Kids Love to Swim Lessons 6-10+

Love to Swim 6

In this level, swimmers complete the Elementary Backstroke, while strengthening and perfecting the previously learned strokes. Endurance is focused on as well, with lengthened distance swims.

SKILLS INCLUDE:
  • 75 meter distance swim
  • Introduction to dolphin kick
  • Sculling on back
  • Tread water 1.5 minutes
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke
  • Distressed swimmer recognition, getting help, boat safety

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Love to Swim 7

This level provides an introduction to Breast Stroke. Swimmers learn the preliminary steps, including whip kick on front and breathing patterns. Previous strokes learned are expanded upon, as swimmers learn bi-lateral breathing for Front Crawl.

SKILLS INCLUDE:
  • 150 meter distance swim
  • Introduction to eggbeater kick
  • Front crawl (bent arm), back crawl, elementary backstroke and front whip kick
  • Ice safety and reaching aids

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Love to Swim 8

In this level, swimmers complete Breast Stroke, while continuing to perfect their previously learned strokes. Safety and basic first aid knowledge is expanded upon, as well as endurance.

SKILLS INCLUDE:
  • 200 meter distance swim
  • Eggbeater kick / treading 3 minutes
  • Hypothermia
  • Feet-first surface dives
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke
  • Dangers of open water and throwing aids

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    • Marlee
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    • Winona
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Love to Swim 9

In this level, swimmers learn Side Stroke while correcting and perfecting their previous strokes. Endurance and technique are the focus, along with safety.

SKILLS INCLUDE:
  • 300 meter distance swim
  • Legs-only travelling 3 minutes
  • Peer influence / wise choices
  • Head-first surface dives
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, side stroke
  • Choking, rescue module

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    • Marlee
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    • Winona
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Love to Swim 10

This is the final level of the Swim Kids program, in preparation for Patrol and Bronze levels. Swimmers learn the Butterfly stroke, fine-tune all other strokes, and increase endurance and strength, as well as safety.

SKILLS INCLUDE:
  • 400 meter distance swim
  • 2 meter underwater swim with surface dives
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, side stroke, butterfly
  • Rescue module and next steps

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    • Winona
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Patrol and Fitness

Lifesaving Patrol Levels

Rookie Patrol

Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving Sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.

Ranger Patrol

Swimmers develop better strokes over 75 m swims of each stroke. They tackle Lifesaving Sport skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Skill drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation.

Star Patrol

Swimmers are challenged with 600 m workouts, 300 m timed swims and a 25 m object carry. Strokes are refined over 100 m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defence methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water. Upon completion of each level a candidate will receive: Swim Patrol Kit – includes personal wall chart, recognition seals (H2O Proficiency, First Aid, Rescue), Award Crest, Award Seal – one sticker for each of the Swim Patrol levels (Rookie, Ranger & Star)

Fitness

Once some swimmers have completed the 10-level Red Cross Swim Kids program, as well as the Lifesaving Society 3-level Patrol program, they may choose to continue swimming to maintain endurance and fitness before attempting the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross courses. Davina’s Swim House offers two styles of fitness programs:

RACING – The racing-style program gives students a taste of competitive swimming. They will learn flip turns, racing dives, how to read a racing clock, as well as complete racing drills and timed races.

PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENT – This class is designed for swimmers who have either completed the Swim Kids program and would like to maintain their skills, or for swimmers who have not had formal training (or have not been swimming for some time) and need to improve their strokes / endurance. It is mainly focused on form, physical fitness, improving anaerobic endurance and using swimming as a full body exercise.

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