YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

 

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Jan 6-Feb 23 Winter Session Registration begins Dec 9

WATER

DISCOVERY

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and
encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning
about the water.

 

WATER EXPLORATION
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body
positions, floating,

blowing bubbles, and fundamental
safety and aquatic skills.

 

Parent & Child Lessons 

ages 6 months-3 years

 

Youth & Adult Classes 

ages 3 and up

 

LEVEL 1 

WATER ACCLIMATION
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation
that allows for a student’s
future progress in swimming.

LEVEL 2 

WATER MOVEMENT
In stage 2, students focus on body position and
control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

LEVEL 3 

WATER STAMINA
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.

 

LEVEL 4 

STROKE
INTRODUCTION

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front
crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke
kick and butterfly kick.
Water safety is reinforced through treading water and
elementary backstroke.

 

HOME SCHOOL LESSONS Age 5+

Designed specifically for children who are home schooled. This class is for all ability levels and qualifies as a Physical Education requirement.

 

GEORGE J MITCHELL DAYCARE LESSONS

Weekly Lessons for children who are enrolled in the GJM Childcare Program.

 

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Alfond Youth & Community Center

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