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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.    
Preseason registration takes place at the Recreation Office prior to the pool opening for the 2018 season
Where: 3000 Parkway Blvd
April 4th through June 16th during the following days/times
                 Wednesdays     4:30pm - 8:30pm
                 Saturdays         9:00am - 1:00pm 

*Registration at Mack Pool during hours of operation will begin on Saturday June 16th          

Location:   Mack Pool 
Ages:         3-13 years old 
Begins:      Sunday June 24th
Ends:         Wednesday August 22nd  
Cost:          Resident-  $50.00 per child
                          *proof of residency is required
                   Non Resident- $100.00 per child 

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

Level 1    Wednesdays   June 27th - August 22nd     6:00-6:30pm
Level 1    Sundays          June 24th - August 19th    10:30-11:00am      

Level 2    Wednesdays   June 27th- August 22nd     6:00-6:30pm
Level 2    Sundays          June 24th - August 19th     10:30-11:00am

Level 3    Wednesdays   June 27th - August 22nd     6:30-7:00pm
Level 3    Sundays          June 24th - August 19th     10:00-10:30am

Level 4    Wednesdays   June 27th - August 22nd     6:30-7:00pm
Level 4    Sundays          June 24th  - August 19th     10:00-10:30am