SCHOOL AGE 6-12 YEARS

Beginner 6-8 years

 

 

This level is an orientation to water and an essential beginning point for building the foundation of basic swimming strokes. Swimmers will learn front and back floats, front, back and side glides, and a propulsive flutter kick. An introduction to arm action with rhythmic breathing and self safety skills such as treading water and entries into deep water. Water safety skills and messages are taught through water based games and activities. Water Safety skills acquired:  When and where to go near water and pool safety skills.

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 Intermediate 6-9 years

 

This level focuses on building swimming skills as progressions to front and back crawl, introduction to breaststroke and dolphin kick for butterfly. Building endurance for self safety skills such as treading water and an introduction to diving skills. Water safety skills and messages are taught through water based games and activities. Water safety skills acquired: Boat Safety, Diving Safety, Ice and Cold Water Survival.

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 Advanced 9-12 years

 

This level focuses on improving coordination and timing and increasing endurance for all four strokes. Stroke improvement for Freestyle, Back, Breast and Butterfly with a major focus on breathing and stroke timing. An introduction to competitive swimming skills such as starts and turns will be covered. Water safety skills acquired: Water rescue, Open Water safety and Water Sport Safety.

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