Lessons

The Manitou & Community Pool offers 5 Lesson Sessions throughout the summer. One 2-week Session and Four 1-week Intensive Sessions. The dates vary from year to year so please check back or call the Municipal Office or Pool for more information. 
 2019 LESSON SESSION DATES
 June Session June  10 - 21
Session 1 (Two Week) July 1 - 12 
Session 2 (Intensive) July 15 - 19
Session 3 (Intensive) July 22 - 26 
Session 4 (Intensive) July 29 - Aug 2 
 Session 5 (Intensive) Aug 5 - 9 
 Bronze Classes Tentatively scheduled for July 27th & 28th from 8am - 6pm.
 
Red Cross Preschool Swimming Lessons
At Manitou and Community Pool, our Preschool lessons are not pass/fail, but based on age and participation. The recommended ages for each level indicated, however children that will be 5 years within the current calendar year can be registered for Level 1. For Duck and Sea Turtle, parents should accompany their children in the water.
 
Preschool Lessons are 5 - 30 minute classes
 Duck (Parent & Tot)
  12 months - 2 years
Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Play and Sing Songs
  • Uses Buoyant Object for Support (Assisted)
  • Site Orientation
  • Stop! Look! Ask!
  • Shallow Water Entries and Exits (Caregiver and Child)
  • PFD/Lifejacket and Me (Assisted)
  • Show How to Stay Warm
  • Buoyant Objects
  • Change Direction (Assisted)
  • When and How to Get Help
  • Choking Prevention
  • Choking Response
  • Getting Wet (Assisted)
  • Submersion (Optional)
  • Rhythmic Breathing: Breath Control
  • Buoyancy and Movement (Assisted)
  • Move Forward (Assisted)
  • Move Backward (Assisted)
  • Front Float and Recovery (Assisted)
  • Back Float and Recovery (Assisted)
 Sea Turtle (Parent & Child)
 2 - 3 years
Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Play and Sing Songs
  • Kick on Front with Buoyant Object 2m
  • Site Orientation
  • Stop! Look! Ask! (Find the Adult) 
  • Entries and Exits (Assisted)
  • Jump into Chest-Deep Water (Assisted)
  • Jump into Chest-Deep Water and Return (Assisted)
  • PFD/Lifejacket and Me (Assisted)
  • Getting Wet
  • Submersion 3 sec.
  • Rhythmic Breathing: Breath Control
  • Buoyancy and Movement (Assisted)
  • Shallow Water Movement
  • Front Float and Recovery 3 sec. (Assisted)
  • Back Float and Recovery 3 sec. (Assisted)
  • Front and Back Glide and Recovery (Assisted)
  • Basic Kick on Front (Assisted)
  • Front Swim (Assisted)
Sea Otter
  3 - 5 years
Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Play and Sing Songs
  • Kick on Front with Buoyant Object 1m
  • Distance Swim 1m (Assisted)
  • Site Orientation
  • Stop! Look! Ask! (Find the Adult)
  • Entries and Exits
  • PFD/Lifejacket and Me (Assisted)
  • Open Eyes Underwater (Attempted)
  • Rhythmic Breathing 3x
  • Front Float and Recovery 3 sec. (Assisted)
  • Back Float and Recovery 3 sec. (Assisted)
  • Front Glide 3 sec. (Assisted)
  • Back Glide 3 sec. (Assisted)
  • Front Swim 1m (Assisted)
Salamander
3 - 5 years
Fitness Activities  Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Play and Sing Songs
  • Kick on Front with Buoyant Object 2m
  • Distance Swim 2m
  • Site Orientation
  • Stop! Look! Ask! (Find the Adult)
  • Weigh Transfer, Shallow Water
  • Jump into Chest-Deep Water
  • PFD/Lifejacket and Me (Assisted) and HELP
  • Buoyant Objects
  • Surface Support 5 sec. (Assisted)
  • Open Eyes Underwater (Attempted)
  • Rhythmic Breathing 5x
  • Front Float and Recovery
  • Back Float and Recovery
  • Front Glide with Kick 2m
  • Back Glide with Kick 2m
  • Roll-Over Glide, Front to Back 2m
  • Roll-Over Glide, Back to Front 2m
  • Front Swim 2m

Red Cross Swim Kids Swimming Lessons

At Manitou and Community Pool, our swim kids lessons are deemed complete or incomplete. If a level is complete, the swimmer can move to the next, however if the level is incomplete, they should repeat the level. Children that will be 5 years old within the current calendar year can be registered for Level 1.
 
