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Swim Lessons Program

The City of Sparks child-centered swim program offering superior swim instructor training, was developed by the founder of the nationally acclaimed, award-winning Swim Lessons University. The curriculum offers a progressive learning system designed to make children safer when in and around water. If you have questions about which level/class to register your child in, please call 353-2385.\r\n\r\nPARENT AND CHILD AQUATICS\r\nBuilds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to about 3 years become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water.\r\n\r\nSWIM LESSON DESCRIPTIONS\r\nThis program is based on a logical, five-level progression that helps swimmers from approximately 3 years and up with varying abilities develop their swimming and\r\nwater-safety skills. Classes are designed to give participants a positive learning experience. The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from\r\nthe preceding level, except for Level 1, which has no prerequisites. Please note: If your child meets the requirements to pass Level 1, you can register them in Level 2.\r\n\r\n??Level 1\r\n• Introduction to Water Skills • Front Kick Development\r\n• Breath Holding and Breath Control • Back Kick Development\r\n• In-Line Kick Progression • Safety Skills One\r\n• Swim Like a Fish (Face Out, Face Down)\r\n\r\n??Level 2\r\n• Fundamental Aquatic Skills • Front Kick Development\r\n• Freestyle Kick with Kick Board • Breath Holding\r\n• Back Kick Progression • In-Line Kick Progression\r\n• Freestyle Progression\r\n\r\n??Level 3\r\n• Freestyle Kick • Breath Control\r\n• Back Kick • In-Line Kick – Face Down\r\n• Basic Freestyle • Freestyle Breathing\r\n• Elementary Backstroke\r\n• Stroke Development (Must be able to comfortably swim 15 feet)\r\n\r\n??Level 4\r\n• Stroke Improvement • Breaststroke Kick\r\n• Breaststroke Arms • Stroke and Kick Timing\r\n• Breathing Timing • Freestyle and Backstroke\r\n\r\n??Level 5\r\n• Advanced Strokes/Diving • Body Dolphin Butterfly Kick\r\n• Butterfly Arms • Front Crawl\r\n• Back Crawl • Breaststroke\r\n• Sidestroke • Elementary Backstroke\r\n• Treading Water • Diving