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					  children’s swimming
                               American Red Cross Children’s Swim Lessons
  Swim Lessons will be held for children in grades 1-12 with beginner through advanced swimming abilities. Children are required to
  wear a bathing cap, which can be purchased at the pool for $3 (or at a retailer of your choice). We require that children are at least 42”
  tall at mouth level so that they will be able to stand on the bottom of the pool during instruction time. children must have successfully
  completed a Red Cross Swimming level and received a completion card before registering for the next level.

  Each class has many skill requirements and it will take students some time to learn and master all the skills in any given class. If you
  are unsure of which class is right for your child, we suggest reading the lists of skills under each class carefully and
  pick the lower class. It’s easier on the child to be moved up than to be moved down. The pool staff will
  make any adjustments needed to make sure your child is in the right class on the first day. If your child has
  had little or no experience in the water choose our Get Ready to Swim Class.

  Classes will be held for 8 weeks at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School pool. In the case that we
  need to cancel a class for any reason that class will be made up. We cannot accommodate make-up classes
  if you miss a class. Please indicate the class day, the class time and the swimming level when registering.
  Class session information is on page 19.

  REGISTRATION
  Walk in registrations will be accepted from Acton-Boxborough residents ONLY beginning on Thursday,
  September 13th at 8:00 am at the Community Education Office located at the Administration Building, 15 Charter Road. All other
  registrations, including mail-in, phone and non-resident, will be accepted on a space available basis beginning September 14th. You
  may sign your child up for one session only. After September 24th, you may contact the Community Education Office to register
  your child for additional lessons.

  PLEASE NOTE: To promote a maximal learning environment, we are requesting that parents drop their children at the pool
  for lesson time and pick them up at its conclusion. Parents will be allowed to remain at the pool on the first and last day of
  classes only. If you have a special consideration concerning this policy, please email Erin at: ebettez@mail.ab.mec.edu. Thanks
  for your cooperation. Please walk your child into the pool area for each class.

                                                  LEVEL 2– FUNDAMENTAL
 SWIM LEVELS                                      AQUATIC SKILLS                                 LEVEL 3 – STROKE DEVELOPMENT
                                                  Jump from side                                 Jump into deep water
 LEVEL 1- INTRO TO                                Submerge head                                  Kneeling dive
 WATER SKILLS                                     Bobbing                                        Bobbing toward safety
 Enter & exit water safely                        Pick up submerged object                       Rotary breathing
 Submerge face                                    Front float face in                            Survival float
 Bobbing                                          Jelly fish float                               Back float
 Blow bubbles                                     Tuck float                                     Tread water
 Pick up submerged object                         Back Float                                     Front crawl
 Front float                                      Back float w/glide                             Dolphin kick
 Back float                                       Change directions                              Elementary back stroke
 Changing directions                              Tread water                                    Scissors Kick
 Combined stroke on front                         Combined stroke on front                       Changing directions in deep water
 Combined stroke on back                          Finning on back
                                                  Combined stroke on back
 LEVEL 4 –STROKE IMPROVEMENT
 Dive from side                                  LEVEL 5 – STROKE REFINEMENT                     LEVEL 6
 Survival swimming                               Tuck & pike surface dives                       Front crawl –100 yards
 Back float                                      Flip turns front & back                         Back Crawl – 100 yards
 Open turns front & back                         Front crawl – 50 yards                          Breaststroke – 50 yards
 Front crawl – 25 yards                          Back crawl – 50 yards                           Elm. Back – 50 yards
 Breaststroke – 15 yards                         Butterfly – 25 yards                            Side stroke – 50 yards
 Butterfly – 15 yards                            Breaststroke – 25 yards                         Butterfly – 50 yards
 Back crawl – 15 yards                           Elementary Back stroke – 25 yards               Open Turns
 Elementary back – 25 yards                      Sidestroke – 25 yards                           Flip Turns
 Sidestroke –15 yards                            Shallow angle dive
 Feet first surface dive                         Front flip while swimming
 Treading water (2 kicks)                        Back stroke flip turn

