Preschool Level 1: Working towards gaining confidence in the water. Skills include putting head under, floating with assistance on front and back, and arm and leg movement. Learning to be comfortable and safe in the water.
For Preschool Aquatics, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging, and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
In order to move from Preschool Swim Lessons to Learn-to-Swim instruction swimmers must be able to: Enter the water independently using ladder, steps, or side and travel at least 5 yards-Submerge mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds-exit the water safely-Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths-Roll to back and float for 5 seconds-Recover to a vertical position-Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for three body lengths. Roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front then continue to swim for 3 body lengths. It is quite common for children to participate in several sessions of Preschool Swim Lessons before they are able to successfully demonstrate all the skills necessary to move to Learn-to-Swim Levels. That's expected and normal!