Learn-to-Swim

We are proud to provide the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program to our whole community. Every new swimmer starts with the basics, like becoming comfortable in the water and learning safety and basic strokes, then moves on to stroke development, refinement and improvement while developing ease and efficiency in the water.

Beginner lessons take placed in the Peck Aquatic Center’s ozone-filtered, small teaching pool with depths of 2’6″ – 3’6″ so little swimmers can stand in the water and build their comfort and confidence in the water. Pre-class evaluations for appropriate level placement will be conducted as needed. Swimmers are grouped by age and ability which allows them to learn in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. End-of-the-session report cards keep you informed of your child’s progress.

Pre-School Program for ages 3 – 5 years old
30 minutes • Instructor to student ratio 1:5
Minimum of 3 registered students required for class to be offered

  • Pre-School Level 1
  • Pre-School Level 2
  • Pre-School Level 3

Youth Program for ages 6 and up
30 minutes • Instructor to student ratio 1:6 – 1:8 (level dependent)
Minimum of 3 registered students required for class to be offered

  • Youth Level 1 – Beginning level for children ages 6 & up
  • Youth Level 2 – the next step after Pre-School Level 3
  • Youth Level 3
  • Youth Level 4
  • Youth Level 5
  • Youth Level 6

For quick access to our class registration site, click on “My Account” in the top right corner of this page.

Questions about our swim lessons?

Contact Jess Lanke, Director of Recreation & Aquatics, at 414-967-8194.

Youth-Level 3: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Days of the week: Sat
Times: 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Days of the week: Sat
Times: 09:00am - 09:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 1: Fall 2021
Beginners for children ages 6 & up. Participants enrolled in this class will become familiar with the skills in the Pre-School Lesson Program. This level is designed for the older child to begin in an age appropriate lesson. This lesson will be taught in both the teaching and big pool.
Dates: Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Days of the week: Sat
Times: 11:15am - 11:45am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Oct 14, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021
Days of the week: Thu
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 7, 2021
Days of the week: Thu
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 5: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to do the following activity (minimally) A) Dive into deep water, swim the front crawl for 50 yards and then swim backstroke for 50 yards. B) swim 25 yards breaststroke or butterfly. Activities will include refinement and endurance of all strokes, flip turns while swimming on front & back, surface dives, and an introduction to advanced safety skills.
Dates: Oct 13, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 4: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Oct 13, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 3: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Oct 13, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 04:45pm - 05:15pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Oct 13, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 1: Fall 2021
Beginners for children ages 6 & up. Participants enrolled in this class will become familiar with the skills in the Pre-School Lesson Program. This level is designed for the older child to begin in an age appropriate lesson. This lesson will be taught in both the teaching and big pool.
Dates: Oct 13, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 3: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Oct 12, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021
Days of the week: Tue
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Oct 12, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021
Days of the week: Tue
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 4: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Oct 11, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021
Days of the week: Mon
Times: 04:45pm - 05:15pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 3: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Oct 11, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021
Days of the week: Mon
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Oct 11, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021
Days of the week: Mon
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Oct 11, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021
Days of the week: Mon
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 4: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Oct 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 3: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Oct 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 09:45am - 10:15am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 3: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Oct 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 09:00am - 09:30am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Oct 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 11:15am - 11:45am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Oct 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 1: Fall 2021
Beginners for children ages 6 & up. Participants enrolled in this class will become familiar with the skills in the Pre-School Lesson Program. This level is designed for the older child to begin in an age appropriate lesson. This lesson will be taught in both the teaching and big pool.
Dates: Oct 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 4: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 3: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 09:45am - 10:15am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 3: Fall 2021
Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 09:00am - 09:30am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 11:15am - 11:45am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 2: Fall 2021
The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth-Level 1: Fall 2021
Beginners for children ages 6 & up. Participants enrolled in this class will become familiar with the skills in the Pre-School Lesson Program. This level is designed for the older child to begin in an age appropriate lesson. This lesson will be taught in both the teaching and big pool.
Dates: Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: 6 - 13

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