Red Cross Preschool Aquatics is designed to give young children a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience. Preschool Aquatics is designed to orient young preschool children to the aquatic environment and to help them gain basic aquatic skills at the most rudimentary levels. It also helps children develop comfort in, on and around water.
If this sounds like your child, he/she will experience fun lessons that emphasize water safety/survival and fundamental swimming concepts. Children must be comfortable with separation from parent.
No skill prerequistes
Children should be approximately 4 year or older
Familiarize children approximately 4 and 5 years old to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills
Help participant begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water
reinforce water safety concepts and skill introduced in earlier levels and introduce additional water safety topics.
During this class the child will learn:
Correct entry and exit techniques
Bobbing and opening eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
Front and back floats and glides, with recovery to a vertical position
Roll from front to back and back to front - Combining arm and leg
actions. Finning arm actions on back
Changing from front to back
Proper freestyle kicks
Swimming from the wall to the instructor and to his/her Safety Zone
Diving for toys and going to child’s Safety Zone - Water fun!
Importance of wearing a life jacket and basic safety rules
Staying safe around the aquatic environments, recognizing the
lifeguards, how to call for help and sun safety