MCC Swim Lessons & Private Lessons



The Aquatics staff would like to welcome you to our swim program.

Group Swim Lessons Update


REGISTRATION BEGINS: 
Members, March 21 | Residents, March 25 | Non-Residents, Non-Members March 28th

SPRING 2022 GROUP LESSON SCHEDULE (Click Here)

REGISTRATION OLINE & IN-PERSON  

We will be offering Group Swim Lessons on Monday or Wednesday nights and Saturday Mornings. If registering in-person please fill out the following form and bring in with you. ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM

Saturday mornings sessions will run April 9 - May 28

Monday night session will run April 11 - June 6 (no class 5/30) 

Wednesday night session will run April 13 - June 1

  • Mon, Wed & Sat sessions are once a week for 8 weeks.
    • Fees: Members $80   Non-Members $104

      Click link above Spring 2022 Group Lesson Schedule to see full schedule of classes and times. also click the activity number to bring you right to the class on our online registration system.

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Adult & Child Private Lessons

 We will be opening up for private lessons again with limited times available. Please inquire through email @ Caldwelljr@mansfieldct.org or call us @ 860-429-3015, ext: 6122

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Private Lessons Fees: 

Member Private: $39

Non Member Private: $45

Semi-Private Lessons (Max 2 kids, price includes both kids)

Member Semi-Private: $57

Non Member Semi-Private: $68

PRIVATE SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION FORM

Pre-Pay for Private Lesson and Fees:

5 Swim Lessons Pre-Payment Options: 

Member Private: $195

Non-Member Private: $225

Member Semi-Private: $285

Non-Member Semi-Private: $340

10 Swim Lessons Pre-Payment Options: 

Member Private: $390

Non-Member Private: $450

Member Semi-Private: $570

Non-Member Semi-Private: $680

If interested in private lessons. Please fill out Private Lesson Registration form and email form to Caldwelljr@mansfieldct.org so we may set you up with an instructor. 


Please click image above to fill out Private Lesson Registration form and email it to: Caldwelljr@mansfieldct.org


Meet Our Swim Lesson Instructors


For Levels 5 & 6 please check out our swim team page: Link

We will be offering the following programs this summer. Adult & Child Private Lessons, Stroke Clinics and traditional Group Lessons.

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. 
  • We ask that only one parent/guardian accompany each child to swim lessons. We ask that all swimmers arrive in their swim suit for their swim lesson.
  • 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.
  • Please do not bring additional people to the lessons. Just the parent/guardian and child getting into the water. We have very limited deck space.

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, or at age 4 with approval from the Recreation Supervisor of the Aquatics Department. 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 in 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 with one adult.

Preschool Aquatics (Ages 3 and 4) Max Capacity: 5 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. 

 

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Class Max Capacity: 8 participants 

Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water.

Level  1 participants learn to: Enter and exit the water safely, submerge nose, mouth and eyes, explore arm and hand movements, alternating and simultaneous leg and arm action on front and back, blow bubbles, bobbing 5 times, open eyes underwater and pick up submerged objects, float on front and back for five seconds, front and back glides with recovery for 2 body lengths, combined arm and leg swim on front and back, follow basic water safety rules and use a life jacket.

 

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills: Class Max Capacity: 8 participants 

Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.

Level 2 participants learn to: Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side, exit water safely using ladder or side, fully submerge and hold breath, open eyes under water and pick up a submerged object, float on front and back for 15 seconds, tread water for 15 seconds, 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, bobbing 10 times, rotary breathing, and swim or move in the water while wearing a life jacket.

 

Level 3: Stroke Development (shallow):Class Max Capacity: 8 participants  

Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice.

Level 3 participants learn to: Jump into deep water from the side, dive from kneeling or standing position, perform a survival float for 30 seconds, submerged 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: Builds on the skills in Level 3 Shallow skills through additional guided practice.

Level 3 participants learn to: Jump into deep water from the side, dive from kneeling or standing position, perform a survival float for 45 seconds, perform front and back glide using rotary breathing, tread water from one minute, perform freestyle 20 - 25 yards, perform elementary backstroke 20 - 25 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. all skills will be preformed in deep water. 

Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Class Max Capacity: 10 participants   

Purpose: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills

Level 4 participants learn to: Swim underwater, perform feet first surface dive, tread water with 2 different kicks for 1 minute, freestyle 25 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 25 yards, 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.


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