1. PERSONAL SAFETY
Activities that help increase awareness of personal safety issues for both the child and the family, including boating safety. Pool Entries & Exits. Proper use of Instructional Flotation Devices (Bubbles, Noodles, Barbells). Pool Rules.
2. PERSONAL GROWTH
Activities that help the child and the family grow in spirit, mind, and body, including character development. Balance. Relaxation. Imitation. Independence. Following Directions. Connecting with others.
3. STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Activities that help develop swimming abilities so participants can move in the water safely. Imitates parent by putting face in the water. Is relaxed in both the front towing and back cradle position. Blowing bubbles on cue. Ships and expels water on cue. Balances on the parent's knee without support of parent. Moving around while wearing IFD. Climbing in and out of pool without assistance. KIcking and moving arms.
4. WATER SPORTS & GAMES
Activities that help develop an appreciation of aquatic activities that may last a lifetime, including age appropriate games & songs. Pushing & catching a ball. Tossing balls into basket. Song and movement activities led by instructor.
5. SAFETY & RESCUE
Activities that build awareness of how to help self and others in aquatic emergencies. Does not enter the pool until requested to do so by a parent. Does not leave the parent while on deck or in the locker room. Moves cautiously on deck while entering or exiting the pool. Climbing onto raft safely. Floating in a Personal Flotation Device (lifejacket).