We will be using the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program. This will help your child become a better and more proficient swimmer. It is designed to give swimmers of all ages and abilities water safety skills as well as being a positive learning experience. Learn-to-swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression.For all swimming lessons...please be sure to list any information the teacher should know (i.e. allergies, learning style, medical issues)
Intro to Water Skills - Level 1
For children 5 & up. Class is limited to 6.
Skills that will be taught in level 1: enter & exit the water using a ramp, steps or side, blow bubbles for 3 seconds, bobbing - 5 times, open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects, front & back glide, back float, roll from front to back, treading water arm and hand actions, alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on front & back, combined arm and leg actions on front and back.
Fundamentals - Level 2
For Grades 1st & Up. Prerequisite - Must have had conquered all the milestones listed in Level 1. Class is limited to 6.
Skills that will be taught in level 2: enter & exit the water using a ramp, steps or side, fully submerge and hold breath, bobbing - 10 times, open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects, front & back glide, back float, roll from front to back, treading water for 15 seconds, change direction of travel while swimming on front and back, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, finning arm action on back.
Stroke Development - Level 3
For ages 5 & up. Prerequisite - must have successfully passed Level 2.
Skills that will be taught in level 3: jump into deep water from the side, submerge and return tot the side, headfirst entry from the side in seated kneeling positions, bobbling while moving to safety, rotary breathing, survival float for 30 seconds, back float for 1 minute, change from vertical to horizontal position on fron and back, push off in streamlined position on front, then begin kicking, swim the front crawl for 15 yards, swim the elementary backstroke for 15 yards, flutter, scissors, breaststroke, and dolphin kicks.
Stroke Improvement - Level 4
For ages 5 & up. Prerequisite - must have successfully passed Level 3
Skills that will be taught in level 4: Headfirst entry in compact and stride positions, feet first surface dive, swim underwater, treat water, using 2 different kicks, survival swimming for 1 minute. Swim strokes that will taught: front crawl for 25 yards, elementary backstroke for 25 yards, breaststroke for 15 yards, back crawl for 15 yards, butterfly for 15 yards, sidestroke for 15 yards, open turns on the front and back, flutter and dolphin kicks on back, push off in streamlined position on back, then begin kicking.
Stroke Improvement/Refinement- Level 5/6
For ages 5 & up. Prerequisite - must have successfully completed prior level.
Skills that will be taught in level 5/6: Shallow angle dive into deep water, tuck & pike surface dive tread water for 5 minutes, tread water, using legs only, for 2 minutes, sculling for 30 second, surface dive and retrieve object from the bottom (level 6), front crawl (50 yards - lev. 5), (100 yards - lev. 6), elementary backstroke (50 yards - lev. 5), (100 yards - lev. 6), breaststroke (25 yards - lev. 5), (50 yards - lev. 6), back crawl (25 yards - lev. 5), (50 yard - lev. 6), butterfly (25 yards - lev. 5), (50 yards - lev. 6), sidestroke (25 yards - lev. 5), (50 yards - lev. 6), front flip turn & backstroke flip turn.
Special Water Instruction - Lessons for children w/ Autism, PDD-NOS and sensory discomfort
For ages 5 & up.
Are Sensory Processing or Motor Skills issues making it hard for your child to learn how to swim? Let our swim instructors turn your child into a confident and independent swimmer by using proven strategies to overcome the 14 most commonly seen roadblocks in teaching children with sensory difficulties how to swim. This class will help children become safe independent swimmers, faster and more efficient than traditional methods. These lessons are best suited for children with Autism, PDD-NOS and sensory discomfort. Class is limited to 4.