Red Cross Swim Basics provides an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in swimming and water safety in a safe and enjoyable environment. This level is an introduction to swimming designed to develop or increase swimmers’ comfort in the water through basic flotation, movement, and breathing skills with a focus on front swim.
Swimmers learn front and back float, front and back glide with kick, front swim for 10 metres, shallow water entries and exits, and deep-water activities (assisted). Basic water safety knowledge and skills are also introduced.
Participants must be able to swim both front crawl and back crawl at least 25 metres continuously and must be comfortable in deep water.
This program is aimed at swimmers who have mastered the basics of learning to swim and are ready to focus on developing and improving their strokes and increasing the distance they can swim. Swimmers are introduced to breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke and continue to work on developing front crawl and back crawl. Participants must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres of front crawl with side breathing.
Red Cross Adult Swim Club
Participants must be able to perform front crawl and back crawl and breaststroke for 50m and be able to swim 100 metres continuously.
This program is aimed at swimmers who have mastered the basics of learning to swim and have a working knowledge of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke. Swimmers will focus on stroke improvement drills and technical workouts, and basic water safety. Participants must be comfortable in deep water and have a level of fitness necessary to swim continuously.