Why Learn to Swim?

As the leader in water safety and instruction, the American Red Cross has more than 75 years of experience in developing high-quality swim programs.

All Learn to Swim instructors are American Red Cross-certified experts in the field.

Red Cross classes are designed to teach any age group and ability level the skills essential to being safe in and around the water.

Beginners start by getting acquainted with the water. More advanced swimmers can increase their skills in classes that emphasize stroke development and diving.

American Red Cross water safety experts make it easy to determine what level is perfect for your children.