6 months - 3 years of age
Parent & Child: Provides experiences and activities for children and parents to learn about and explore the water together.

4 - 5 years of age
Preschool 1: Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
Preschool 2: Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water.
Preschool 3: Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around the water.

6 - 14 years of age
During their swim lessons, children will spend time on the following six levels:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills - Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills - Children will learn basic swimming skills
  • Level 3: Stroke Development - Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement - Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement - Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency - Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses

If you are unsure if a level is appropriate for your child, Water Safety Instructors are available on deck to provide a swim assessment.

Register in person at the MCAGCC Training Tank located next to the Sunset Cinema. DEBIT OR CREDIT ONLY.

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Training Tank is home to the Learn to Swim Program and American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Group Lessons.  Come out and Learn-To-Swim with MCCS Aquatics.  MCCS Aquatics offers an all-year-round program for people of all ages and abilities.  Designed for all levels, classes allow swimmers to develop good habits in, on and near the water, become comfortable in the water, learn and refine new stroked, and become stronger, safer swimmers.

At the Red Cross, our swimming classes for kids are tailored to the needs of each child, so that he or she can progress at a comfortable pace.  Although some children may advance more quickly or slowly, our instructors ensure that everyone receives the instruction they need.

In the Learn-to-Swim program, parents or guardians of children up to 5 years of age will actively participate in their kids' swim lessons.  This not only helps increase the child's comfort level in the water, but can help parents understand the process and practice skills with their children between classes.

The Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time.  By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our kids' swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water.

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