Parent and Child Lessons

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Parent and Child Lessons (Ages 6 months-4 years)

This class will focus on ways for you to enjoy water with your child. This class emphasizes parental teaching methods for water adjustment and basic skills. An adult must be in the water with the child throughout the class time. This class is designed to make your child more comfortable in and enjoy being around the water. 


LEVEL 1 Children 6 mos. – 18 mos. 

LEVEL 2 Children 18 mos. – 4 yrs. 

Preschool lessons (Ages 3-6) - Levels 1, 2 and 3

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Preschool Level 1

Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. 


Note: All skills may be performed with support. 


• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose for 3 seconds 

• Submerge mouth, nose and eyes 

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water 

• Front and back glides 2 body lengths and recover to a vertical position 

• Front and back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position 

• Roll from front to back and back to front 

• Tread with arm and hand actions 

• Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back 

• Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back 

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back 

• Complete the series of skills with support. Enter the water independently, using steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles, then safely exit the water 

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Preschool Level 2

Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. 


Note: All skills to be completed with minimal support. 


• Enter water by stepping into shoulder deep water 

• Exit water using ladder, steps or side 

• Bobbing 5 times 

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in chest deep water 

• Front and back floats(3 seconds on front 5 seconds on back) and glides (2 body lengths) 

• Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position 

• Roll from front to back and back to front 

• Tread water using arm and leg actions 

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back (3 body lengths) 

• Finning arm action on back (3 body lengths) 

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 15 seconds, then recover to a vertical position. 

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, and then recover to a vertical position. 

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for at least 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming on front for at least 3 body lengths. 

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Preschool Level 3

Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water. 


Note: All skills to be completed independently. 


• Enter water by jumping into shoulder deep water 

• Fully submerge and hold breath for 10 seconds 

• Bobbing 10 times in chest deep water 

• Front, jellyfish and tuck floats for 10 seconds 

• Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position 

• Back float (15 seconds)and glide (3 body lengths) 

• Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back 

• Tread water for 30 seconds in shoulder deep water 

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back for 5 body lengths 

• Finning arm action on back for 5 body lengths 

• Complete the series of skills independently. Step from the side into chest deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water. 

• Complete the series of skills independently. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, and then recover to a vertical position. 

• Complete the series of skills independently. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, continue swimming for 5 body lengths. 

Learn to Swim Lessons (Ages 5+ AND minimum of 45” tall)

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Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it. 

Level 2

Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills. 

Level 3

Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills. 

Level 4

Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills. 

Level 5

Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers. 

Level 6

Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses. 

Click the link below to see detailed skills performed at each learn to swim level

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Adult Swimming Lessons

What to Expect

 

The Learn-to-Swim program allows swimmers to progress at their own pace, mastering one set of skills before moving on to the next. Swimming lessons for adults are available in the following three levels, developed to meet the needs of adult learners:


1) Learning the Basics: earn basic swimming strokes and skills needed to stay safe, and help keep others safe in and around the water.

2) Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes: Participants will gain proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes.

3) Swimming for Fitness: Participants will learn to refine their front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and turns to build endurance.


For ages 18+

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