Learn to Swim Levels 1-6

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Learn-to-swim classes include six levels of progressive skill development, beginning with introducing water skills, and continuing through swimming stroke mastery and advanced skill development. These classes for kids aged between 6 and 14, include education and skills practice for water water safety, swimming strokes, and other swimming skills, such as treading water, water entry, turns, and starts. It is common for children to participate in several sessions of a level before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but they acquire each skill.


Learn-to-Swim Level 1

What happens in Learn-to-Swim Level 1? For every level of Learn-to-Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. In Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills, your child is introduced to basic skills as the foundation for future skills. Certain milestones are necessary for successful completion of Level 1, including - -Entering the water independently using ladder, steps, or side. -Traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing 3 times then safely exiting the water. -Gliding on front supported at least 2 body lengths. -Rolling to a back float for 3 seconds with support. -Recovering to a vertical position with support. It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 1 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Learn-to-Swim Level 2

What happens in Learn-to-Swim Level 2? Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills builds on skills learned in Level 1. Our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. Some of the milestones that are necessary for successful completion of Level 2 include - -Stepping from the side into chest-deep water. -Moving into a front float for 5 seconds, rolling to back, floating for 5 seconds then recovering to a vertical position. -Moving into a back float for 5 seconds, rolling to front then recovering to a vertical position. -Pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, rolling to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 2 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Learn-to-Swim Level 3

What happens in Learn-to-Swim Level 3? In Learn-to-Swim Level 3, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. Some of the milestones in Level 3 - Stroke Development include - -Jumping into deep water from the side. -Swimming the front crawl for 15 yards. -Maintaining position by treading or floating for 30 seconds. -Swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards. It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 3 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Learn-to-Swim Level 4

What happens in Learn-to-Swim Level 4? In Learn-to-Swim Level 4, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. Some of the milestones in Level 4 - Stroke Improvement include - -Swimming the front crawl for 25 yards. -Swimming the elementary backstroke for 25 yards. -Swimming the breaststroke for 15 yards. -Swimming the back crawl for 15 yards. -Open turns on the front and back. It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 4 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Learn-to-Swim Level 5

What happens in Learn-to-Swim Level 5? In Learn-to-Swim Level 5, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on ones previously learned. The expectations are higher for participants now in regards to distance and quality. Each class is loaded with engaging and challenging activities and drills to build endurance and improve technique. Some of the milestones in Level 5 - Stroke Refinement include - -Performing a shallow-angle dive into deep water. -Swimming the front crawl for 50 yards. -Swimming the breaststroke for 25 yards. -Swimming the back crawl for 25 yards. It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 5 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Learn-to-Swim Level 6

What happens in Learn-to-Swim Level 6? As in all the other levels, in Learn-to-Swim Level 6, our instructors follow a plan to refine swimming and water safety skills that were taught throughout the levels. The expectations are quite high in regards to distance and quality. Additionally, in Level 6 - Personal Water Safety, you learn more complex safety skills that may help you survive in an emergency. Some of the skills include - -Swimming 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke. -Jumping into deep water and performing a survival float for 5 minutes. -Performing a surface dive, retrieving an object from the bottom of the pool at a depth of 7-10 feet, returning to the surface and returning to the starting point. It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 6 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill. Once participant complete Learn-to-Swim Level 6 they may want to continue with Level 6 to further refine their strokes or are eligible to participate in our Competitive Swimming class. Participants that are 11-14 years of age are also eligible to participate in our Aquatic Volunteer Academy, which is the first step to becoming a volunteer junior lifeguard and swim lesson instructor aide.