Youth ages 3-18
Preschool Swim Lessons are for children ages 3-5 as of the first day of class.
Youth Swim Lessons (Level 1-5). Children must be 6 years old as of the first day of class to enroll in Level 1. Any adjustments that need to be made based on swim skill will be made the first day of class. For all the swim classes, children must be the appropriate age as of the first day of the class.
Our swim classes teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. The objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on and around the water.
- Skills are categorized in the following way:
- Water Entry and Exit
- Breath Control and Underwater Swimming
- Changing Direction and Position
- Swimming on Front, Back and Side
- General and Personal Water Safety
- Helping Others
COURSE LEVELS AND SKILLS
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Purpose:
Help students feel comfortable in the water. • Basic water safety rules • Swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions • Using a life jacket • Recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help • Submerging mouth, nose and eyes • Exhaling underwater • Opening eyes underwater and picking up submerged object • Floating on front and back
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Purpose:
Give students success with fundamental skills. • Moving in the water while wearing a life jacket • Recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help • Submerging entire head • Bobbing in water • Front and back glide • Jellyfish float • Treading water using arm and leg motions • Swimming using combined stroke on front and back
Level 3: Stroke Development Purpose:
Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. • Reaching assist • Kneeling or standing dive (shallow dive progression) • Submerging and retrieving an object • Rotary breathing in horizontal position • Front and back glide • Survival float, back float • Front and back crawl • Butterfly-kick and body motion
Level 4 Beginner and Advanced:
Stroke Improvement Purpose: Develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills. • Safe diving rules • Throwing assist • Dive from stride position or shallow dive • Feet-first surface dive • Survival float, back float • Front and back crawl • Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly
Level 5: Stroke Refinement Purpose:
Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. • Survival swimming • Performing rescue breathing • Standing dive (diving progression) • Tuck surface dive and pike surface dive • Open turns on front and back • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn • Front and back crawl • Elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke