Priorities for this class include Water Comfort, Submerging the Head and learn supported movements.
Skills that participants will learn: Supported front/back floats, Submerged face and head, Breath Control (bubbles), Underwater exploration, Introduction to deep water, Pick up submerged object and Water Safety skills.
Water Safety Focus: Identify lifeguards and holding the wall.
Priorities for this class include Independent floats/ turning over, Independent streamline, Independent kicking and moving towards incorporation of arm strokes.
Skills that participants will learn: Independent front float, Independent back float, supported back glide, supported front glide, Rhythmic flutter kick, Rhythmic breathing (bobbing), Introduction to elementary backstroke, Introduction to front crawl, Water safety skills.
Water Safety Focus: Lifejackets and their uses, think so you don’t sink!
Priorities for this class include side breathing, coordination of arms and legs in freestyle and backstroke, correcting body position and introduction to dives.
Skills that participants will learn: Independent front glide, Independent back glide, jumping into deep water, Elementary backstroke 10 yards, Front crawl 10 yards, Back crawl 10 yards, Turning over (floats), Rotary breathing, Water safety skills.
Water Safety Focus: Review previous skills and introduce treading water, look before you leap!
Priorities for this class include building endurance (freestyle and backstroke), stroke refinement, breaststroke fundamentals and treading water.
Skills that participants will learn: Front crawl 15 yards, Back crawl 15 yards, Elementary backstroke 15 yards, Intro to breaststroke kick, Intro to breaststroke pull, Intro to diving in deep water, Water safety skills.
Water Safety Focus: Review previous skills and reaching assists; reach or throw, don’t go!
Priorities for this class include continued endurance building, introduction of flip-turns and dives, stroke refinement on freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, fundamentals of butterfly, treading water for longer periods and 25-yard swims.