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Learn to Swim

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The City of Allentown Parks & Recreation Department Learn to Swim Program is taught by American Red Cross Certified lifeguards and is broken up into four separate learning levels based upon students swimming ability.

Level 1 – Get comfortable in the water and learn basic freestyle and floating skills
Level 2 – Perfect your freestyle; learn basic backstroke, sidestroke,  kneeling dives and treading water
Level 3 – Continue perfecting your freestyle and backstroke; learn breaststroke, rotary breathing and how to do a standing dive.
Level 4 -  Continue perfecting your strokes and diving while learning the butterfly stroke and increasing cardiovascular endurance. 

Ratio is 1 instructor to 4 participants in Levels 1 & 2.     
Ratio is 1 instructor to 6 participants in Levels 3 & 4.    

Location:   TBD
Ages:         3-13 years old 
Begins:      Wednesday, June 21st
Ends:         Sunday, August 19th 
Cost:          Resident-  $35.00 per child
                          *proof of residency is required
                   Non Resident- $50.00 per child 

Registration takes place at Mack Pool during normal operating hours beginning on Saturday, May 27th 

30 minute lessons are held once per week for the duration of the session

Level 1    Wednesdays   June 21st - August 16th     6:00-6:30pm
Level 1    Sundays          June 25th - August 19th    10:30-11:00am      

Level 2    Wednesdays   June 21st - August 16th     6:00-6:30pm
Level 2    Sundays          June 25th - August 19th     10:30-11:00am

Level 3    Wednesdays   June 21st - August 16th     6:30-7:00pm
Level 3    Sundays          June 25th - August 19th     10:00-10:30am

Level 4    Wednesdays   June 21st - August 16th     6:30-7:00pm
Level 4    Sundays          June 25th - August 19th     10:00-10:30am