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Dimond Park Aquatic Center



Dimond Park Aquatic Center

                                   

                                Swim Lesson Descriptions

 

Parent & Child Lessons
(6 months - 3 years)

Parent & Child Level A

Course is designed for children who have no water experience or have had one previous water adjustment lesson.  Parents are taught how to:

  • Safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold child in the water
  • Prepare and encourage child to participate and to try the skills
  • Enter and exit the water
  • Change body position in water
  • Learn how to select and use life jackets
  • Basic water safety rules
  • General water safety around the home
  • Recreational water illnesses
  • How to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR

 

Parent & Child Level B

Course is designed for children who are able to demonstrate the skills explored in Parent & Child Level A or have had two or more previous water adjustment lessons.  This level builds on the skills presented in level A to include:

  • Opening eyes and retrieving objects below the surface
  • Opening eyes and retrieving submerged objects
  • Bobbing
  • Front float, front glide, front glide to wall
  • Back float, back glide
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Leg action on front - alternating or simultaneous movements
  • Arm action on front - alternating or simultaneous movements
  • Leg action on back - alternating or simultaneous movements
  • Arm action on back - alternating or simultaneous movements
  • Combined arm and leg actions on back
  • Basic water safety rules
  • Water toys and their limitations
  • Wearing a life jacket in the water

    

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Preschool Lessons
(Age 3 - 5 and under 43 inches tall)

Preschool Level 1

Course is designed for children who are new to the environment and uncomfortable in the water.  Students will learn elementary skills, which will be built on as the child progresses through the course.

 

Preschool Level 2

Course is designed for children who have successfully passed Preschool Level 1 or can demonstrate competency in the following skills:

  • Enter pool independently, using either the ladder, steps or side.  Travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water
  • In shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds then recover to a vertical position

 

Preschool Level 3

Course is designed for children who have successfully passed Preschool Level 2 or can demonstrate competency in the following skills:

  • Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position
  • Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, float for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position
  • Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths

 

 

 

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Youth Lessons
(Age 6 - 13)

 

Youth Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

Designed for children new to the water environment and who are uncomfortable in the water.

 

Youth Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

To enroll into Youth Level 2 the child must have successfully completed Youth Level 1 or are able to perform the following skills:

  • Enter pool independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 3 times then safely exit the water
  • Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position with or without support

 

Youth Level 3 - Stroke Development

To enroll into Youth Level 3 the child must have successfully completed Youth Level 2 or are able to perform the following skills:

  • Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to vertical position
  • Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths with or without support

 

Youth Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

To enroll into Youth Level 4 the child must have successfully completed Youth Level 3  or are able to perform the following skills:

  • Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards

 

Youth Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

  To enroll into Youth Level 5 the child must have successfully completed Youth Level 4 or are able to perform the following skills:

  • Perform a feet first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Swim breaststroke for 15 yards and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards

 

Youth Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency

To enroll into Youth Level 6 the child must have successfully completed Youth Level 5 or are able to perform the following skills:

  • Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water, swim front crawl for 50 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 50 yards
  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim back crawl for 25 yards