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  • 2015-11-14 10.23.04 (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Level 1- Introduction to Water Skills (5 yrs old and up)

    Level 1- INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS (5 yrs old and up): Enter and exit the water using the ladder, steps or side; blow bubbles (3 seconds); demonstrate bobbing (5x); open eyes underwater / retrieve submerged objects (2x); Front glide and back glide (2 body lengths) and recover to a vertical position; Roll from front to back/back to front; arm and hand treading actions; demonstrate alternating and also simultaneous leg action on front/back (2 body lengths); demonstrate alternating and simultaneous arm action on front/back for 2 body lengths); demonstrate combined arm and leg actions on front/back (2 body lengths); learning water safety. In order to move to the next level, students must complete exit skills. (1) enter water independently, travel at least 5 yards, bob 5x, and safely exit the pool and (2) Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds and recover to a vertical position. **This level is for children ages 5 years old and up. ***If your family qualifies for Education Benefits such as free and reduced lunch you may qualify for a discount on swimming classes. Please contact the Robbinsdale Community Education office at 763-504-8028 in order to register your child for class. --------- We are excited to announce that Robbinsdale Community Education Aquatics will be able to offer Red Cross lessons, beginning January 10th, 2023. This is exciting for us. What does this mean for swimmers? Our lessons will be 30 minutes of packed activities, including review of previous lessons and skills, additional skills that build upon those already learned and safety information to keep you and your family safe in this Land of 10,000 lakes. Instructors will be engaged and charged with the task of giving students an opportunity to learn while providing corrective feedback.
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills

    Level 2- FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS: Enter by jumping or stepping into shoulder deep water independently; exit water using ladder, steps or side; fully submerge and hold breath (10 seconds); bob (10x) independently in chest deep water; open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects (3x -chest deep); demonstrate rotary breathing (5x); front/back glide (2 body lengths); Face down, demonstrate for 10 seconds -front, jellyfish and tuck floats; Recover from floats to vertical position; back float (15 seconds); roll front to back/back to front; change direction of travel while swimming on front or back; tread water using arm and leg actions; combine arm and leg actions on front (5 body lengths); finning on back (5 body lengths); combined arm and leg actions on back (5 body lengths); Safety skills. Exit skills for this level include: (1) step from side in check deep water, push off bottom, move into treading or floating for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths and exit the water (2) Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front and recover to vertical and (3) Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds; roll to front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths. Skills in this level must be demonstrated without assistance. *If your family qualifies for Education Benefits such as free and reduced lunch you may qualify for a discount on swimming classes. Please contact the Robbinsdale Community Education office at 763-504-8028 in order to register your child for class. ------- We are excited to announce that Robbinsdale Community Education Aquatics will be able to offer Red Cross lessons, beginning January 10th, 2023. This is exciting for us. What does this mean for swimmers? Our lessons will be 30 minutes of packed activities, including review of previous lessons and skills, additional skills that build upon those already learned and safety information to keep you and your family safe in this Land of 10,000 lakes. Instructors will be engaged and charged with the task of giving students an opportunity to learn while providing corrective feedback.
  • Arthur T. LaBar (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills (3-5 yrs old)

    Level 2- FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS (3-5 yrs old): Enter by jumping or stepping into shoulder deep water independently; exit water using ladder, steps or side; fully submerge and hold breath (10 seconds); bob (10x) independently in chest deep water; open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects (3x -chest deep); demonstrate rotary breathing (5x); front/back glide (2 body lengths); Face down, demonstrate for 10 seconds -front, jellyfish and tuck floats; Recover from floats to vertical position; back float (15 seconds); roll front to back/back to front; change direction of travel while swimming on front or back; tread water using arm and leg actions; combine arm and leg actions on front (5 body lengths); finning on back (5 body lengths); combined arm and leg actions on back (5 body lengths); Safety skills. Exit skills for this level include: (1) step from side in check deep water, push off bottom, move into treading or floating for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths and exit the water (2) Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front and recover to vertical and (3) Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds; roll to front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths. Skills in this level must be demonstrated without assistance. *If your family qualifies for Education Benefits such as free and reduced lunch you may qualify for a discount on swimming classes. Please contact the Robbinsdale Community Education office at 763-504-8028 in order to register your child for class. ------- We are excited to announce that Robbinsdale Community Education Aquatics will be able to offer Red Cross lessons, beginning January 10th, 2023. This is exciting for us. What does this mean for swimmers? Our lessons will be 30 minutes of packed activities, including review of previous lessons and skills, additional skills that build upon those already learned and safety information to keep you and your family safe in this Land of 10,000 lakes. Instructors will be engaged and charged with the task of giving students an opportunity to learn while providing corrective feedback.
  • pang yu liu (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills (5 yrs old and up)

