Group Swimming Lessons
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s Franklin Recreation Complex offers group swimming lessons for water athletes ages 3 and older. Administered through the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” program, classes are held Monday through Thursday for two weeks: May 14th through 24th. 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 is held at the complex on Monday, April 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with numbers dispensed at promptly 5:30 p.m. Absolutely no telephone registration will be accepted. Cost for the two-week training is $50.00 per child, with payment required when registration is made. The Franklin Recreation Complex is located at 1120 Hillsboro Road in Franklin. For more information, call the pool office at 790-5719, ext. 26.
Only 4-6 participants are permitted per class, so space is limited!
Level I: “Introduction to Water Skills” (Ages 3-5)
Class Times: 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 5:15 pm.
Level I: “Introduction to Water Skills”, (Ages 6 & Up)
Class Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.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 6 & Up
Class Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.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.
Note: WCPR Aquatics Division reserves the right to move a child between levels based on the child’s swimming ability.
Note: Levels I and II are divided into two age groups, but skill levels will remain the same.
For more information go to www.wcparksandrec.com