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). This program is primarily intended as an introduction to water and not a “learn to swim” class. This class is held in the outdoor aquatic facility.
Children 3 and under must wear a swim liner available at the pool or office for $10.00 (Re-usable).
Benchmark: Must be 3 years old. Unable to float and kick 6 feet unassisted.
This class is perfect for children 3-5 years of age who have not taken swim lessons before or are not comfortable in the water unassisted. Children will learn how to safely be a part of a group class, blow bubbles through their mouth and nose, submerge underwater, kick properly with assistance and float front and back with assistance.
*Parents are asked to stay and watch the class poolside for safety purposes.
Yellow (Beginner plus)
Benchmarks: Can float on front/back unassisted for up to 10 seconds. Kick face down, kick unassisted in streamline, least 6 feet. Swims with face down using beginning arm “scoops” for 6 feet.
This class is meant for children ages 3-5 years old, that have taken at least 1 session of swim lessons and are comfortable in the water. Children in this class must already be able to float on their front and back unassisted for up to 10 seconds and swim using arms for at least 6 feet. Children in this class will work on strengthening freestyle and work on learning how to take a breath and continue swimming.
Benchmarks: Able to swim freestyle and backstroke unassisted without stopping for at least 10 feet. While swimming freestyle able to lift head up or turn to the side to breathe without putting feet down.
This class is meant for intermediate children ages 4-5 years old, that have passed SRD Yellow or have been evaluated by the SRD Aquatics Manager. Children in this class must already be able to swim on their front and back unassisted for up to 10 feet. This class will focus primarily on strengthening freestyle and backstroke techniques, introduced to beginning breaststroke kick and butterfly kick with a deep-water introduction a learn to tread water.
Benchmarks: Must be proficient in freestyle and backstroke with endurance to swim full lengths of the main pool. Able to kick full lengths of the pool using breaststroke and butterfly.
This class is meant for advanced children ages 4-5 years old, that have passed SRD Green or have been evaluated by the SRD Aquatics Manager. This class will focus on strengthening all 4 competitive strokes, endurance, and introduce diving.
It is recommended that participants bring goggles to each class. Students with long hair must secure hair or use a swim cap.
Benchmarks: Ages 6+, beginner but able to put face underwater, float unassisted on front and back, kick with face down for 6 feet and beginning front strokes for 6 feet. Unable to swim full lengths of free and backstroke.
This class is meant for beginners that are comfortable in the water. Children will learn how to safely be a part of a group class, blow bubbles through their mouth and nose, submerge underwater, kick properly and float on front and back with no assistance. Students learn water safety and take beginning strokes on front and back with proper technique.
Level 2- (Beginner plus)
Benchmarks: Ages 6+, beginners able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. Knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly kick. Able to tread water for 30 seconds.
This class is meant for beginner swimmers who already have a knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. Students should be comfortable in the water and a group setting. Students will learn basics of breaststroke and butterfly kick and continue enhancing their freestyle and backstroke endurance and techniques.
Benchmarks: Must be at least 7 years old and have passed SRD Level 2 or had SRD evaluation. Able to swim full lengths of freestyle with side breathing, backstroke and beginning breaststroke and butterfly.
Private and Semi-Private lessons are available upon request for pass holders and residents only. Please call the SRD office at (415) 383-6494 to speak with Brittney Boyd, Aquatics Manager about arranging for private or semi-private lessons.
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