Our swim lesson program follows the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program with an emphasis on teaching the competitive strokes. The director of the swim program is George Leatherman. He is a certified Water Safety Instructor and a Lifeguard Instructor with the American Red Cross, a Professional Swim Coach of 18 years, Head Age Group Coach for the Bowling Green Swim Club, former Head Coach of Findlay Area Swim Team, and Head Coach of Hancock Masters Swimming.

Our students have fun while learning about water safety along with proper technique of all four strokes (when they are ready). Each class is kept to a low student/instructor ratio to ensure a proper teaching environment. We have group classes during the summer, but most classes during our winter sessions are 2 to 3 swimmers per 1 instructor.

If you are interested in private lessons, you can contact George Leatherman to arrange a place and time for the lessons.

Red Cross Learn to Swim Levels:

  • Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills: Learn elementary aquatic skills, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around water.
  • Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Learn to float/recover to vertical, begin true locomotion skills, and continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm/leg actions distances.
  • Level 3—Stroke Development: Learn survival float, elementary backstroke, coordinate front crawl.
  • Level 4—Stroke Improvement: Develop confidence in the front crawl, elementary backstroke, butterfly, sidestroke and adding backstroke and breaststroke.
  • Level 5-Stroke Refinement: Objectives are to coordinate and refine strokes and increase their Flip turns are introduced.
  • Level 6--Swimming and skill proficiency. Swimming with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness. Personal water safety, fundamentals of diving, and fitness swimming.

All group swim lessons for 2019 will be handled through the Findlay YMCA, check out their webpage for details and registration: www.findlayymca.org


Health and Safety Training and aquatics