Swim Basics for Preschool and School Age (Ages 6 and up)
Choose between Monday Evenings OR Saturday Mornings for 8 Weeks
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim -sequencing front glide, roll, back float, front glide and exit – along with jump, push, turn, grab.
In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety, also how to exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.
1/Water Acclimation Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
2/Water Movement Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
3/Water Stamina Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
Swim Strokes for Preschool and School Age
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.
4/Stroke Introduction Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl; reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
5/Stroke Development Introduces breast stroke and butterfly; reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
6/Stroke Mechanics Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.