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Swimming Curriculum

 Red Cross Swim Lesson Program

Parent & Child
Level 1- Ask permission before entering the water
            -Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
            -Feel comfortable in the water
            -Explore buoyancy on the front and back position
            -Change body position in the water
            -Learn how to play safely
            -Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejacket
 
Level 2- Establish expectation for adult supervision
            -Learn more ways to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
            -Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern
            -Glide on the front and back with assistance
            -Perform combined stroke on front and back with assistance
            -Change body position in the water
            -Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejacket
 
Preschool exit skills
Level 1-(Can be done with support) Enter independently, using the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water. (Children can walk, move along the gutter or “swim”)
-While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds then recover to vertical position
 
Level 2-(can be done with assistance) Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 5 seconds then recover to vertical position
-Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, float on front for 5 seconds then recover to vertical position
-Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths.
 
Level 3-(done independently) Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to a vertical position.
            -Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position.
            -Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming 5 body lengths. (You can assist the child when taking a breath)
 
Learn-To-Swim
exit skills for each level
 
Level 1-Enter independently, using either the ladder, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 3 times then safely exit the water. (Participants can walk, move along the gutter or “swim”)
            -Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position. (This part can be done with support)
 
Level 2-Step from the side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds then return to a vertical position.
            -Move into a back float for 5 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position
            -Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. (You can assist participant when taking a breath)
 
Level 3-Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.
 
Level 4-Perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
            -Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.
 
Level 5-Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water, swim front crawl for 50 yards, change direction and position of travel as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 50 yards
            -Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction and position or travel as necessary and swim back crawl for 25 yards
 
Level 6-Swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of your choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke
            -Jump into deep water, perform a survival float for 5 minutes, roll onto back and perform a back float for 5 minutes
            -Perform a feet-first surface dive, retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool and a depth of 7-10 feet, return to the surface and return to the starting point.


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