North Harford Swim Club  - Swimming Lessons 2018

Page update: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kim Martin    443-752-3141     nhsclessons@gmail.com    

2018 NHSC Swim Lesson Prices

Members $75              Non members $90  


Swim Lessons

The North Harford swim club is an authorized provider of American Red Cross swimming and water safety swim program.  This program will help swimmers develop swimming strokes, actively learn how to be safe around the water, and increase their fitness through fun activities. The American Red Cross’ six level program is designed for students to progress at their own pace mastering skills in one level before advancing to the next level. 

Lessons are available for ages 3 and up regardless of skill level.  We offer a low teacher to student ratio and our class sizes never exceed 12 students.  Swim lessons are available to all on a first come, first serve basis.


RED CROSS LEVEL DESCRIPTION

                                                   The skills listed are North Harford Swim Club guidelines.

LEVEL 1 Introduction to water skills (for children 3 years of age and over)

  • Enter and exit water using ladder

  • Bobbing

  • Front and back glides and floats

  • Roll from front to back and back to front

  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back

  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

  • Recover to vertical position. Tread water using arm and hand motions

  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back

  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help

 LEVEL 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills

  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from side

  • Bobbing

  • Front jellyfish and tuck floats

  • Recover to a vertical position

  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back

  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help and perform simple non-swimming assists

  • Learn how to look carefully before entering the water

  • Fully submerge and hold breath

  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

  • Front and back glides and floats

  • Roll from front to back and back to front

  • Tread water using arm and leg actions

  • Finning arm action

  • Learn how to stay safe in, on, and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

LEVEL 3 Stroke Development

  • Enter water by jumping from the side

  • Bobbing while moving toward safety

  • Survival float

  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back

  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front

  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water

  • Learn to recognize, prevent and respond to cold water emergencies

  • Head first entries from the side in sitting and kneeling position

  • Rotary breathing

  • Back float

  • Tread water

  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke and Learn to perform simple non-swimming assists

 LEVEL 4 Stroke Improvement

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions

  • Feet first surface dives

  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns

  • Front and back crawl, elementary back stroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly

  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water

  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

  • Swim underwater

  • Survival swimming

  • Tread water using two different kicks

  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

  • Learn to perform simple non-swimming assists

LEVEL 5 Stroke Refinement

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke

  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming

  • Sculling

  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely

  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly

  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water

  • Learn to perform non-swimming assists

  • Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR

  • Learn basic safety guidelines for participating in aquatic activities in water parks

LEVEL 6 Swimming and Skill Proficiency

  • Increase endurance while performing the following strokes:

  • Front Crawl for 100 yards

  • Back crawl for 100 yards

  • Butterfly for 50 yards

  • Elementary backstroke for 50 yards

  • Breaststroke for 50 yards

  • Sidestroke for 50 yards

  • Tread water, kicking only in deep water (2 minutes)

  • Demonstrate the HELP position (2 minutes)

  • Demonstrate a survival float in deep water (5 minutes)

  • Demonstrate survival swimming (10 minutes)

  • Demonstrate self-self-rescue techniques while clothed

  • Describe the principals of setting up a fitness program

  • Demonstrate various training techniques

  • Calculate target heart rate

  • Apply the principals of water exercise

  • Demonstrate fitness swimming etiquette

  • Demonstrate the following turns while swimming

  • Front crawl open turn

  • Backstroke open turn

  • Sidestroke turn

  • Front flip turn

  • Backstroke flip turn

  • Butterfly turn

  • Breaststroke turn

  • Demonstrate a feet first surface dive and retrieve and object from a depth of at least 7 feet

  • Demonstrate the huddle position (2 minutes)

  • Demonstrate a back float in deep water (5 minutes

  • Swim while clothed, using any type of stroke (time permitting)

  • Discuss basic safety rules for open water environment and boating

 Discuss and demonstrate how to use the following equipment while swimming

Pull Buoy     Pace Clock      Fins     Paddles

 

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