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Level Descriptions

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The following are a list of the classes of the classes that are offered by the Aquatics Program. You can find a more detailed list of the classes by choosing from the list below. Each list will describe important information including skill requirements, what skills will be discussed, and what skills they must demonstrate to move on to the next level.

  • Parent & Child Aquatics (6 months to 3 years)
  • Preschool - 3 Levels (3 years to 5 years)
  • Level 1 - Water Exploration (6 years & up)
  • Level 2 - Primary Skills (6 years & up)
  • Level 3 - Stroke Readiness (6 years & up)
  • Level 4 - Stroke Development (6 years & up)
  • Level 5 - Stroke Refinement (6 years & up)
  • Level 6 - Skill Proficiency (6 years & up)
  • Level 7 - Advanced Skills (6 years & up)

Preschool Aquatics: 3 Levels

  • Preschool Level 1: Working with children between 3-5years old. They will work on basic aquatic skills Blowing bubbles, holding their breath for 3 seconds, front and back glides and retrieving submerged  objects underwater, starting glides front and back, rolling from back to front etc…Starting arm and leg movements.
  • Preschool Level 2: Continuing  from level one, Children work increasing the number of skills, bobbing, opening eyes underwater ,back and front glides a greater distance, jumping in the pool, combing arms, legs, and treading water.
  • Preschool Level 3: Children are very comfortable at this level, increasing all skills from the previous levels, Changing directions and combining arm and leg action a greater distance. At this level the children will be preforming most of the skills without any assistance from the instructor.

Learn to Swim Level 1:

Introduction to Water Skills: Students ages range from 6 years old to adults. Student begin to build basic aquatic skills, including water adjustment (bobbing), floating skills (front & back) and kicking in all types of body positions.  Students learn to develop a positive attitude and safe practices in and around water.

Learn to Swim Level 2:

At this level, the student learns to step or jump from the side of the pool and float at least 2 body lengths. Students will float on front (face fully submerged) and float on back. Students learn to hold their breath for 10 seconds, change directions, roll back to front and front to back recover to a vertical position and finally tread water. Students will learn to use combined and alternate arm and leg action, safety information about life jackets and how to recognize emergencies in the water.

Learn to Swim Level 3:

At this level basic diving skills are taught along with swimming on front and back. Student learns elementary backstroke for 25 yards, dolphin kick- 5 body lengths and changing from vertical to horizontal positions on back and front. Students learn to tread water, float on back for 1 minute. The students will learn breath control, safety, reach or throw, don’t go and look before you leap. By this level  all of the 6 stroke kicks will be taught.

Learn to Swim Level 4:

At this level we teach the headfirst and stride dive entries.  We work on underwater swimming and distance swimming using the front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly along with open turns on the front and back and treading water using 2 different kicks.  We also develop more advanced safety skills.

Learn to Swim Level 5:

This level is designed to refine all the strokes along with working on flip turns on the front and back.  Students learn the shallow angle dive and progress to the tuck and pike surface dives.  Last but not least, students learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing First Aid and CPR.

Learn to Swim Level 6:

This level is for advanced swimmers.  They are required to swim 500 yards, dive to the bottom of the pool and retrieve an object. Swim all of the 6 swimming strokes correctly for 50 yards and demonstrate open and flip turns while swimming. There are options like fitness swimming, fundamentals of diving and Personal Water Safety.


If you have any questions about any of the levels, please call 303-365-7809 or email jrprice@aps.k12.co.us.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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