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  • Summer Swim Level V - Stroke Refinement

    Objectives of this level: Coordination and refinement of strokes. Participants refine their performance of all the strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and side stroke) and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced. Exit Skills Assessment: When participants complete Learn-to-Swim Level 5, they are starting to demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency in all strokes. They are starting to work on endurance through longer swims that require using open and flip turns. They can enter the water using the shallow-angle dive and can then continue swimming. There are two parts to the exit skills assessment: Perform a shallow dive into deep water, swim front crawl 50 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 50 yards. Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim back crawl for 25 yards.
  • Summer Swim Level Vl-A - Lifeguard Readiness

    LEVEL VI CLASSES DO NOT NEED TO BE TAKEN IN ORDER. Objective: To refine strokes with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Certification Requirements: The child will successfully complete the following exit skills assessment: Swim 500 yards continuously using strokes in the following order: front crawl, 100 yards; back crawl, 100 yards; breaststroke, 50 yards; elementary back stroke, 50 yards; sidestroke, 50 yards; butterfly, 50 yards; and choice of stroke, 100 yards. 2. Swim 20 yards using a front crawl or breaststroke to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back or side to the starting point with the object (Students must hold object with both hands and keep his or her face out of water)
  • Summer Swim Level Vl-B - Personal Water Safety

    LEVEL VI CLASSES DO NOT NEED TO BE TAKEN IN ORDER. Objective: To refine strokes with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. To teach students how to prevent aquatic emergencies in open water environments. To introduce and practice self-rescue techniques. Exit Skills Assessment: When participants complete Personal Water Safety, they demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency in all strokes. They are able to swim continuously while using the appropriate turns for the stroke. They also have a solid understanding about how to be safe in, on and around the water. There are three parts to the exit skills assessment: Swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of your choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke. Jump into deep water, perform a survival float for 5 minutes, roll onto back and perform a back float for 5 minutes. Swim 20 yards, perform a feet first surface dive, retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool at a depth of 7-10 feet, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point.
  • Summer Swim Level Vl-C - Fitness Swimmer

    LEVEL VI CLASSES DO NOT NEED TO BE TAKEN IN ORDER Objective: To refine strokes with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Exit Skills Assessment: When participants complete Fitness Swimmer, they demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency in all strokes. They are able to swim continuously while using the appropriate turns for the stroke. They have a solid understanding about how to be safe in, on and around the water and are also working to improve their level of fitness. Swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of your choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke. Perform the Cooper 12-minute swim test. (Swim for 12 minutes to cover the greatest distance possible.)
  • Summer Swim Level Vl-D - Fundamentals of Diving

    LEVEL VI CLASSES DO NOT NEED TO BE TAKEN IN ORDER Objective: To refine strokes with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Also, to introduce and practice fundamental spring diving skills. Exit Skills Assessment: When participants complete Fundamentals of Diving, they demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency in all strokes. They are able to swim continuously while using the appropriate turns for the stroke. They also have a solid understanding about how to be safe in, on and around the water. There are three parts to the exit skills assessment: Swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of your choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke. Perform a two-part takeoff with a feet first entry from a 1-meter diving board. Perform a two-part takeoff with a headfirst entry from a 1-meter diving board.
  • Summer Swim Level l - Introduction to Water Skills

    Objective of this level: To learn basic personal water safety information and skills, to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Participants are taught elementary aquatic skills and start developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Exit Skills Assessment: When participants complete the Learn-to-Swim Level 1, they should be comfortable getting in and moving through the water and be willing to put their faces in the water repeatedly. Participants should also be able to use arm and leg movements while supported. There are two parts to the exit skills assessment. Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 3 times then safely exit the water. (Participants can walk, travel along the gutter or “swim”.) Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position. (This assessment can be performed with support)
  • Summer Swim Level lV - Stroke Improvement

    Objective of this level: To develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. In level 4 participants’ improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distance. Participants add the arms to the scissors kick for the sidestroke. Participants also start to learn the back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly and the basics of turning at a wall. Exit Skills Assessment: When participants complete Learn-to-Swim Level 4, they are starting to demonstrate effective and efficient strokes in the front crawl and elementary backstroke. They are starting to show stroke proficiency in the breaststroke, back crawl, butterfly and sidestroke. They can enter the water headfirst from both compact and stride positions. There are two parts to the exit skill assessment: Perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swim breaststroke 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.
  • Summer Swim Level ll - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    Objective of the level: To provide participants with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back that lay the foundation for future strokes. Exit Skills Assessment: When participants complete Learn-to-Swim Level 2, they should be increasingly confident in the water. Participants are starting to swim independently using arm and leg movements, but may still need assistance when taking a breath. There are 3 parts to the exit skills assessment, all are performed independently. Step from pool side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to a vertical position. Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position. Push off and swim using a combined arm and leg action on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.
  • Summer Swim Level lll - Stroke Development

    Objective of this level: To build on previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants are taught survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Scissor and dolphin kicks are introduced and build on the fundamentals of treading water, learn rules for headfirst entry. Exit Skills Assessment: When participants complete Learn-to-Swim Level 3, they are starting to show stroke proficiency in the front and elementary backstroke. They demonstrate comfort in deep water and can enter the water headfirst from both sitting and kneeling positions. There is one part of the exit skills assessment - Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.
  • Summer Swim Waders 1 - Parent and Child Aquatics

    Objective of this level: To help develop swimming readiness by leading parents and their 3 year old children in water exploration activities with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on and around the water. REQUIREMENTS: Child must be at least 3 years old, toilet-trained and one parent must be in the water assisting with the instruction of their child. Each class is ½ hour long.
  • Summer Swim Waders 2/3 - Pre-School Aquatics

    Objective of this level: To help develop swimming readiness by working with 4-5 year old children that do not need a parent in the water and ready to learn Level I skills. REQUIREMENTS: Children 4 – 5 years old that do not need a parent in the water, but have not completed Kindergarten. Each class is ½ hour.
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