Waterloo Summer Swim Lesson Information
Please see the attachment at the bottom of this page regarding 2019 Summer Swim Lessons.
Waterloo Winter Swim Lesson Information
There have been a number of lessons canceled due to inclement weather this first session of winter lessons. Waterloo Schools will be rescheduling make-up opportunities for these lost dates. We will provide a number of options for you to make up the lost lessons.
Due to the lost dates and the second session beginning this next week, we will have difficulties providing level cards following this first session. Our guards will use their best judgement in placing your children in the correct levels for session 2. However, with the complex scheduling arrangement, we will not be providing cards this first session.
Please read below for lesson make-up options. Additional questions, feel free to email Mr. Erickson (Ericksona@waterloo.k12.wi.us).
- Attend multiple lessons in the same night
- Attend lessons during the second session even if you have not signed up
- Attend lessons on a night that you have not signed up
- Attend 2 additional dates added at the concluding of session 2 (Monday, March 4th and/or Wednesday, March 6th)
Parent and Child Lessons
Ages six months to five years
Instructor ratio 1:10
Parent & Tot - Level A
Parent/Child Level A is a program for parents and children. Level A is for children who are 6 months to 2 years old and have either no water experience or one previous session of water adjustment lessons.
Getting wet with toys, getting wet kicking, enter water by lifting in, enter water by walking in, in water exploration, out of water exploration, exit water by lifting out, exit water by walking out, blowing bubbles on the surface, blowing bubbles with mouth and nose submerged, underwater exploration, submerging mouth, nose and eyes, front and back float, front and back glide, roll from front to back and back to front, passing from instructor to parent, leg action on front and back, safety topics.
Parent & Tot - Level B
Parent/Child Level B is a program for parents and children. Level B if for children who:
- Are 2 to 4 years old and have had two or more previous sessions of water adjustment lessons, submerge only reluctantly (or not at all) or require floatation support at all times.
- Are up to 5 years old and have little or no previous experience in water adjustment lessons, are reluctant to enter the water or submerge, requires floatation support at all times or may benefit from parental presence and support in the water.
Enter water in seated position, enter water in seated position by rolling over and sliding in, enter water by stepping or jumping in, enter water by using ladder, steps, or side of pool, exit water using ladder or side of pool, open eyes and retrieving objects below the surface, open eyes and retrieving submerged objects, bobbing, front and back float, front and back glide, roll from front to back and back to front, passing between adults, leg action on front and back, arm action on front and back, combined arm and leg actions, safety topics.
Ages three to five
Instructor ratio 1:5
Tots 1 Lesson
The objective of Tots 1 is to focus on water adjustment, safety and basic swimming skills.
Enter water using ladder, steps, or side, exit water using ladder, steps, or sides, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose for three seconds, submerging mouth, nose and eyes, front and back glides, recover to a vertical position, roll from front to back and back to front, treading with arm and hand actions, alternating leg actions on front and back, simultaneous leg actions on front and back, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, safety topics. All skills can be performed with support.
Tots 2 Lesson
Passed Tots 1
The objective of Tots 2 is to start to develop fundamental skills.
Enter water by steeping in, exit water using ladder, steps, or side, bobbing three times, open eyes under water and retrieve an object, front and back float, front and back glides, roll from front to back and back to front, tread water using arm and leg actions for five seconds, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, finning arm actions, safety topics. All skills can be performed with assistance.
Tots 3 Lesson
Passed Tots 2
The objective of Tots 3 is to begin stroke development.
Enter water by jumping in, fully submerging and holding breath for five seconds, bobbing five times, front and back float, jelly fish float, tuck float, recover to vertical position, change direction while swimming, treading using arm and leg actions, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, finning arm actions, safety topics. All skills must be done independently.
American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” Program
Ages five to fifteen
Instructor ratio 1:8
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
No prerequisites for this class.
The goal of Level 1 is introducing Water Skills that help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.
Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes, exhale under water, floating on front and back with support, open eyes underwater and pick up a submerged object, explore arm and hand movements, swim on front and back using arms and leg actions, water safety rules, water entry and exits.
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Passed Level 1, or be able to perform a front float with face in water, back float , and swim on front and back using arm and leg actions.
The goal of Level 2 is to give students success with fundamental skills.
Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side, exit water from ladder safely, submerge entire head, open eyes under water and pick up submerged object, perform front and back glide, roll over from front to back, back to front, tread water using arm and leg actions, floating on front and back without support, swim on front and back using combined arm and leg actions, swim on side, self-help and basic water rescue skills.
Level 3 – Stroke Development
Passed Level 2, or can float on front and back, swim 15 yards on front and back, swim 15 yards using front and back crawls, using kick and alternating arm movement, and can perform rhythmic breathing.
The goal of Level 3 is to build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.
Jump into deep water from side, dive from kneeling and standing position, submerge and retrieve an object, bob with head fully submerged, use rotary breathing in a horizontal position, front and back glides with kicks, survival float, change from horizontal to vertical on front and back, butterfly kick and body motion, treading water, front and back crawl, safety skills.
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement
Passed Level 3, or can swim 15 yards of coordinated front and back crawls using kick and alternating arm movement, perform rhythmic breathing and can jump into deep water.
The goal of Level 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills.
Swim underwater, perform feet first surface dive, open turns on front and back using any stroke, tread water using sculling arm motions and kick, perform front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, elementary backstroke, use safe diving rules, perform compact jump with lifejacket, perform throwing assist and care for conscious choking victim.
Level 5 – Stroke Refinement
Passed Level 4, or can swim 25 yards back crawl and front crawl, 10 yards elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick and sidestroke kick, standing dive into pool and deep water bobbing.
The goal of Level 5 is coordination and refinement of strokes.
Tread water using two different kicks, shallow dive, survival swimming, act out rescue breathing, standing dives, pike surface dive, tuck surface dive, front flip turn, backstroke flip turn, refining and developing endurance for front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, elementary backstroke, develop sidestroke.
Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Passed Level 5, or can swim 25 yards breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke, 50 yards front and back crawls. Can do 15 yards butterfly, perform stride jump, open turns, and 2 minutes treading water.
The goal of Level 6 is to refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options- Personal Water Safety and Fitness Swimmer.
Depends on the specific Level 6 course being taught.