Recommended for children ages 6 months to 3 years old and must have an adult in the water with them. Parents are taught how to help their child become comfortable in the water by: Getting face wet and blowing bubbles, Jumping in and submerging, Floating on back, Locomotion on front and back with kicking and pulling.
Recommended for ages 3 and up who can participate without parental presence. Children are taught: How to recover if they were to fall into a swimming pool, How to float on their back, How to make forward progress in the water without help.
To advance to Red Star level lessons students will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below:
To enroll in this class, the child must be able to jump in, surface, swim 10 feet, float on their back, turn around and get back to the wall without help. Children are taught: How to tread water, How to dive into deep water, Breathing to the side, The starting mechanics of freestyle.
To advance to Yellow Star level lessons students will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below: