Westonka/American Red Cross-affiliated Swimming Lessons - Junior Hawks Black: Stroke Improvement (suggested ages 9 & up)
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Westonka/American Red Cross-affiliated Swimming Lessons
We have adapted the American Red Cross program and customized it to fit Westonka Community Education & Services' needs best. It is a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate swim program that teaches all ages how to swim skillfully and safely. The prerequisite for each level is determined by age and successful demonstration of skills from the preceding level. Each level also includes water safety. Each class will begin with a brief skill assessment to ensure that everyone is enrolled in the appropriate level. All students must be able to perform the exit skills prior to moving to the next level. All of our instructors are certified through the American Red Cross. All classes are held at the Mound Westonka High School Pool - please enter through the Westonka Activity Center.
Stroke Improvement: Junior Hawks Black
suggested ages 9 & up
Prerequisite: successful completion of Junior Hawks Red. The objective of this level is to develop participants' confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances. Participants add the arms to the scissors kick for the sidestroke. Participants also start to learn the back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly and the basics of turning at a wall. Exit skills: perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.
Saturdays, March 6 - May 1 (no lessons March 27 or April 3)
10 - 10:40 am
No Class Mar 27 & Apr 3
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