Preschool Lessons Info


 duckRCSP Duck

 12-24

Months

  • Orientation to water for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. 
  • Age is the only condition for entering this level
  • Swimmers learn how to use floating objects for support and explore different water movements through games, songs and active water play.  The parent/caregiver also learns age-specific water safety
  • This level is participation-based only, without formal evaluation
 seaturtleRCSP Seaturtle

 24-36

Months

  • Orientation to water for toddlers and their parents/caregivers
  • Age is the only condition for entering this level
  • Swimmers learn, through fun games and songs, how to combine skills, how to kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks.
  • This level is participant-based only, without formal evaluation

 RCSP Sea Otter

 3-6

Years

  • Transitional level that transfers the preschooler to the care of the instructor.  All skills are assisted by the instructor
  • Swimmers enter this level when they are 3 years of age
  • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats and glides, and swim 1 metre.  They also learn age-appropriate water safety skills.
  • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Salamander once all criteria have been successfully completed.
 salamanderRCSP Salamander

 3-6

years

  • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sea Otter.
  • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 2 metres, further develop basic floats and increase their distance on front and back glide.  Front swim and roll-over glide are also included, and swimmers learn appropriate water safety skills such as how to jump into chest-deep water and how to use a Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
  • Safety skills development includes water orientation, safe entries, and exits and only swimming when an adult is present
  • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sunfish once all criteria have been successfully completed
 sunfishRCSP Sunfish

 3-6

Years

  • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Salamander.
  • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 meters, increase their buoyant objects, increase their front and back glide with kick, and develop their roll-over glide, side glide and front swim.  Safety skills include deep-water skills and use of a Personal Floatation Device (PDF)
  • Safety skills development sucjh as water orientation, safe enteries and exits and always asking for permission before going near water.

 

 crocodileRCSP Crocodile  3-6 years
  • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sunfish
  • Through games and other fun activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres on their front and back, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rythmic breathing.  They also progress with kicking drills and increase their swimming distance to 10 metres.
  • Safety skills include jumping into deep-water and performing surface support for 10 seconds, recognizing when a swimmer needs help and using a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) in deep water.
  • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Whale once all criteria have been successfully completed.
 whaleRCSP Whale  3-6 years
  • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Crocodile.
  • Through fun activities, swimmers perform a front and back swim for 10 metres.  Swimmers work on developing their flutter kick and perform a distance swim of 15 metres.
  • Safety skills include identifying safe swimming areas, jumping into deep water, swimming 5m, surface support for 20 seconds a return to safety, throwing assists and sitting dives.
  • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and complete the program once all criteria have been achieved.  Children 5 yrs or older are ready for the appropriate level of Red Cross Swim Kids.

 

 

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