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Children’s Lifesaving Society

HomeSchool Swimmer 1 Advanced

This level is the foundation for swimming skill development. It includes floats, rollovers, glides, kicking drills and the introduction to Swim to Survive skills. This level is for 6+ years who have completed Paddling Penguins, Plunging Polar Bears or Swimmer 1 Beginner. (Ages 6+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 1 Beginner

These beginning swimmers will work on safe entries, floats and moving through the water. They'll explore working in deep water with PFDs and when ready will do front and back floats without the extra support. This level is for 6+ years that have never taken lessons before or who have participated in any of the first 4 preschool levels. (Ages 6+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 2

These children will be able to jump or roll into deep water, tread water, and swim 10-15m using either front crawl or back crawl. They'll learn whip kick and begin to work on their endurance level. (Ages 6+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 3

These swimmers will dive and do forward rolls into deep water. Watch them learn handstands and front somersaults underwater. They'll work on their front crawl, back crawl and whip kick over short distances and add some interval fitness training to their practice. By the end they'll be able to meet the Swim to Survive standard: Roll into deep water, tread water for 1 minute and swim 50m. (Ages 6+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 4

These swimmers will swim farther with their front crawl and back crawl. They'll be introduced to breaststroke arm drills, underwater swims and front crawl sprints. Interval training will add to their fitness level. (Ages 6+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 5

These swimmers will try eggbeater kick, head up front crawl, and shallow dives. And just for fun try 'tuck' jumps and underwater back somersaults. They'll easily go the distance with a strong front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. (Ages 6+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 6

These swimmers will master eggbeater and scissor kicks, front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. With the interval training and sprint racing drills they'll be ready to make the 300 m endurance workout. And just for fun they'll try stride jumps and compact jumps. Next step: Rookie Patrol. (Ages 6+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 7 - Rookie Canadian Swim Patrol

Practices develop fitness levels to meet a timed 100m swim and 350m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position, foot first and head first surface dives. Demonstrating an ability to conduct a primary assessment and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program. (Ages 6+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 8 - Ranger Canadian Swim Patrol

Ranger Patrol enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick, and increased fitness levels to meet a 200m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues. (Ages 8+)

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HomeSchool Swimmer 9 - Star Canadian Swim Patrol

An excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills. They will refine their front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke all for 100m, and complete a 600m workouts and 300m timed swim. (Ages 6+)

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Special Needs

Individualized lessons for those with physical or mental challenges. Special Needs lessons are a one on one set of lessons . The Instructor works with both the student and parent or guardian. Please contact Fountain Park Recreation Centre to recieve the student information form. We ask that form be filled out and returned on or before first class. (Ages 3+)

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Stroke Polisher 3 and 4

Stroke Polishing is designed to allow time for comprehensive stroke development and technique through drills, stroke correction and practice. For students who have attempted Swimmer 3 or 4. NOTE: please let your instructor know the specific skills you would like to work on. (Ages 6+)

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Stroke Polisher 5 and 6

Stroke Polishing is designed to allow time for comprehensive stroke development and technique through drills, stroke correction and practice. For students who have attempted Swimmer 5 or 6 . NOTE: please let your instructor know the specific skills you would like to work on. (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 1 Beginner

These beginning swimmers will work on safe entries, floats and moving through the water. They'll explore working in deep water with PFDs and when ready, will do front and back floats without the extra support. This level is for 6+ years that have never taken lessons before or who have participated in any of the first 4 preschool levels. (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 1 Advanced

This level is the foundation for swimming skill development. It includes floating, rollovers, glides, kicking drills and the introduction to Swim to Survive skills. This level is for 6+ years who have completed Paddling Penguins, Plunging Polar Bears or Swimmer 1 Beginner. (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 2

These students will be able to jump or side roll into deep water, tread water, and swim 10-15m using either front crawl or back crawl. They'll try 'vertical' whip kick and begin to work on their endurance level by stepping into the world of fitness interval training. (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 3

These swimmers will dive and do forward rolls into deep water. Watch them learn handstands and front somersaults underwater. They'll work on their front crawl, back crawl and whip kick over short distances and add some interval fitness training to their practice. By the end they'll be able to meet the Swim to Survive standard: Roll into deep water, tread water for 1 minute and swim 50m. (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 4

These swimmers will swim farther with their front crawl and back crawl. They'll be introduced to breaststroke arm drills, underwater swims and front crawl sprints. Interval training will add to their fitness level. (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 5

These swimmers will try eggbeater kick, head up front crawl, and shallow dives. Just for fun, try 'tuck' jumps and underwater back somersaults. They'll easily go the distance with a strong front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 6

These swimmers will master eggbeater and scissor kicks, front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. With the interval training and sprint racing drills they'll be ready to make the 300 m endurance workout. Just for fun, they'll try stride jumps and compact jumps. Next step: Rookie Patrol (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 7 - Rookie - Canadian Swim Patrol

Practices develop fitness levels to meet a timed 100m swim and 350m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position, foot first and head first surface dives. Demonstrating an ability to conduct a primary assessment and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program. (Ages 6+)

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Swimmer 8 & 9 - Ranger/Star Canadian Swim Patrol

Ranger Patrol enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick, and increased fitness levels to meet a 200m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues. Star Patrol is excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills. They will refine their front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke all for 100m, and complete a 600m workouts and 300m timed swim. This is a combined course. (Ages 6+)

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