Swimming Lessons

American Red Cross Swim Lessons (Levels 1-5) are available at Faith East Community Center! The focus of American Red Cross's Learn to Swim classes is to give children ages 4-12 the physical skills and safety knowledge necessary to maximize their enjoyment of the water. The majority of Faith Community Center instructors are trained and certified by the Red Cross.

Levels

Preschool -  Preschool Aquatics is designed to teach basic swimming skills to your preschooler. They are taught to enter and exit the water safely, submerge their mouths and blow bubbles, and glide on their fronts. They will work up to gliding on their front and back, and being able to float on their back.

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: This class helps students feel comfortable and safe in water. Skills taught include breath holding, front and back float, entering water independently, introduction to flutter kicking, and front crawl arms. Students with water experience may move through this level quickly.

Level 2* - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: This class gives students fundamental and self-propulsion skills. Skills taught include unsupported front and back glide, front crawl coordination with breathing, beginning back crawl arm action, and orientation to deep water.

Level 3* - Stroke Development: This class builds on and practices Level 2 skills. Skills taught include coordinating front crawl and back crawl, introduction to elementary backstroke, introduction to treading, retrieving objects, and introduction to diving.

Level 4* - Advanced Stroke Development: This class continues to improve on skills learned in lessons 1 through 3. Swimmers will be introduced to the breaststroke, butterfly, crawl, and sidestroke.

Level 5* - Skill and Endurance: This class builds endurance and skill on all the strokes learned in the previous lessons.

*To enter Levels 2-5, swimmers must pass an introductory skills assessment based on Red Cross guidelines.

Private lessons are also available. Please contact the instructor for more information about these lessons.

Pricing

FCC Member Rate*: $105/person

Non-member Rate: $125/person

*Children must be members of the community center to qualify for the member's price, not only the parents.

Registration

To register, please print out and complete a registration form and return with payment to the Faith East Community Center. For more information, contact Yvette Welk by email at fcc.swim.lessons@gmail.com.

Policies

Group lesson absences will not be made up unless the class is cancelled by the instructor.  In semi-private and private lessons, absences may be made up. Please contact the instructor at least 4 hours before lesson time to cancel.

Location

Faith East Community Center
5572 Mercy Way
Lafayette, IN 47905

Homeschool Gym & Swim

Homeschool Gym & Swim is a program designed for home school children to spend time learning alongside their peers. The Gym and Swim program at Faith consists of 2-hour sessions Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-3 pm. Children learn personal fitness, develop their swimming skills, and work together as a group.

Dates and Times (2017 Group Lessons)

Session 1: January 10 – March 7 (excluding February 14)

  • Every Tuesday for 8 weeks
  • Preschool: 4:00-4:30 pm
  • Level 1: 4:30-5:00 pm
  • Level 2: 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Levels 3-5: 5:30-6:00 pm

Session 2: March 21 – May 9

  • Every Tuesday for 8 weeks
  • Preschool: 4:00-4:30 pm
  • Level 1: 4:30-5:00 pm
  • Level 2: 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Levels 3-5: 5:30-6:00 pm

Session 3: June 6 – 29

  • Every Tuesday & Thursday for 4 weeks
  • Preschool: 9:00-9:30 am
  • Level 1: 9:30-10:00 am
  • Level 2: 10:00-10:30 am
  • Level 3: 10:30-11:00 am
  • Level 4: 11:00-11:30 am
  • Level 5: 11:30 am-12:00 pm

Session 4: July 11 – August 3

  • Every Tuesday & Thursday for 4 weeks
  • Preschool: 9:00-9:30 am
  • Level 1: 9:30-10:00 am
  • Level 2: 10:00-10:30 am
  • Level 3: 10:30-11:00 am
  • Level 4: 11:00-11:30 am
  • Level 5: 11:30 am-12:00 pm

Session 5: August 8 – September 26

  • Every Tuesday for 8 weeks
  • Preschool: 4:00-4:30 pm
  • Level 1: 4:30-5:00 pm
  • Level 2: 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Levels 3-5: 5:30-6:00 pm

Session 6: October 10 – November 28

  • Every Tuesday for 8 weeks
  • Preschool: 4:00-4:30 pm
  • Level 1: 4:30-5:00 pm
  • Level 2: 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Levels 3-5: 5:30-6:00 pm
Want to Check Out More Classes?

Faith Community Centers offers a multitude of other classes, including yoga, taekwondo, high intensity training, and more! You can upgrade your membership to take part in an unlimited number of fitness classes for $15/month on top of your current membership plan to take advantage of all the fitness classes that Faith Community Centers has to offer.