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Swim & Dive Lessons

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Lenexa Parks and Recreation
parksandrec@lenexa.com
913.477.7100


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Lenexa Parks & Recreation offers indoor swim lessons year-round and outdoor swim lessons during the summer. Our program uses American Red Cross Learn to Swim levels. It is designed for ages 6 month to adult, and each level is based on skill and age. 

Group, private and semiprivate options are available.

Our swim instructors are certified with various levels of experience, qualifications and expertise.


American Red Cross Learn to Swim Levels

We recommend you place your child in the level they last completed. It is easier to move your child up a level than it is to move them down a level.

If you need assistance placing your child in the appropriate level, please refer to our swim lesson placement flow chart.

Our instructors will conduct a skills assessment on the first day of class to verify your child is in the right level. If your child needs to move levels, the instructor will notify you of their recommendations within the first two days of class.

Parent and Child

Ages 6 months to 3 years

The purpose of this course is to foster, in very young children, a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training parents and caregivers in water safety and drowning prevention. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water; it does provide a confidence-building, fun, and loving experience.

Toddler

Age 3 years

Your child will be acquainted with the water and basic water skills, submerging their head, supported front and back float, kicking and front crawl movements while promoting fun and enjoyment in the water with songs and games.

Preschool 1

Ages 4 to 5 years

Your child will be acquainted with the water and basic water skills, submerging their head, supported front and back float, kicking and front crawl movements, while promoting fun and enjoyment in the water.

 

Preschool 2

Ages 4 to 5 years

Swimmers should already be able to float on their front and back with support and put their head under water. Swimmers will work on independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects and jumping into water over their head.

 

Preschool 3

Ages 4 to 5 years

Swimmers should already be comfortable swimming front stroke and swimming on their back with support. Swimmers will work on gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke with support, treading water, and jumping into deep water.

 

Level 1

Ages 6 to 9 years

Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.

 

 

Level 2

Ages 6 to 9 years

Swimmers need to have passed American Red Cross Level 1, or be able to float on their front and back with assistance, submerge head underwater, and glide on front at least two body lengths. Swimmers will work on independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head. 

 

Level 3

Ages 6+ years

Swimmers need to have passed American Red Cross Level 2 or be able to perform the following skills: fully submerge and hold breath, retrieve submerged objects, front and back glide for two body lengths, back float for 15 seconds, recover from a front and back float or glide, roll from front to back and back to front, combined arm and leg actions on front and back for five body lengths.

 

Level 4

Ages 8+ years

Swimmers need to have passed American Red Cross Level 3 or be able to jump into deep water, recover and return to the side; dive from a sitting and kneeling position; survival float, tread water for 1 minute, swim front crawl, breaststroke kick, elementary backstroke, and scissor kick for 15 yards.

 

Level 5

Ages 8+ years

Swimmers need to have passed American Red Cross Level 4 or be able to perform the following skills: dive from a standing position; feet-first surface dive; survival swim for 1 minute; front and back crawl open turn; tread water for 2 minutes; swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards; swim the breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl and sidestroke for 15 yards.

 

Level 6

Ages 8+ years

Swimmers need to have passed American Red Cross Level 5 or already be able to perform a shallow angle dive; a tuck and pike surface dive; front and backstroke flip turn; tread water for 5 minutes; tread water for 2 minutes legs only; swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards; and swim breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and sidestroke for 25 yards.

 

Platform Diving Lessons

Divers will be acquainted with basic must be able to recover and swim without assistance. Divers must be able to perform basic diving skills and a front or back flip off a 1-meter diving board.