Positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence- building experiences, while parents learn about water safety drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning in the water.
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills:
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.
In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, direction change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
In stage 3, students learn how to swim safely from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Swimmer Prerequisites: Successful completion of Stage 4 skills. Skills to Learn/Activities: Endurance and efficiency development of Front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, side stroke, using good form and timing, building to goal distances. Continued proficiency of rudimentary butterfly stroke, and diving. Introduction to flip turns, concepts of personal fitness, and a chance to observe CPR skills.
This fun swim club will introduce concepts of competitve swimming in a low key, non-competitive setting. Participants will learn and practice competitive strokes, starts and building workouts. Participants will have a mock meet at the end of each session.