Swim Basics

Swim Basics for Preschool, School Age, Teen, and Adult

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab.

In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.

Stage Descriptions:

In this class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. When ready, children are also taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while learning to swim longer distances and building stamina.