WHAT IS THE STROKE DEVELOPMENT LEVEL?

This class is designed to teach students to maintain proper freestyle and backstroke form without teacher assistance.

 
CLASS RATIO & DURATION


Aqua Tots

  • 4:1 or 5:1 Ratio depending on the length of time
  • 30 Minutes or 45 Minutes
REQUIREMENTS FOR STROKE DEVELOPMENT (otter or seahorse achievement level)
  • Child must have a good concept of freestyle ("2 big arms and ear").
  • Child must be able to swim 30 feet unassisted and tread water for 1 minute.
  • Must also be able to swim on their back without assistance.
  • Must be comfortable swimming in deep water.
  • Classes are optional 1x or 2x a week (you can mix and match the days).
FOCUS OF THE CLASS
  • Proper side breathing for freestyle with less teacher assistance.
  • Proper body position when coordinating arm movements and breathing.
  • Perfecting the flutter kick.
  • Proper arm movements for backstroke.
  • Increasing endurance by swimming longer distances (up to 25 yards.)
  • Safety skills will also be practiced. (Swimming without goggles, treading water, pop ups, introduction to diving, deep water retrieval, etc.)
 

Click on the badges below for a description of the skills that we focus on during the STROKE DEVELOPMENT class.

 

   
VIDEOS

Swim Tank Aqua Tots

Swimming 25 feet in deep water (Class Requirement)

Swim Tank Aqua Tots    Swim Tank Aqua Tots    Swim Tank Aqua Tots

               Swimming on back                      Two big arms and ear                             Ear and Blow