Group Swim Lessons 2022

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The Groveport Recreation Department offers the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program. The program teaches participants how to swim skillfully & safely. Courses are meant to be fun & interactive.

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Group Swim Lessons 2022

 
Who:                          Youth ages 3 to 14 years 
Registration:               Registration can be done in-person at the GRC or online from Programs & Registration page.
Res Fee:                    $45
Non-Res. Fee:           $55
Questions:                 Taylor Barrick (Aquatics Supervisor) at tbarrick@groveport.org or Kelsey Valine (Aquatics Manager) at                                                      kvaline@groveport.org
*Extra class to make up for Trick-or-Treat night
**Extra class to make up for Thanksgiving
Program # Age Group Dates Days Time Pool Class Max. Registration
600039-107 6 Yr.+ Level 1 Oct 4 - Nov 1* T & Th. 5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 5 Sept 21 - Oct 4
600039-108 6 Yr.+ Level 2     5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 5  
600039-110 3-5 Yrs Preschool (PS1)     6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 3  
600039-111 3-5 Yrs Preschool (PS2)     6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 3  
600039-113 6 Yr.+ Level 1     7:25 pm - 8:00 pm Indoor 5  
600039-114 6 Yr.+ Level 2     7:25 pm - 8:00 pm Indoor 5  
    Oct. 2 - Nov. 20 Sunday       Sept 21-Oct 2
600039-124 6 Yr.+ Level 3     4:45 pm - 5:20 pm Indoor 4  
600039-125 6 Yr.+ Level 3     4:45 pm - 5:20 pm Indoor 4  
               
600039-116 6 Yr.+ Level 1 Nov 8 - Dec 6** T & Th. 5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 4 Oct. 26-Nov. 8
600039-117 6 Yr.+ Level 2     5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 4  
600039-119 3-5 Yrs Preschool (PS1)     6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 3  
600039-120 3-5 Yrs Preschool (PS2)     6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 3  
600039-122 6 Yr.+ Level 1     7:25 pm - 8:00 pm Indoor 4  
600039-123 6 Yr.+ Level 2     7:25 pm - 8:00 pm Indoor 4  
               

Learn To Swim Course Objectives

Course: Purpose: Course Content: Prerequisites:
3-5 Yrs Preschool (PS1) ▪Familiarize children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills.
▪Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water.

▪Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side.
▪ Bowing bubbles, 3 seconds
▪ Submerging mouth, nose and eyes.
▪ Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects, 2 times (in shallow water).
▪ Front and back glide, 2 body lengths.
▪ Recover from a front glide to a vertical position.
▪ Back float, 3 seconds.
▪ Recover from a back float to a vertical position.
▪ Roll from front to back and back to front.
▪ Treading with arm and hand actions (chest-deep).
▪ Alternating leg action on front & back, 2 body lengths.
▪ Simultaneous leg action on front & back, 2 body lengths.
▪ Alternating arm action on front & back, 2 body lengths.
▪ Combo arm and leg actions on front, 2 body lengths.
▪ Simultaneous arm action on front & back, 2 body lengths.
▪Combined arm and leg actions on back, 2 body lengths.

✔No Skill prerequisites.
3-5 Yrs Preschool (PS2) ▪Build on and improve skills learned in PS1.
▪Increase knowledge of water safety topics introduced in PS1.
▪ Bobbing, 3 times
▪ Enter water by stepping in (in shoulder deep water).
▪ Exit water using ladder, steps or side (in chest-deep water).
▪ Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects, 2 times (in chest-deep water).
▪ Front float, 3 seconds.
▪ Front glide, 2 body lengths.
▪ Recover from a front float or glide to a vertical position.
▪ Back float, 5 seconds.
▪ Back glide, 2 body lengths.
▪ Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position.
▪ Roll from front to back and back to front.
▪ Treading using arm and leg actions, 5 seconds (in shoulder-deep water).
▪ Combined arm and leg actions on front and back, 3 body lengths.
▪ Finning arm action on back, 3 body lengths.
✔Successful demonstration of PS1 exit skills assessment.
(Listed below👇)
✔Enter the water independently, using either ramp, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water.
✔While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds then recover to a vertical position.

6 Yr.+ Level 1 ▪Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills.
▪Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water. 
▪ Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side.
▪ Blowing bubbles, 3 seconds.
▪ Bobbing, 3 times.
▪ Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects, 2 times (in shallow water).
▪ Front glide, 2 body lengths.
▪ Recover from a front glide to a vertical position.
▪ Back glide, 2 body lengths.
▪ Back float, 3 seconds.
▪ Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position.
▪ Roll from front to back.
▪ Roll from back to front.
▪ Treading using arm and hand actions (in chest-deep water).
▪ Alternating leg action on front & back, 2 body lengths.
▪ Simultaneous leg action on front & back, 2 body lengths.
▪ Alternating arm action on front & back, 2 body lengths.
▪ Simultaneous arm action on front & back, 2 body lengths.
▪ Combined arm and leg actions on front & back, 2 body lengths.

✔No skill prerequisites.
✔Participants start at age 6.

6 Yr.+ Level 2 ▪Build on the basic aquatics skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in level 1. •Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side (in shoulder-deep water).
• Exit water using ladder, steps or side (in chest-deep water).
• Fully submerging and holding breath, 5 seconds.
• Bobbing, 5 times (in chest-deep water).
• Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects, 2 times (in chest-deep water).
• Front float, 5 seconds.
• Jellyfish float, 5 seconds.
• Tuck float, 5 seconds.

✔Successful demonstration of Level 1 exit skills assessment.
(Listed below👇)
✔Enter the water independently, using either the ramp, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times and then safely exit the water.
✔Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, Roll to a back float for 5 seconds then recover to a vertical position.

6 Yr.+ Level 3 ▪Build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment. • Enter water by jumping from the side (into deep water).
• Headfirst entry from the side in a sitting position (in water at least 9 feet deep).
• Headfirst entry from the side in a kneeling position (in water at least 9 feet deep).
• Bobbing while moving toward safety, 5 times (in chest-deep water).
• Rotary breathing, 10 times
• Survival float on front, 30 seconds (in deep water).
• Back float, 30 seconds (in deep water).
• Change from vertical to horizontal position on front (in deep water).
• Change from vertical to horizontal position on back (in deep water).
• Tread water, 30 seconds (in deep water).
• Push off in a streamlined position on front then begin flutter kicking, 3–5 body lengths.
• Push off in a streamlined position on front then begin. dolphin kicking, 3–5 body lengths.
• Front crawl, 15 yards.
• Elementary backstroke, 15 yards.
• Scissors kick, 10 yards.
✔Successful demonstration of Level 2 exit skills assessment.
(Listed below👇)
✔Step from side into chest deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water.
✔Move into back float for 15 seconds, roll to front then recover to a vertical position.
✔Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to the back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.