ages 4-5.  They will be oriented to the aquatic environment and learn basic aquatic skills while being supported hands-on by the instructor.  This level would be perfect for kids who have never taken lessons before, or are being introduced to swimming for the first time, but show comfort being in the water without a parent.
    • Learn to Swim Level 1 swimmers starting at age 6 learn basic aquatic skills while being encouraged to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around the water.  Instructors will help swimmers gain independence in the water and provide hands-on support when needed.  This level would be perfect for kids who have passed the Preschool Aquatics level, or are at kindergarten age where they can stand on their own in the shallow end.

    Group Swim
    Lessons

    $50*

    Members

    *Non-Members – $70

     

    Private Swim Lessons

    (30 min)

    $30*

    Members

    *Non-Members – $35
    Per child/adult for each 30 minute session.


    RED CROSS SWIMMING LEVELS

    Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

    Objective: To help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely
    Requirements: None
    Skills Covered: Entering and exiting the water safely, learning to submerge mouth, nose and eyes and breath control, front and back float and recovering to a stand, changing direction in the water, swimming 5 feet on front and back.

    Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    Objective: To give students success with fundamental skills
    Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 1 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 1 skills
    Skills Covered: Entering water by stepping or jumping in from the side, submerging entire head, blowing bubbles, open eyes underwater, front and back glide, swim 15 feet on front and 10 feet on back, swim on side, life jacket use

    Level 3 - Stroke Development

    Objective: To build on skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice
    Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 2 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 2 skills
    Skills Covered: Jump into deep water, head first entry from sitting or kneeling, submerging and retrieving an object, bobbing, survival float for 30 seconds, treading water for 30 seconds, front crawl 15 yards, butterfly 15 feet, back crawl 15 yards, elementary rescues, safe diving, check-call-care

    Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

    Objective: To develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills by increasing endurance through swimming greater distances
    Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 3 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 3 skills
    Skills Covered: diving, underwater swimming, feet-first surface dive, 1 minute of survival floating, treading and back floating, 25 yards of front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl, 15 yards of butterfly and elementary backstroke and sidestroke, compact jump from height in a lifejacket, throwing assists and caring for conscious choking victim

    Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

    Objective: Coordination and refinement of strokes
    Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 4 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 4 skills
    Skills Covered: Shallow dive, tuck and pike surface dives, 2 minutes of survival floating, back float and treading water, flip turns on front and back, 50 yards front and back crawl, 25 yards butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke, 2 minutes of survival swimming, rescue breathing

    Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency

    Objective: Refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances; includes “menu options” – Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer and Fundamentals of Diving
    Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 5 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 5 skills
    Skills Covered: 500 yards continuous swim using 100 yards each of front & back crawl, 50 yards each of breastroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke & butterfly and 100 yards choice of any of those strokes, survival floating and back floating 5 minutes each, feet first surface dive & retrieve an object from 7 feet, Cooper 12-minute swim test 

    LOCATION

    Perham Area Community Center
    620 3rd Avenue SE Perham, MN 56573
    218-346-7222

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    HOURS

    Mon- Fri     6 am - 6 pm
    Saturday     8 am - 2 pm
    Sunday        Closed

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