Youth Aquatics 2017-03-22T17:52:57+00:00

 

 

Mom and Dad Swim With Me:

Children aged 6 to 18 months will:

Be exposed to water adjustment activities.

Experience supported movements.

Be introduced to appropriate water safety skills.

Guppies

Children aged 18 to 36 months will:

Be exposed to water adjustment activities.

Practice elementary forms of aquatic propulsive movements.

Observe and practice safe and effective use of flotation devices.

Experience appropriate water safety skills.

Minnows

Children aged 3 to 5 years will:

Experience independent propulsive swimming movements.

Participate in advanced water adjustment activities.

Be exposed to appropriate water safety skills.

Practice combined skills for basic swimming strokes in preparation for the BCRC “learn to swim program.”

Level 1

The kids learn basic personal water safety information and begin to develop the fundamental skills needed swim, feel comfortable in the water and enjoy water safety.  In this level they learn to float on their back and front with support and the basics of treading water, elementary back stroke and back crawl.

Level 2

This level is designed to give the kids success with fundamental skills.  In this level they learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.  In these sessions the kids begin to develop true locomotive skills.   They learn to develop arm and leg actions on the front and back which lay the foundations for future strokes.   They also learn additional safety skills and improve their understanding of previous knowledge.

Level 3

We are now ready to begin to build on skills they learned in the previous levels by providing additional guided practice.  They improve the strokes they learned in previous levels such as front crawl, elementary back stroke, dolphin kick scissor kick and build on the fundamentals of treading water.  The kids begin to learn headfirst entries from seated position and refine the water safety skills from previous levels.

Level 4

In level 4 the swimmer begins to develop co9nfidence in the strokes they have previously learned.  They will improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming front crawl, elementary backstroke for greater distances.  They learn to put the arms and legs together for the side stroke, begin to work on the back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly strokes and the basics of turning at a wall.

Level 5

In this level we will help your swimmer with coordination and refinement of the strokes they have learned.  Flip turns on the front and back are introduced in this level.

Level 6

In this level we help the swimmers refine strokes and swim with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.