Coordinator:  Stephanie Ruark 330-360-0254                              Questions:  swimlessons@canfieldswimclub.org

Text @CSTCSL to 81010 for Swim Lessons Weather Cancellations


Swim lesson sessions “Learn to Swim” program will be 2 weeks in length with lessons being taught Monday thru Thursday each of the week.  Fridays will be reserved for make-up days for classes cancelled due to inclement weather.  As in years past, all children of members are invited to participate.  Enjoying swim lessons on consecutive days provides the children with more concentrated learning time and should help families plan their summer out. 

The “Learn to Swim” program through the American Red Cross and is taught by our own CSTC lifeguards who are certified as Water Safety Instructors.

$15 per child/per session. You will be emailed the link for online payment the weekend prior to the beginning of the session or you are welcome to drop off a check at the CSTC office made payable to "CSTC".


 Session 1  June 15 - 26 Saturday, June 13th
 Session 2
June 29 - July 10
 Saturday, June 27th
 Session 3  July 13 -24  Saturday, July 11th
 Session 4
 July 27- August 6   Saturday, July 25th

* Lessons will be taught Monday thru Thursday with Friday being a make-up day in case of inclement weather.

For instant communication about weather cancellations and reminders, please send a test to 81010 with the message “@CSTCSL”.
Otherwise call the CSTC Office at (330)533-6907.

SWIM LESSON LEVEL PLACEMENT TESTING:                                                               

We will not be offering an Orientation Celebration this year, but if you have any questions or concerns about the level of your swimmer, please call the front office to set up a time to meet with one of our WSIs and they can assess your child’s ability for placement into the most appropriate level.

Shallow End:

         Level I (Water Exploration) – Teaches children with no previous swimming experience water adjustment and basic supported swimming skills
         Level II (Primary Skills) – Emphasizes underwater exploration, unsupported locomotion, front and back combined stroke and jumping into the
                water without help. 
         Level III (Stroke Readiness) – Teaches front crawl, diving, elementary backstroke and back crawl.
         Level IV (Stroke Development) – Teaches side-stroke and breast-stroke, stressing form, coordination and endurance

Deep End:       

Level V and VI (Stroke Development, Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer) – Teaches butterfly kick, underwater swimming skills and
                mastery of stroke skills. This level emphasizes on distance swimming, turns and surface dives.  It also promotes endurance swimming,
                culminating in a continuous 500-yard swim to complete class. 

-          *This is the recommended option for swimmers who would have participated in the Swim Team’s 8 & Unders.


Please note that the following times are tentative and may be changed from each session and due to the number of swimmers registered for each level. If the times are changed from what is listed you will be contacted via email.

 9:00-9:30 Level 3 (Shallow)
 9:30-10:00 Level 1 (Shallow)
   9:30-10:15  Levels 4 (Deep)
 10:00-10:30 Level 2 (Shallow)
   10:15-11:00  Level 4 (Deep)
 10:30-11:00 Level 3 (Shallow)
   11:00-11:45  Levels 5 & 6 (Deep)


At this time, registration will NOT be completed on our website. ​Please TEXT or EMAIL Stephanie Ruark to register for lessons before June 9th​ so we can gauge interest and built a plan to accommodate as many families as possible. ​As we are working on a limited capacity for lessons, it is not guaranteed that there will be a spot so please register early!​ Please include the following in the text/email:
                   - Your First & Last Name & best way to contact
                   - The First & Last Name of each swimmer  
                   - The Ages of each swimmer
                   - The swim levels you believe each swimmer would be starting (we can always adjust to their abilities)
We will email those registered with the finalized lesson schedule on June 10th which will include a link to pay for Session 1 electronically.

Please contact Stephanie Ruark at 330-360-0254 or email at sbellish@gmail.com.


The Swim Lesson Registration Form is NOT for scheduling private swim lessons. Private swim lesson may be scheduled individually with any of the CSTC swim coaches or lifeguards who are Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certified.  Please click the link below for more information and contact the WSI of your choice directly to schedule a private lesson at your convenience!

2020 CSTC Private Swim Lessons.pdf

Here are some additional downloadable files related to the Swim Team Conduct for participants and families as well as other useful documents.... 

          Click Here to download the Information Packet, Registration Form, & Medical Waiver for Swim Lessons

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