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Martin County Swimming Swim School

 

 

 

Each class is 30 minutes long, and each session is 8 class days, usually Mon thru Thu (with Fri a weather make-up day).

Session 1, due to Memorial Day, shall meet Tue - Fri week one, and Mon - Thu week two.

Session 2 shall meet Mon - Thu both weeks.

Session 3 is a "mini-session" of only 4 class days, Mon - Thu.

Each student shall progress at their own rate. Multiple levels of students in each class.

Station 1: BUBBLES

This station is for nervous or beginner students. It includes an introduction to the basic skills necessary for swimming. We work on gradual water adaptation, movement in the water, breath holding and release, submersions of the face, opening eyes underwater, blowing bubbles, bobbing with bubbles, and air exchange. Swimmers will gain confidence and master submerging their face in the water.

Swimmers advance when they can do 10 relaxed bobs with air exchange.

Station 2: FLOATS AND GLIDES

This station is for swimmers who are comfortable holding their breath under the water and doing 10 relaxed bobs with air exchange. Swimmers will be taught to front float and recover, front glide and recover, back float and recover, and back glide and recover. Additionally, students will learn how to safely enter the water.

Swimmers advance when they can front and back glide for 5 seconds and recover. 

Station 3: KICKING

This level is for swimmers that know how to comfortably hold their breath and float on their stomach and back independently. Swimmers will be taught kicking skills with front and back glides. Swimmers advance when they can kick correctly on their front and their back in streamline position. 

Station 4: CRAWL STROKE

This station is appropriate for swimmers who have mastered breath control, body position, and kicking on their front and back on top of the water. Swimmers will be taught to roll over front to back and back to front, breathing position for freestyle (side-glide), and the crawl arm stroke with catch up.

Swimmers will master short front crawl swim and advance by performing side-glide kick and crawl stroke. 

Station 5: FREESTYLE

This class is for swimmers who can swim on top of the water, but who stop when they need to take a breath. Swimmers will be taught back crawl stroke and will master front crawl stroke with bilateral side breathing.

Swimmers will advance by swimming crawl stroke with a minimum of 4 side breaths. 

Station 6: BACKSTROKE and ROTATION

This level is appropriate for swimmers who have mastered freestyle swimming with continuous side breathing for a short distance and can swim on their backs. Swimmers can also learn how to tread water, dive from the sitting, kneeling, and standing positions, and work on their endurance in freestyle.

Swimmers will advance when they swim backstroke with correct body position, strong kicks, and quick arm rotation and when they are able to rotate on both freestyle and backstroke.