The City of Leesburg offers American Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons. The lessons are group lessons 30 minutes each lesson for two weeks, Monday – Thursday.
Morning time slots: 8:15, 9:00, 9:45, 10:30
Evening time slots: 5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30
Cost: City Resident $25; Non-Resident $40
Registration: Water Safety Day - May 15th 10am -12pm
1st session registration make-up date Saturday, May 22:10am – 11am
1st session program dates: June 7 – June 17
Registration: June 19 10 am – 12pm
2nd session registration make-up date: Tuesday, June 22: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
2nd session program dates: June 28 – July 8
Registration: July 10; 10am – 12pm
3rd session registration make-up date; Tuesday, July 13: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
3rd session program dates: July 19 – July 29
Swim Lesson Levels
Infant & Parent (6 – 36 months)
Preschool Aquatics (3-5 years)
Learn to Swim (6 – 16 year)
Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3 – Stroke Development
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement (recommended to join Rec Swim team)
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement (recommended to join Rec Swim team)
Level 1 - Learning the Basics
Level 2 – Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes
Level 3 – Swimming for Fitness
H. O. Dabney Pool
1111 Beecher Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Infant/Parent Level (IP: 6m-36m) - Parent/adult accompaniment in the water is required. Infants will learn water adjustment skills, front kick, prone glide, underwater exploration, back float, prone position movement, rolling over, and water exiting all with the assistance of the parent/adult.
Preschool Level (PS: 3-5) – These American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Preschool Lessons are split into three skills levels: Preschool A - Water Exploration, Preschool B - Primary Skills and Preschool C - Stroke Readiness. The objective is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safely. Elementary aquatic skills such as floating, kicking and putting their face in the water will be taught.
Level I - Water Exploration (L1). The objective of this level is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safely. Elementary aquatic skills such as floating, kicking and putting their face in the water will be taught.
Level II - Primary Skills (L2). Students learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level also marks the beginning of true locomotion skills, using arms and legs, and adds to the self-help and basic rescue skills begun in Level I. Participant must pass Level I in order to sign up for this class.
Level III - Stroke Readiness (L3). Students learn to coordinate front and back crawl. Elementary backstroke is introduced and the fundamentals of treading water. Participant must pass Level I and Level II in order to sign up for this class.
Level IV - Stroke Development (L4). Students will better develop their backstroke and front crawl. We will introduce the elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and changing directions swimming on the wall. Participant must pass Levels I, II and III in order to sign up for this class.
Level V - Stroke Refinement (L5). Students will better develop their backstroke, front crawl, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke. We will introduce the butterfly kick, open turn on front, open turn on back. Participant must pass Levels I, II, III and IV in order to sign up for this class.
Adult Beginner - In these lessons instruction and format will be based on each individuals abilities and will be tailored to the individuals needs and swimming goals. Participants will meet with the instructor on the first day and discuss their abilities and with the instructor will determine their swimming goals and the format designed to achieve those goals for the three week class.
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