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Modified Swim Lessons - Guppies Ages 3-5

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Following the guidelines of social distancing, we are requiring parents to be in the water with their children.  Instructors will be on the pool deck guiding parents and children through the class.  Parents must be comfortable in the water. Locker rooms will be open, but swimmers will be encouraged to arrive and leave in their bathing suits. Sessions consist of six, 45-minute classes with part of one day focusing on basic water safety skills.  Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment.  Instructors may move children to a different level that is more appropriate from the registered class.  Please contact the Aquatics Supervisor if health conditions warrant additional accommodations for participation.  Parents will be required to enter the water to assist their children for all levels except for minnows 3. Instructors will not be in the pool; they will maintain social distancing by helping parents and children from the side of the pool.
Guppies: Age 3-5
Guppies 1 – Orients children to water safety and basic swimming skills. Skills include submerging, floating, kicking, and using arms on both the stomach and back. Parents will learn to properly support their child in the water and how to help build confidence in and around water.
Guppies 2 – Requirements: Completion of all Guppies 1 skills.  Works on floating, gliding, combined stroke (arms/legs) on both stomach and back and introduces the back-crawl arms. Parents will learn to support their child and how to help them practice skills outside of class.
Guppies 3 – Requirements: Completion of all Guppies 2 skills.  Must be comfortable with underwater swimming, able to float, and swim by themselves for 5 body lengths on both their stomach and back.  Builds on combined stroke on stomach and back and introduces breaststroke kick and deep-water skills.   Parents will learn to help their child correct their strokes and move more comfortably in the water.

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