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What happens in Learn-to-Swim Level 5?
In Learn-to-Swim Level 5 - Stroke Refinement, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on ones previously learned. The expectations are higher for participants now in regards to distance and quality. Each class is loaded with engaging and challenging activities and drills to build endurance and improve technique. Some of the milestones in Learn to Swim Level 5 include:
- Performing a shallow-angle dive into deep water.
- Swimming the front crawl for 50 yards.
- Swimming elementary backstroke for 50 yards.
- Swimming the breaststroke for 25 yards.
- Swimming the back crawl for 25 yards.
It is common for students to participate in several sessions of Learn to Swim Level 5 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.
What happens in Learn-to-Swim Level 6?
As in all the other levels, in Learn-to-Swim Level 6 - Personal Water Safety and Fitness Swimmer, our instructors follow a plan to refine swimming and water safety skills that were taught throughout the levels. The expectations are quite high in regards to distance and quality. Additionally, in Level 6, you learn more complex safety skills that may help you survive in an emergency. Some of the skills include:
- Swimming 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke.
- Jumping into deep water and performing a survival float for 5 minutes and a back float for 5 minutes.
- Performing a surface dive, retrieving an object from the bottom of the pool at a depth of 7-10 feet, returning to the surface and returning to the starting point.
It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Learn to Swim Level 6 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill. Once participant complete Learn-to-Swim Level 6 they may want to continue with Learn to Swim Level 6 to further refine their strokes or are eligible to participate in our Competitive Swimming class. Participants that are 11-14 years of age are also eligible to participate in our Aquatic Volunteer Academy, which is the first step to becoming a volunteer junior lifeguard and swim lesson instructor aide.
Please note that by registering for this activity, you are agreeing to our Covington Parks and Recreation Release and Hold Harmless Agreement:
In the absence of a signature, registration for the program, payment of fees and/or participation in the program(s) or activity(ies) shall constitute acceptance of the conditions set forth in this release. I agree to indemnify, release, and hold harmless the City of Covington, all of its officers, agents, volunteers, and employees, from any and all liability(ies) for injuries, claims, costs, losses, or damages to persons (including, but not limited to, illness (including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and its variants, viruses, diseases, infection, and/or any and all other communicable diseases), permanent disability, and/or death) or property, that result from, arise out of or are in any way, directly or indirectly, connected with the use of City of Covington owned or operated facilities, City of Covington sponsored events or programs, or that may be the result of or related in any way to any negligence or other acts or omissions of the City of Covington, its officers, agents, employees or volunteers. I grant full permission to use any photographs, video tapes or any other record of this program for any City of Covington informational or promotional use. I am agreeing to these terms on behalf of, and they are binding on myself, my family, and my heirs, beneficiaries, personal representatives, and estate.
Non-Sufficient Fund (NSF) Check Policy: An NSF check processing fee will be imposed for all returned checks and could result in refusal of future participation.
Aquatics Refund Policy: All lessons credits and refunds must be pre-approved and will only be given to those who have missed five classes or more due to an extended illness or injury. An administrative fee of $10.00 per student will be assessed for each lesson refund processed. All other credits or refunds must be requested at least one week prior to the start of the program, event or rental and will carry a $10.00 administrative fee for processing.