Outdoor Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons will be available for all ages and abilities. Not only does learning to swim allow for you to be safe in and around the water it also has many other added benefits. Learning to swim provides a lifelong skill that can provide fitness opportunities, improve your health, provide strength and coordination, and provide confidence in the water and motivation to continue to improve skill proficiencies.

2018 Outdoor Swimming Lessons

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Outdoor Swim Lessons

This class is designed for children 3 to 4 years of age. They will be introduced to the water and begin working on the fundamental skills.

Blowing bubbles with mouth
Submerging face
Floating on front and back with assistance
Arm and leg movements
Safety in and around water

Session 1

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

Session 2

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

This class is designed for children 4 to 5 years of age. They will be introduced to the water and begin working on the fundamental skills.

Blowing bubbles with mouth
Submerging face
Opening eyes underwater
Retrieving objects in the water
Floating on front and back with assistance
Arm and leg movements
Preparing participants for Level 1 lessons
Safety in and around water

Session 1

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

Session 2

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

INTRO TO WATER SKILLS — Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

Enter and exit water using ladder
Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
Bobbing
Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
Front and back glides and back float
Recover to vertical position from a front glide and back float or glide
Roll from front to back and back to front
Tread water using arm and hand actions
Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
Alternating and simultaneous arms actions on front and back

Session 1

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

Frank Olson

Kuehn

Session 2

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

Frank Olson

Kuehn

FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS —  Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
Exit water using ladder, steps, or side
Fully submerge and hold breath
Bobbing
Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats
Front and back glides and back float
Recover from a front and back float or glide to a vertical position
Roll from front to back and back to front
Change direction of travel while swimming on front and back
Finning arm action on back
Staying safe around aquatic environments

Session 1

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

Frank Olson

Kuehn

Session 2

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

Frank Olson

Kuehn

STROKE DEVELOPMENT —  Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper waters.

Enter water by jumping from the side
Headfirst entry from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
Bobbing while moving toward safety
Rotary breathing
Survival float
Back float
Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
Tread water
Push off in a streamlined position then begin flutter and dolphin kicks on front
Front crawl and elementary backstroke
Scissors kick

Session 1

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

Frank Olson

Kuehn

Session 2

Terrace Park

Laurel Oak

Frank Olson

Kuehn

STROKE IMPROVEMENT — Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

Headfirst entry from the side in compact and stride positions
Swim underwater
Feet first surface dive
Survival swimming
Front crawl and backstroke open turns
Tread water using two different kicks
Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly
Push off in a streamlined position then begin flutter and dolphin kicks on back

Session 1

Terrace Park

Frank Olson

Kuehn

Session 2

Terrace Park

Frank Olson

Kuehn

STROKE REFINEMENT — Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

Shallow-angle dive from the side
Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
Tuck and pike surface dives
Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
Tread water
Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
Standard scull

Session 1

Terrace Park

Frank Olson

Kuehn

Session 2

Terrace Park

Frank Olson

Kuehn

 

SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY — Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.

Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for lifetime fitness and safety, as well as more advanced courses, such as the Water Safety Instructor course, or other aquatic activities, including competitive swimming or diving. Options include: Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer and Fundamentals of Diving.

Session 1

Terrace Park

Frank Olson

Kuehn

Session 2

Terrace Park

Frank Olson

Kuehn