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Ready, Set, Swim Jr. (5:30pm Session)

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Furbee Aquatic Center

11750 Cholla Drive

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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The Ready, Set, Swim, Jr. program is a free progam developed to provide children with water safety skills and tools, such as swimming lessons and increase water safety awareness amongst parents through interactive presentations of the risks associated with different bodies of water, specifically pools.

Participants can select from one of the following two options:

OPTION 1

Pre-School Aquatics

Aimed at children 4 through 5 years of age. Children will learn water safety, survival skills and fundamental swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing children to achieve success on a regular basis, while having fun.

Children will participate in guided practice sessions that help them learn basic swimming skills, including, but not limited to:

  • Understanding basic water safety rules

  • Entering and exiting the water safely using the ladder steps or side

  • Increased comfort with being fully submerged and retrieval of submerged objects

  • Water adjustment skills

  • Breathing and floating techniques

  • Supported and unsupported front and back float

  • Front and back kicks with support

  • Alternating arm action with simultaneous use of legs

Prerequisites

Child must be between 4 and 5 years old to enroll.


OPTION 2

Parent and Child Aquatics

Aimed at children 6 months through 3 years of age. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including:

  • Learning how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner

  • Feeling comfortable in the water

  • Exploring submerging to the mouth, nose, eyes and completely

  • Exploring buoyancy on the front and back position

  • Changing position in the water

  • Experience wearing a U.S Coast Guard approved life jacket in the water

Prerequisites

The participating children must be at least 6 months old and parent/caretaker must participate in all 8 lessons.


Class Dates

Tuesday, April 4

Wednesday, April 5

Thursday, April 6

Monday, April 10

Tuesday, April 11

Wednesday, April 12

Thursday, April 13

Monday, April 17


Class Time

5:30pm-6:30pm

FAQs

Is there a cost associated with the swimming lessons?

All classes are free of charge.


Are there anyenrollment forms or applications to complete?

Yes, all enrollment forms will be distirbuted and completed on the first class meeting.


Does my child need to participate in all 8 classes?

Yes, the swimming lessons build upon previously learned techiniques from previous classes.


What do I need to bring to the classes?

Participants: Bathing suit and towel

For children ages 12 months to 3 years old participating in the parent and child classes, please bring waterproof diapers for each class.


If I cant make it to this group of classes, will there be other classes available?

Yes, there will be multiple swimming classes available. Please call or email for more information.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Alejandro Espinoza at (760) 323-6166 or aespinoza@dhcd.org


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