Brookings Swim Club Swim America Lesson Groups

Preschool Lesson Groups

Station 1 - "Splashers"
Skills To Be Learned
1. Pool entry and exit
2. Wall flutter kick
3. Adjustment to teacher
4. Movement in water
5. Face wet
6. Supported front float position
7. Supported back float position
8. Lifejacket use
9. Bobs - 3-5x
Station 2 - "Bubblers"
Skills To Be Learned
1. Face in
2. Vertical submersion - assisted
3. Vertical submersion - independent
4. Breath holding 3-5 sec.
5. Mouth and nose bubbles
6. Eyes open underwater
7. Front float, face in - supported
8. Back float, ears in - supported
9. Horizontal submersion - assisted

 
Station 3 - "Floaters"
Skills To Be Learned
1. Independent front float
2. Independent back float
3. Front float with kick - 3-5 sec.
4. Back float with kick and breathing - 3-5 sec.
5. Sit/fall off wall to coach
6. Front kick from teacher to wall 
7. Front glide from wall push off
8. Back glide from wall push off
9. Rhythmic bobs - 5-10x

Station 4 - "Kickers"
Skills To Be Learned
1. Sit/fall/turn around back to wall
2. Tread water
3. Front kick, face in 5-10 sec.
4. Back kick, 5-10 sec.
5. Front kick with arms extended
6. Roll-overs
7. Jump to teacher in 5', tread, back float
8. Jump to teacher in deep end

Station 5 - "Crawlers"
Skills To Be Learned
1. Dog paddle
2. Finning on back
3. Pop-up breathing
4. Backstroke basic arm movement
5. Swim 10' on front, tread, swim back to wall on back

Station 6 - "Frogs"
Skills To Be Learned
1. Breast kick movement
2. Breast arm movement
3. Giant dog paddle
4. Modified front crawl - 20'
5. Backstroke - 20'
6. Side kicking

Station 7 - "Dolphins"
Skills To Be Learned
1. Side breathing
2. See-Saw, Ripple Drill, Body Dolphin
3. Super sculling with see-saw
4. Whole stroke butterfly - no breathing
5. Freestyle - with out of water arm recovery
6. Breaststroke - 20'

 

Station 8 - "Starfish"
Skills To Be Learned
1. Freestyle with side breathing
2. Backstroke - 2 pool widths
3. Breaststroke - 2 pool widths
4. Butterfly - 20'



 

Station 9 - "Divers"
(in 5' of water or deeper)

Skills To Be Learned 
1. Diving safety
2. Sitting Dive
3. Kneeling Dive
4. Standing Dive

 
Station 10 - "Swimmers"
Skills To Be Learned 
1. 25 yds. each: Free, Back, Breast
2. Butterfly - 1 pool width
3. Streamline: front & back
4. Somersault or shoulder roll in water by wall

 
 

School-Age Lesson Groups

Station 1
Advancement Goals

10 relaxed bobs

Station 6
Advancement Goals

Backstroke 30 ft
Tread water for 1 min

Station 2
Advancement Goals

Front glide and recover – 5 seconds
Back glide and recover – 5 seconds

Station 7
Advancement Goals

Freestyle 50 yards
Backstroke 25 yards
Breaststroke 20 ft

Station 3
Advancement Goals

Front kick – 15 feet
Back kick – 15 feet
Porpoising
Rollovers

 

Station 8
Advancement Goals

Freestyle 100 yards
Butterfly 30 ft
Flip turn

 

Station 4
Advancement Goals

Freestyle, 20 ft (no breathing)
Side-glide-kick – 20 ft

 

Station 9
Advancement Goals

200 yards freestyle
50 yards elementary backstroke
50 yards sidestroke

Station 5
Advancement Goals

Freestyle
30 ft with a minimum of 4 breaths

 

Station 10
Advancement Goals

300 yards freestyle
100 yards backstroke
100 yards individual medley