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Fitness Swimming
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 
 

Purpose

To refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness and over greater distances

 

Learning Objectives

 

�� Increase endurance while swimming the following strokes:

                Front crawl–100 yards

                Back crawl–100 yards

                Butterfly–50 yards

                Elementary backstroke–50 yards

                Breaststroke–50 yards

                Sidestroke–50 yards

                 

�� Demonstrate the following turns while swimming:

                Front crawl open turn

                Backstroke open turn

                Sidestroke turn

                Front flip turn

                Backstroke flip turn

                Breaststroke turn

                Butterfly turn

                 

�� Demonstrate etiquette in fitness swimming

 

�� Discuss and demonstrate how to use the following equipment while swimming:

                Pull buoy

                Fins

                Pace clock

                Paddles

                 

�� Describe the principles of setting up a fitness program

 

�� Demonstrate various training techniques

 

�� Calculate target heart rate

 

�� Apply the principles of water exercise

 

 

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Guardstart/Jr. Lifeguard
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 
 

Purpose

American Red Cross GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow is a program for youth that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes and skills for future successful completion of the Red Cross Lifeguarding courses.

Prerequisites

 

�� Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.

 

�� Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.

 

�� Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.

 

Learning Objectives

 

�� Prevention

 

o Learn about the causes and ways to prevent drowning and diving accidents.

 

o Learn how to supervise others around the water

 

o Learn how to recognize when someone is in trouble.

 

�� Fitness

 

o Improve swimming stroke mechanics, endurance, strength and physical fitness level for the skills necessary to become a lifeguard.

 

�� Response

 

o Demonstrate, with prompting, how to perform self-rescue.

 

o Demonstrate, with prompting, how to assist others in trouble in the water.

 

o Demonstrate, with prompting, how to provide basic-level first aid, CPR and AED.

 

�� Leadership

 

o Learn about leadership characteristics and skills necessary to become a lifeguard, including how to communicate effectively, make informed decisions, be an effective leader, be part of a team and provide good customer service.

 

�� Professionalism

 

o Learn how to search and apply for a job and prepare for an interview.

 

o Understand the importance of providing quality customer service.

 

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Parent & Child Aquatics
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 
 

Purpose

To familiarize young children (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn-to-Swim courses. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.

Prerequisites

 

�� No skill prerequisites

 

�� Child must be at least 6 months old to enroll

 

�� Parent or other caregiver must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class

 

Learning Objectives

 

�� Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.

 

�� Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.

 

�� Feel comfortable in the water.

 

�� Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes completely.

 

�� Explore buoyancy on the front and back position.

 

�� Change body position in the water with support.

 

�� Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around the home.

 

�� Learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one.

 

�� Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including knowing how to stay safe in the sun and how to avoid recreational water illnesses.

 

�� Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR.

 

 

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Preschool Aquatics Level I
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 
  Prerequisites

There are no skill prerequisites for Preschool Aquatics Level 1. Participants should be 3 to 5 years old.

 

Learning Objectives

                Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side

                Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

                Submerge mouth, nose and eyes

                Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

                Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position

                Back float and recover to a vertical position

                Roll from front to back and back to front

                Tread with arm and hand actions

                Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back

                Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back

                Experience wearing a life jacket in the water

                Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to                   call for help

                Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

 

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Preschool Aquatics Level II
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 
   Prerequisites

Successfully demonstrate the exit skills assessments from Preschool Aquatics Level 1.  Participants should be 3 to 5 years old.

 

Learning Objectives

                Enter water by stepping in

                Exit water using ladder, steps or side

                Bobbing

                Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

                Front and back floats and glides

                Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position

                Roll from front to back and back to front

                Tread water using arm and leg actions

                Combined arm and leg actions on front and back or back

                Finning arm action on back

                Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help

                Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

 

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Preschool Aquatics Level III
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 
 

 

Prerequisites

Successfully demonstrate the exit skills assessments of Preschool Aquatics Level 2.  Participants should be 3 to 5 years old.

 

Learning Objectives

                Enter water by jumping in

                Fully submerge and hold breath

                Bobbing

                Front, jellyfish and tuck floats

                Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position

                Back float and glide

                Change direction of travel while swimming on front and back

                Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

                Tread water using arm and leg actions

                Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

                Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help

                Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

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Swimming Level I
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 
 Purpose

To begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.  Participants should be age 6 and older.

 

Prerequisites

None - Participants start at about 6 years of age.

 

Learning Objectives

                Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side

                Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

                Bobbing

                Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

                Front and back glides and floats

                Recover to vertical position

                Roll from front to back and back to front

                Tread water using arm and hand actions

                Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back

                Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back

                Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

                Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help

                Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

 

 

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Swimming Level II
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 

Purpose

To give participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.  Participants should be age 6 and older.

 

 

Prerequisites

                Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills certificate

 

OR

                Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 1

 

Learning Objectives

                Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side

                Fully submerge and hold breath

                Bobbing

                Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

                Front, jellyfish and tuck floats

                Front and back glides and floats

                Recover to vertical position

                Roll from front to back and back to front

                Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back

                Tread water using arm and leg actions

                Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

                Finning arm action

                Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency, knowing how to call for help and perform simple nonswimming assists

                Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

                Learn to look carefully before entering the water

                Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

 

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Swimming Level III
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 
Purpose

To build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water.  Participants should be age 6 or older.

 

Prerequisites

                Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills certificate

 

OR

                Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 2

 

Learning Objectives

                Enter water by jumping from the side

                Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions

                Bobbing while moving toward safety

                Rotary breathing

                Survival float

                Back float

                Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back

                Tread water

                Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front

                Front crawl and elementary backstroke

                Learn to look carefully before entering the water

                Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists

                Learn to recognize, prevent and respond to cold water emergencies

 

 

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Swimming Level IV
Cost: $60.00 | Length: 5 Hours | 

Purpose

To develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills.  Participants should be age 6 and older.

 

Prerequisites

                Valid American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 3: Stroke Development certificate

 

OR

                Successful demonstration of all completion requirements from Level 3

 

Learning Objectives

                Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions

                Swim under water

                Feetfirst surface dive

                Survival swimming

                Front crawl and backstroke open turns

                Tread water using 2 different kicks

                Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly

                Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

                Learn to look carefully before entering the water

                Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

                Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists

                Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

 

 

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