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Swim Lessons Program

The City of Sparks child-centered swim program offering superior swim instructor training, was developed by the founder of the nationally acclaimed, award-winning Swim Lessons University. The curriculum offers a progressive learning system designed to make children safer when in and around water. If you have questions about which level/class to register your child in, please call 353-2385.

Builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to about 3 years become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water.

This program is based on a logical, five-level progression that helps swimmers from approximately 3 years and up with varying abilities develop their swimming and
water-safety skills. Classes are designed to give participants a positive learning experience. The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from
the preceding level, except for Level 1, which has no prerequisites. Please note: If your child meets the requirements to pass Level 1, you can register them in Level 2.

??Level 1
• Introduction to Water Skills • Front Kick Development
• Breath Holding and Breath Control • Back Kick Development
• In-Line Kick Progression • Safety Skills One
• Swim Like a Fish (Face Out, Face Down)

??Level 2
• Fundamental Aquatic Skills • Front Kick Development
• Freestyle Kick with Kick Board • Breath Holding
• Back Kick Progression • In-Line Kick Progression
• Freestyle Progression

??Level 3
• Freestyle Kick • Breath Control
• Back Kick • In-Line Kick – Face Down
• Basic Freestyle • Freestyle Breathing
• Elementary Backstroke
• Stroke Development (Must be able to comfortably swim 15 feet)

??Level 4
• Stroke Improvement • Breaststroke Kick
• Breaststroke Arms • Stroke and Kick Timing
• Breathing Timing • Freestyle and Backstroke

??Level 5
• Advanced Strokes/Diving • Body Dolphin Butterfly Kick
• Butterfly Arms • Front Crawl
• Back Crawl • Breaststroke
• Sidestroke • Elementary Backstroke
• Treading Water • Diving