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Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim

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Published by: Cindy Riddle Rutledge on Jul 07, 2011
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Learn to Swim

Levels 1 - 6

Stephanie Gurley (Steph·s Swimmers)
is proud to offer the newly updated American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program, which combines the best in swim instruction with an even stronger emphasis on drowning prevention and water safety. Ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy the water safely, regardless of age or skill level.

Level 1 ² 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 the water safely. In Level 1, participants practice elementary aquatic skills and start developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.

Level 2 ² 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 further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back that lay the foundation for future strokes. Additional safety skills and improved comprehension of previous knowledge is gained.

Level 3 ² Stroke Development:
The objective of Level 3 is to build on previously learned skills by practice. Participants learn the survival float, swim the front crawl (aka,free style) and elementary backstroke. The scissors and dolphin kicks are taught which build on the fundamentals of treading water. Participants learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside 9· deep or deeper. Additional safety skills and messages are learned.

Level 4 ² Stroke Improvement:
The objectives of Level 4 are to develop participants· 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. Participants add the arms to the scissors kick for the sidestroke. They also start to learn the back crawl (aka, back stroke), breaststroke and butterfly and the basics of turning at the wall.

Level 5 ² Stroke Refinement:
The objectives of Level 5 are coordination and refinement of strokes. Participants refine their performance of all the strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced.

Level 6.1 ² Swimming and Skill Proficiency:
The objectives of this level are to refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness and over greater distances. This level also introduces other aquatic activities and offers three options ² Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving and Fitness Swimmer. These options focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, such as the Water Safety Instructor course, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving.

Level 6.2 ² Fundamentals of Diving:
The front crawl and elementary backstroke are demonstrated swimming at least 100 yards with turns. The back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly are demonstrated swimming at least 50 yards with turns. Fundamentals of diving are taught along with the following dives: Kneeling, Forward dive fall-in, Standing dive from the poolside and diving board. Takeoff from the deck, poolside and diving board. Forward jump Tuck position, Forward dive tuck position and pike position.

Level 6.3 ² Fitness Swimmer:
The strokes are demonstrated as they are in Level 6.2 practicing on endurance and proficiency. Various fitness skills are taught and practiced to develop a healthy and better fitness.

Stephanie Gurley (Steph·s Swimmers) is a proud provider of the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program.

Register Today!
For more information or to register for swim classes at www.StephsSwimmers.com contact Stephanie Gurley at 903-479-0101

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