Children's Swim Lessons
Westboro Tennis and Swim Club offers swim lessons for children according to the American Red Cross standard of swim lesson progression. Namely, swim lessons progress in a fashion from Level 1 to Level 5. We also strive to keep our instructor-to-student ratio low in order to provide personalized instruction even in a group setting. With this in mind, your child will be part of a group, unless you opt for private lessons. Some children benefit more from private lessons than group lessons.Arrange for Private Lessons, Email our Assistant Aquatics Director, Alison
Red Cross Swim Lesson Levels
Below are the levels and descriptions of the ability needed to participate in each level. Keep in mind a couple of things:
- We believe it is very important that children not only take skill-level-appropriate classes but also age-appropriate classes.
- Each level may actually comprise a wide range of skills. We do our best to group like swimmers even within each level but it may not always be possible to have a homogeneous group of children even within each level.
At the conclusion of your child(ren)’s session, they will receive a recommendation as to whether they should remain in the current level or move up to the next level. We emphasize that this should not be looked at as a pass/fail, but simply communication with the parent as to what skills your child(ren) needs to continue to develop if they are to keep taking lessons. Many children reach a certain level of swimming, such as level 5, and choose to move on to our swim team programs in order to reach a more competitive and rewarding outlet for their aquatic skills. Others feel the time commitment of the swim team is too great, but would like to continue swimming for fitness; we have the level 5 program for them.
(For registration dates/times, please see our Program Brochure)