Beginner class for every student 6 years old and above with little swim experience
Skills and lesson are taught using fun themes and games at a pace that the students enjoy. The students will be working toward establishing breath control and submerging.
A great combination of fun and challenges, this class creates a base skill set to build on as our students move into the intermediate and upper levels.
These skills prepare students to achieve the benchmark, but the skills do not have to be mastered to move to the next stage if the benchmark can be performed.
Focus: body position and air recovery
Put on a lifejacket and kick
Front float (assisted and unassisted)
Back float (assisted and unassisted)
Front streamline (assisted)
Back streamline (assisted)
Submerge underwater, float or kick to surface, and take a breath
Roll front to back (assisted and unassisted)
Roll back to front (assisted and unassisted)
Perform an underwater hand signal
Safety Skill Benchmark
Put on a lifejacket, float on back, kick 6 m/20 ft
Swim Skill Benchmark
Jump in, submerge, recover for air, roll on back (kicking and finning)
for 5 seconds*
* in swimwear and in regular clothes