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By the way, if you are looking for general information about our aquatics services, you should also try our FAQs section.

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Archived Swimming Questions

What kind of swimming gear do I need to start?
Not sure what kind of equipment you need to swim? Below are some lists of our gear recommendations for various types of aquatic activities, from Parent and Child classes to Water Aerobics and more.

What is the best swimming suit for men/women?
Men and women's swimwear is a large category, with many options for the consumer to choose from, but when it comes to competition or fitness swimming, not just any swimming suit will do.

How do I stay safe (keep my child safe) around water?
No matter how good of a swimmer you are, everyone could use a refresher course about general swimming safety. Browse through the following pages to remind yourself of easy safety tips that can keep yourself and your family safe, no matter where you go.

Can I "drown-proof" my infant with baby swimming lessons?
Baby swimming lessons, infant swimming lessons...Referring to these classes as "baby swimming lessons" reveals the very common misconception that there is a way to "drown-proof" your infant, but unfortunately, that is false!

What are the benefits of swimming?
Swimming has long been considered one of the most “perfect” sports because of its low injury rate and the amazing benefits of swimming, regardless of one’s age or ability.

What will I (or my child) learn in swimming lessons?
The Red Cross "Learn to Swim" Program features six levels of instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their skills. Here is a short description of each level.

What level of swimmer am I?
Complete our skills checklist based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim 6-Level Program. Find out what level you should begin at and what particular skills you need to work on or improve.

What is the point of a swim cap?
Many people think that swimming caps are meant to keep your hair dry, but there is not a single style of swimming cap that can accomplish that feat entirely.

What are the best swimming goggles?
Though some novice or beginning swimmers prefer not to use swimming goggles, I think they are a critical piece of equipment, especially for the beginning swimmer.

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