The Flipper and Fins program is designed to orient young children between the ages of 6-36 months old, along with their parents, to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim course.
This program gives parents safety information and teaches techniques to help them orient their children to the water. It also provides direction regarding how to supervise water activities in a responsible manner.
Parents are required to be in the water with their children, and are taught how to safely work with their child in the water. This includes how to support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills.
The Bobbers program helps children ages 3-5 years old feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Level one skills are introduced, such as blowing bubbles, safely entering and exiting the water, floating and gliding, and swimming with a combination of arm and leg actions, all of which children will build on as they progress through theLearn-to-Swim program. Adult help is necessary.
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If you're interested in participating or would like more details, please contact the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department at (605) 626-7015.