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Fall Group Swim Lessons

Fall Group Swim Lessons

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s Franklin Recreation Complex offers group swimming lessons for water athletes of all ages in the fall! Administered through the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” program, the September session is held on Saturdays for 4 weeks: September 8th through 29th. Can’t swim? No problem. Expert teachers will introduce the basics of water safety and swimming. Already swim like a fish? Come with water skills for further development, honing and additional training. 
 
Walk-in registration for is held at the Franklin complex on Monday, August 27th. Registration is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with order-of-registration numbers dispensed at promptly 5:30 p.m. Absolutely no telephone registration will be accepted. Cost for the 4-week training is $35.00 per participant, with payment required when registration is made. The Franklin Recreation Complex is located at 1120 Hillsboro Road in Franklin. For more information, call the Aquatics Division at 790-5719, ext. 26.
 
Only 4-6 participants are permitted per class, so space is limited!
  
“Parent and Me” (Ages 6-35 months)
Class Times:      9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.      
This class is designed for water orientation. A parent is required to be in the water with each child. It will teach the parent all necessary skills to orient the child while safely supervising aquatic activities. Techniques are taught through songs and games. This class is not designed to teach children to be accomplished swimmers.
 
Level I: “Introduction to Water Skills” (Ages 3-5)
Class Times:      10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
The object of Level I swim training is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Students will demonstrate independent water entry and exit along with submerging underwater. They will learn elementary skills that they will build on in future levels. These skills include floating, treading water, changing direction and swimming on their front and back. All skills will be taught with support from the instructor or supporting equipment.
  
Level II: “Fundamental Water Skills” (Ages 3-5)
Class Time:               11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
 
Level II: “Fundamental Water Skills” (Ages 6 & Up)
Class Time:               9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Students entering this course must have a Level I certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level I. The objective of Level II swim training is to give students success with fundamental skills. Students learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Students explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. Level II adds to the self-help and basic rescue skills begun in Level I.
  
Level III: “Stroke Development” (Ages 6 & Up)
Class Time:               10:00 a.m. to 10:45 am.
Students entering this course must have a Level II certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level II. The objective of Level III is to build on the skills in Level II by providing additional guided practice. Students will learn to coordinate the front and back crawl. Instructors will introduce elements of the butterfly and the fundamentals of treading water. Students should also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from the side of the pool. As in all levels, they will be presented with additional safety skills.
 
Level IV: “Stroke Improvement” (Ages 6 & Up)
Class Time:               11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.           
Students entering this course must have a Level III certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level III. The objective of Level IV is to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far, to improve their skills and to increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes for greater distance. Students continue to build on the butterfly and are introduced to the elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and elements of the sidestroke. Basics of turning at a wall are also introduced.
 
Note: WCPR Aquatics Division reserves the right to move a child between levels based on the child’s swimming ability.
 
Note: Level II is divided into two age groups, but skill levels will remain the same.
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