Learn to Swim (Session 5)
30 Jul 2012 – 9 Aug 2012
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
LEARN TO SWIM CLASSES
Ages: 6+ Min/Max: 6/10 per class
Level 1: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
Level 1 helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Level 1 participants learn to: enter and exit the water safely, submerge mouth, nose and eyes, exhale and open eyes under-water, roll over from front to back and back to front with support, explore floating on front and back with support, explore swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions with support and use of life jacket.
Level 2: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
Pre Req: Level 1. Participants learn to: Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side, exit water safely using ladder or side, submerge entire head, blow bubbles (bobbing), open eyes underwater, float, front and back glides, change directions, roll over from front to back and back to front, tread water, and swim on front, back and side using combined arm and leg actions.
Level 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Pre Req: Level 2. Participants learn to: Jump into deep water, diving in, bob with the head fully submerged, rotary breathing, front and back glides, float on front and back in deep water, change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back, front and back crawl, and butterfly-kick and body motion.
Level 4: STROKE IMPROVEMENT
Pre Req: Level 3. In level 4 students develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills. Level 4 participants learn to: Perform standing dive, swim underwater, feet-first surface dive, open turns on front and back treading water, front and back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and elementary backstroke.
Level 5: STROKE REFINEMENT
Pre Req: Level 4. The objective of level 5 is to provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. Participants learn to perform the following: Standing shallow dive, tuck and pike surface dives, front and back flip turns, front and back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and survival swimming.
Level 6: SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY
Pre Req: Level 5. Level 6 is to refine the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing students with a variety of activities.
1. Personal Water Safety
2. Fundamentals of Diving
3. Fitness Swimmer