During their first swim class, each camper is assessed in the water for both comfort and skill. After the assessment, each camper is put into a leveled class using a color-coded bracelet system. Groups range from “Early Beginner” to “Athletic Swimmer” or “Lifeguard Candidate.” Once campers are put into designated groups for their appropriate comfort and skill, our Aquatics Staff uses the Red Cross’s Learn to Swim Program.
While campers are never made to do anything they do not want to, all campers are required to be in the water.
Campers are allowed to be in the deep part of the pool only if they pass the deep water swim test, which consists of swimming freestyle (nonstop with rotary breathing) for 25 yards, swimming the backstroke for 25 yards, and treading water for 60 seconds.