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Aquatics Water Safety Classes

 

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Swim Lessons

SRD Seedlings Program

Parent/Child Classes (6 months to 3.5 years old)

A water orientation course for very young children & their parents. Through a variety of songs, games and safety skills children learn to enjoy the water with their parent(s). Children are not expected to learn to swim in this class. Children 3 and under must wear a swim liner available at the pool or office for $7 (Re-usable)

SRD Sprouts Program

A program for children ages 3 – 5

Orange (Beginner) Students work with an instructor to learn how to blow bubbles, submerge face in the water, float, kick, use their arms and glide with assistance. Students will play games designed to promote proper swimming skills and water safety. Parents are encouraged to sit on the side and cheer their child along as they take on new challenges and progress in their swimming skills.

Yellow (Beginner/Intermediate) This class is for children who are comfortable in the water. Students will work on the transition between assisted and independent swimming. In this class students will work on gliding, kicking, using their arms, floating and swimming with little to no assistance.

Green (Intermediate) Students will work on independence in the water and learning how to swim on their front and back without assistance. Students will be introduced to deep water and how to swim comfortably on their own getting them from the water to safety.

Blue (Intermediate/Advanced) Students will learn coordinated front and back crawl, rolling over and reversing direction, elementary backstroke and deep-water entries, including a sitting dive and PFD use. Students will work on swimming the width of the pool.

Purple (Advanced) Students will learn coordinated freestyle and backstroke, rolling over and reversing direction, elementary backstroke, deep-water entries including a sitting dive and PFD use. Students will work on swimming the length of the pool while improving their strokes and endurance. Students will also learn introductory water safety techniques.

SRD Youth Swim Program

For children 6 and older

It is recommended that participants bring goggles to each class. Students with long hair must secure hair or use a swim cap.

SRD Level 1 Orientation to water for new students will include entering/exiting water independently, submerging face, opening eyes under water, blowing bubbles, bobbing, supported kicking and floating, beginning arm stroke, intro to Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and personal water safety rules.

SRD Level 2 Students will learn jump-in entry, to retrieve objects, unsupported floating & gliding, kicking on front and back, combined stroke front and back, Personal Flotation Device (PFD) use, and beginning safety and rescue skills.

SRD Level 3 Students will learn coordinated front and back crawl, rolling over and reversing direction, elementary backstroke, deep-water entries including diving, Personal Flotation Device (PFD) use, and beginning rescue skills.

SRD Level 4 Students will learn breaststroke, sidestroke, intro to butterfly, standing dives, turns at wall, treading. Students will improve front/back crawl and elementary backstroke, Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and intermediate safety and rescue skills.

SRD Level 5 Students will learn stride jump, feet first surface dive, underwater swimming and butterfly stroke. Students will improve front dive, front/back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, open and flip turns, Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and intermediate safety and rescue skills.

SRD Level 6 Students will learn approach stroke, flip turns, jump tuck from diving board, approach and hurdle on diving board. Students will improve front/back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and intermediate to advanced safety and rescue skills.

SRD Level 7 Students will learn board diving in tuck & pike position, backstroke flip turns, treading water for 5 minutes, to swim continuously for 500 yards and how to develop a personal fitness plan. Students will review all skills in lower levels including Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and advanced safety and rescue skills including retrieving a brick from 9 feet of water.

Youth Swim Club

Swim Club is an exciting 5-Level aquatic program designed for students 6-15 years of age. Each swimmer will have the opportunity to work one on one with the SRD Staff while participating in a professional lap swim training program. Students will develop proper stroke technique, strengthen core muscles and improve endurance over the course of the sessions. For more information refer to SRD Swim Level Descriptions, individual objectives on SRD swim cards, or contact the SRD Main Office.

Beginner (Level 3 and above; Ages 6+)

Prerequisite: Successfully complete the SRD Deep Water Swim Test: 25 yards freestyle with side breathing, tread water and float for 1-minute each. Students must also complete 25 yards backstroke. Completion of SRD Level 2 or equivalent. Please call SRD Main Office if this will be your first time taking this program before signing up.

Introduction to lap swim, detailed skill technique, swimming drills, starts, finishes and diving while building endurance in the water. If you are interested in joining a swim team this is a great start!

Intermediate (Level 4 and above; Ages 6+)

Prerequisite: Successfully complete the SRD Deep Water Swim Test. Completion of SRD Level 3 or equivalent. Complete 25yards of each Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke, 15yards of dolphin kick, and open turns with proper stroke technique. Please call SRD Main Office if this will be your first time taking this program before signing up.

Learn techniques to improve water entry, transitions, strokes and speed in the water. Stroke technique goals include; strengthen and refine freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, introduction to butterfly, and utilizing flip turns to continuously swim a minimum of 250 yards.

Advanced (Level 5, 6 & 7 and above; Ages 7+)

Prerequisite: Successfully complete the SRD Deep Water Swim Test. Completion of SRD Level 4 or equivalent. Complete 50 yards Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke, 25yards of Butterfly and flip turns with proper stroke technique. Please call SRD Main Office if this will be your first time taking this program before signing up.

Levels 5, 6 and 7 are designed to advance swim technique, training, speed and endurance to a pre-professional level. Students will review all lower level skills including water entry skill development includes stride jump, feet first surface dive, and board diving in tuck & pike position. Additional advance skill training in underwater swimming, butterfly, backstroke flip turns, treading water for 5-minutes. Objectives include 500 yard continuous swim with turns, personal fitness plan development, advanced safety and rescue skills including retrieving a brick from 9-feet of water (preparation for Lifeguard Course).

Swim Club Select (Level 7 and above; Ages 11-18)

Select students will be carefully chosen to be eligible for this advanced Level 7 Swim Club Select optimizing their skill training in all strokes, backstroke flip turns, and treading water. Objectives include exceeding 500 yard continuous swim with turns, personal fitenss plan developments, advance safety and rescuse skills including retrieving a brick from 9-feet of water. Students will progress focusing on core, interval, endurance and speek training with a 1:8 coaching ratio.

Private and Semi-Private Swimming Lessons

Private and Semi-Private lessons are available upon request for pass holders or residents only. Please call the SRD office at (415) 383-6494 to speak with an aquatics coordinator about arranging for private or semi-private lessons.

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