Class Descriptions | Adult lessons | Water Safety Instructor class
The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department offers swim lessons year round. In the summer, classes are offered at Lake Creek Municipal Pool. In the fall and winter, classes are offered at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center pool.
We proudly use the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program and offer classes from Level 1 to Level 5. In addition, we offer classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and adults.
Each participant should come in a suit ready to swim. Infant, Toddler, and Preschool classes run 25 minutes. All other classes run for 50 minutes.
Class DescriptionsINFANT (6-18 months): This class for parent and child is designed to teach parents how to work safely and effectively with their infant to provide a safe environmentso that he or she can develop water adjustment skills and have fun in the water.
TODDLER (18 - 36 months): The focus of this class is to teach skills learned in the infant level and progress to more advanced skills that are age appropriate for a toddler. Again, parent and child will be working together in the water. Class ratio is 1:15.
PRESCHOOL: (3-5 years): Students in this class will learn basic water adjustment skills with an emphasis on play to prepare them for comfort in the water for Level 1&2. It is designed to teach swimmer independence without the involvement of parents, initial play in the wading pool and progression to the main pool when students are ready. Class ratio is 1:6.
ADVANCED PRESCHOOL: The advanced preschool class is 25 minutes in length, like the preschool class, but will have students start to work on Level 1 material at an earlier age. Students must have taken the preschool class to enroll.
LEVEL 1 & 2 (5-13 years): Swimmers will start to learn basic water exploration and swimming skills. This class covers submersion under the water, floating & gliding on front & back, rhythmic breathing, safety & survival skills, and front & back crawls at a beginner level. Students can receive certification after passing the required skills test. Class ratio is 1:6.
LEVEL 3 (must complete prior level or equivalent skills): This class is designed to build upon the skills learned at Levels 1 & 2. The back crawl will be introduced and the front & back crawls will be perfected. Students will learn to tread water. Safety & survival skills will be expanded. Students can receive certification after passing the required skills test. Class ratio is 1:6.
LEVEL 4 (must complete prior level or equivalent skills): This class is designed to build upon the skills mastered at Level 3. Students develop more endurance to swim greater distances. Breaststroke and sidestroke are taught. Students can receive certification after passing the required skills test. Class ratio is 1:6.
LEVEL 5 (must complete prior level or equivalent skills): Participants coordinate & refine the key strokes: front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, work on turns, dives and treading water. Class ratio is 1:6.
Adult Beginner (14 years to adult): This class is for adult swimmers who either want to overcome their fear of the water or who are comfortable in the water, but would like to improve their strokes. Class ratio is 1:6.
Water Safety Instructor Class
Are you interested in learning how to teach swim lessons with the potential to earn more than $10 an hour? The American Red Cross class in Water Safety Instruction will get you certified to teach swim lessons with the potential to earn up to $10 an hour. Water Safety Instructors can teach in the City of Round Rock's Swim Lesson Program. For more info on a class nearby, contact the American Red Cross at 929-1294 or University of Texas Aquatics at 475-9022.