Parent & Child Aquatics (6 months to 3 years)
Children are introduced to basic skills that lay a foundation to help them learn to swim in the future. Parents are taught how to safely work with their child, including how to appropriately support and hold them in the water. A parent must accompany their child in the water.
For children 3 to 4 years old who have little or no previous water experience. The objective is to help children feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Elementary aquatic and safety skills are taught. Parents may accompany their child in the water, but are not required to.
Introduction to Water Skills: The objectives of Level 1 are to learn basic personal water safety information and skills, to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy it safely. Participants learn elementary aquatic skills, which they will build on as they progress through the six Learn-to-Swim levels.
Fundamental Aquatic Skills: The objective of Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.
Stroke Development: The objectives of Level 3 are for participants to learn the survival float, the elementary back stroke and to coordinate the front crawl. They are introduced to the scissors kick and the dolphin kick and build on the fundamentals of treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to enter the water headfirst from the side.
Stroke Improvement: The objectives of Level 4 are to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances. Students also continue to build upon the scissors kick and dolphin kick by adding the arms for sidestroke and butterfly. The back crawl and the breaststroke are introduced, as well as the basics of turning at a wall.
Stroke Refinement: The objectives of Level 5 are to coordinate and refine strokes. Participants refine their performance of all the strokes and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced.
Personal Water Safety: Refines the strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances.
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|Parent / Child Aquatics
|Level 2 - 6
Private Lessons are offered at the PLWC.
Contact Jodi at 882-6250 for more information.
Each lesson will run 30 minutes.
- $20 per person
- 2 people $25 (plus tax)