September 28 - October 21, 2020

Adult Swim Training - Beg/Int Mon/Wed

September 28 - October 21, 2020 Covington Aquatic Center • 18230 SE 240th Street CovingtonWA  98042 View Map Organized by City of Covington Parks and Recreation
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About this event

September 28, 2020 - October 21, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday
Ages 15-99 · Co-Ed

Covington Aquatic Center

18230 SE 240th Street CovingtonWA  98042
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Description

This activity is closed to further registration.

  • Classes are scheduled in 4-week sessions running Monday and Wednesday during the same timeslot each day.
  • Classes will run for 25-minutes to allow for a 5-minute transition.
  • Grade Day is on the last day of the session.
  • Digital Achievement Cards will be e-mailed after the last day of class.
  • Instructors will be teaching primarily from the pool deck. An adult from the same household as the participant may provide in water support assistance during the lesson to the participant if they are unable to swim unassisted.
  • Each student will be assigned a designated lane to allow for social distancing.
  • An appointment is required to enter the building. Spectators are not allowed. To request an accommodation, please e-mail parks@covingtonwa.gov at least 72 hours prior to the first day of lessons.
  • Facemasks will be required for all participants at all times in the facility except while in the shower or in the pool, unless otherwise allowed by law.
  • Locker rooms will be one-way travel.
    • Participants may not enter the facility more than 10-minutes prior to their scheduled water time.
    • Participants may not enter the locker room until cleared to do so.
    • Participants should arrive in swimming suits.
    • Participants may remove their outer clothing in the locker rooms and shower, but all belongings should go onto the pool deck.
  • Showers are required prior to entering the pool, but no showers will be available after exiting the pool.
  • A Safety Briefing prior to your first day of class will be required and a waiver must be signed by the participant or a parent/guardian (for minors).

What happens in Adult Swim Training - Beg/Int?

Adult Swim Training is offered as a two-part course for beginners and intermediate swimmers. This is a course specifically designed for adults who wish to learn and improve swimming technique and proficiency.

Beginner Swimmers will learn fundamental swimming techniques and how to be comfortable in water. They will use kickboards and other equipment to augment skills as they progress, and for practicing skills, such as alternating kicking and stroke-work. Instructor-led drills and demonstrations will help swimmers grasp concepts in alternating stroking and kicking.

The beginner course includes skills such as:

  • Safe Entry and Exit of the Water
  • Getting comfortable in shallow and deep water
  • Stepping or jumping from side in deep water
  • Bobbing to Safety
  • Floating and maintaining body position on front
  • Floating and maintaining body position on back
  • Rolling from front to back and back to front
  • Changing from a vertical to horizontal position on back and front
  • Maintaining a horizontal body position in the water
  • Treading using arm and leg actions
  • Alternating and Simultaneous Kicking Actions
  • Gliding on Front, with and without Kicking Actions
  • Rotary Breathing
  • Introduction to Crawlstroke and stroke development
  • Introduction to Breaststroke
  • Introduction to Scissors Kick
  • Introduction to Elementary Backstroke
  • Changing from a vertical to horizontal position on back and front

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