NCDC has 3 outdoor pools: one Olympic-sized pool ranging from 3-9 feet deep, one Olympic-sized lap pool which is 4 feet deep, and one teaching pool ranging from 2.5 to 3 feet deep. We offer both instructional and recreational swim every day. At New Country Day Camp, campers learn to swim through the American Red Cross (ARC) Learn to Swim Program. All pools are staffed with American Red Cross certified water safety instructors and lifeguards, and our swim ratios for the instructional groups are 8-12:1 depending on the level of the swim group.
Swimming levels and objectives
American Red Cross (ARC) Learn to Swim Program
The Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, the swim classes are designed to build confidence in the water. Designed for all levels, classes allow swimmers to develop good habits in, on, and near water, become comfortable in the water, learn and refine new strokes, and become stronger, safer swimmers.
There are six main levels, each of which will be subdivided into two levels to camps can more clearly see and feel their progress.
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Students will learn basic swimming skills.
Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Students will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows students to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.