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Pike (Level 1): Water Adjustment
Prerequisites: No water skills necessary; must be able to learn in a class format
Skills Learned: Water adjustment, blowing bubbles, works toward full submersion of the head, assisted back and front floats (with face submerged), basic arm and leg movements for forward momentum, jump from edge to instructors arm.
Requirements to pass: Blow bubbles with mouth and nose, comfortable doing assisted front and back floats, puts head under, roll from front to back and back to front.
Remember, it is perfectly normal for a child to repeat a level 2 or 3 or even up to 4+ times. The YMCA recognizes that children learn at their own rate and we keep this in mind for all levels. If specialty training is needed, private swim lessons are available.
YMCA Pool at Helena Family YMCA
Helena Family YMCA