Aquatics Classes

Swim Lessons

Classes run every month. Contact the pool or visit the website for more information.

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Parent & Child (ages 6 months to 4 ½ years)

Our Parent and Child Swim Lessons introduce children to the water in a fun environment. This class focuses on water safety skills for both the parent and child helping them to become more comfortable in the water together by teaching basic water skills and incorporating songs and games. The main focus of this class is to prepare children to enter the preschool swim program by themselves.

Children between the ages of 2 ½ and 4 ½ who have had no formal swim lessons should start in this class before signing up for the preschool program.

An adult must be present in the water and children must wear tight fitting water diapers if they are not fully potty trained.

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Preschool (ages 2 ½ to 5 ½ years)

This class is for children who are not yet comfortable putting their faces in the water.

Our preschool swim program begins to set in motion the foundational skills for swimming. The main skills that will be worked on include being comfortable in the water by blowing bubbles, floating, and kicking. This class involves games and activities to further encourage enjoyment in the water.

In order to pass into Advanced Preschool students must be able to enter and exit the water on their own using the stairs, blow bubbles through their mouth and move down the wall independently. They must also be able to complete the following skills using assistance from the instructor: front float, back float, swimming on front, and swimming on back.

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Advanced Preschool (ages 2 ½ to 5 ½ years)

This class is for children who are comfortable in the water and ready to begin swimming on their own.

Our Advanced Preschool swim program continues to increase students' swim skills by encouraging them to float and submerge on their own. Advanced preschoolers learn how to alternate leg and arm actions by themselves.

Upon successful completion of all skills in this class participants should pass straight into Level 2.

In order to pass into Level 2 students must be able to bob 5 times consecutively fully submerging head, float on both their back and stomachs for 5 seconds independently, kick using a barbell independently, and swim on stomach for 2 body lengths using any kicking and arm combination.

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Level 1 (ages 5 years and Up)

This class introduces beginner swimmers to the water and helps them to become comfortable submerging their heads and floating on their backs. It also introduces aspects of water safety, comfort and enjoyment around aquatic environments. Students work on skills such as water entry and exit, submerging, floats, glides and alternating arm and leg movements

In order to pass into Level 2 students must be able to bob 5 times consecutively fully submerging head, float on both their back and stomachs for 5 seconds independently, kick using a barbell independently, and swim on stomach for 2 body lengths using any kicking and arm combination.

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Level 2 (ages 3 years and Up)

Students work to master fundamental skills such as floats and glides, while also learning how to swim and tread water independently. The primary strokes taught are front crawl and elementary backstroke. Students will also be introduced to deep water.

In order to pass into Level 3 students must be able to jump into the pool independently, submerge completely and retrieve a sunken object, float on both their back and stomachs for 10 seconds, kick using a kickboard, front and back glide for 2 body lengths, perform front crawl stroke for 5 body lengths, perform elementary back stroke for 5 body lengths, and be comfortable the deep end of the pool.

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Level 3 (ages 3 years and Up)

This class encourages students to be comfortable in deep water by learning head first entries and improving their treading water skills. Students refine their front crawl stroke and elementary backstroke, in addition to increasing their endurance. Breast stroke and Back Crawl Stroke will be introduced as well as dolphin and scissor kicks.

In order to pass into Level 4 students must be able to jump into the deep end of the pool independently, float on both their back and stomachs for 30 seconds, front and back glide for 5 body lengths, perform front crawl stroke for 15 yards demonstrating side breathing and proper arm recovery, perform elementary back stroke for 15 yards, and be comfortable entering the water head first from a sitting position.

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Level 4 (ages 3 years and Up)

Students work to improve the technique of their front crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, and back crawl stroke while also improving their endurance and diving skills. In addition, students will also be introduced to the butterfly stroke.

In order to pass into Level 5 students must be able to dive into the deep end of the pool from a standing position, tread water for 1 minute, perform front crawl stroke, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, and back crawl stroke for 25 yards (one length of the pool) using proper technique, and be able to kick continuously on a kick board for 50 yards (one lap of the pool).

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Level 5 (ages 3 years and Up)

This class enables students to refine their stroke by building confidence. Students will perfect their strokes in Front Crawl, Breast Stroke, Back Crawl Stroke, and Butterfly while also improving their endurance. They learn flip turns, side stroke and competition turns. They will also begin learning how to perform start dives off the walls for competitive swimming.

After passing all of the skills in level 5 students are ready to join a swim team.

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Adult

Designed for adults of any swimming ability who wish to learn how to swim or improve their stroke. Classes are formatted to the specific needs of each participant.

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Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

A great opportunity to get one-on-one attention with a swim instructor. Classes are tailored to the skills in which the student wishes to improve upon. If there is a specific stroke or technique that you would like to improve, just let us know. Private lessons are available anytime during regular operational hours other than during times that we offer group lessons.

4 lessons (30 min each)

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Tailored to the students' swim abilities. Up to four students may participate. All participants must be signed up prior to the first scheduled class.

4 lessons (30 min each) - this price includes up to 3 kids in the lesson

Springboard Diving

This class is an introduction to springboard diving. Students will begin by learning basic body positions such as Tuck, Pike and Straddle. They will learn a proper approach for jumping off the diving board and will become comfortable controlling their jumps while demonstrating proper body positions. Head first entries will be taught depending on participant skill level. As participants advances in skills more advanced skills such as Tuck and Pike dives, flips and twists will be introduced at the instructor’s discretion. Participants must possess at least level 4 swim lesson ability.

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American Red Cross Specialty Classes

We are an American Red Cross certified training center that offers a variety of certification classes to meet your needs.

All classes meet at the Bangor gym.

CPR & First Aid

This class is offered approximately every 2 months. Registration is open to anyone who can get on base.

Students will learn techniques used to provide immediate care in breathing, cardiac and first aid emergencies until advanced medical personnel arrive. Participants are taught how to recognize an emergency, perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), work an AED (automated external defibrillator) and give first aid care in everyday situations for infants, children and adults.

The certification which is received is back by the American Red Cross, Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED and is valid for 2 years from the date of the class.

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Lifeguarding

Are you interested in the challenging job as a professional lifeguard? Through group discussion, hands-on practice and videos, you’ll learn First Aid, CPR/AED, rescue, surveillance and teamwork skills that you will need to work as a professional lifeguard.

Prerequisite skills to enter the class are that you must be at least 15 ½ years of age, swim 300 yards without stopping and retrieve a 10 pound brick in deep water followed by a 20 yard swim with the brick. Prerequisites are assessed at the first class meeting.

This class is offered approximately 4 times per year. Registration is open to anyone who can get on base.

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Water Safety Instructor Course

Learn how to effectively prepare people to be safe around aquatic environments and swim efficiently for recreation and fitness. Participants are trained to instruct safety and stroke development classes, use American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim course material and evaluate participants individual progress. In addition, participants learn skills that can be useful for any job, including, communication and presentation skills, class and time management, and the importance of preparing an organized lesson plan.

Participants must be 16 years of age.

The class is offered bi-annually, once in the Spring and Fall. Registration is open to anyone who can get on base.

Water Aerobics

A 60 minute total body water workout. We offer morning and evening classes. A low impact water workout that includes upper and lower body exercises designed to improve the functional activates of daily living. This class will improve the cardiovascular health while increasing muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. Each participant determines their own intensity.