Level 1 - 4 are 10 - 30 min classes 
2 week Lessons are once a Day - Intensive are twice a Day
LEVEL 1
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Flutter Kick 5m (Assisted)
  • Distance Swim 5m
  • Site Orientation
  • Supervision
  • Shallow Water Entries and Exits
  • Submerge Head
  • Exhale through Mouth and/or Nose
 
  • Rhythmic Breathing 5x 
  • Front Float and Recovery 3 sec.
  • Front Glide 5 sec. 
  • Front Glide with Flutter Kick 5m
  • Back Float and Recovery 3 sec.
  • Back Glide 5 sec. 
  • Roll-Over Glides 5 sec. (Assisted)
  • Front Swim 5m
 

LEVEL 2
Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Flutter Kick 10m (Assisted)
  • Distance Swim 10m
  • Facility/Site Rules
  • EMS/911
  • Introduction to PFD/Lifejackets
  • Weight Transfer, Shallow Water
  • Deep Water Activities (Assisted)
  • Rhythmic Breathing 10x (2 ways)
  • Front Glide with Flutter Kick 10m
  • Back Glide with Flutter Kick 5m
  • Side Glide with Flutter Kick 5m (Assisted)
  • Roll-Over Glide with Flutter Kick 5m
  • Front Swim 5m
LEVEL 3
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Flutter Kick 15m
  • Distance Swim 15m
  • When and Where to Swim
  • PFD/Lifejackets, Deep Water
  • Deep Water Float 5 sec.
  • Jump in, Change Direction, Return to Safety, Deep Water
  • Surface Support, Deep Water 20 sec.
  • Sitting Dive, Change Direction, Return to Safety
  • Rhythmic Breathing 15x
  • Front Glide with Kick 15m
  • Back Glide with Kick 10m
  • Side Glide with Kick 10m
  • Front Glide/Side Glide Combination 10m (Assisted)
  • Front Glide 10m
LEVEL 4
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Flutter Kick on Back 15m
  • Distance Swim 25m
  • Self-Safety
  • Show How to Contact EMS/911
  • Self-Safety - Safe Diving
  • Intro to Sculling, Shallow Water
  • Kneeling Dive
  • Surface Support 45 sec.
  • Rhythmic Breathing 15x (Front Crawl Specific)
  • Front Glide/Side Glide Combination 15m
  • Back Swim with Shoulder Roll 15m
  • Front Crawl 10m
Level 5 - 6 are 10 - 45 min classes 
2 week Lessons are once a Day - Intensive are twice a Day
LEVEL 5
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety  Swimming
  • Flutter Kick 25m
  • Distance Swim 50m
  • How to be a Safe Boater
  • Staying Warm
  • Cold Water HELP/Huddle
  • Disorienting Entries
  • Tread Water 1 min. 
  • Stride Dive
  • Head-First Sculling on Back 5m
  • Rhythmic Breathing 20x (2 Ways)
  • Front Crawl 15m
  • Back Crawl 15m
  • Whip Kick on Back 10m 
LEVEL 6
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Dolphin Kick 10m
  • Distance Swim 75m
  • Causes of Boating Incidents
  • When and Where to Go on Ice
  • Distress Swimmer Recognition and Simulation
  • Throwing Assist without a LIne
  • Head-First Sculling on Back 10m
  • Tread Water, 1.5 min.
  • Front Dive
  • Front Crawl 25m
  • Back Crawl 25m
  • Elementary Back Stroke 15m
 Level 7 - 10 are 10 - 60 min classes 
2 week Lessons are once a Day - Intensive are twice a Day
LEVEL 7
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Dolphin Kick 15m
  • Distance Swim 150m
  • Choking, Partial
  • Choking Rescue, Partial, Conscious Person
  • Throwing Assist with a Line
  • Reaching Assist with Rescue Equipment
  • Stride Entry
  • Front Crawl 50m
  • Back Crawl 50m
  • Elementary Back Stroke 25m
  • Front Scull 15m
  • Whip Kick on Front 15m
LEVEL 8
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Eggbeater/ Tread Water 3min. 
  • Distance Swim 300m
  • Hypothermia
  • Dangers of Open Water
  • Choking Rescue, Complete, Conscious Person
  • Feed-First Surface Dive
  • Standing Shallow Dive 
  • Front Crawl 75m
  • Back Crawl 75m
  • Elementary Back Stroke 25m
  • Breast Stroke 15m
LEVEL 9
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Travelling, Legs only 3min.
  • Distance Swim 400m
  • Wise Choices and Peer Influence
  • Boating Regulations
  • Self-Rescue: Fall Through Ice
  • Head-First Surface Dive
  • Front Crawl 100m
  • Back Crawl 100m
  • Elementary Breast Stroke 50m
  • Breast Stroke 25m
  • Sidestroke Kick 15m
LEVEL 10
 Fitness Activities Skills & Water Safety Swimming
  • Dolphin Kick (Vertical) 3x10sec.
  • Distance Swim 500m
  • Sun Smart
  • Ice Rescue from Safe Zone
  • Next Steps
  • Feet/Head First Surface Dives with Underwater Swim 2m
  • Front Crawl 100m
  • Back Crawl 100m
  • Elementary Breast Stroke 50m
  • Breast Stroke 50m
  • Sidestroke 25m