Preschool Swim Lessons

We are excited to announce our NEW Swim Lessons programming will begin Summer 2017 Session (June 12 – August 20, 2017)! Please click HERE if you are looking for information on our current programming (through June 4, 2017).

Swim Lesson Stages Preschool

 


Swim Basics 

Recommended skills for all to have around water

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim - sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab 

In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming. 

Intro to Preschool Swim Stage 1
Water Acclimation ages 2 ½ - 3 years* 
Preschool Swim Stage 1 Water Acclimation ages 3 - 5 years 
Preschool Swim Stage 2
Water Movement ages 3 - 5 years
Preschool Swim Stage 3 Water Stamina ages 3 - 5 years  

Learn more about each Preschool Swim Basics Stage:

Water Acclimation
Intro to Preschool Swim Stage 1

ages 2 ½ - 3 years*

Preschoolers develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to perform basic self-rescue skills with assistance. Preschool Swim Stage 1 is for students who aren’t yet comfortable going underwater voluntarily.

Aquatics Badge1 300WIn Water Accilmation, your child will:

  • Bob to submerge in the water
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet with help
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
  • Roll from back to front and front to back with help
  • Jump, push, turn, grab with help
  • Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
  • Exit the water

*PREREQUISITE: Children entering this stage must have completed Parent Child Swim Stage B.

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Water Acclimation
Preschool Swim Stage 1

ages 3 - 5 years

Preschoolers develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to perform basic self-rescue skills with assistance. Preschool Swim Stage 1 is for students who aren’t yet comfortable going underwater voluntarily.

Aquatics Badge1 300WIn Water Accilmation, your child will:

  • Bob to submerge in the water
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet with help
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
  • Roll from back to front and front to back with help
  • Jump, push, turn, grab with help
  • Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
  • Exit the water

Children entering this level should be comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water. Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

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Water Movement
Preschool Swim Stage 2

ages 3 - 5 years

Preschoolers entering this level should be able to go underwater voluntarily. Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice how to safely exit if they would fall into a body of water. Preschool Swim Stage 2 is for students who aren’t yet able to do a front and back float on their own. 

Aquatics Badge2 300WIn Water Movement, your child will: 

  • Submerge to look at an object on the bottom of the pool
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim five yards
  • Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds
  • Exit the water

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Water Stamina
Preschool Swim Stage 3

ages 3 - 5 years

Preschoolers entering this level should be able to front and back float independently. Students learn to swim to safety from a longer distance. They are introduced to rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Preschool Swim Stage 3 is for students who aren’t yet able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back.

Aquatics Badge3 300WIn Water Stamina, your child will: 

  • Retrieve an object in chest-deep water
  • Swim on their front and back for 10 yards
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab 10 yards
  • Swim, float, swim 15 yards
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Exit the water

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Swim Strokes

Skills to support a healthy lifestyle

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

 

In Stroke Introduction swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.

Preschool Swim Stage 4
Stroke Introduction ages 3 - 5 years 

Learn more about the Preschool Swim Strokes Stage:

Stroke Introduction
Preschool Swim Stage 4

ages 3 - 5 years

Preschoolers entering School Age Swim Stage 4 should be able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back independently. Students develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Treading is also introduced.

Aquatics Badge4 300WIn Stroke Introduction, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards
  • Breaststroke kick for 15 yards
  • Butterfly kick for 15 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Dive from a sitting position
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for one minute
  • Swim any combination of strokes for 25 yards

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How to Register

Register for Swim Lessons* by using any of the 3 convenient ways:  

In Person By Phone Online
At any Green Bay Y
Business Services Hours
920 436 9595
Business Services Hours
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*Contact your Aquatic Director to register for Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons


Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, use the quick links below or our Aquatic Directors are happy to answer all your swim programming questions: 

Broadview     Chelsea Anderson     436 9589        
East Side  Wendy Grelson  436 1246
Ferguson Family   Susan Metko 436 9672 
West Side  Stephanie Rogaczewski   436 9518 

Click below to view classes online and find our Frequently Asked Questions about the new programming. You can also view/download printable versions of the current Program GuideSwim Lessons Brochure or an overview of our Stage Descriptions

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