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Preschool Swimming Lessons (approximately 4 – 5 years old)

In our preschool swimming lessons in Los Angeles preschool-age children are taught basic aquatic safety and Swimming Skills for Preschool Aquatics, all the while increasing their comfort level in and around the water. In our preschool swimming lessons, swim skills are age-appropriate, helping children achieve success on a regular basis and enjoy social interactions with other children. As in all Swimming and Water Safety courses taught by One with the Water, your child will always know that it’s safety first.

Preschool Swimming Level 1—Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.

• Enter water using ramp, steps or side
• Exit water using ladder, steps or side
• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
• Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
• Front glide and recover to a vertical position
• Back glide and recover to a vertical position
• Back float
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Tread with arm and hand actions
• Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front
• Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on back
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
• Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Preschool Swimming Level 2—Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.

• Enter water by stepping in from a deck or low height
• Exit water using ladder, steps or side
• Bobbing
• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
• Front float
• Back glide and float and recover to a vertical position
• Roll from front to back and back to front
• Tread water using arm and leg actions
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
• Finning arm action on back
• Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 3—Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water.

• Enter water by jumping in
• Fully submerge and hold breath
• Bobbing
• Rotary breathing
• Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
• Front and back float or glide and recover to a vertical position
• Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
• Tread water using arm and leg actions
• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
• Finning arm action on back
• Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

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