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Take advantage of our American Red Cross swim lessons. Our lead instructors are ARC Water Safety certified.

Swim lessons are scheduled for a 30 minute time period between 10am-2:00PM, Monday - Thursday at Baboosic Lake. Classes will be held in the rain but not during a thunder storm. Friday will be the makeup date in the event classes are canceled Monday-Thursday.

PLEASE NOTE: A Beach Pass or a gate pass must be purchased in order to remain at the beach after conclusion of swim lessons.

American Red Cross Swim Level Description:
Sunfish*: children 2 1/2 yrs and older new to water
Sailfish: adjusted to water, can put face in water and can float with support.
Swordfish: can swim (move suspended in water independently) and nearly ready for American Red Cross Level 1.
Level 1: Move comfortably through the water. Fully submerge face. Demonstrate supported floating and kicking on front and back. Enter and exit water independently.
Level 2: Retrieve underwater object with eyes open. Demonstrate unsupported front and back float. Perform combined stroke on front and back. Demonstrate turning over. Perform flutter kick on front and back.
Level 3: Demonstrate bobbing. Coordinate components of front and back crawl. Demonstrate fundamentals of elementary backstroke and treading water.
Level 4: Demonstrate deep water bobbing. Demonstrate rotary breathing. Build endurance by swimming increased distances. Learn basics of breaststroke and sidestroke. Learn rescue breathing.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement. Perform the front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke for increased distances. Perform the breaststroke and sidestroke. Perform feet-first surface dive.
Level 6: Personal water safety, life guard readiness, fitness swimmer. Improve strokes and turns learned at previous levels. Perform tuck and pike surface dives. Demonstrate a throwing rescue.

Private Swim Lessons:
One on one in water instruction will be provided and our instructor will work with you to meet your swimming goals. We will NOT be able to split a lesson between 2 students. This program is available for all ages and abilities. Space is limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis, based on the availability of instructors. Private lessons will be offered each of the three sessions at both 9:00am-9:30am and 9:30am-10:00am.

Swim Lesson Sessions:
Session 1 - June 17 - June 27
Session 2 - July 1 - July 11 (No class July 4th, Make-up held Friday July 5)
Session 3 - July 16- July 25
Session 4 - July 29- August 8
In case of cancellations due to severe weather, Fri will be the make-up day

Discount on Baboosic Lake Seasons Pass
With the purchase of a session of swimming lessons the seasons pass to Baboosic Lake for the balance of the summer is reduced by $10. The seasons pass is issued to a family and allows the entire family access to the lake every day of the season. Please contact the Recreation Department to receive the discounted rate.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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