Descriptions | Infant and Early
LEVEL 1: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
Purpose: Help students feel comfortable in the water. Where it all
begins! In this introductory class, students will learn basic water
safety rules, how to use life jackets, submerging their mouth, nose
and eyes, opening their eyes underwater and picking up submerged
objects, swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions,
recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help, exhaling
underwater, and floating on front and back.
PREREQUISITE: Although there is not a
prerequisite for Level 1, students should be at least 6 years old
and have had previous swim lesson experience.
LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
Purpose: Give students success with fundamental skills.The next
progression in the learn to swim program. In this level, students
will be able to move in the water while wearing a life jacket,
submerge their entire head, front and back glide, tread water using
arm and leg motions, recognize a swimmer in distress and getting
help, bobbing in water, jellyfish float, and swimming using
combined stroke on front and back.
LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Purpose: Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional
guided practice. In Level 3, students will work on reaching
assists, submerging and retrieving an object, front and back glide,
front and back crawl, kneeling or standing dives (shallow dive
progressions), rotary breathing in horizontal position, survival
float, back float, and butterfly-kick and body motion.
LEVEL 4A: STROKE IMPROVEMENT
Purpose: Develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve
other aquatic skills. Level 4a provides students with safe diving
rules, diving from stride position or shallow dive, survival float,
elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, feet-first surface dive,
treading water, and front and back crawl.
LEVEL 4B: STROKE IMPROVEMENT II
Purpose: Refine and improve strokes learned in 4a while building
swimming endurance.Level 4b will help students improve on skills
learned in Level 4a while building swimming endurance needed for
Level 5. Students will be required to perform front & back
crawl, elementary backstroke, introduction to breaststroke arms,
introduction to the butterfly, treading water, introduction to
sidestroke, and various safety skills.
LEVEL 5: STROKE REFINEMENT
Purpose: Provide further coordination and refinement of
strokes.After completion of this class, students will know how to
use survival swimming techniques, standing dive (diving
progression), open turns on front and back, front and back crawl,
performing rescue breathing, tuck surface dive and pike surface
dive, front flip turn and backstroke flip turn, elementary
backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and the sidestroke.
LEVEL 6: SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY
Purpose: Refines the strokes so students can use them with ease,
efficiency, power & smoothness over great distances. Each of
the following options focus on preparing students to participate in
more advanced courses, such as Water Safety Instructor and
Lifeguard Training. Students will focus on each of the following
skills in Level 6: Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving,
Lifeguard Readiness, Fitness Swimmer.
SPECIAL NEEDS BEGINNER CLASS
This beginner class is great for children ages six to thirteen that
may have mild to moderate disabilities or that may require more of
an intimate learning environment to maximize their potential.
Participants will be given time to practice skills while positive
and corrective feedback is given on how to improve. Please contact
the Program Supervisor at 832-3926 for any special needs or
requests prior to the start of the class.
TEEN/ADULT SWIM LESSONS
Whether you are just learning how to swim or want to refine your
skills, this is the class for you! The primary objective of the
teen/adult swim lessons is to provide safe, enjoyable aquatic
skills that will enhance the overall quality of the participants
life. Join our qualified and courteous instructors in a relaxed and
social environment while improving your aquatic skills.
Instruction for beginner through advanced divers. Students must
have passed Level 4 swimming skills.
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103
100 N. Appleton St.
Appleton, WI 54911
Office: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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