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Pool opens June 15 & 16 Pool Opens for season June 22 - Aug 18 Hours 11:00am - 7:00pm
The Wallingford Parks & Rec Department offers swim lessons to Wallingford residents at The Community Pool this summer under the direction of our WSI Certified Swim Instructors.
Each session is 2 weeks long and class time is 30 minutes. Swim lessons are open to children 3-11 years of age.
LEVEL 1: Water Exploration
The objective of level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Students will learn elementary water skills which they can build as they progress through the various levels.
*Become oriented to aquatic movement *Supported float on front & back
*Basic breath control (bubble blowing) *Supported kicking on front & back
*Fully submerge face for 3 seconds *Experience buoyancy (bob for 10 seconds)
LEVEL 2 :Primary Skills
Level 2 is to give students success with fundamental skills and learn how to float without support. Learn basic self help rescue skills.
*Combined stroke front/back using kick/arm *Bob & submerge head completely
movements (5 yards) *Bob in water slightly over head to travel to safe area
*Jump into deep water from side of pool *Front/back glide with push off (2 body lengths)
*Kneeling dive & compact dive from side *Coordinating arm stroke for crawl with breathing side
*Coordinate back crawl *Tread water
LEVEL 3: Stroke Readiness
In Level 3, students learn to coordinate front and back crawl. Elementary backstroke and the fundamentals of treading water will be introduced.
*Retrieve object-eyes open & no support *Fully submerge head (hold for 3 seconds)
*Retrieve objects in chest deep water *Orientation to deep water with support
*Front & back float support *Unsupported back float or glide (5 seconds)
*Rhythmic breathing (bob 10 times) *Flutter kick on front/back
*Back crawl arm action
LEVEL 4: Stroke Development
The final level develops confidence in strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Introduction to the side stroke and breaststroke.
*Deep water bobbing *Experiment with buoyancy and floating position
*Elementary backstroke (10 yards) *Front/Back crawl
*Basic sidestroke *Tread water with modified scissors & rotary kicks
*Lessons will be held in 25 yard lap pool
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *
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