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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Youth

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This progressive program is designed to help youth develop and improve water skills. Youth will be taught to their ability and “progress up” when they have developed and mastered all skills for their current level. To build self esteem and maintain consistency throughout our program, the instructors will not progress a child before they are ready. Instructors of each level also use land and water time to develop youth by increasing their safety knowledge in and around the water and to promote healthy living now and in their future!

Programs:

FALL SESSION:

Session 1:  September 15–October 25

Session 2:  November 3–December 13

Age Group: 6 - 13 YEARS OLD

Polliwog

  • To complete this level, student will be able to swim 25 yards (1 pool length) comfortably, front and back float/10 seconds each and perform other required skills.

Guppy

  • To complete this level student will be able to swim 25 yards (1 pool length) using rudimentary crawl stroke and rhythmic breathing, tread water 1 minute, show comfort in deep water and perform other required skills.

Minnow

  • To complete this level student will be able to swim 25 yards (1 pool length) using a good crawl stroke and rhythmic breathing, swim 25 yards of rudimentary backstroke, survival float for 3 minutes and perform other required skills.

Fish

  • To complete this level student will be able to swim 50 yards (2 pool lengths) crawl stroke using an good/excellent form and rhythmic breathing, swim 50 yards back stroke using good form, swim 25 yards of rudimentary breast stroke, elementary back stroke and perform other required skills.

Flying Fish

  • To complete this level, student will be able to swim 100 yards each: Back Crawl (excellent form); Breast Stroke (great form); Elementary Back Stroke (great form), Front Crawl (excellent form with bilateral breathing) & Side Stroke (on both sides). Students will also be able to demonstrate 3 synchronized swimming skills, tread water 6 minutes (using different kicks) and perform some lifesaving skills.

Shark

  • This is the final level in our series and will require students to work hard and perform strokes at a near perfection level to complete this level.
  • To complete this level, student will be able to swim a 200 yard individual medley (50 yards each butterfly, back stroke, breast stroke, freestyle). Student will be able to swim 100 yards each: Front Crawl (excellent form with flip turns); Back Crawl (excellent form with transitions, dolphin kick and correct turns); Breast Stroke (excellent form with pull out starts & turns). Student will also be able to swim 50 yards each: Inverted Breast Stroke (great form); Overarm Side Stroke (good from); Trudgen Crawl (good form); Head up breast stroke and Head up front crawl.
  • Student will also be able to perform a Lifesaving Medley (50 yards side stroke, and 50 yards lifesaving stroke). Students will also be able to demonstrate any skills learned in previous levels as well as tread water for 8 minutes.