Swim Lessons

Indian River
Learn to Swim Program

Interested in Certified American Red Cross Swim Lessons?!

At the Indian River Middle school Pool 
 32735 County Rd 29, Philadelphia, NY 13673

 Next session: TBA to TBA

Monday Through Thursday,

 In the case there is a cancelation, a make-up date will be assigned.

Class fee is $30 per child
(Cash or check only)

 Registration will be the week of: To Be Announced in the pool office.  Please look at class descriptions before enrolling.

Level Schedule

Pre Swim 5 - 5:30 pm

Pre Swim 5:30 - 6 pm

6-6:45 pm Level I

6-6:45 pm Level II

6-6:45 pm Level III

5-5:45 pm Level IV

Spots are very competitive, first come first served.
No reservations will be taken over the phone.
 Child must be paid for to be placed in class, No exceptions. 

If you have any questions please call:

Email: chrisbaker@ircsd.org 

Our policies:


* Because of the planning/scheduling that goes into offering these classes, we will not be re-assigning children into more appropriate levels, if they are found to be registered in the wrong level. Please look closely at the class descriptions below before signing your child up, or feel free to ask us when you register- we are here to help you! In the event there is a child who is not in the appropriate level on the first day of class, you will have the choice of a refund or credit for our next offered session.

*All parents will sit in the viewing area located at the shallow end of the pool.


Preschool Aquatics: For children about ages 4 – 5. Designed to orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to begin working on basic aquatic skills such as enter & exit the water, blow bubbles through mouth & nose, go under water, bobbing, front & back glides, retrieve submerged objects and learn how to stay safe in the water.

Level I: Water Exploration – For children starting at about age 6. Children learn basics of swimming: bobbing, floating in prone and supine positions, gliding in prone and supine positions, flutter kick in prone and supine positions, front crawl, basic safety rules, and jumping in.

Level II: Primary Skills - Children should already be able to: float on front and back and put head under water. Children will work on: floating, gliding, flutter kick, front crawl, back crawl, turning over from front to back and back to front, retrieving object, and jumping into water over their head.

Level III: Stroke Readiness - Children should already be able to: swim front and back crawl. Children will work on: gliding, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, retrieving object, treading water, jumping into deep water, kneeling dive, and compact dive.

Level IV: Stroke Development - Children should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 10 yards, elementary backstroke, and dive in kneeling and compact position. Children will work on: deep water bobbing, rotary breathing, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, breaststroke, rotary kicks, and diving in stride and standing positions.

Level V: Stroke Refinement - Children should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 25 yards, elementary backstroke 10 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, treading water, and diving. Children will work on: alternate breathing, stride jump, diving from board, long shallow dive, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water

Level VI: Children should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 50 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, and dive. Children will work on: All six strokes, front and back crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, breaststroke speed turn and pullout, butterfly turn, sidestroke turn, pike and tuck surface dive, pike and tuck dive from board, tread water for five minutes, and basic water rescue.

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2020 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.

IRCSD Facebook Page  IRCSD Twitter Account  SchoolTool Student Information System  IRCSD Live Stream  IRCSD Peachjar  ParentSquare