The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Salem, OR

FACILITY HOURS

MON–FRI: 5:30AM–10PM
SAT: 7AM–10PM  |  SUN: 7AM–7PM

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Swim Lessons at The Kroc

Learning how to swim is a critical component of every child's development. At the Kroc Center, swim lesson students are moved through progressive levels of swim lessons as they accomplish new skills and abilities. Our instructors make swimming lessons fun and help students develop both swimming skills and self confidence.

HOW TO SIGN UP

• Evaluate your child’s swim ability and choose a class level, date and time from the calendar below. Register at the front desk or online.

• Check in to your class at The Kroc front desk, and then attend your child's swim lesson. Remember to bring a towel!

• At the end of the set of lessons, your Instructor will recommend the appropriate class level for the next set of lessons. Class levels are frequently repeated to allow students to master skills and feel successful before moving on to a new level.

PARENT/TOT (6 MO - 3 YRS)

Designed to help develop swimming readiness in young children by leading parents and their tots in water exploration activities, with the objective of having fun in the water.

PRESCHOOL 1 (3 - 5 YRS)

A beginner’s class that emphasizes water safety, water acclimation, water games and basic skills like kicking, blowing bubbles and floating.

PRESCHOOL 2 (3 - 5 YRS)

Development of basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool 1. Floating and propulsion skills are introduced and refined.

PRESCHOOL 3 (3 - 5 YRS)

For children at this level, games and play are still paramount, but more advanced skills, like rotary breathing are also introduced. This prepares kids to easily move into Level 2 when they turn six.

LEVEL 1 (6+ YRS)

A beginner’s class emphasizing water safety, water acclimation, water games and basic skills like kicking, blowing bubbles and floating.

LEVEL 2 (6+ YRS)

Students work toward independent swimming with a variety of swim aides which facilitate a fun and exciting learning environment. Student must be comfortable in the water.

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LEVEL 3 (6+ YRS)

Student must be an independent swimmer; students experience a variety of water depths while working on stroke development and proficiency.

LEVEL 4 (6+ YRS)

Introduction to breaststroke, butterfly and competitive turns. Longer distance swimming and an introduction to diving. Practicing strong arm strokes and kicks. Will be ready for swim team upon successful completion.

LEVEL 5/6 (6+ YRS)

L5: Stroke refinement, increased distance swimming and introduction to basic lifesaving. L6: Refines strokes so students swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances, working on endurance swimming.

PRE COMP (6+ YRS)

If you have a swimmer unsure of competition, the Pre Comp class is the perfect introduction. Participants experience the fun of a team sport without the competition. Swimmers should be able to demostrate a strong freestyle and backstroke kick with a kick board for 25 yards. Swim suit and goggles required.

ADULT (15+ YRS)

It’s never too late to learn to swim or improve the skills you have. Lessons are adapted to each participants starting level so that you can become the swimmer you want to be.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

For adults or children of any age or ability level, these classes off er 1-on-1 (private) or 1-on-2 (semi-private) instruction for stroke improvement and swimming skills. Private swim lessons must be arranged through the Aquatics Office. For more information on scheduling private lessons, contact the Aquatic Dept. at (503) 798-4794 or (503) 798-4820.

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Swim Lesson Policies

Five minutes are given between lessons for communication needs, pool transitions, and for entering and exiting the pools safely. The Kroc Center reserves the right to move students into a more suitable lesson level based on individual ability, when appropriate. If you have concerns, please call (503) 798-4794.

 Click on class to view a description & register.

100s of classes to choose from.

PURCHASE CLASSES ONLINE

The Program Guide is the place to look for a variety of one-day and weekly classes. All classes are open to the public.

Look inside for:

• Camp Previews

• Swim Lessons

• Youth & Adult Dance

• RJ's Academy

• Group Ex Zero

• Personal Coaching

View the Calendar page for easy-to-read schedules of all upcoming events at the Kroc Community Center!

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View the Kroc Program Guide for the most current aquatics, triathlon, health & wellness, arts & culture, ministry, and life skill classes.

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The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Salem, OR
View the Kroc Program Guide for the most current aquatics, triathlon, health & wellness, arts & culture, ministry, and life skill classes.

THE SALVATION ARMY RAY & JOAN
KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Salem, OR

Swim Lessons at The Kroc

Learning how to swim is a critical component of every child's development. At the Kroc Center, swim lesson students are moved through progressive levels of swim lessons as they accomplish new skills and abilities. Our instructors make swimming lessons fun and help students develop both swimming skills and self confidence.

Click below to learn how to register and see swim lesson descriptions.

SWIM LESSON DAILY SCHEDULE

 Click on the arrows at the top right to select future days. Click on a class to view a description & register.

View the Kroc Program Guide for the most current aquatics, triathlon, health & wellness, arts & culture, ministry, and life skill classes.

THE SALVATION ARMY
RAY & JOAN KROC CORPS
COMMUNITY CENTER

The Program Guide is the place to look for a variety of one-day and weekly classes. All classes are open to the public.

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Salem, OR