Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
- Swim, float, swim -- sequencing front glide, roll, back float, front glide, and exit
- Jump, push, turn, grab
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in Satge 1. This stage lays the foundation that allowsd for a student's future progress in swimming.
In Stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward in the water while also contuning to practise how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
In Stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
- Students in Stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Learn more about registration and which class is right for your child on our REGISTRATION INFORMATION page.
Classes are available Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday in the morning or afternoon. Some single-day classes are also available.