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AQUATICS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Parent & Child

(6 months -2 years)

Enjoy swimming with your child and learn fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Aquatic activities provide experiences to help children become comfortable with the water. Explore with assistance - blowing bubbles, submersion of eyes, nose and/or mouth, floating on front and back, changing body position in the water, arm and leg movements and more. Introduction to lifejacket and water safety topics. 30 minute lessons.

Parent & Child (Age 3-4)

Parent and child build upon current safety and skill level while having fun together. Learn more advanced safety and aquatic skills, ways to enter and exit the pool, glides on front and back, submersion techniques, basic and combined swim strokes and more. Introduction to lifejacket and water safety topics. 30 minute lessons.

Preschool 1 (Ages 4 –5)

Introduction to Water Skills

There are no prerequisite skills for this class. Preschool swimmers learn to feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Fundamental aquatic skills are taught to develop good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the pool. Water safety, lifejacket use, and development of safe practices around the water. Skill development includes: Blow bubbles and submerge face, Float on front and back with support, Basic water safety rules.

Preschool 2 (Ages 4 –5)

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Preschool Level 1, practice skills independently or have equivalent skills. Children will build upon previous skills learned. Water safety, lifejacket use, and development of safe practices around the water. Skill development includes: Submerge entire head, Float and glide on front and back, Swim on front 3 body lengths, Roll over front to back, back to front.

Preschool 3 (Ages 4 –5)

Stroke Development

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Preschool Level 2, ready to learn and practice skills independently or have equivalent skills. Children will build on skills learned in Preschool Level 2 through additional practice with increased emphasis on distance, times and deeper water. Continuation of water safety, lifejacket use, and development of safe practices around the water. Skill development includes: Jump into deep water, Submerge and retrieve an object, Swim front crawl and back crawl for 5 body lengths, Tread water, survival float and back float for 15 seconds.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: LEVEL 1-6 (AGE 6 AND UP) – 40 MINUTE LESSONS

Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills

Prerequisite: Students must be at least 6 years old Learn water safety awareness and basic aquatic skills Skill development includes: Blow bubbles and submerge face, Float on front and back with support, Swim on front and back with support, Basic water safety rules.

Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 1 or have equivalent skills. This level marks the beginning of locomotion water skills. Students perform skills without assistance and develop arm and leg action to build a foundation for future aquatic stroke development. Skill development includes: Submerge entire head, Swim on front and back 5 body lengths, Roll over front to back, back to front, Float and glide on front and back.

Level 3

Stroke Development

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 2 or have equivalent skills. Level 3 will build on Level 2 skills by providing additional guided practice in deeper water with increased distance and times. Skill development includes: Jump into deep water & tread water 30 seconds, Diving from a sitting and kneeling position, Rotary breathing, Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke 15 yards, Swim using the dolphin kick for 3-5 body lengths.

Level 4

Stroke Improvement

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 3 or have equivalent skills. Students improve skill level learned in Level 3. Endurance practice for front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, side stroke, and breast stroke. Skill development includes: Swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards each, Swim sidestroke, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly 15 yards, Perform open turns on front and back. Perform a feet-first surface dive and swim underwater.

Level 5

Stroke Refinement

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 4 or have equivalent skills. Students refine performance of all aquatic strokes and increase endurance. Skill development includes: Perform a long shallow dive, Perform tuck and pick surface dives, Perform flip turns, Swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards, Swim butterfly, back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke for 25 yards.

Level 6

Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Level 5 or have equivalent skills. Students practice aquatic skills with more ease and efficiency. Improve distance swimming and endurance. Skill development includes: Swim front and back crawl for 100 yards, Swim butterfly, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke for 50 yards, Perform flip turns while swimming , How to use lap swimming equipment (pull buoy, fins, pace clock, paddles), Calculate target heart rate and develop individualized workout.


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