RAY: Advanced Beginner 1
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Learn the safety swim, how to float without a floatation device, develop treading skills, bobbing, and rhythmic breathing skills. Introduce different ways to move arms: symmetrical and alternating arm strokes. Learn more water sports and rescue skills.
REQUIRED SKILLS TO PARTICIPATE: Can paddle for 15 feet on their front, side and back without floatation or assistance. Has the endurance to paddle for 25 yards (distance equal to the length of the lap pool) while wearing a floatation belt. Can jump out into deep water away from the pool side, paddle to the surface and return to the side without assistance.
STARFISH: Advanced Beginner 2
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: To build endurance and continue development of skills mastered in Ray level. To explore water polo and synchronized swimming skills.
REQUIRED SKILLS TO PARTICIPATE: Can swim on their front with face in the water while taking occasional breaths for 20 feet (approximately the width of 3 lap lanes) without floatation or assistance. Can swim on their back and on their side for 20 feet without floatation or assistance. Is comfortable jumping into deep water and swimming up from the bottom.
Swim Lessons - Preschool Level 3/4/Ray/Starfish #20988
YMCA of Greater Seattle