ARC Swim Lessons


ARC Group Swim Lessons - Pre-school Aquatics
ARC Group Swim Lessons - Pre-school Aquatics
2024 ARC Group Swim Lessons
The West Park Pool is proud to present swim lessons through the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. This program is taught by well trained professional instructors in a fun and safe environment.  This balanced program teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water, including a focus on lowering the risk of drowning and increasing the chances of drowning survival. For every level of Learn-to-Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills.  Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

In Pre-School Aquatics, your child is introduced to basic skills.  These skills lay the foundation for developing water competency and the future skill development of swimming strokes.  In addition, your child starts to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water.

Pre-School Milestones:

  • Entering the water independently using the ramp, steps or side and travel at least 5 yards.
  • Submerging mouth and blowing bubbles for at least 3 seconds.
  • Exiting the water safely.
  • Gliding on front for at least 2 body lengths with support.
  • Rolling to back and floating for 3 seconds with support.
  • Recovering to a vertical position with support.
Session Session Dates Days of Week Location(s) Grade/Age Filled  
Pre-School Aquatics Session 1 06/03/2024–06/07/2024
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415 Park Road, DeRidder, LA 4+ Years 6/6
Pre-School Aquatics Session 2 06/24/2024–06/28/2024
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415 Park Road, DeRidder, LA 4+ Years 6/6
ARC Group Swimming Lessons - Level 1
ARC Group Swimming Lessons - Level 1
2024 ARC Group Swim Lessons
The West Park Pool is proud to present swim lessons through the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. This program is taught by well trained professional instructors in a fun and safe environment.  This balanced program teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water, including a focus on lowering the risk of drowning and increasing the chances of drowning survival. For every level of Learn-to-Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills.  Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

In Level 1- Introduction to Water Skills, your child is introduced to basic skills. Certain milestones are necessary for successful completion of Level 1 and it is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 1 before successfully demonstrating each skill. That is okay!  It is not important how quickly they move through each level, but that they acquire each skill.

Level 1 Milestones:

  • Entering the water independently using the ramp, steps or side.
  • Traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing 5 times and then safely exiting the water.
  • Opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged object.
  • Gliding on front with assistance at least 2 body lengths.
  • Rolling to a back float for 5 seconds with assistance.
  • Recovering to a vertical position with assistance.
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back with assistance.
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back with assistance.
Session Session Dates Days of Week Location(s) Grade/Age Filled  
Level 1 Session 1 06/10/2024–06/14/2024
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415 Park Rd, DeRidder, LA 70634 6+ Years 6/6
Level 1 Session 2 07/08/2024–07/12/2024
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415 Park Rd, DeRidder, LA 70634 6+ Years 6/6
Level 1 Session 3 07/15/2024–07/19/2024
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415 Park Road 7+ Years 4/6
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ARC Group Swimming Lessons - Level 2
ARC Group Swimming Lessons - Level 2
2024 ARC Group Swim Lessons
The West Park Pool is proud to present swim lessons through the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. This program is taught by well trained professional instructors in a fun and safe environment.  This balanced program teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water, including a focus on lowering the risk of drowning and increasing the chances of drowning survival. For every level of Learn-to-Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills.  Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

In Level 2-Fundamental Aquatic Skills builds on skills learned in Level 1. Your child begins to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begins gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.

Level 2 Milestones:

  • Stepping from the side into chest-deep water.
  • Fully submerging and holding breath.
  • Pushing off the bottom, moving into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swimming on front and/or back for 5 body lengths and then exiting the water.
  • Moving into a back float for 15 seconds, rolling to front and then recovering to a vertical position.
  • Pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to the front and then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.
Session Session Dates Days of Week Location(s) Grade/Age Filled  
Level 2 Session 1 06/17/2024–06/21/2024
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415 Park Rd, DeRidder, LA 70634 7+ Years 4/6