After mastering the skills in the Preschool Swim Basics program, participants focus on stroke technique and endurance. Age appropriate games, drills, and activities encourage practice which builds endurance and technical proficiency. Water safety skills continue to be emphasized in this program.Prerequisite: Preschool Swim Basics
The basis of Y swim lessons is water safety skills. Swimmers progress from assisted skills to independent swimming on front and back. Self-rescue skills – asking permission, swim-float-swim, back float, wall grab, and treading – are emphasized at each lesson. Age-appropriate games, drills, and activities encourage practice which builds stamina and develops proficiency.Swimmers who have mastered all skills in the Swim Basics program can register for Preschool Swim Strokes Academy with the recommendation of their instructor or aquatics director.
The basis of Y swim lessons is water safety skills. In our preschool swim lesson program, students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab. As students progress, they are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water, including safe water habits, underwater exploration and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water.