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Children's Lessons Swim Kids Levels

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Quality instructors with practical experience and more than 75 hours of training. Children start at age six, and continue through the 10 levels. Your child can seamlessly move from one level to the next, ance based on his or her own development as a swimmer. Every child progresses at a different rate, and it is not uncommon for children to repeat a level in order to strengthen a particular skill. Through drills and distance swimming kids learn all six strokes and develop proper breathing and swimming techniques while building endurance and embracing a healthy lifestyle. Water safety is important for all age groups. We teach skills ranging from self-rescue and preventing injuries to boating safety and diving.

Swim Kids 1 
*Pre-requisite : Age 6
Perform front and back floats gaining confidence and stability in the water; develop beginner skills including gliding and kicking leading up to the front swim; practice swimming a distance of 5 metres - for a new swimmer, this distance can be a real challenge; learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water.

Swim Kids 2
*Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 1
Learn the facility rules and boundaries to be safe in, on, and around the water; be introduced to deep water - children will be challenged to experience buoyancy to increase their confidence in the water; continue developing beginner skills including side glides with flutter kicks which introduce the breathing position for front crawl and build the progression for back crawl; swim 5 metres three times in one lesson to build strength and keep practicing the right moves; practice swimming a distance of 10 metres to build endurance and mastery of strokes.

Swim Kids 3
Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 2
Keep his or her head above the water for 20 seconds; enter the water from a sitting dive; swim using the front crawl.

Swim Kids 4
Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 3
Understand safe diving practices; perform the kneeling dive; increase swim distance to 25 metres.

Swim Kids 5
Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 4
Be a safe boater; stay warm in cold water; perform the front and back crawl; increase swim distance to 50 metres.

Swim Kids 6
Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 5
Be safe on or near ice; tread water for 1 minute and 30 seconds; perform a front dive; increase swim distance to 75 metres.

Swim Kids 7
Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 6
Recognize and assist in a choking incident; practice whip and eggbeater kicks; increase swim distance to 150 metres.

Swim Kids 8
Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 7
Perform rescue breathing for adults and children; swim using the breast stroke; increase swim distance to 300 metres.

Swim Kids 9 
Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 8
Make wise choices around the water; refine strokes and build speed and endurance; increase swim distance to 400 metres.

Swim Kids 10
Pre-requisite : Age 6 and completion of Swim Kids 9
Recognize drowning risks and make wise choices around the water; perform and surface dive with underwater swim; perform the butterfly stroke; increase swim distance to 500 metres.