General Information
Parks & Recreation Assistant
Samantha Garza
Location
1135 E Pine St
Othello,
WA
99344

Hours
Pool Hours
Mon - Sun 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Swim Lesson Program Information


2022 SWIM LESSON PROGRAM INFORMATION

The following Red-Cross water safety and Learn-to-Swim courses are offered throughout the Othello Community Pool season. Please review the below course summaries prior to class enrollment. In order to assist in the registration process, it is requested that all registrants (and/or their parents/guardians) retain all swim lesson registration records and lesson completion certificates.

PARENT AND CHILD AQUATICS (MOMMY AND ME)

Helps develop swimming readiness by leading parents and their children in water exploration activities with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on, and around the water. Parents and children participate in guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration, and more. Prerequisites: No skill prerequisites. Parent or guardian must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class.

PRE-SCHOOL AQUATICS

All levels of the pre-school program are designed to streamline the advancement between pre-school (ages 3-5) and the Learn-to-Swim program (ages 6 and up). The pre-school age group will be taught using techniques through us of games and toys, rather than direct instruction. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Pre-School Aquatics 1

Helps children become comfortable in the water and basic water safety such as entering and exiting the water. Students will learn to submerge his/her head and open their eyes under water to see objects, float, and glide on his/her stomach and back while being supported and explore ways of changing position in the water using their arms and legs. Prerequisites: Child should have little to no in-water experience.

Pre-School Aquatics 2

Builds on Level 1 and introduces fundamental skills such as kicking and floating. Students will learn to submerge their entire head under the water while learning breath control, float on his/her stomach and back unassisted, and move arms and legs in motions that will promote swimming on his/her own. Prerequisites: Child should feel comfortable in the water and not be afraid to get their face and head wet.

LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS 1-6

The six learn-to-swim levels and the objectives for each level include:

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

Helps students begin to develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water.

Prerequisites: None. Participants start at about 6 years of age.

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Provides participants with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. Prerequisites: Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 1 certificate or successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 1.

Level 3 - Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water. Introduces students to strokes and teaches proper execution. Prerequisites: Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 2 certificate or successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 2.

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

Develops participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and improves other aquatic skills. Prerequisites: Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 3 certificate or successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 3.

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Prerequisites: Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 4 certificate or successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 4.

Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options. Each of these options focuses on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, such as Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training. These options include: Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving, and Fitness Swimming. Prerequisites: Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 5 certificate or successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 5.