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Swim Lessons

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  • Introduction: Swim lessons for all skills level held at the Jefferson Memorial Park

GUPPIES 1 - Children will be in the water standing or wearing backpacks. Focus will be on comfort in the water and independent movements leading to gliding and floating without backpacks.

Goals for this class:
-Enter the water willingly/independently
-Blow bubbles
-Put face in the water
-Skull with support or standing
-Kick with a kickboard or holding wall
-Front and back glides
-Supported back float

 

GUPPIES 2 - Children who can demonstrate all skills in Guppy 1, especially entering water independently and putting their face in the water, will be enrolled in Guppies 2. Students may wear backpacks. The focus of this class will be on beginning front crawl skills.

Goals for this class:
-Step/jump into chest deep water
-Bobbing 5-10 times while holding the wall
-Retrieving an item from bottom in chest deep water
-Front float
-Arm and leg motions on front
-Treading/floating for 20 seconds

 

GOLDFISH - Children should be at least 6 years old and MUST be able to stand in 30 inches of water. This level focuses on floating, beginning front crawl, and treading.

Goals for this class:
-Enter/exit water independently
-Blow bubbles
-Bob 10 times
-Retrieving an item from bottom in chest deep water
-Front & back glide, front & back float
-Front crawl for 5 body lengths
-Tread for 20 seconds 

PUFFERFISH - Children should be at least 6 years old (most will be 8-10 yrs old) and MUST be able to stand in 30 inches of water. Children must be able to do a combination of floating/swimming/treading in deep water for 15 seconds to be ready for this level. Pufferfish will work on perfecting their front crawl while also learning back stroke, butterfly, and breaststroke.

Goals for this class:
-Float/tread for 60 seconds
-Front crawl 25 yards
-Elementary backstroke 25 yards
-Begin butterfly, breast and back strokes

 

SHARKS - Children must be at least 6 years old (most will be 11-12 yrs old) and MUST be able to stand in 30 inches of water. Prior to entering this level, children should be able to front crawl for 25 yards and elementary backstroke for 25 yards. This level will focus on stroke development and strength, competitive swimming techniques, and basic lifeguard rescue skills.

Goals for this class:
-Competitive entry (shallow dive)
-50 yards each: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke
-Lifeguarding recognition skills (drowning vs distress)
-Simple Lifeguard rescues