Parent & Tot
For toddlers 6 months thru 3 years.  Parents, with an instructor's assistance, will introduce their child to water activities.  One child per parent in class.  This program is designed to provide a high comfort level in and around the water and a readiness to swim.  This course is not designed to teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water.  If you are not completely confident about toilet training, water diapers must be worn.
 
Preschool
The preschool class is designed for children between the ages of three and five who are timid and/or first time swimmers.  No water experience or skills are required.  Some learning objectives are, becoming comfortable in the water, proper safety in and around the water, fully submerging face, supported front and back float, supported front and back kick, and proper entry into the water.
 
Advanced Preschool
To enter this level, swimmers must have met learning objectives of the preschool class.  This class is geared towards children between the ages of three and five who may be a bit more comfortable in the water.  Some learning objectives include front glide, basic breath control, floating and kicking on front and back with support, retrieving objects from the water, and basic water safety in and around the water.
 
Level I: Water Exploration
This class is for the first timer and possibly timid swimmer over the age of five.  No water experience or skills are required.  Some learning objectives are, becoming comfortable in the water, fully submerging face, basic breath control, floating and kicking on front and back with support, and becoming familiar with the arm action of the crawl strokes.
 
Level II: Primary Skills
To enter this level, swimmers must have met learning objectives of Level I.  Skills learned in this level are: Unsupported front and back float, bobbing 10 times, front crawl with kick 5 yards, back crawl with kick 5 yards, turning over and personal safety and rescue skills.
 
Level II: Primary Skills (Advance)
To enter this level, swimmers must have met learning objectives of Level I.  Skills learned in this level are: Unsupported front and back float, bobbing 10 times, front crawl with kick 5 yards, back crawl with kick 5 yards, turning over and personal safety and rescue skills. Level II Advance is for students who have taken this course before and still need assistance in completing the class objectives.
 
Level III: Stroke Readiness
Swimmers at this level need to be able to demonstrate the skills taught in Level II.  Required skills for completion in Level III are: Retrieve object from the bottom in chest deep water, jump into deep water, dive from side in beginning diving positions, crawl stroke with breathing to the side for 10 yards, back crawl for 10 yards, elementary backstroke kick 10 yards, and treading water.
 
Level IV: Stroke Development
Swimmers must be able to demonstrate skills taught in Level III.  Required skills to pass this level are: deep water bobbing, standing front dive, elementary backstroke 10 yards, swim 25 yards of the front crawl and back crawl, kick for 10 yards using the sidestroke scissor kick and the breast stroke kick, turns at the wall and tread water for two minutes.
 
Level V: Stroke Refinement
Students must demonstrate all skills required for completion of Level IV to enter this level.  Completion requirements for Stroke Refinement are: stride jump entry, standing dive from board, long shallow dive, swim 10 yards of breast stroke and sidestroke, swim under water 3 body lengths, elementary backstroke 25 yards, dolphin kick 10 yards, swim 50 yards of front crawl and back crawl, feet first surface dives, and tread water for two minutes with two different kicks.
 
Level VI: Skill Proficiency
To enter this level, all students should be able to demonstrate the completion requirements of Level V.  Skill Proficiency completion requirements are: approach and hurdle on diving board, front and back crawl for 100 yards, swim 25 yards of breast stroke, sidestroke, and the approach stroke, swim 10 yards of butterfly, breast stroke speed turns, front crawl flip turns, and pike and surface dives.
 

Level VII: Advanced Skills
To enter this level, students must demonstrate all skills required in Level VI.  Some course requirements for Advanced Skills include: pike or tuck front dive from diving board, 500 yard swim, all previously learned strokes, backstroke flip turn, conditioning principles, and assist with backboard rescue.

 

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