Parents Please Read: The American Red Cross has revised the learn to swim program.
The new program is a multi-level instructional approach to swimming classes and has been revised to maximize participant success and includes the most current bio-mechanics and stroke descriptions for the swimming skills included in the program materials. The American Red Cross over the years has made changes to place a greater emphasis on safety in on and around the water and this program is no different, greater emphasis on age appropriate learning experiences have greatly enhanced this program.
Look in August for complete descriptions of the New Learn to Swim program that will be offered on our website at:
The program itself will be more age specific, however, this may result in a little confusion as to where to place your child. All Preschool program participants must be enrolled in the class for their age. Children may not participate in the learn to swim portion of the program until they have turned 6 years of age. If lessons taken were at another facility they will be locked into the Pre-school age 5 program.
Some children will experience skills that are now included in a lower level, if for example they are in level 3, there are a few skills that were not covered in the old level 1 & 2 so they may experience a little delay until they catch up with those skills or you can elect to sign them up for a level lower than they are currently at to enhance the learning experience for your child. This may hold true for the entire program until we catch up with ourselves regarding these changes. Please bear with us as we work through these changes in the Red Cross Program.
To contact us: Nights and Weekends
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
800 Randolph Street
Canton, MA 02021
Mr. Thomas F. Cahill, Recreation Division Coordinator
Phone: 781-828-5800 ext. 249 nights
E-mail: Contact Tom Cahill at Blue Hills