Swim Lessons

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Woodland is offering Swim Lessons this summer

Woodland Community Services Department is proud to offer limited swim lessons for the remainder of Summer 2020.  

Two-week 8-day sessions start on July 20 with classes beginning as early at 8:15 am.  This year lessons will be structured a little differently than usual.  For the Tadpole, Goldfish, and Sea Horse levels (children 6 and under), instructors will lead adults and their children through water acclimation and stroke progression. Within the Swordfish, Dolphin, and Shark levels (children 7 and up), participants will learn stroke development and refinement as instructors teach from the deck, adult assistance is not required.

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Lesson LevelLevel Description
Ages 6 months to 3

The Tadpole class leads parents and children in basic swimming skills, emphasizing water orientation, and safety.  Parents are taught to feel more comfortable in the water with their infant. Infants must be able to hold their heads up and an adult must accompany the child in the water for every class. Swim attire: waterproof swim diapers with tight-fitting elastic the legs and a swimsuit.
Introduction to Water Skills Average Age 2 ½ -5
The Goldfish class is an orientation to an aquatic environment. No water skills are required to enroll, participants must be comfortable in the water without a parent or guardian. To move to Sea Horse, participants must demonstrate the ability to float unassisted.

Sea Horse 
Fundamental Aquatic Skills Average Age 3-6
The Seahorse introduces front and back glides with combined arm and leg swimming action. Participants should be comfortable in the water and have experience getting their faces wet, blowing bubbles, and floating. To move to Swordfish, participants must demonstrate the ability to glide and move unassisted through the water.

Stroke Development
Average Age 5-8

The Swordfish class focuses on the development of freestyle and backstrokes.  Participants will learn to swim freestyle with rotary breathing for 15 yards, backstroke, elementary backstroke, and learn the basics of treading water. To move to Dolphin, participants must be able to swim a minimum of 15 yards using both freestyle and backstroke.

Stroke Improvement
Average Age 7-14
The Dolphin class focuses on stroke improvement and introduces breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and butterfly. Participants will be swimming 50 yards freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, and 25 yards breaststroke without stopping. Participants will be learning sidestroke and treading water. To move to Orca, participants must be able to tread water for 1-minute, swim 25 yards using both freestyle and backstroke.
Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Average Age 10-18
The Shark class swimmers will learn to swim with ease and efficiency and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances.  Upon completion of Shark, swimmers should join the swim team or the Junior Guard Program.

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Group of Kids at the Swimming Pool