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North Dartmouth Swim Schedules

Swim Lessons

Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness 
at the Southcoast Wellness Center

Group swim lessons at Healthtrax are taught by trained and experienced instructors. Classes are small to ensure plenty of individual attention and practice time. The objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on and around the water. All levels will include basic water skills and stroke technique as well as introducing a wide range of personal safety skills.

Submit this form to request space in a swim lesson session. Completing this form does not guarantee space in a class. Someone at the center will contact you for more information.

Private lessons are available to meet your individual scheduling needs. Call 508-999-2171 or click here for more information.


American Red Cross Learn to Swim Class Descriptions

Swim lesson programs vary by location.

Parent and Child Aquatics

Builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to about 3 years become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim.

Level 1- Introduces basic skills to parents and children

  • Getting wet with toys and kicking
  • Enter water by lifting in and walking in
  • Exit water by lifting out and walking out
  • Blowing bubbles on the surface
  • Blowing bubbles with mouth and nose submerged
  • Submerging mouth, nose and eyes
  • Enter water in a seated position and by rolling over from a seated position and sliding in
  • Enter water by stepping in, jumping in and using a ladder or stairs
  • Exploring the pool (in shallow water)
  • Using the side of the pool and a ladder to exit
  • Front and back floats and glides

Learn-to-Swim

Based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of all ages and varying abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give participants a positive learning experience.

LEVEL 1: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS - Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and back float
  • Recover to vertical position from a front glide and back float or glide
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS - Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Front and back glides and back float
  • Recover from a front and back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back

LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT - Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper waters.

  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entry from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Push off in a streamlined position then begin flutter and dolphin kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Scissors kick

LEVEL 4: STROKE IMPROVEMENT - Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

  • Headfirst entry from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim under water
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Push off in a streamlined position then begin flutter and dolphin kicks on back

LEVEL 5: STROKE REFINEMENT - Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side if pool allows
  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke if pool allows
  • Tuck and pike surface dives if pool allows
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
  • Tread water
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Standard scull on back

LEVEL 6: SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY
Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. 

Private lessons are available to meet your individual scheduling needs.
Call 860-284-1190 or click here for more information