About Preschoolers Program

Engaging And Fun Swim Program (2-5 years old)

This six-level stand-alone program is for twenty four-month to five-year-old children. Depending on the child’s abilities, it allows swimmers to enter various levels. Each level is represented by an animal mascot that is incorporated into the content and makes the lesson engaging and fun, through songs and activities. Lesson plans are available to help Water Safety Instructors run dynamic classes for this age group.

swimming programs for kids

Starfish

Fitness Activities

  • Play And Songs

 

 

 

 

Skills & Water Safety

  • Facility/Site orientation and active supervision
  • Shallow water entries and exits (caregiver and child)
  • Show how to stay warm
  • When and how to get help
  • Choking prevention
  • Choosing a PFD

Swimming

  •  Getting wet (assisted)
  • Supports and hold techniques for the caregiver
  • Submersion (optional)
  • Intro to rhythmic breathing: breath
  • Control (assisted)
  • Buoyancy and movement (assisted)
  • Front position (assisted)
  • Back position (assisted)
  •  Vertical position (assisted)

Duck

Fitness Activities

  • Play And Songs
  • Use of buoyant objects for support (assisted)

 

 

Skills & Water Safety

  • Facility orientation and active supervision
  •  “Stop! Look! Ask!”
  • Shallow Water entries and exits (caregiver and child)
  • PFD and Me (assisted)
  • Show how to stay warm
  • Buoyant objects
  • Change direction (assisted)
  • When and how to get help
  • Choking prevention
  • Choking Response

Swimming

  • Getting wet (assisted)
  • Submersion (optional)
  • Intro to rhythmic breathing: breath control
  • Buoyancy and movement (assisted)
  • Move forward (assisted)
  • Move backward (assisted)
  • Font float and recovery (assisted)
  • Back float and recovery (assisted)

Sea Turtle

Fitness Activities

  • Play and songs/relay
  • Kick on the front using buoyant aid, 2 m (assisted)

 

Skills & Water Safety

  • Facility orientation and active supervision
  • “Stop! Look! Ask!” (find the adult)
  • Entries and exits (assisted)
  • Jump into chest-deep water (assisted)
  • Jump into chest deep water and return (assisted)
  • PFD and Me (assisted)

Swimming

  • Getting wet
  • Submersion: 3 sec.
  • Introduction to rhythmic breathing: breath control
  • Buoyancy and movement (assisted)
  • Shallow water movement
  • Glides: front and back glide and recovery (assisted)

Sea Otter

Fitness Activities

  • Play and Songs
  • Kick on Front with Buoyant Object 1m
  • Distance Swim 1m (Assisted)

 

Skills & Water Safety

  • Facility/Site orientation and active supervision
  • “Stop! Look! Ask!” (Find the Adult)
  • Safe entries and Exits
  • PFD and Me (Assisted)

Swimming

  • Open Eyes underwater (attempted)
  • Rhythmic Breathing 3 Times
  • Front Float and Recovery 3 Sec (Assisted)
  • Back Float and Recovery 3 Sec (Assisted)
  • Front Glide 3 Sec
  • Back Glide 3 Sec (Assisted)
  • Front Swim 1m (Assisted)

Salamander

Fitness Activities

  • Play and Songs
  • Kick on Front with Buoyant Object 2m
  • Distance swim 2m

 

Skills & Water Safety

  • Facility/Site orientation and active supervision
  • Stop! Look! Ask! (Find the Adult)
  • Weight transfer in shallow water
  • Jump into chest-deep water
  • PFD/Lifejacket and me (assisted) and Help
  • Buoyant objects
  • Surface Support 5 sec

Swimming

  • Open eyes underwater (attempted)
  • Rhythmic breathing 5 times
  • Front float and recovery
  • Back float and recovery
  • Front glide with kick 2m
  • Back glide with kick 2m
  • Roll-over glide, front to back, 2m
  • Roll-over glide, back to front, 2m
  • Front swim 2m

Whale

Fitness Activities

  • Kicking 15m
  • Distance swim 15m

 

 

Skills & Water Safety

  • Facility/Site Orientation and active supervision
  • When and where to swim
  • Stop! Look! Ask!”
  • Sitting Dive
  • Surface Support 20 sec
  • Jump into deep water, swim 5m, Stationary surface support 20 sec
  • “Stop! Call for help! Throwing assist”

Swimming

  • Rhythmic breathing, front to slide glide with kick, 10 times
  • Front glide with kick 10m
  • Back glide with kick 10m
  • Slide glide with kick 10m
  • Front Swim 10m
  • Back Swim 10m