8-level program for children 4 months to 5 years of age
Give your child the gift of aquatic fun and swimming at an early age. Songs, games and introductory swimming skills will make your child comfortable and happy in the water. Each level is built around an aquatic animal mascot, which makes lessons engaging and fun. The Instructor uses progressive teaching techniques adapted to each child and provides constant feedback and encouragement. Swim Preschool is a new seven-level program with engaging animal themes for children from four months to five years of age. As a parent or caregiver you have the opportunity to participate in this exciting program with your children. The lessons are designed for small class sizes so preschoolers can fully enjoy their time with the Instructor and other children. We acknowledge participation and skill development with a sticker depicting the mascot of the completed level. A booklet is also provided to track participants progressions through the levels.
4-12 months of age, able to hold their head up, and participating with a parent or caregiver (assisted).
Babies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits.
Can be combined with Duck, and Sea Turtle Classes.
12-24 months of age, participating with a parent or caregiver (assisted)
Babies and their caregivers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backward, front and back float with recovery, and shallow water en
Can be combined with Starfish, and Sea Turtle Classes.
24-36 months of age, participating with or without a parent or caregiver
Toddlers and their caregivers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.
Can be combined with Duck, and Starfish Classes.
Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim 1 metre upon completion of this level.
3-5 years, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Preschool Sea Otter
Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim 2 metres upon completion.
3-6 years, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Preschool Salamander
Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD, and swim 5 metres continuously.
3-6 years, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Preschool Sunfish
Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously.
3-6 years, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Preschool Crocodile
Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously upon completion of the level.
*New for 2022* Special Add-On CPR Level C for parented classes (Blended Learning)
This is an add-on course for our parented swimming classes to help familiarize parents with first aid for their babies and children.
Blended CPR level C will cover responding to emergencies, choking, angina and heart attack, stroke, CPR and AED adult child and baby, and deadly bleeding. This course is offered in the blended format a combination of online learning at your own pace at home, and in-class skills training which will take place at Shamrock pool on February 12th, 9 am – 12 pm. We will require 6 participants to run this add-on course.