All-Ages Swim Lessons

The Northeast Community Center’s Aquatics program is committed to providing a fun and relaxed environment for the development of swimming skills in youth and adults.  Our 30-minute lessons give swimmers the most valuable resources for learning to swim: time in the water with highly effective and caring instructors.  We are a Red Cross affiliated facility, and our instructors are committed to the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim standards. The program uses a progressive skills approach so each level builds on skills learned in previous levels. Private lessons are also available and are a great supplement to group lessons for quicker skill acquisition. Contact the Front Desk for available times.  Questions?  Email aquatics@necommunitycenter.org

Summer 2014

Make-Up Lessons for Thursday evenings Pre Level 3, Level 3, and Level 4 will take place at their regularly scheduled times, Aug 21st.

Registration June 10 (members)/ June 12 (non-members)

Download our Summer Swim Lesson Schedule w/course descriptions!

Fast Track Swim Lessons

Register: Summer 2014 Fast Track Swim Lessons [June 23rd-Aug 30th]

This is a great wayto condense lessons around your busy summer schedule.  Come every day Monday through Thursday at the same time for 2 weeks for a total of 8 lessons.  For some children the repetition of daily lessons helps them to learn and progress faster.

 Swim Club

Register: Summer Swim Club 2014 [8 weeks: June 23rd - Aug 17th]

The NECC Swim Club is a developmental swim program geared towards swimmers who want to get a good workout, meet new friends, and have the opportunity to compete in swim meets this summer.   Participants should have a general understanding of basic strokes, including freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.   Swimmers will also learn butterfly, competitive dive starts, flip turns, and refine stroke quality.   Swim club is open to swimmers ages 5 – 17 years in Levels 4 and above (Level 3 at coaches discretion).   Swimmers may swim 1 to 4 days a week. The NECC Swim Club will compete in the Portland Area Summer Swim League 2014.  Fees include team shirt, meet entry fees and the End-of-Season Swim Club Pool Party at NECC! Stay tuned for more information!!!                                

Lesson Descriptions

Register: Summer Swim Lessons 2014 [8 weeks: June 23rd - Aug 17]

Parent and Child (Ages 6 months – 3 years)

Introduces age appropriate swimming skills using songs and games to create a fun and enjoyable experience in the water.  Builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children become comfortable in the water so they are ready and willing to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water. At 3 yrs old children may go into preschool classes.  (Maximum 12)

Preschool Aquatics(Ages 3 – 5)

Gives young children a developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are age appropriate, helping participants archive success on a regular basis while in a class environment with their peers.

Pre-Level 1:  Helps participants feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely.  No swimming prerequisite.  All skills are performed with help.  (Maximum 6)

Pre-Level 2:  Builds on the skills learned in Pre-Level 1 and gives participants success with fundamental skills such as floating and basic locomotion. (Maximum 6)

Pre-Level 3:  Builds on the skills learned in Pre-Level 2 and improves participants coordination of simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions. (Maximum 6)

Youth Aquatics(Ages 6 – Adult)

Based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers develop their water safety, survival and swimming skills.  It is designed to give participants a positive and fun learning experience.

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills:  Helps participants feel comfortable in the water without a parent or guardian.   (Maximum 6)

Level 2Fundamental Aquatics Skills:  Participants will build confidence and learn how to perform floats and glides and to propel themselves on their front and back using coordinated arm and leg actions. (Maximum 6)

Level 3 - Stroke development:  Builds on skills learned in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.  Participants will focus on improving front crawl skills and will also learn backstroke. (Maximum 6)

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement:  Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatics skills.  The focus will be increased proficiency and endurance of crawlstroke, backstroke, and treading water. (Maximum 6)

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement:  Provides further stroke proficiency and builds endurance.  Improvement of the backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke as well as diving skills.  Sidestroke and swimming turns are also introduced. (Maximum 6)

Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency:  Refines the strokes so participants can swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.  (Maximum 6)

Adult Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to swim or get a reminder of how to do the strokes?  Sign up for this group class where you get individual attention.  Mon. 7:00pm-7:30pm, Sat. 11:00am- 11:30am

As an American Red Cross affiliated facility, the NECC offers a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate swimming and water safety program that teaches you, your child or other family members how to swim skillfully and safely, and think and act safely in, on and around the water. The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from the preceding level, except for Level 1, which has no prerequisite.

We are unable to offer make-up classes.  Due to inclement weather classes may be cancelled or changed.  Please refer to the website.

 Registration Policies: Registration is required for all listed activities. Our classes must meet minimum and maximum enrollment standards. Classes may fill quickly or classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.  

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