PACC Swimming Lessons
Offering Group & Private swim lessons.
When you’re surrounded by lakes, swimming lessons are a must. The PACC teaches children to swim with lessons offered throughout the year. Children may begin swimming lessons once they are at least 43 inches tall.
Scroll down to see Red Cross description of each level.
Current Learn to Swim Offerings
Swimming lessons will be offered beginning in January! For 6 Saturday’s and 30 minutes each lessons your child can earn a certificate in Levels 1-6, or you and your child can attend Parent/Child water classes together! Register through the member portal at the top right of the home page or stop in to register in person. You do not need to be a member to have a member portal created, just give us a call to set up your profile!
Group Swim Lessons
*Non-Members – $65
Summer Sessions meet for 30 minutes, Mon-Fri for 2 weeks .
Winter sessions meet on 6 Saturdays for 30 minutes each.
Private Swim Lessons (30 min)
*Non-Members – $35
Fee/instructor may be shared by up to 3 students at your request during open swim. Private Lessons are based on instructor availability.
Requires pre-class independent study
An American Red Cross course. Once certified, you may be qualified for many lifeguarding jobs across the country. Makes a great part-time job! Includes class materials/certification costs. Call for next opportunity at the PACC, or visit the Red Cross website for offerings in the area.
Water Safety Instructor Class
Requires pre-class independent study
Love to swim? Learn to teach others via American Red Cross swimming lessons by getting your WSI!
Contact the PACC Aquatics Director for more information on upcoming classes.
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
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
Perham Area Community Center
620 3rd Avenue SE Perham, MN 56573
Mon- Fri 5:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday 8 am - 7 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 7 pm
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