Preschool Swim Lessons

(6 Months – 4 Years)

Children 3 years and above should NOT be enrolled in this level
A Parent Must Accompany Child in the water.
Participants will learn to enter/exit water safely, feel comfortable in the water, submerge, explore buoyancy on front and back, change body position in water and learn about choosing and using life jackets.  This is a class for children who MUST have a parent with them in the water.


Level A Skills Learned

(completed with parental assistance)

  • Learn how to safely enter water using different methods.
  • Move independently in shallow water.
  • Monkey along pool wall.
  • Blow bubbles through mouth.
  • Explore hand clapping on deck and under water.
  • Show starfish float position.
  • Demonstrate fast baby kicks on front.
  • Demonstrate PB & J arms on back.
  • Demonstrate dolphin kick on front.
  • Demonstrate double scoops on front.
  • Become familiar with lifejackets.

Children 5 years and above should NOT be enrolled in this level
Parents will be expected to get in the water if the instructor feels it is necessary.
This is a transition class from parent to instructor.  Children in this class may be apprehensive of the water or working with a new instructor or it may be their first experience with swimming pools.  Submerging in a rhythmic pattern and performing combined front and back strokes are additional skills that will be introduced.


Level B Skills Learned

(Completed with instructor support independent of parents)

  • Move independently in shallow water and monkey along pool wall.
  • Demonstrate hand clapping under water.
  • Blow bubbles with mouth and nose.
  • One fully submerged bob.
  • Front starfish float while blowing bubbles.
  • Fast baby kicks on front using a kickboard.
  • Scoops on front w/bubbles.
  • Superman glide combined w/grab and hold onto wall.
  • Back starfish float (belly and chin up) adding fast baby kicks.
  • Fast baby kicks on back hugging a kickboard.
  • PB & J arms on back.
  • Dolphin kicks on front using a kickboard.
  • Doubles scoops on front.
  • Bird arms & legs w/belly button and chin up.
  • Show double scoops and PR & J arms in lifejacket.

Children 5 years and above should NOT be enrolled in this level
Parents are not allowed in the water.
Child works independently with instructor.  Child must be comfortable going underwater and be able to listen and follow directions.  Children will explore deeper parts of the pool.  They will also begin working on combined front and back strokes.  Successful completion of Level C will aid in smooth transition into Level 1.


Level C Skills Learned

(Completed with minimal instructor support)

  • Monkey on wall – 3 yards.
  • Three continuous fully submerged bobs with bubbles.
  • Starfish float while blowing bubbles – face in water.
  • Superman glide w/grab & hold to wall – face in water – 1 yard.
  • Fast baby kicks on front using a kickboard – 3 yards.
  • Scoops on front w bubbles – 3 yards.
  • Starfish float on back then add fast baby kicks – 3 yards.
  • Clap hands/bicycle kick using a noodle.
  • Fast baby kicks on back hugging kickboard – 3 yards.
  • PB & J arms on back – 3 yards.
  • Dolphin kicks on front using a kickboard.
  • Double scoops on front using a noodle.
  • Bird arms and legs on back assisted – 3 yards.
  • Jump into water unassisted, superman glide/grab/hold with help.
  • Jump into water while in a lifejacket and recover to wall.

Preschool Swim Lesson Policies

 

  • Children 5 years of age and older should NOT be enrolled in the Preschool Program. Please refer to the Learn-To-Swim program to find lessons suitable for 5 years and above.
  • The zero depth pool will be used minimally during the first 2 instruction times.
  • All other lessons will be instructed from the activity pool.

There will be no make up classes or refunds for classes that participants are unable to attend.

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