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58 Aquatics Share the joy of swimming! 7-level program for children 4 months to 5 years of age Starfish An introductory class for babies and their 4 to 18 months parent or caregiver. To enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up. The goal of this orientation to water class is to experience buoyancy, movement, entries, and songs and play in the water. Duck For toddlers or older babies with a parent or 18 to 30 months caregiver. Toddlers build confidence while enjoying the water through games, songs and During Starﬁsh and active water play. Duck levels, the parent During Starfish and caregiver will orDuck levels, the participate caregiver Sea Turtle Sea Turtle A transitional level for preschoolers and their parent or in the classes 30 to 36 months parents. Parents can gradually transfer the 3 to 5 years will participate in child. together with theirthe (parented) (unparented) preschoolers to the care of the Instructor, or, classes together with for children 3-5 years old who have not their child. previously taken swimming lessons, Sea Turtle Progression for these 3 to 5 years (unparented) is where they will enter the program. This level lower levels is based on develops skills in swimming, glides, and Sea Turtle and (30 participation level age. floating and builds awareness of deep water to 36 months) can provide a transition and safe entries. Sea Turtle, where parents can Salamander, Sunﬁsh, gradually leave their Salamander Preschoolers actively learn new swimming Crocodile and Whale preschooler with the 3 to 5 years skills including assisted floats and glides Instructor. levels are unparented through games and songs. The fun includes learning to jump into chest deep water. - the children will be with the instructor at all Progression for these times. lower levels is Sunfish Assisted by an Instructor, preschoolers work on based on participation and 3 to 5 years stroke and skills progressions. Learning also Progression for age. focuses on good judgement in, on and around preschoolers aged 3 to the water, and entries and floats in deep water. move through 5 5 Sea Turtle (3 tolevels years), skill evaluation based onSalamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Crocodile Preschoolers start independent glides and 3 to 5 years kicking in deep water. Endurance is built and Whale levels New Level can be unparented – through increasing distance for front and back Coming This Summer the children will be swims. Swimmers learn about the dolphin kick with the Instructor at and try synchro skills in the water. all times. Sea Otter Progression for Whale In Whale, children will learn to swim those 5 upper levels: 3 to 5 years independently and participate in team games. preschoolers aged 3 Preschoolers will increase their distance and to 5 move through improve skills in front and back swims. levels Red Cross research, Based onbased on skill Swimmers also learn about throwing assists to created to improve transition evaluation. help another person in the water. through early unparented levels. 1.877.356.3226 ~ www.redcross.ca Swim with the best Aquatics 59 Achieve your best with every stroke 10-level program for children age 6 years and up LEVEL 10 Further re¿nement of strokes, with an introduction to butterÀy and scissor kick as a warm-up/cool down stroke for ¿tness. Children learn about sun safety, rescue of others from the ice, and head-¿rst and feet- ¿rst surface dives. Endurance is built using dolphin kick and butterÀy drills and a 500-metre swim. LEVEL 9 Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke continue to be re¿ned. In this level children are encouraged to try combining different strokes and Placement in the program kicks for ¿tness. They also work on head-¿rst surface dives and standing dives and learn about wise choices, peer inÀuences, and self-rescue from ice. Endurance is depends on age, skill built through a 400-metre swim. proficiency, previous LEVEL 8 experience, and readiness. Level 8 provides an introduction to the breaststroke, foot ¿rst surface dives, and rescue entries. Children learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia, and the performance of rescue breathing on children and adults. Endurance is Progression is based on built on the dolphin kick and 300-metre swim. skill evaluation. LEVEL 7 Level 7 continues to build skills and endurance for front crawl, back crawl and elementary back stroke and introduces whip kick on the front. Children learn about airway and breathing obstructions, and participate in timed treading water for increasing endurance. Endurance is built through timed treading water and a 150-metre swim. LEVEL 6 Front and back crawl continue to be re¿ned as the elementary backstroke is newly introduced. Children are also introduced to safety on ice, elementary rescue of others with throwing assists, treading water and the front dive. Endurance is built through a 75-metre swim. LEVEL 5 Back crawl is introduced, along with sculling skills and whip kick on the back. Children try stride dives, receive an introduction to safe boating skills. Endurance is developed through dolphin kick and a 50-metre swim. LEVEL 4 The front crawl, back glide and shoulder roll for back crawl are further developed. Children work on kneeling dives, surface support and developing a greater sense of self-safety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25-metre swim. LEVEL 3 This level provides an introduction to front crawl as well the foundation for making wise choices on where and when to swim. Diving is introduced and children will work on Àoats and changing direction. Endurance is achieved by building strength in Àutter kick and a 15-metre swim. LEVEL 2 This level helps the child build skills in front and back swims. Children are introduced to deep water activities and proper use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Endurance is built on Àutter kicking with assisted glides. LEVEL 1 This is an entry level for children ready to move in shallow water. This level provides an orientation to the water and the pool area and introduces Àoats and glides with kicks. Children build their endurance by improving distance. 1.877.356.3226 www.redcross.ca Swim with the best 60 Aquatics Swim Lesson Dates and Fees (subject to change) Spring 2011 Days Location Dates Weeks No. of Classes Alert M/W CGP/WSP Mar 28 - Apr 20 4 8 T/R CGP/WSP Mar 29 - Apr 21 4 8 Fri CGP Apr 1 - May 20 8 7 No class Fri, Apr 22 Fri WSP Apr 1 - May 20 8 7 No class Fri, Apr 22 Sat CGP Apr 2 - May 21 8 7 No class Sat, Apr 9 Sat WSP Apr 2 - May 21 8 7 No class Sat, May 7 Sun CGP Apr 3 - May 22 8 7 No class Sun, Apr 10 M/W CGP/WSP Apr 27 - May 18 4 7 Class starts Wed, Apr 27 T/R CGP/WSP Apr 26 - May 19 4 8 M/W CGP/WSP May 30 - Jun 29 5 10 T/R CGP/WSP May 31 - Jun 30 5 10 Lesson Fees Fees below based on ten classes; fees pro-rated for lesson sets with fewer classes. Private Swimming Preschool $48 Swim Kids (60 min) $50 Lessons Swim Kids (30 min) $40 Adult (30 min) $40 Swim Kids (45 min) $45 Private Lesson (30 min) $18 Private lessons are a great alternative to group swim lessons Looking to book the pool, call 250-828-3600 for for ages 3 years and up. We offer information three formats to suit your needs. Full Lesson Set: +E@Oa 4NE=PDHKJ 4N=EJEJC • Seven to ten sessions, 30 minute duration. Learn the Fundamentals of Triathlon • Promotes consistency and continuity. • Ideal for swim level advancement, Sundays: May 29 - June 19 at Brocklehurst Outdoor Pool stroke enrichment or ¿tness training. • Kids will learn the fundamental skills for triathlon, with a focus on Half Lesson Set: safety. The last session will consist of a mini run-through of the • Three to six sessions, 30 minute triathlon. duration. • Ideal for developing speci¿c skill or stroke technique. Single Session: (Westsyde Only) • One session, 30 minute duration. • Ideal for comprehensive assessment or to create training plan. Call 250-828-3500 to inquire or register for a private lesson. Don’t forget to register for the 9th annual Kids of Steel race City of Kamloops on June 26, 2011.
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