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   A-B Town Swim Team

   Jeff Johnson
   The A-B Town Swim Team is a local team for school-aged children who wish to try competitive swim racing. All swimmers are
   evaluated and are placed on the team if their skill level is appropriate. The A-B Town Swim Team is based at the Acton-Boxborough
   Regional High School pool. Practices are held from 6:00-7:00 Monday through Thursday evenings. Parents should not stay and watch
   practice. Meets are held on Sundays with teams from Newton, Wellesley, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Weston, Wayland and Tri-
   Valley.

   Participants MUST attend a try-out from 6:00-7:00 pm on the following schedule:
                        Wednesday, October 24 - Ages 10 and under
                        Thursday, October 25 - Ages 11 and over
   At the tryout, the coaches will decide whether a child’s swimming ability qualifies him/her for the team. If your child is not placed on
   the team, your registration fee will be refunded. Regular practices begin on Monday, October 29. NO PRACTICE 10/31.

   REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 23. Children MUST be registered in order to attend a tryout.
   Please Note: There are only a limited number of spots for non-residents on the swim team. The number of non-resident spots is
   determined by the number of Acton & Boxborough residents making the swim team.

   The A-B Town Swim Team requires parent involvement. Among other duties, parents are needed to serve as timers, stroke and turn
   judges, starters, scorers, snack bar managers, timing system operators, place judge, locker room monitors, publicity, ribbon writers,
   etc. For a full list of positions, parents should carefully review the Town Team Handbook. Please note: Parents who are willing to
   take on more than the minimum number of volunteer commitments expected of each family in the program may receive reduced
   registration fees for their children. Coach Johnson will determine whether your volunteer role merits a fee reduction.

   #SWTMFA
   Monday thru Thursday
   6:00-7:00 pm
   18 weeks
   HS Pool
   $250 * Additional siblings will receive a 20% discount. ** An additional $25 will be charged to swimmers who do not reside in
   Acton or Boxborough.




                                                                                      Swim Lessons
                                                    LEVEL 1, 2, 3                      #SW1        LEVEL 5                             #SW5
Get Ready to Swim (Ages 5 & 6)
                                                    Saturday                     8 weeks           Saturday                     8 weeks
Pool Staff                                          Session 1 - Beg. 9/22                          Session 1 - Beg. 9/22
This class is designed for 5 and 6 year olds        Session 2 - Beg. 1/5/13                        Session 2 - Beg. 1/5/13
with little or no formal swimming                   Times: 9:00-9:45 am; 9:50-10:35 am;            Times: 9:00-9:45 am;10:45-11:30 am
experience. The children will become                       10:45-11:30 am                          HS Pool                          $68
acclimated to the water through a variety of        HS Pool                           $68
games and fun activities. They will work on
basic skills such as blowing bubbles,
bobbing, kicking and floating. Participants         LEVEL 4                            #SW4        LEVEL 6                            #SW6
MUST be in Kindergarten or first grade
to attend. Registration is open as of 8/22.         Saturday                     8 weeks           Saturday                          8 weeks
You DO NOT have to line up on 9/13.                 Session 1 - Beg. 9/22                          Session 1: Beg. 9/22
                                                    Session 2 - Beg. 1/5/13                        Session 2: Beg. 1/5/13
#READYFA                                            Times: 9:00-9:45 am; 9:50-10:35 am;            9:50-10:35 a.m.
Sunday                                                    10:45-11:30 am                           HS Pool                              $68
9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2               HS Pool                           $68
5:00-5:30 pm
6 sessions                                                      Session 1 dates: 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
HS Pool                                                              Session 2 dates: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2
$54
For a full listing of all classes, please visit our website -- http://comed.ab.mec.edu                                                  Page 19

				
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