(For children under the age of 4) This parent-child class teaches basic skills for working with children in the pool. Emphasizes basic water safety and self-help skills in a relaxed and playful manner, using games and songs.Children under age 4 must use water diapers.
1 WATER EXPLORATION - Beginner, First Level
Breath holding, rhythmic breathing, prone and back float and glide, flutter kick, arm crawl stroke, jump into water (chest deep).
2 PRIMARY SKILLS - Beginner, Second Level
Flutter kick (review), total crawl stroke (25 yards - including proper rhythmic breathing), backstroke (25 yards), jump into deep water, front dive from deck.
3 STROKE READINESS - Advanced/Beginner
Crawl stroke (front and back) and elementary backstroke (50 yards each), breath control, underwater swim, tread water, jump off diving board, rescue techniques (non-swimming).
4 STROKE DEVELOPMENT - Intermediate
Crawl stroke (front and back) and elementary back stroke (100 yards each), scissor kick, side stroke 50 yards, breast stroke kick, breast stroke 50 yards, float, tread water, standing front dive (off board), five-minute swim (with all strokes).
5 STROKE REFINEMENT - Swimmer
Crawl stroke, back stroke, side stroke, breast stroke (100 yards each), flutter kick front and back 50 yards, surface dive to recover brick, butterfly stroke 25 yards, long shallow dive, 10-minute swim (all strokes).
6 SKILL PROFICIENCY
Front crawl, 200 yard back crawl, side stroke, breast stroke 100 yards with turns, butterfly stroke 25 yards, 20-minute swim, open turns.
7 ADVANCED SKILLS - Second Level Swimmer)
This is for the student who wants to continue swimming but is not ready for advanced classes. Basic rescue, competitive strokes and skin diving will be practiced.
8 LIFEGUARD TRAINING - Red Cross Certification Course (when offered)
Thirty-five hours of instruction for $150. A pretest will be given to each student. Minimum age is 15 years. Requires a minimum of six people registered. Site: Sandburg Learning Center