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Swim Lessons
Teaching Water Safety & Swimming Skills

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Parent & Child
Tadpole
30 Minute Class
Ages: 3 months – 2 years
Class Size: Min. 6, Max. 8
Children work with a parent focusing on basic water and safety skills. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Learn how to enter and exit the water safely
Feel comfortable in the water
Explore buoyancy in a front and back position
Change body position in the water
Submerge in a rhythmic pattern
General water safety topics

Preschool

30 Minute Class
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Class Size: Min. 3, Max. 5
Crab
This class will focus on helping students feel comfortable in the water and learn basic safety in and around the water through water and/or pool deck drills and games. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Enter/Exit the pool safely
Submerging face to include nose and blowing bubbles
Bobbing to nose
Back Float with support
Back Glide with support - 2 feet
Front Crawl arms with support - 5 feet
Elementary Backstroke arms with support - 5 feet
Water Safety

Frog

This class will further explore the basic aquatic skills needed for swimming by using water and/or pool deck drills and games. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Submerging face, to eyes, and blowing bubbles
Bobbing, to eyes, with bubbles - 3 times
Back Float with support - 3 seconds
Front Float with support - 5 seconds
Back Glide with support - 5 feet
Front Glide with support - 2 feet
Combined Front Crawl with assistance - 10 feet
Elementary Backstroke with assistance - 10 feet
Water Safety

Jellyfish

This class will further explore the basic aquatic skills needed for swimming through water and/or pool deck drills and games. Students will be performing skills independently. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Bobbing with bubbles – 5 times
Back Float with support- 5 seconds
Front Float with support - 5 seconds
Back Glide without support - 5 feet
Back Glide with kick – 10 feet
Front Glide without support - 5 feet
Front Glide with kick – 10 feet
Combined Front Crawl - 20 feet
Elementary Backstroke - 20 feet
Safety Swim – 10 feet
Water Safety

Ellis Learn to Swim Program
45 minute class
Ages: 6 – 12 years

Angelfish
Class Size: Min. 4, Max. 5
This class will focus on helping students feel comfortable in the water and learn basic safety in and around the water through water and/or pool deck drills and games. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Enter/Exit the pool safely
Breath Holding – 5 seconds
Bobbing with bubbles – 10 times
Jumping into chest deep water
Back Float and Front Float, unassisted – 5 seconds
Back Glide and Front Glide without support - 5 feet
Back Glide and Front Glide with kick – 10 feet
Elementary Backstroke – 20 yards feet
Backstroke – 10 feet
Front Crawl – 10 feet
Introduction of Breaststroke - arms
Safety Swim – 5 feet
Water Safety

Minnow

Class Size: Min. 4, Max. 5
This class will focus on increasing the proficiency of skills learned in the Angelfish class as well as increasing the distances required through water and/or pool deck drills and games. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Breath Holding – 10 seconds
Bobbing with bubbles – 25 times
Jumping into chest deep water
Back Float and Front Float unassisted – 10 seconds
Back Glide and Front Glide without support - 10 feet
Back Glide and Front Glide with kick – 20 feet
Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards
Backstroke – 25 yards
Front Crawl – 25 yards
Breaststroke kick, assisted – 5 feet
Combined Breaststroke, assisted – 5 feet
Safety Swim – 25 yards
Water Safety

Seal
Class Size: Min. 4, Max. 6
This class will focus on performing the previously introduced strokes unassisted while increasing their proficiency and distance through water and/or pool deck drills and games. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Breath Holding – 15 seconds
Bobbing with bubbles – 30 times
Jumping into chest deep water
Back Float and Front Float – 10 seconds
Back Glide and Front Glide - 15 feet
Back Glide and Front Glide with kick – 20 feet
Elementary Backstroke – 50 yards
Backstroke – 50 yards
Front Crawl with rhythmic breathing – 25 yards
Breaststroke – 25 yards
Sidestroke arms – 25 yards
Scissor kick – 25 yards
Combined swimming exam – 100 yards
Water Safety

Stingray

Class Size: Min. 4, Max. 6
This class will focus on performing the previously introduced strokes unassisted while increasing their proficiency, distance and introducing new strokes through water and/or pool deck drills and games. Instructor may or may not be in the water. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Elementary Backstroke – 75 yards
Backstroke – 75 yards
Front Crawl with rhythmic breathing – 50 yards
Breaststroke – 50 yards
Sidestroke - 50 yards
Dolphin kick – 25 yards
Butterfly – 25 yards
Open Turns
Treading Water – 2 minutes
Combined swimming exam – 150 yards
Water Safety

Sword Fish
Class Size: Min. 4, Max. 6
This class will focus on performing the previously introduced strokes unassisted while increasing their proficiency, distance and introducing new strokes through water and/or pool deck drills and games. Instructor will not be in the water. Skills that will be introduced and practiced include, but are not limited to:
Elementary Backstroke – 100 yards
Backstroke – 100 yards
Front Crawl with rhythmic breathing – 100 yards
Breaststroke – 100 yards
Sidestroke - 100 yards
Butterfly – 50 yards
Open Turns
Treading Water – 3 minutes
Surface Dive
Flip Turns
Combined swimming exam – 150 yards
Water Safety