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9:00 – 9:30 am     Swordfish (Level 3)

                               Sharks (Level 4)

9:30 - 10:00 am    Trout (Level 2)       


10:00 – 10:30 am    Minnow (Level 1)


10:30 – 11:00 am  Polliwog & Parent,

                                Guppies & Parent,                                  Starfish (preschool)


11:00 - noon            Swim Team 

                                   Level 4, 5, 6 


Opening Day 2016 

June 15 

Bethlehem Town Pool

Red Cross Swim Lessons*

$50 per session**

Session 1  July 1 - July 10

Session 2 July 15 - July 24

Session 3 July 29 - Aug 11

6 Lessons  30 - 45 mins each 

M, T, W - Rain dates on Thursdays

Opening Day

Monday, Tuesday Wednesday (rain Day Thursday):
11:30-12:30: Sharks
Noon-12:30: Parent/Child Aquatics
12:30-1:00: Starfish
1:00-1:30: Minnows/Dolphins
1:30-2:00: Trouts

Monday and Wednesday Evenings (rain day Tuesday):

4:30-5:00: Tadpoles

5:00-5:30: Guppies

5:30-6:00: Starfish

Private Lessons: 

Available for swimmers who need 1:1 attentions, group lesson times do not work for their schedule, fearful or water, etc.


Tadpoles & Parents -  Ages  1-2yrs old


Polliwogs and Parents learn to acclimate to the pool in a social, fun environment. Polliwogs learn water entry/exit and develop elementary skills such as blowing bubbles, kicking, and floating. Parents learn basic water safety skills and proper holding techniques



(for any child who is not yet potty trained)

Guppies & Parents- Age 2-4 year old


Guppies’ skill set is similar to the Polliwogs class, but is customized for the increased coordination and dexterity of older toddlers. Guppies will also begin to work on submerging their heads. Parents learn water safety skills and proper holding techniques to facilitate skill development.

Starfish   Ages 4 - 5

Beginner Skills: ARC Preschool Level 1-2


Starfish begin to submerge; they learn front and back floating, kicking, jumping and retrieving objects in shallow water. (Starfish are comfortable in the pool and are in the water without parents. They are able to follow directs and sit on their own. If your child does not fit this description, please join the Guppies/Parents class.)


Beginner Skills:  ARC Preschool Level 3,

                             Learn to Swim Level 1


Minnows learn to comfortably submerge, float and move forward in the water; they are learning front and back glides and kicks, front to back rollovers, jumping and retrieving objects


Beginner Skills:  ARC  Learn to Swim Level 2


Trouts are introduced to freestyle arm and leg movements, rhythmic breathing, backstroke, elementary backstroke and treading. They will advance to swimming in deep water.


Intermediate skills: Learn to Swim Level 3


Swordfish build upon skills from Trout level; rotary breathing, front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke treading. They also begin diving, scissor kick, and dolphin kick.


Swimmers need to float independently on their backs to enter class.

Swim Team

Swim team is for swimmers who want to learn about swimming as a sport. Each practice will consist of a warm up period, stroke techniques focus through drills, and a cardiovascular set to improve the kids overall swimming fitness. Practices will start with dry land exercises, flexibility assessments and stretches, and stroke technique education.  Practices will end with a fun relay, diving, or game.


Swimmers need to comfortably swim one length of front crawl/ freestyle, one length of backstroke, and tread water or float for 30 seconds.


-Intermediate swimmers (ARC Learn to Swim Level 4) will improve their front crawl and backstroke. They will begin to learn breast stroke, butterfly, flip turns, starts, and dives. 

-Advanced swimmers (ARC Learn to Swim Level 5, 6) will improve on all competitive strokes along with the appropriate starts, turns, and finishes (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly). Advanced swimmers will increase their endurance. 

Swimmers do not need to attend every practice/meet  -or-  swim in meets. 

Swim Team practice starts July 3rd Mon, Tues, Wed, 11:30 - 12:30      

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