Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab.
In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.
1 / Water Acclimation
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills preformed with assistance.
2 / Water Movement
Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
3 / Water Stamina
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
4 / Stroke Introduction
Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
For more information, please contact:
Downtown Aquatic Coordinator – (208) 344-5502 ext 229
West Aquatic Coordinator – (208) 377-9622 ext 454
Caldwell Aquatic Coordinator – (208) 459-2498 ext 675
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