WATER SAFETY CLASSES
Level One's primary focus is preparing students for their Back Float Test I. In addition, they will learn how to safely enter and exit the pool, splash, reach, hold their breath underwater, roll to their back, float for ten seconds, kick with a board, and jump into the pool.
Level Two prepares young swimmers for their Back Float Test II. They will learn to roll back to their stomach, kick on back, dive to the bottom of the pool, jump in the deep end, and begin learning arm position and proper kicks.
WHAT IS A BACK FLOAT TEST?
The Back Float Tests must be passed efficiently and with confidence. A student is considered Water Safe once they are able to successfully pass Back Float Test II with confidence.
BACK FLOAT TEST I
Student will be thrown in the water off guard and expected to roll to their back without assistance and sustain and 10 second back float with confidence.
BACK FLOAT TEST II
The student, fully clothed and wearing shoes, will be thrown in the water off guard. They must roll and sustain the back float while being splashed with 'waves' and pulled or pushed underwater. Finally, they wil roll back to their front, swim to the edge of the pool, and climb out with confidence.