Activities
Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons


One session of swimming lessons are provided for free for member's children. An additional session may be purchased for $45.


Lesson Levels

Six levels of swim instruction are provided.

Level One:

Water Entry/Exit:

___ Submerge mouth, nose and eyes, independently

___ Blow bubbles through mouth and nose, 3 sec.

___ Open eyes underwater, pick up submerged object, 2 times

Buoyancy on Front/Back:

___ Float on front and back, with support for 5 sec.

___ Recover from a front/back float to a standing position

Changing Direction/Position:

___ Change direction of travel while walking/paddling

___ Roll over from front/back and back/front with support

Swim on Front/Back/Side:

___ Alternating arm action on front/back with support, 5ft

___ Simultaneous arm action on front/back with support, 5ft

___ Alternating leg action on front/back with support, 5ft

___ Simultaneous leg action on front/back with support, 5ft

___ Combined stroke on front/back with support, 5ft

Level Two:

Water Entry/Exit:

___ Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side

___ Exit water safely using ladder or side

Breath Control/Underwater Swimming:

___ Open eyes underwater, pick up a submerged object

___ Submerge entire head, 5 sec

___ Blow bubbles with bobs, 5 times

Buoyancy on Front/Back:

___ Float on front/back unsupported, 5 sec

___ Recover from a front/back float to a standing position

___ Front/back glide

Changing Direction/Position:

___ Roll over from front/back, back/front unsupported

___ Change direction of travel paddling on front/back

Swim on Front/Back/Side:

___ Combine stroke on front/back unsupported, 15ft

___ Finning arm action, 10ft

___ Sculling arm action, 10ft

___ Swim on side alternating leg action with support, 5ft

___ Swim on side simultaneous leg action with support, 5ft

___ Tread water using arm and leg motions

Level Three:

Water Entry/Exit:

___ Jump into deep water from the side without floatation

___ Dive from side sitting or kneeling position in 9 ft. deep water

Breath Control/Underwater Swimming:

___ Bob fully submerged in chest-deep water, 5 times

___ Fully submerge and retrieve object

___ Rotary breathing with the body in a horizontal position, 5 times

Buoyancy on Front/Back:

___ Perform front/back glide with 2 different kicks for 2 body lengths

___ Survival float, 30 sec

___ Back float, 30 sec

Changing Direction/Position:

___ Change from horizontal to vertical position on front/back

Swim on Front/Back/Side:

___ Perform front and back crawl, 15 yards

___ Butterfly-kick and body motion, 15 ft.

General/Personal Water Safety:

___ Tread water using sculling arm motions and kicks, 1 min

Level Four:

Water Entry/Exit:

___ Perform Shallow dive or dive from compact or stride position

Breath Control/Underwater Swimming:

___ Swim underwater, 3 body lengths

___ Perform feet first surface dive

Buoyancy on Front/Back:

___ Survival and back float in deep water, 1 min

Changing Direction/Position:

___ Perform open turns on front and back using any stroke

Swim on Front/Back/Side:

___ Perform front crawl, 25 yards

___ Perform back crawl, 25 yards

___ Perform butterfly, 15yards

___ Perform breaststroke, 15 yards

___ Perform elementary backstroke, 15 yards

___ Perform sidestroke, 15 yards

General/Personal Water Safety:

___ Tread water using sculling arm motions and kicks, 1 min.

Level Five:

Water Entry/Exit:

___ Shallow dive, glide two body lengths and begin any front stroke

Breath Control/Underwater Swimming:

___ Swim underwater, 15 yards

___ Perform pike and tuck surface dives submerging completely

Buoyancy on Front/Back:

___ Survival and back float, 2 min

Changing Direction/Position:

___ Front flip turn

___ Backstroke flip turn

Swim on Front/Back/Side:

___ Perform front crawl, 50 yards

___ Perform back crawl, 50 yards

___ Perform butterfly, 25 yards

___ Perform breaststroke, 25 yards

___ Perform elementary backstroke, 25 yards

___ Perform sidestroke, 25 yards

General/Personal Water Safety:

___ Tread water with two different kicks, 2 min

___ Learn survival swimming, 2 min

Level Six:

Endurance Skills:

___ Front crawl, 100 yards

___ Back crawl, 100 yards

___ Breaststroke, 50 yards

___ Elementary backstroke, 50 yards

___ Sidestroke, 50 yards

___ Butterfly, 50 yards

___ 500 yard continuous swim

Turns:

___ Front crawl open turn

___ Sidestroke open turn

___ Backstroke open turn

___ Front flip turn

___ Breaststroke turn

___ Butterfly turn

___ Backstroke turn

Skills:

___ Feet-first surface dive

___ Pike and Tuck surface dive

___ Dive from side from stride and standing positions

___ Tread water in deep water, 5 min

Lesson Schedule

The swim lessons are currently being planned for the summer. They will be displayed here when ready.