Learn-To-Swim

Based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers about 6 – 13 years of age develop their water safety, survival and swimming skills.  It is designed to give participants a positive learning experience.

 
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Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills (Ages 6 - 13 years

Prerequisite: 6 years of age.


Designed for participants uncomfortable in water or with limited swimming experience.  Explore water safety and basic swimming skills, such as: submerging, supported front and back floats, rolling front to back and back to front, gliding, kicking, front crawl arms, and jumping in.

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Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (Ages 6 - 13

Prerequisite: 6 years of age.  Completion of Learn To Swim Level 1.


Designed for participants unable to travel 2 body lengths with minimal assistance. Focus is building independence, good body control and position, forward movement, and water safety.  Introduces rotary breathing, prolonged front floats, treading water, and elementary backstroke.
 

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Level 3: Stroke Development (Ages 6 - 13)

Prerequisite: 6 years of age. Completion of Learn To Swim Level 2.


Must be able to float on front and back independently for 10 seconds to enroll.  Skills are performed independently, improving coordination of previous skills with longer distance in deep water.  Introduces front crawl, breaststroke kick, dolphin kick, elementary backstroke, and scissor kick.
 

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Level 4: Stroke Improvement (Ages 6 - 13)

Prerequisite: 6 years of age. Completion of Learn To Swim Level 3.


Swimmers must be able to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke independently 15 yards to enroll. Builds endurance in front crawl, elementary backstroke, treading water with modified scissor kick.  Introduces backcrawl, sidestroke, turns at wall, butterfly, breaststroke, and feet-first surface dive.


 

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Level 5: Stroke Refinement (Ages 6 -13)

Prerequisite: 6 years of age. Completion of Learn To Swim Level 4.


Swimmers must be able to swim front and back crawl 25 yards to enroll.  Builds endurance and refines breaststroke, sidestroke, front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, elementary backstroke, and treading water.  Introduces head-first surface dive, front crawl and back crawl flip turns, and importance of CPR/First Aid.


 

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Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency (Ages 6 - 13)

Prerequisite: 6 years of age. Completion of Learn To Swim Level 5.


Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards front crawl and elementary backstroke to enroll.  Builds endurance and refines front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, butterfly, and sidestroke.  Introduces butterfly and breaststroke turns, feet-first surface dive, and retrieval of object from deep water, and personal water safety.  Encourage Junior Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Aide as future courses.