Learn to Swim

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The American Red Cross’s Swimming and Water Safety (SWS) program uses an inclusive approach to swimming and water safety and provides an increased emphasis in the areas of drowning prevention and water safety. The program continues the proud tradition of teaching people to swim and be safe in, on and around water. The program includes courses for all age groups and varying abilities, as well as a variety of courses and presentations to help teach all age groups how to enjoy the water safely and how to stay safe in the event of an emergency. Included are new tools, such as newsletters and achievement cards for each level, to assist with better and more proactive communication with participants, parents and caregivers.

The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program consists of Parent and Child Aquatics (2 levels); Preschool Aquatics (3 levels); Learn-to-Swim (LTS) (6 levels); Longfellow’s WHALE Tales; Water safety presentations; Basic Water Rescue; Personal Water Safety; and Safety Training for Swim Coaches.

All locations listed below offer courses taught by authorized American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors:

Centre County
     Penn State Harrisburg Aquatics Center, (717) 948-6740

Dauphin County

     HACC, Harrisburg, PA, (717) 780-2414
     Township of Derry Parks and Recreation, (717) 533-7138

Lancaster County
     New Holland Rec Center, (717) 354-4747
     Lititz Rec Center, (717) 626-5096
     Greater Elizabethtown Area Rec, (717) 367-0355
     Manheim Township Parks and Recreation, (717) 290-7180

York County
     Neiderer's Pool, Hanover, PA, (800) REDCROSS option #3