3227 Brown Road, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
(973) 724-7275
usarmy.pica.usag.mbx.frogfalls@mail.mil

Lessons

It’s Never too Early or Late to Learn to Swim

Participants will receive 6 swim lessons for 30 minutes during the two week session. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Make-up classes will be administered on Fridays. Classes capped at 5 students and taught by our certified swim instructors, assisted by our trained swim aids.

CLASS LEVELS

All participants will take a swim test in order to be placed in the proper class level. Lessons are organized into sessions allowing participants to master a swim level and progress in our swim program throughout the season.

WATER BABIES & TADPOLES

Enjoy this interactive time with your child. Water play and skills will be taught with your help. Swim Diapers required.
Water babies (8 months -2 yrs.) Tadpoles (3-5 yrs.)

PRESCHOOL

Designed for children aged 3-5, these classes work to further familiarize the child in water while fostering stroke progression and developing good water safety practices. In these lessons, children work with staff to gain independence from parents. Instructors and aides work with each child to increase comfort in the water, from independent entry to facial submersion as well as body positioning for stroke and flotation skills.

LEARN TO SWIM

Once swimmers develop a comfort in water, whether through previous lessons or independent work, our Learn To Swim Program helps develop stroke coordination and water safety independence.

BEGINNER

Participants 5-6 years old who may still need one-on-one instructor assistance. Swimmers will work on entry into water, and independent flotation and stroke coordination.

ADVANCED BEGINNER

Swimmers will develop skills in chest-deep water and begin stroke coordination for longer distances as well as combining skill sets from water entry through independent swim to safe water exit.

INTERMEDIATE

When swimmer has learned basic body coordination in water, we begin work on Front Crawl and Elementary Backstroke, as well as deep water survival skills such as treading and survival floating.

STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Participants demonstrating proficiency in Front Crawl and Elementary Backstroke will work to further develop stroke coordination, including Diving, Rhythmic Breathing and begin Back Crawl and Breast Stroke Skills.

STROKE EFFICIENCY

Students demonstrating a basic understanding of each competitive stroke will work with our instructors to develop technical swimming skills such as Butterfly stroke, Flip turns, Touch turns and Dive Starts.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private swim lessons are for guests who wish to have one-on-one time with a swim instructor. These classes will be tailored to the individual comfort and skill level in the water. Private swim lessons scheduled individually with Frog Falls staff.

Become a Certified Lifeguard

Frog Falls offers American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Course each May which teaches candidates the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies both in a pool and waterfront environment. To enroll, students must be at least 15 years of age before the last scheduled class session and demonstrate the following skills:

SWIM 550 YARDS CONTINUOUSLY 

Use these strokes in the following order: 200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front. 200 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence. 150 yards of either/combo of the front crawl or breaststroke.

HEAVY OBJECT RETRIEVAL

Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute 40 seconds.

5 YARD RETRIEVAL

Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4-7 feet of water, resurface and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool.

FINAL CERTIFICATION

A skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive an American Red Cross Universal Certificate indicating Lifeguarding/Waterfront/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, which is valid for 2 years.