Minnow - Swimming Lessons - 6:50pm - Fall II

About This Activity

  • Ages: 6-12 years
  • Ratio of 4 participants-to-1 instructor

Minnow swimmers work to refine crawl strokes, and develop lead-up skills in preparation for learning new strokes. Students also learn how to care for breathing emergencies and have opportunities to set goals and work towards achieving them.

Prerequisites: Pass Starfish/Guppy or ability to perform these skills:

  • Front and back float 30 seconds
  • Front and back alternating paddle 25 yards
  • Front and back symmetrical paddle 25 yards
  • Tread water 30 seconds
  • Perform 10 underwater bobs

Compare to:

  • American Red Cross - Level 3
  • Foss - Big 2



Swimmers work on gliding, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, retrieving objects, treading water, jumping into deep water, kneeling dive and compact dive. 

Class Length: 40 minutes



  • Increased emergency and rescue skills
  • Increased swimming skills
  • Readiness for next swim instruction level: Fish

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