About Our Swim Program
A strong swim program is a hallmark of the Meadowbrook program. We recognize that Day Camp is the place where children have the opportunity to learn and practice this critical life skill. Meadowbrook’s outstanding Swim Instruction program is based on the Red Cross Swim Program. Each Camper swims at least twice each day. For Campers up through 6th grade, the first swim is instructional and the second is a free swim. Additionally, all Pre-K and Kindergarten Campers get an additional swim lesson one afternoon per week. Instructional Swim levels are based on skill proficiency only, while Free Swim levels are based more on stamina and swimming efficacy.
Before moving any Camper to a higher level in either Swim Instruction or Free Swim, we must be confident in the Camper’s ability to swim safely in the new swim area. Camper safety is always our primary concern. Please note that earning a new colored band does not move a Camper up to a new Red Cross Skill Level in their Swim Instruction period as they will continue to be evaluated on the specific Red Cross Swim Lesson criteria followed by our Swim Instructors. Our three adult Waterfront Directors have nearly thirty (30) certified Red Cross lifeguards ensure safety and effective progress with swim skills. Swim instructors also send home individualized progress reports throughout the summer