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Preschool - Develop positive attitudes and safe practices around the water.o Entering the water independently using ramp, steps or side and travel at least 5 yards.o Submerging mouth and blowing bubbles for at least 3 seconds.o Exiting the water safely.o Gliding on front for at least 2 body lengths with support. o Gliding on back for at least 2 body lengths with support.o Swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths with supporto Rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to front then continuing to swim on front for 3 body lengths with support.
Level 1 - Introduction to basic skills as the foundation for future skills and the development of water competency (the basic minimum skills needed for water safety). It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 1 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. Milestones:o Entering the water independently using the ramp, steps or side.o Traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing 5 times and then safely exiting the water. o Opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged object.o Gliding on front with assistance at least 2 body lengths. o Rolling to a back float for 5 seconds with assistance.o Recovering to a vertical position with assistance.o Combined arm and leg actions on front and back with assistance.o Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back with assistance.
Level 2 - Begin to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level than level 1 and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.Milestones:o Stepping from the side into chest-deep water.o Fully submerging and holding breath.o Pushing off the bottom, moving into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swimming on front and/ or back for 5 body lengths and then exiting the water. o Moving into a back float for 15 seconds, rolling to front and then recovering to a vertical position.o Pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to the front and then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.
Level 3 - Learn to swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary levels, introduction to the scissors and dolphin kicks, learn the survival float and increases the time duration for treading water, learn the rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside (if the water is 9 feet deep or deeper).Milestones:o Flutter, scissors, breaststroke and dolphin kicks. o Jumping into deep water from the side, recovering to the surface, maintaining position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotating a full turn and then turning as necessary to orient to the exit point. o Swimming the front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards and then exiting the water.o Pushing off in a streamlined position, swimming the front crawl for 15 yards, changing position and direction, swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards and then exiting the water.
Participants improve their proficiency in basic aquatic skills (including rotary breathing, surface dives and treading) and the six basic swimming strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke). Participants also learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water, in addition to those needed to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency.
Participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, including the front crawl, breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Participants also learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water, in addition to those needed to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency.
You must be at least 15 years of age or older in order to participate in the Lifeguard Training class and must be able to pass the swimming prerequisite.The swimming prerequisite will take place on the first day of class and consist of:*A 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed.*Tread water for 2 minutes without support and without stopping. When treading, only the legs can be used. You should place your hands under your armpits. The head must remain above the surface of the water.*Within 1 minute and 40 seconds:*Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water.*Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.*Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. Do not swim the distance under water.*Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
This is a Blended Learning course. Participants will need to have access to internet and a valid email address. Please be sure to provide your email address at time of enrollment. Online course work will be provided by the instructor via email prior to course start date.
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