School Age Lessons

Swim Basics

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
• Swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
• Jump, push, turn, grab

Swim Strokes

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

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NEXT SESSION OF SWIM LESSONS: November 29-December 18, 2021

These lessons will be twice per week for three weeks.

Stage 1 - Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-4:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-5:30pm

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Stage 2: Water Movement

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:00pm

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Stage 3: Water Stamina

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-4:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-5:30pm

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Stage 4: Stroke introduction

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-4:50pm

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Stage 5: Stroke Development

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-5:50pm

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Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics

In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-5:50pm

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