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Swim Lessons 

2023 Lesson schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.

 

 

Pricing:

Members-  $90

Nonmembers- $105

**There will be a $25.00 fee charged to your account if you cancel after the refund deadline**

RED CROSS LEVEL DESCRIPTION

The skills listed are North Harford Swim Club guidelines:

 

LEVEL 1

Introduction to water skills (for children 3 years of age and over)

*Parent must be in water with child during lesson*

  • Enter and exit water using ladder

  • Bobbing

    Front and back glides and floats

  • Roll from front to back and back to front

  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back

  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

  • Recover to vertical position. Tread water using arm and hand motions

  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back

  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help

 

LEVEL 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

*Parent must be in water with child during lesson*

  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from side

  • Bobbing

  • Front jellyfish and tuck floats

  • Recover to a vertical position

  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back

  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help and perform simple non-swimming assists

  • Learn how to look carefully before entering the water

  • Fully submerge and hold breath

  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

  • Front and back glides and floats

  • Roll from front to back and back to front

  • Tread water using arm and leg actions

  • Finning arm action

  • Learn how to stay safe in, on, and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

 

LEVEL 3

Stroke Development

  • Enter water by jumping from the side

  • Bobbing while moving toward safety

  • Survival float

  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back

  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front

  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water

  • Learn to recognize, prevent and respond to cold water emergencies

  • Head first entries from the side in sitting and kneeling position

  • Rotary breathing

  • Back float

  • Tread water

  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke and Learn to perform simple non-swimming assists

 

LEVEL 4

Stroke Improvement

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions

  • Feet first surface dives

  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns

  • Front and back crawl, elementary back stroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly

  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water

  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

  • Swim underwater

  • Survival swimming

  • Tread water using two different kicks

  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

  • Learn to perform simple non-swimming assists

 

LEVEL 5

Stroke Refinement

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke

  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming

  • Sculling

  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely

  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly

  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water

  • Learn to perform non-swimming assists

  • Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR

  • Learn basic safety guidelines for participating in aquatic activities in water parks

 

LEVEL 6

Swimming and Skill Proficiency

  • Increase endurance while performing the following strokes:

  • Front Crawl for 100 yards

  • Back crawl for 100 yards

  • Butterfly for 50 yards

  • Elementary backstroke for 50 yards

  • Breaststroke for 50 yards

  • Sidestroke for 50 yards

  • Tread water, kicking only in deep water (2 minutes)

  • Demonstrate the HELP position (2 minutes)

  • Demonstrate a survival float in deep water (5 minutes)

  • Demonstrate survival swimming (10 minutes)

  • Demonstrate self-self-rescue techniques while clothed

  • Describe the principals of setting up a fitness program

  • Demonstrate various training techniques

  • Calculate target heart rate

  • Apply the principals of water exercise

  • Demonstrate fitness swimming etiquette

  • Demonstrate the following turns while swimming

  • Front crawl open turn

  • Backstroke open turn

  • Sidestroke turn

  • Front flip turn

  • Backstroke flip turn

  • Butterfly turn

  • Breaststroke turn

  • Demonstrate a feet first surface dive and retrieve and object from a depth of at least 7 feet

  • Demonstrate the huddle position (2 minutes)

  • Demonstrate a back float in deep water (5 minutes

  • Swim while clothed, using any type of stroke (time permitting)

  • Discuss basic safety rules for open water environment and boating

  • Discuss and demonstrate how to use the following equipment while swimming:

                 Pull Buoy     Pace Clock      Fins     Paddles

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