The Adult Swimmer Program is for beginners who may be just starting out or swimmers who just want help with their strokes. Within the Adult Swimmer curriculum, participants set their own goals to develop water confidence and smooth recognizable strokes. Water Smart® education is part of all levels. Instructors should be prepared to adapt these items and awards to accommodate the needs of adult learners and provide the flexibility for them to select the skills they want to learn to achieve their personal swimming goals.
These beginning swimmers will work on safe entries, exits and moving through the water. When ready they'll do floats, glides and kicking on their front and back without assistance. They'll even explore jumping into deep water and treading water with their lifejackets on. Fitness drills suitable for their skills will increase strength and endurance.
These swimmers are really going to develop their confidence. Here they'll explore underwater skills like handstands, and front somersaults. On top they'll try their hand at standing dives, forward rolls and "tuck" jumps. Interval and sprint training will help them master their newly developed front crawl and back crawl skills.
These confident swimmers will master their lifesaving kicks and swimming strokes. With the interval training and sprint racing drills they'll be ready to make the 300 m endurance workout. Shallow dives, stride jumps and compact jumps put some spice into class, along with underwater swims to recover objects, plus underwater back somersaults.