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Swim Lessons at the Owings Mills JCC

The swim school in Owing Mills starts with Parent/Infant & Child classes for ages six months-five years and includes American Red Cross Swim lessons from levels 1-6. All classes are coed and take place Saturdays, Sundays weekly or twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Swim Lessons - Youth (OM)

Parent Infant Swim
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Ages 6 months-2 years. Parents and infants acclimate to water through kicking, reaching and blowing bubbles.

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

Tadpoles
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Ages 3-5 years. Small group lessons designed to build self confidence. Water exploration and primary swimming skills. Children must be able to attend class without parents. Class size limited to six. 

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

Lunch and Swim
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LUNCH and SWIM - A unique swim opportunity. Monday afternoons you have the opportunity for your child to have lunch and then enjoy a swim lesson. Students will learn safety in and around the water as well as basic swim instruction.

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

ARC Level 1 Swim
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INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Skills learned include: enter & exit water (using side, ladder & steps), Blowing bubbles (nose and mouth), bobbing, opening eyes under water retrieving objects, front and back glides, back float, recover to vertical position, roll from front to back and back to front, tread water using arm and hand action, alternating and simultaneous arm and leg action (front & back), combining arm and leg action (front & back).

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

ARC Level 2 Swim
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FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
Gives participants success with the fundamental skills: Skills learned include: enter water by stepping or jumping, exit water (ladder steps & side), fully submerge holding breath, bobbing, front jellyfish and tuck floats, front and back glides and back float, recover to vertical, roll over from front to back and back to front, change direction of travel while swimming on front and back, treading water using arm and leg actions, combined arm and leg action on front and back, finning on back.

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

ARC Level 3 Swim
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STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Builds on skills with practice in deeper water. Skills learned include: enter by jumping in, head first entry (sitting & kneeling), bobbing to safety, rotary breathing, survival float, back float, change from vertical to horizontal positions (front & back), tread water, flutter, dolphin, and scissors kicks, front crawl & elementary back strokes. 

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

ARC Level 4 Swim
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STROKE IMPROVEMENT
Develops confidence and improves skills. Skills learned include: headfirst entries from side in compact and stride positions, swim under water, feet first surface dive, survival swimming, front crawl and backstroke open turns, tread water using 2 different kicks, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly, flutter and dolphin kicks on back.

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

ARC Level 5 Swim
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STROKE REFINEMENT
Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Skills learned include: shallow-angle dive from the side, tread water, tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely, front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly, and standard scull. 

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

ARC Level 6 Swim
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SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY
Refines strokes so participants swim with ease. Level 6 features menu options to prepare participants for advanced activities, including water safety instructor course, competitive swimming or diving. These menu options include: fitness swimmer, personal water safety, and fundamentals of diving. 

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

Swim Lessons - Teens/Adults (OM)

Teen/Adult Beginner Swim
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Ages 13 and up. Introduction to water skills; submersion in water, breath control, floating on front and back with floatation support. 

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

Teen/Adult Stroke Improvement
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Ages 13 and up. Fundamental Aquatics Skills; elements of front and back crawl, independent floating on front and back.  

For questions or to register call the Aquatics Hotline: 410.559.3530

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