    Level 2- FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS (5 yrs old and up): Enter by jumping or stepping into shoulder deep water independently; exit water using ladder, steps or side; fully submerge and hold breath (10 seconds); bob (10x) independently in chest deep water; open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects (3x -chest deep); demonstrate rotary breathing (5x); front/back glide (2 body lengths); Face down, demonstrate for 10 seconds -front, jellyfish and tuck floats; Recover from floats to vertical position; back float (15 seconds); roll front to back/back to front; change direction of travel while swimming on front or back; tread water using arm and leg actions; combine arm and leg actions on front (5 body lengths); finning on back (5 body lengths); combined arm and leg actions on back (5 body lengths); Safety skills. Exit skills for this level include: (1) step from side in check deep water, push off bottom, move into treading or floating for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths and exit the water (2) Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front and recover to vertical and (3) Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds; roll to front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths. Skills in this level must be demonstrated without assistance. *If your family qualifies for Education Benefits such as free and reduced lunch you may qualify for a discount on swimming classes. Please contact the Robbinsdale Community Education office at 763-504-8028 in order to register your child for class. ------- We are excited to announce that Robbinsdale Community Education Aquatics will be able to offer Red Cross lessons, beginning January 10th, 2023. This is exciting for us. What does this mean for swimmers? Our lessons will be 30 minutes of packed activities, including review of previous lessons and skills, additional skills that build upon those already learned and safety information to keep you and your family safe in this Land of 10,000 lakes. Instructors will be engaged and charged with the task of giving students an opportunity to learn while providing corrective feedback.
  • Simply Swim UK (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Level 3:Stroke Development (5 yrs old and up)

    Level 3 - STROKE DEVELOPMENT (5 yrs old and up): Enter water by jumping from side into deep water, headfirst entry from seated and kneeling positions; Bobbing to safety (15x) in chest deep water; rotary breathing (15x); survival float on front (30 seconds); back float (1 min.); change from vertical to horizontal on front/back and rotate one full turn; tread water (1 min in deep); Streamline on front and flutter/dolphin (3-5 body lengths); Front crawl (15 yards); elementary backstroke (15 yards); scissors kick (15 yards); Safety skills. Exit skills: (1) Jump into deep from the side, recover, maintain treading or floating position for 1 minute; rotate one full turn to exit point, level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water (2) Push off in streamlined position, swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit water. *If your family qualifies for Education Benefits such as free and reduced lunch you may qualify for a discount on swimming classes. Please contact the Robbinsdale Community Education office at 763-504-8028 in order to register your child for class. ------ We are excited to announce that Robbinsdale Community Education Aquatics will be able to offer Red Cross lessons, beginning January 10th, 2023. This is exciting for us. What does this mean for swimmers? Our lessons will be 30 minutes of packed activities, including review of previous lessons and skills, additional skills that build upon those already learned and safety information to keep you and your family safe in this Land of 10,000 lakes. Instructors will be engaged and charged with the task of giving students an opportunity to learn while providing corrective feedback.
  • 2015-11-14 10.23.04 (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Level 4:Stroke Improvement (5 yrs old and up)

    Level 4 - STROKE IMPROVEMENT (5 yrs old and up): Enter water headfirst using compact and stride positions; swim underwater (3-5) body lengths); feetfirst surface dive; survival swimming; front crawl and back crawl open turn; tread water using 2 different kicks (breaststroke scissors or rotary) for 2 min; front crawl (25 yards); breaststroke (15 yards); butterfly (15 yards); streamline and kick (dolphin and flutter) front/back (3-5 body lengths); elementary backstroke (25 yards); back crawl (15 yards); sidestroke (15 yards); safety skills. Exit skills include: (1) feetfirst entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards (2) Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, Change position and swim back crawl for 15 yards and (3) submerge and swim 3-5 body lengths, return to surface and exit water. *If your family qualifies for Education Benefits such as free and reduced lunch you may qualify for a discount on swimming classes. Please contact the Robbinsdale Community Education office at 763-504-8028 in order to register your child for class. ----- We are excited to announce that Robbinsdale Community Education Aquatics will be able to offer Red Cross lessons, beginning January 10th, 2023. This is exciting for us. What does this mean for swimmers? Our lessons will be 30 minutes of packed activities, including review of previous lessons and skills, additional skills that build upon those already learned and safety information to keep you and your family safe in this Land of 10,000 lakes. Instructors will be engaged and charged with the task of giving students an opportunity to learn while providing corrective feedback.
  • Deborah Ho (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Level 5- Stroke Development (5 yrs old and up)

