Preschool Kids Swim Lesson

Swim lessons for pre-school kids age 3 - 5 years old

 

The Dive Buddy Swim School has a low child-to-instructor ratio.

Our swim instructors are trained to work with younger children and lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim lessons.

Parents are welcome to watch swim lessons from the pool deck

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Program OverviewThe Dive Buddy Swim School has a low child-to-instructor ratio. Our swim instructors are trained to work with younger children and lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim lessons. Parents are welcome to watch swim lessons from the pool deck.

The Dive Buddy Swim School uses class levels to ensure your preschooler is placed according to his/ her ability. Children are evaluated at the beginning of each session and placed in the appropriate level based on demonstrated ability. Children should be able to work with an instructor and participate in swim lessons independently and willingly. 
Skills OverviewThe Swim Basics program includes three stages for preschoolers:

Stage 1 Water Acclimation, Stage 2 Water Movement and Stage 3 Water Stamina. The Swim Strokes program includes one stage for preschoolers: Stage 4 Stroke Introduction.
PrerequisiteNone
Program durations and validity (Per Level)1 Month
Age3 - 5 years
Inwater Training Duration30 minutes
Training Sessions7
Instructor to students supervision ratio1 Instructor : 4 Students
A parent must be in the pool area for all lessons involving children age six years and younger
Required swimming aidsKick board, Swim googles, Swim Cap

Swim Basics

In this program, preschoolers learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills—swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

Kids develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This class is for kids who aren’t yet comfortable going underwater voluntarily. In this class, your child will:

  • Bob to submerge in the water
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet with help
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
  • Roll from back to front and front to back with help
  • Jump, push, turn, grab with help
  • Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
  • Exit the water

Students focus on body position and control, directional change, forward movement in the water and continue to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This class is for students who aren’t yet able to do a front and back float on their own. In this class, students will be able to :

  • Submerge to look at an object on the bottom of the pool
  • Front and back glide to the wall for 10 feet
  • Front and back float for 20 seconds
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim five yards
  • Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds
  • Exit the water

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages. The class also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm/leg action. This class is for students who aren’t yet able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back. In this class, students will be able to :

  • Retrieve an object in chest-deep water
  • Swim on their front and back for 15 yards
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab 10 yards
  • Swim, float, swim 25 yards
  • Tread water for one minute
  • Exit the water
 

Swim Strokes

Having mastered the fundamentals, preschoolers learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique.

Stroke Introduction

Kids learn the front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to swim 15 yards of front and back crawl. In this class, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards
  • Breaststroke kick for 15 yards
  • Butterfly kick for 15 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Dive from a sitting position
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for one minute
  • Swim any combination of strokes for 25 yards