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Water Safety Aide (WSA) Training

Teach children and adults how to swim. Learn how to assist American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors in teaching swim lessons. Candidates must possess Level 4 swimming skills or higher and pass a skill pre-test conducted on the first day.

Lifeguard Training

Become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. Students must be 15 years or older by the last day of class and be able to pass a skills pre-test.

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Family Open Swim

Splash into one of our pools with us! Children 8 years of age and under must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Children 4 years of age and under must be accompanied in the pool by a parent or guardian at all times.

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Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills For children 5 years and older. Learn basic personal water safety information and skills to help participants feel comfortable in the water. Included are supported floats, glides, and combined strokes on front and back. Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Swimmers must be comfortable in the water and have completed Level 1 or have equivalent skills. Included are water safety skills and unsupported floats, glides, and combined strokes on front and back. Level 3: Stroke Development Swimmers build on front and back crawl and are introduced to deep water skills. Included are water safety skills, survival floats, treading water, kneeling dives, dolphin kick, scissors kick, and elementary backstroke. Level 4: Stroke Improvement Swimmers work to improve front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke, and increase endurance. Included are water safety skills, open turns, standing dives, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke. Level 5: Stroke Refinement Swimmers work on coordination and refinement of all strokes (front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke) and increase their distances. Included are water safety skills, shallow-angle dives, surface dives, sculling, and flip turns. Level 6: Personal Water Safety Swimmers work to refine strokes so they can swim with more ease, efficiency and power over greater distances. Included are water safety skills, turns for all strokes, surface dives, survival swimming, and self-rescue techniques while clothed.

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American Red Cross Swim Lessons (Ages 5-14)

Swimming/Aquatics

Swimming/Aquatics

Swimming/Aquatics

Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the Swimming/Aquatics Office at 651-632-6020.

Synchronized Swimming St. Paul Stars

This is a nationally-ranked program, coached by conscientious and hardworking coaches. You will learn swim skills which include dance and acrobatic movements accomplished on the surface and underwater. Participation in this activity requires a placement tryout and acceptance to a team level of your ability. For more information about the program and fees, call Vicky Knutsen at 651-470-3223, or visit their Web site at www.sps-synchro.org.

Check out our Web Sites Saint Paul Public Schools at www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education at www.commed.spps.org Saint Paul Parks and Recreation at www.stpaul.gov/parks

To register online for most Community Education classes, visit: www.commed.spps.org

Community Catalog Summer 2011  

Community Education Catalog for Summer 2011 featuring Adult and Youth enrichment. Includes driver education, swimming, gymnastics, classes...

Community Catalog Summer 2011  

Community Education Catalog for Summer 2011 featuring Adult and Youth enrichment. Includes driver education, swimming, gymnastics, classes...

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