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Serving the Recreational Needs of Our Community Since 1948



Classes are held Monday through Friday in two-week sessions.




Session I

June 14

June 3

Session II

June 28

June 17

Session III

July 12

July 1

Session IV

July 26

July 16



 Levels 1-6: $100 for 1st child, and $90 for each additional child.



The first Monday of each session all registrants will be evaluated by our American Red Cross trained lifeguards. You will be contacted prior to your session to let you know what time your child’s evaluation will take place.

Your child will be assigned an American Red Cross swim level (levels range from 1-6) based on the evaluation. Each session will have 3 different time slots for lessons. Your child will be placed in a time slot with other children based on their swim level.

Depending on the amount of children in each level, the time slots will typically be: 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM for levels 1 and 2; 4:20 PM – 5:05 PM for levels 1, 2, or 3; 5:10 PM – 5:55 PM for levels 4, 5, and 6. 

These times are not definite, and you will be advised of your child’s time slot after they have been evaluated. 



The WGRC is a member of the American Red Cross. All swim classes follow the Red Cross requirements and are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors.

Our Pool Director holds certifications in the following Red Cross areas: Lifeguard, CPR/PR, First Aide, and WSL (certified by Red Cross to teach swim lessons and lifeguard training.) All other guards hold a minimum of Lifeguard, CPR/PR and WSI aide certifications Water Safety is taught at all levels.


Classes will only be cancelled due to lightning, thunder, heavy rain, or unforeseen emergencies. In the event of a class cancellation, water safety will be taught for one class time. Refunds are not issued for cancelled classes.


This class is designed to get the independent but scared kids used to the water. Focus will be on safety, learning to “ask” when to enter/exit pool safely, front/back float with help, roll from front to back with help, front/back glide with help. The lessons will also include structured play. This class is for children ages three and over that are fully potty trained.


The American Red Cross revamped Class structure in 2004. Students will be evaluated at the first class of each session and placed in their correct level. Lifeguards monitor these levels from outside the pool, but will correct strokes individually from within the pool.

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills

This class introduces the child to safe practices in and around the pool. Front and back float and flutter kicks will be the focus of this level. Arm and leg movements for the front and back crawl will start to be developed as well. Independent entry/exit from pool without the use of a ladder, face submersion, and blowing bubbles for 3+ seconds are required to pass to Level 2.

Level 2 – Introduction to Water Skills

Students will learn side breathing during the front crawl and mastery of flutter kick on front and back. Front and back crawl will be completely mastered and student can independently swim a minimum of 1 lap to pass to Level 3.

Level 3 – Stroke Development

For the child ready to work in up to 7 feet of water. Front and back crawl will continue to be mastered at this level. Elementary backstroke will also be mastered. As well as these strokes, student must be physically capable of swimming independently for 40 minutes to move to Level 4.

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

Student further refines their performance of all strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breast stroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and treading water. Flip turns on front and back introduced.

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

Students will refine strokes so they can swim with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Butterfly stroke will be introduced, as well as components of personal water safety, fundamentals of diving, Lifeguard Readiness, and Fitness Swimmer.

Level 6 – Swimming and Skills Proficiency

Students will develop confidence in strokes, increase endurance in front and back crawl and elementary back stroke. Breast stroke will be introduced and mastered and student will be taught how to tread water. Must be able to tread for a minimum of 5 minutes to move to Level 5.

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