Kid’s Swim Lessons and RAYS Swim Team

Swim Lessons at Salem and Londonderry

Our team of enthusiastic and dedicated swim instructors adhere to the standards of excellence set by the American Red Cross “learn to swim program”. The program is specifically designed for anyone who is at least 6 months of age through adulthood.

You can expect that this swim program will focus on the needs of each swimmer and provide the opportunity to master the concepts of particular skills and progress at a comfortable pace through each swim level prior to moving on to the next level. Every swimmer will become familiar with safety in or around the water, as well as learn the 4 competitive swimming strokes by following a systematic approach and progression of swim levels.

Discover all the opportunities the American Red Cross learn to swim program has to offer at the Workout Club!

Swim Lesson Program Levels

We will gladly assess your child so that they are placed in the correct level.

Please note: Swim Level Descriptions have been revised to reflect the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program standards.

Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1 (6-18 months) 30 minutes –  Level 1 introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents learn how to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills. Caregiver accompanies child in the water. (Swim diapers required.)

Parent & Child Aquatics Level 2 (4-5 years) 30 minutes – Level 2 builds on the skills introduced in Level 1. Participants improve on these skills and learn more advanced skills in Level 2. As with Level 1, water safety topics are also included in this level. Caregiver accompanies child in the water. (Swim diapers required.)

Preschool Aquatics Level 1 (4-5 years) 30 minutes – Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills which children continue to build on as they progress through Levels 2 and 3 of Preschool Aquatics and then Learn-to-Swim. In addition, children start developing positive attitudes and safe practices around the water. The class is designed for children who may still be timid of the water or have not had much experience in the water. Children are given a lot of support for all skills.

Preschool Aquatics Level 2 (4-5 years) 30 minutes – Level 2 further develops basic aquatic skills. Children begin to perform these skills at a slightly more advanced level (i.e., longer distances, deeper water, etc.) Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain greater proficiency in preparation for performing strokes.  Children should be somewhat comfortable in the water for this class. They should have good listening skills and are given support with all skills.

Preschool Aquatics Level 3 (4-5 years) 30 minutes – Level 3 increases children’s proficiency in performing previously learned skills. Children improve their coordination and control of combined simultaneous arm and leg actions and alternating arm and leg action. Children in this level start to really gain confidence and become able to swim independently.

Learn-to-Swim Level 1- Intro to Water Skills (Ages 6+) 45 minutes – Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills which participants continue to build on as they progress through Learn-to-Swim. In addition, participants start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Learn-to-Swim Level 1 skills overlap with the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 and 2 skills.

Learn-to-Swim Level 2- Fundamental Aquatic Skills (Ages 6+) 45 minutes – Level 2 marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Many of the skills taught in this level are taught in Preschool Aquatics Level 3. Participants learn to glide and float without support and recover to a vertical position. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes.

Learn-to-Swim Level 3- Stroke Development (Ages 6+) 45 minutes – In Level 3 participants learn and practice survival floating, front crawl and elementary backstroke. Participants will be introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks, headfirst entries from a seated poolside position and extend the time duration for treading water.

Learn-to-Swim Level 4- Stroke Improvement 45 minutes – In Learn-to-Swim Level 4 participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 (i.e., front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissors kick and breaststroke kick to perform the sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and the butterfly, as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at the wall.

Learn-to-Swim Level 5- Stroke Refinement 45 minutes – In Level 5, participants refine their performance of all six strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase the distance that they swim. Participants also learn to perform flip turns on the front and back.

Learn-to-Swim Level 6- Pre-team 60 minutes – This class is for the competitive or non-competitive swimmer. Students will build endurance, develop and refine strokes, get ready for team swimming. The class provides a team approach swim program combined with on deck conditioning exercises. All strokes are covered as well as turns and diving. The program is designed to develop strength, endurance and proficiency to the maximum ability of a swimmer.

Salem 2020 Spring 1 Swim Lessons

Registration is open to anyone interested in signing up for swim lessons on Friday, February 14, 2020.
Due to the fact that we offer early registration to our currently enrolled students, we cannot guarantee placement to any student not currently enrolled in our Winter session until February 14, 2020.

Additional Information:

  • Placement in the right swim class is essential to the success of your child and our swim program. Please call us for assistance if you are not sure which level is best for your child; it is our pleasure to assist you!
  • We do not offer make-ups for classes missed by students; a complete swim session is 6 classes; we offer 7 weeks in each session in lieu of make-ups.
  • We encourage you to add your child’s name to the waitlist if the class you want is full. There are many adjustments that take place before and during the session.
  • Classes are subject to change due to the community’s needs and instructor availability.
Londonderry 2020 Spring Swim Lessons


REGISTRATIONS BEGING ACCEPTED STARTING FEBRUARY 17th 2020 Returning Swimmers Can Register Starting February 10th 2020

PLEASE NOTE: SWIM LESSONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, AND CANNOT BE MADE-UP. In order to maintain the quality and integrity of our swim lesson classes, there are no make-up classes. A credit certificate will be issued for classes missed ONLY for reasons of illness.
If enrollment is 2 or less in a class, the class may be combined with another or cancelled.
Every attempt will be made to make placement in a class that is convenient.
If the alternate is not convenient, a credit certificate will be issued.

Parent Child Preschool 3 (30 minutes) LEVEL 1 LEVEL 6 (45 minutes)
JR. SWIM PROGRAM (45 minutes)

MEMBER: $ 99.00 MEMBER: $ 129.00 MEMBER: $129.00

NON-MEMBER: $119.00 NON-MEMBER: $149.00 NON-MEMBER: $149.00

Swim Lesson Schedules and Registration 

RAYS Swim Team

Rockingham Area Youth Swim Team is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. We offer training and instruction for swimmers ages 5 thru 20, giving each member the opportunity to improve swimming skills, achieve individual goals, and promote team unity. We are committed to helping swimmers grow in character, physical development and skills. In addition, we believe that families are an intricate and important part of the success of the swimmer and the team as a whole. If your son or daughter is interested in competitive swimming and interested in tryouts please let us know as our team is rapidly growing.

The Summer program dates: May – first weekend in August.

Minimum Swim Capability Requirements:

8yo and below: Must be able to swim 25yds Freestyle and Backstroke
9-12yo: Must be able to swim 25yds Freestyle and Backstroke
12yo and older: Must be able to swim 100yds all basic strokes

If you have any questions please contact either:
Aimee Hazard at aimeehazard.rays@gmail.com, or
Marilyn Soraghan at mlsoraghan@comcast.net