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Swimming Program

Our swim program follows the American Red Cross Progressive Swimming Level model, which includes six levels. Group lessons are age and level dependent. Swimming forms will be posted at the beginning of January.

Anticipated 2021 Program Dates: June 29th through August 12th

Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Red Cross Levels*
Level 1: Water Exploration
Swimmers have little or no experience with the water. Swimmers will be comfortably oriented to the water and taught basic pool safety. Skills taught include submerging face, blowing bubbles, bobbing underwater, assisted front and back floating, kicking on front and back, and assisted front and back gliding.

Level 2: Primary Skills
Swimmers are able to perform all of the skills in Level 1. Swimmers will learn to independently float on their front and back, independently glide on their front and back, glide on their front and back while kicking, retrieve objects underwater, front and back crawl for at least 5 yards, roll over from front to back and back to front in the water, and jump into the pool and level off from a vertical to horizontal position.

Level 3: Stroke Readiness
Swimmers are able to perform all of the skills in Level 2. Swimmers will learn to tread water, glide on their front and back for 10 yards, elementary backstroke, and kneeling and compact dives.

Level 4: Stroke Development
Swimmers are able to perform all of the skills in Level 3. Swimmers will further develop the skills learned in Level 3 and will increase their endurance by swimming freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards, elementary backstroke for 10 yards, tread water for 2 minutes as well as learn "side-breathing," breaststroke, and the standing dive.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Swimmers are able to perform all of the skills in Level 4. Swimmers will learn to side-breathe on both sides, swim breaststroke (10 yards), sidestroke (10 yards), underwater for 3 body lengths, elementary backstroke (15 yards), dolphin kick (10 yards), and freestyle and backstroke (50 yards).

Level 6: Skill Proficiency & Advanced Skills
Swimmers are able to perform the skills in Level 5. Swimmers will further increase their endurance by swimming freestyle and backstroke for 100 yards, breaststroke and sidestroke for 25 yards, butterfly for 10 yards, as well as the pike and tuck surface dives.

 

Swimming Schedule 2021 

Swim classes will run Tuesday, June 29 - Thursday, August 12

Class 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Level 1 

(Preschool Aquatics)

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

10:00-10:30am

Level 2 

11:30am-12:00noon

11:30am-12:00noon

11:30am-12:00noon

Level 3 

11:00-11:30am

11:00-11:30am

11:00-11:30am

Level 3

(Buccaneer Sailors)

9:30-10:00am

11:00-11:30am

9:30-10:00am

Levels 4/5 

1:00-1:30pm

1:00-1:30pm

1:00-1:30pm

Level 6 

(and swimmers that  

have passed level 6, but  would like to continue  stroke development)

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

 

Swim Team 

Thursdays: 1:45pm

All Swim Meets Begin at 3:00pm.

July 15   - Swim Meet vs. Great Harbors @WLYC

July 22 - Swim Meet @ HYC

July 29 - TBD

August 5 - Swim Meet @ Great Harbors
August 12 - FAMILY Swim Meet @ WLYC

We will meet EVERY Thursday at 1:45 on the stairs of the Lakeside Room...even on swim meet days!

Thursdays without meets will consist of a practice to last roughly 45 minutes.

Thursdays with swim meets will consist of a brief meeting before we set up or depart for home or away meets.

 

Questions? Please email Mary Barth at: WLYCswimming@gmail.com

*Program may change year to year.