MCC Swim Lessons & Private Lessons
The Aquatics staff would like to welcome you to our swim program.
Winter swim lessons begin Jan. 20, 2023.
FREE SWIM LESSON EVALUATIONS
Sunday, December 10
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
We offer classes from preschool to level 4, as well as a swim team for those above level 4. Evaluation day will be Sunday, December 10 from 12:00 am-2:00 pm in the main pool at MCC. Evaluations will take 5-10 minutes. These do not guarantee a spot in lessons but are here to provide you with direction on which level to register your child.
select "Aquatics & Swim Lessons" from the selection list.
Fall CHILD & ADULT PRIVATE SWIM PROGRAM
Private lessons and semi-private lessons (participation max: 2 individuals) are available for both children (3 years old and above) and adults. All lessons are instructed by one of our qualified swim lesson instructors. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Private lessons are purchased in packages of 4, with one built-in “buffer” week. Once registered, an instructor will reach out to you with your specific 30-minute time slot and instructor information within a week of your first lesson. Specific time and instructor preferences are given on a first-come, first-served basis
Location: Mansfield Community Center Pool
Sign up now for the last session of private swim lessons in 2023!!
Member Private: $156 | Non-member private: $180
Member semi-private: $228 | Non-member semi-private: $272
Session 3: Dec, 5 - Dec 31
Tuesdays Session 1 (4 privates): 4:30pm-7:30pm 261024-A3
Thursdays Session 1 (4 Private): 4:30pm-7:30pm 261024-B3
Saturdays Session 1 (4 Privates): 8:30am-11:30pm 261024-C3
Sundays Session 1 (4 privates): 8:30am-11:30am 261024-D3
ADDITIONAL FORM NEEDED WHEN SIGNING UP FOR PRIVATE
email @ MorseT@mansfieldct.org or call us @ 860-429-3015, ext: 6109
For Levels 5 & 6 please check out our swim team page: Link
The Mansfield Community Center offers the following:
Infant and Preschool Group Swim Lessons
School Aged Swim Lessons
Adult Group Swim Lessons
Private Lessons (All ages)
Some General Rules:
- We ask that you do not bring additional spectators to the lesson if and when possible.
- Please have your child rinse before coming onto the pool deck.
- If your child wears goggles, we ask that they bring their own.
Swimming and Water Safety Program
The Mansfield Community Center is an authorized provider of the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Learning to swim is a valuable life skill for people of all ages. It is never too late to learn how to swim!
Proper swim lesson placement is instrumental in providing a successful enjoyable swim lesson experience and in ensuring participant safety in the water! Browse our swim lesson level descriptions to find the appropriate level for your child.
Group Lessons: Parent & Child, Preschools 1 & 2, Learn to Swim Levels 1-3:
- If you would like, you may bring your own goggles.
- Just one parent/guardian and child getting into the water for Parent & Child Lessons.
The American Red Cross offers six comprehensive course levels that teach participants how to swim skillfully and be safe in and around the water. The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level. Level 1 participants can begin at age 5. The ARC swim lesson program is designed for students to move from each level to the next at their own pace and progression level. Expect students may stay at the same level for multiple sessions. Each level of the Learn-to-Swim program includes appropriate information about basic water safety in addition to the skills outlined below:
LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS:
Parent and Child Aquatics (Age 6 months-2 years) Max Capacity: 10 participants
Children will have fun in the water while being exposed to basic swimming skills through games, songs, and activities. Each child must be accompanied in the water by one adult.
Water Adjustment Aquatics (Ages 3 and 4) Max Capacity: 6 participants
Purpose: Familiarize children to the aquatic environment
Water Adjustment I participants learn skills centering on water acclimation and water comfort which include: water entry, blowing bubbles, floating on front and back, gliding on front and back, and exploring independent movement with combined arm and leg movement. This level is great for very beginner swimmers and children with water fear or apprehension.
Water Adjustment II participants build and improve skills learned in Water Adjustment I. These skills include: becoming more comfortable with submersion and putting the face in while swimming, reinforcing and building the floating and gliding skills introduced in Water Adjustment I, and moving independently farther and stronger with combined arm and leg movement.
Water Adjustment III participants build and improve skills learned in Water Adjustment II. These skills include: swimming more independently with little to no assistance. Becoming more comfortable with submersion, putting the face in, and floating without assistance. This level will reinforce and build on skills introduced in Water Adjustment II. As well as moving independently farther and stronger with combined arm and leg movement.
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Class Max Capacity: 8 participants
Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water.
Level 1 Participants learn to:
submerge nose, mouth, and eyes, explore arm and hand movements, alternating and simultaneous leg and arm action on front and back, blow bubbles, bobbing, open eyes underwater and pick up submerged objects, float on front and back, front and back glides with recovery, combined arm and leg swim on front and back. This level is great for very beginner swimmers and children 5+ with water fear or apprehension
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills: Class Max Capacity: 8 participants
Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.
Level 2 participants build on the following learned skills:
Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side, exit water safely using a ladder or side, fully submerge and hold your breath, open your eyes underwater and pick up a submerged object, float on front and back, tread water, perform from and back glide with recovery, roll over from front to back, back to front, swim on front and back using combined strokes front and back. Begin rotary breathing and treading water aspect of swimming will be introduced. This is a great class to build a strong foundation for swimming.
Level 3: Stroke Development (shallow): Class Max Capacity: 8 participants
Purpose: Build on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice.
Level 3 participants learn to: Jump into deep water from the side, dive from a kneeling or standing position, perform a survival float for 30 seconds, submerge and retrieve an object, bob with the head fully submerged 10 times, perform front and back glide using rotary breathing, tread water from one minute, perform freestyle 15 yards, perform elementary backstroke 15 yards, flutter, scissor, breaststroke and dolphin kicks, push off in streamlined position and begin kicking, change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back and reaching assist from deck.
Level 3: Stroke Development (Deep): Class Max Capacity: 10 participants
Purpose: Build on the skills in Level 3 Shallow skills through additional guided practice.
Level 3 participants build on:
perform a survival float, perform front and back glide using rotary breathing, tread water, perform freestyle, perform elementary backstroke, flutter, scissor, breaststroke, and dolphin kicks, push off in streamlined position and begin kicking, change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back and reaching assist from the deck. This class is mostly held in the shallow end of the pool working on skills and building up to the deep end.
Level 3: Stroke Development (DEEP)
Purpose: Build on the skills in Level 3 Shallow through additional guided practice.
Level 3 participants learn to:
Jump into deep water from the side, dive from a kneeling or standing position, perform a survival float, submerge and retrieve an object, bob with the head fully submerged, perform front and back glide using rotary breathing, tread water, perform freestyle, perform elementary backstroke, flutter, scissor, breaststroke, and dolphin kicks, push off in streamlined position and begin kicking, change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back and reaching assist from the deck. This class is held in the deep end and prepares kids for level 4. While still working on skills for level 3 but in deep water.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Class Max Capacity: 10 participants
Purpose: Develop confidence in the skills learned and improve other aquatic skills
Participants learn to:
Swim underwater, perform feet first surface dive, tread water with 2 different kicks, freestyle, elementary backstroke, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, 15 to 25 yards each stroke push off in streamlined position and begin kicking, perform open turn on front/back using any stroke, use safe diving rules, perform a throwing assist and reaching assist and to recognize recreational water illness.