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. This class is 40 mins.
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.
This class is 40 mins.
Stroke Development - Level 3
For Grades 1st & 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 front 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. This class is 40 mins.