SWIM LESSONS

Swimming is a life skill, great exercise, and a challenging sport. RAPRD offers swim lessons for all ages. Swim year-round in our heated, indoor pool!

LEARN TO SWIM AND STAY SAFE

At Redmond Aquatic Academy we believe that teaching water safety saves lives. We believe that learning to swim opens up a world of recreational and fitness opportunities that span a lifetime. Our mission is to provide effective, accessible and engaging aquatic programs for all ages and abilities. How does Redmond Aquatic Academy Program work? Redmond Aquatic Academy programming is based on a progressive levels structure. The program starts with Waterbabies, which is a parent and child water safety and skills program for infants and toddlers.

Our swim lesson program begins with 3 progressive preschool levels that provide the basics of water safety, skills acquisition and building blocks of stroke development. After the preschool levels (or beginning here if the child is over age (6) are the 6 and up Basic levels (White, Orange and Green.)  After completing the 6 and up basic levels, parents and participants can choose to continue to the Swim-for-Life recreational track and complete the Blue and Black levels, or branch off to the competitive swimming track; Junior Eels and RACE.

Waterbabies | 6 months - 3 yrs | M-F | 10:00-10:30pm & 6:05-6:35pm 

Waterbabies is a class that allows parents to interact with their children in a swim lesson environment. Waterbabies program is designed for children ages 6 months through 3 years. The program requires that a parent or guardian participate in the water with their child. For days, dates and times see page 21 of the Summer Activity Guide

For the levels Preschool, Six and Up Basic and Six and Up Advanced, please indicate at the time of enrollment if the child is a complete beginner or has had some prior instruction. Students will be benchmark tested the first day of class to determine what level of instruction to begin at and proceed according to the acquisition of skills, tailored to individual achievement.

 

The Advanced levels are taught entirely in the deep end and participants should be at a level that is  commensurate with being able to swim in deep water.

Pre-School Levels | 3-5 yrs| M-F | 10:00-10:30am, 10:35-11:05am, 5:30-6:00pm, 6:05-6:35pm

Our Preschool Level lessons are designed for children ages three to five. Please indicate at the time of enrollment if the child is a complete beginner or has had some prior instruction. Students will be bench mark tested the first day of class to determine what level of instruction to begin at and proceed according to the acquisition of skills, tailored to individual achievement.

For days, dates and times see page page 21 of the Summer Activity Guide

 

Six & Up Basic Levels | 6-11 yrs | M-F | 10:00-10:30am, 10:35-11:05am, 5:30-6:00pm, 6:05-6:35pm

Please indicate at the time of enrollment if the child is a complete beginner or has had some prior instruction. Students will be benchmark tested on the first day of class to determine what level of instruction to begin at and will proceed according to acquisition of skills, tailored to individual achievement. For days, dates and times see page page 21 of the

Summer Activity Guide

Six & Up Advanced Levels | 6-11 yrs | M-F | 10:00-10:30am, 10:35-11:05am, 5:30-6:00pm, 6:05-6:35pm

These classes are taught entirely in the deep end and participants should be at a level that is commensurate with being able to swim in deep water. Please indicate at the time of enrollment if the child has had prior instruction. Students will be benchmark tested on the first day of class to determine what level of instruction to begin at and will proceed according to acquisition of skills, tailored to individual achievement. For days, dates and times see page 21 of the Summer Activity Guide

 

Junior Eels Pre-Competition | 6-11 yrs | M-F | 10:35-11:05am & 5:30-6:00pm

Junior Eels is a pre-competitive program closely linked to our age group Swim Team, Redmond Aquatic Club Eels (RACE.) This course is 10 sessions long, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the goal of teaching young swimmers the basics they will need for swim team practices and competitions. Young swimmers who have an interest in joining swim team, and have swim skills equivalent to Redmond Aquatic Academy’s green level or higher (must be able to swim full lengths of the pool, safely, and have a basic knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly). For days, dates and times see page 21 of the Summer Activity Guide. . 

ADAPTIVE RECREATION

RAPRD believes in the philosophy of inclusion, which means that regardless of ability or disability everyone deserves the opportunity to participate and recreate.  We have three types of adaptive programs.