Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks
Long Island, New York
2013 Swim Lesson
2013 Swim Lesson Application (.pdf)
Please enclose a separate $15 check for each child made payable to the
Inc. Village of Garden City!
Please see below for the course descriptions of the Red Cross Certified swim lessons we offer.
LEVEL 1 – INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
Purpose – Help students feel comfortable in the water.
Skills - Basic water safety rules, submerging mouth, nose and eyes under water and picking up a submerged object, swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions, recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help, exhaling underwater, floating on front and back.
LEVEL 2 – FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
Purpose – Give students success with fundamental skills.
Skills – Submerging entire head, front and back glide, treading water using arms and leg motions, bobbing in water, jelly fish float swimming using combined stroke on front and back.
LEVEL 3 – STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Purpose – Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.
Skills – Reaching assist, submerging and retrieving an object, front and back glide, front and back crawl, rotary breathing in horizontal position, survival float, back float, butterfly kick and body motion.
LEVEL 4 – STROKE IMPROVEMENT
Purpose – Develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills.
Skills – Safe diving rules, survival float, back float, elementary back stroke, breaststroke, butterfly, throwing assist, front and back crawl.
LEVEL 5 – STROKE REFINEMENT
Purpose – Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes.
Skills – Survival swimming, open turns on front and back, front and back crawl, performing rescue breathing, front flip turn and backstroke flip turn, elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke.
LEVEL 6 – SWIMMING and SKILL PROFICIENCY
Purpose – Refines strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. The class focus is to prepare students to participate in more advanced courses.