    Level 5 - STROKE REFINEMENT (5 yrs old and up) Enter water using shallow angle dive; shallow angle dive, glide 2-3 body lengths and begin any front stroke; tuck and pike surface dives; front and back flip turns; treading water (5 min); Tread legs only (2 min); front crawl (50 yards); breaststroke (25 yards); Butterfly (25 yards); Elementary backstroke (50 yards); back crawl (25 yards); sculling (30 seconds); sidestroke (25 yards); Safety skills. Exit skills (1) Perform a shallow angle dive into water at least 9 feet deep; swim front crawl for 50 yards (flip turns) and then elementary backstroke 50 yards with turns (2) swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction with turns and then swim back crawl for 25 yards.
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    Michael Coghlan (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Open Swim

    Join us for swimming fun for the whole family! Register your family or your student for open swim at Plymouth Pool! ---- Any student under the age of 12 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Any student that is unable to swim needs to have a parent in the water at all times. Any questions please contact Ariel Gittens at ariel_gittens@rdale.org.
  • Caleb Sconosciuto (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Pre School Level 1

    Pre School Level 1 (3-5 years old): Preschool Level 1 – Enter and exit water independently, blow bubbles, submerge mouth, nose and eyes, retrieve objects underwater, front glide and recovery, back glide, float and recovery, roll from front to back and back to front, arm and hand treading motions, alternating/simultaneous/combined arm and leg actions on front and back, and safety topics. Exit skills: (performed with assistance) 1. enter water, travel 5 yards, blow bubbles for 3 seconds, and exit water. 2. Glide on front for 2 body lengths, roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds, and recover. **This level may demonstrate with assistance and we are requesting one parent to accompany child in water each class. This level is for children ages 3-5 years old. ***If your family qualifies for Education Benefits such as free and reduced lunch you may qualify for a discount on swimming classes. Please contact the Robbinsdale Community Education office at 763-504-8028 in order to register your child for class. --------- We are excited to announce that Robbinsdale Community Education Aquatics will be able to offer Red Cross lessons, beginning January 10th, 2023. This is exciting for us. What does this mean for swimmers? Our lessons will be 30 minutes of packed activities, including review of previous lessons and skills, additional skills that build upon those already learned and safety information to keep you and your family safe in this Land of 10,000 lakes. Instructors will be engaged and charged with the task of giving students an opportunity to learn while providing corrective feedback.
  • pang yu liu (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Pre School Level 2

    Pre School Level 2 (3-5 yrs old):Jumping in and bobbing are skills added in this level. Skills learned in Level 1 are increased in time and difficulty level and exit skills include swimming for 3 body lengths. Skills in this level must be demonstrated without assistance. *If your family qualifies for Education Benefits such as free and reduced lunch you may qualify for a discount on swimming classes. Please contact the Robbinsdale Community Education office at 763-504-8028 in order to register your child for class. ------- We are excited to announce that Robbinsdale Community Education Aquatics will be able to offer Red Cross lessons, beginning January 10th, 2023. This is exciting for us. What does this mean for swimmers? Our lessons will be 30 minutes of packed activities, including review of previous lessons and skills, additional skills that build upon those already learned and safety information to keep you and your family safe in this Land of 10,000 lakes. Instructors will be engaged and charged with the task of giving students an opportunity to learn while providing corrective feedback.
  • Arthur T. LaBar (flickr) (CC BY 2.0)

    Private Swimming Lessons

    Are you looking to work one on one with a Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor? Is your child struggling in group lessons would they benefit from one on one individualized support in the water? Look no further! Register your child for private swimming lessons and help increase their skills and confidence in the water. Any level welcome. You will receive an email from the Aquatics Coordinator once you've registered to address your swimming needs.