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Swim Strokes

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Skills to support a healthy lifestyle

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

STAGE 4 | Ages: Preschool 3-5 years | School age 5-12 years | Teen & Adult 13+ years
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.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:8

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Able to submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water
  • Able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath
  • Able to swim-float-swim 15 yards
  • Able to jump in & tread water for 30 seconds
  • Able to swim to wall & exit

STAGE 5 | Ages: School age 5-12 years | Teen & Adult 13+ years
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.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:8

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Able to front crawl & back crawl 25 yards
  • Able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards
  • Able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute

STAGE 6 | Ages: School age 5-12 years | Teen & Adult 13+ years
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.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:8

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery & rotary breathing for 25 yards
  • Able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards
  • Able able to swim butterfly with over arm recovery
  • Able to swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm
  • Able to dive from kneeling position

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