Aquatics

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POOL SCHEDULES…

   

 

 

 

 

 

 PRESCHOOL

Water Discovery Exploration (6 Months – 3 years):

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. That’s right! Mom and/or Dad get to be in the water with their child. What a great way to bond with your little swimmer! Focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Preschool Swim Program (3-5 years):

Your child will learn the basics of water safety plus the skills that will help to make him or her more confident in and around the water.

Pre Water 1:

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Skills learned in the Pre Water 1 Class:

  • Submerge.
  • Front/back glide.
  • Water exit.
  • Jump, push, turn, grab.
  • Roll.
  • Front/back float.
  • Swim, float, swim.

Pre Water 2:

Must have completed and passed the Pre Water 1 Class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Pre Water 2 Class.Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Skills learned in the Pre Water 2 class:

  • Submerge.
  • Front/back glide.
  • Water exit.
  • Jump, push, turn, grab.
  • Front/back float.
  • Roll.
  • Tread water.
  • Swim, float, swim.

Pre Water 3:

 Must have completed and passed the Pre Water 2 Class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Pre Water 3 class. Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Skills learned in the Pre Water 3 Class:

  • Submerge.
  • Swim on front/swim on back.
  • Water exit.
  • Jump, swim, turn, swim, grab.
  • Roll.
  • Tread water.
  • Swim, float, swim.

Pre Water 4:

Must have completed and passed the Pre Water 3 Class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Pre Water 4 Class. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Skills learned in the Pre Water 4 Class:

  • Endurance (any stroke 25 yds).
  • Front crawl and rotary breathing.
  • Back crawl.
  • Resting stroke.
  • Tread water.
  • Breaststroke butterfly.

SCHOOL AGE

Progressive Program (6 years and up):

The YMCA’s Progressive Swim Program for school youth age 6 and up is designed to take your swimmer from their current skill level to more advanced swimming levels through a progression of skills which allow the swimmer to develop confidence and security in and around the water.

Water 1:

Our Beginning level swim program. No skills are required to register for this class. Focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Skills learned in the the Water 1 Class:

  • Submerge.
  • Front/back glide.
  • Water exit.
  • Jump, push, turn, grab.
  • Roll.
  • Front/back float.
  • Swim, float, swim.

Water 2:

Must have completed and passed the Water 1 class or be proficient in the skills developed in the Water 1 class. Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Skills Learned in the Water 2 Class:

  • Submerge.
  • Front/back glide.
  • Water exit.
  • Jump, push, turn, grab.
  • Front/back float.
  • Roll.
  • Tread water.
  • Swim, float, swim.

Water 3:

Must have completed and passed the Water 2 class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Water 2 Class. Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Skills learned in the Water 3 Class:

  • Submerge.
  • Swim on front/swim on back.
  • Water exit.
  • Jump, swim, turn, swim, grab.
  • Roll.
  • Tread water.
  • Swim, float, swim.

Water 4:

Must have completed and passed the Water 3 Class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Water 3 Class. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Skills learned in the Water 4 Class:

  • Endurance (any stroke 25 yds)
  • Front crawl and rotary breathing.
  • Back crawl.
  • Resting stroke.
  • Tread water.
  • Breaststroke butterfly.

Water 5:

Must have completed and passed the Water 4 Class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Water 4 Class. Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Skills learned in the Water 5 Class:

  • Endurance (any stroke 50 yds).
  • Front crawl/back crawl.
  • Resting stroke.
  • Tread water.
  • Breaststroke.
  • Butterfly.

Water 6:

Must have completed and pass the Water 5 Class or be proficient in the skills taught in the Water 5 Class. Refines stroke techniques on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Skills learned in the Water 6 Class:

  • Endurance (any stroke 150 yds).
  • Front crawl/back crawl.
  • Resting stroke.
  • Tread water.
  • Breaststroke.
  • Butterfly.