The Preschool Program gives children a head start on learning to swim. Preschool Programs develop an appreciation and healthy respect for the water before these kids get in too deep. In our five basic aquatic progressions we work to ensure 3 to 5 year old become comfortable in the water and have fun developing a foundation of water skills. Targeted Water Smart® drowning prevention messages are an integral part of the Swim for Life® program. These messages are delivered in all Preschool levels.
These preschoolers learn to get in and out of the water safely. They'll learn to move safely in shallow water and use a lifejacket to be comfortable with their floats and glides.
These youngsters will explore the water learning to submerge and exhale underwater. Buoyant aids are used to help them discover rollovers, glides and flutter kicks.
These preschoolers will master their floats, glides and short swims on their front and back (3 m). They'll be able to pick up objects from the waist deep water and use their lifejackets to jump and roll into the deep end.
These capable preschoolers will strengthen their flutter kicks and try swimming front crawl. They'll start to learn how to support themselves in deep water and in the end they'll do solo jumps and side rolls into deep water. Their lifejacket will support them while they learn to tread water and swim to safety (7 m) in the deep end.
These skilled and independent youngsters will master short swims doing front crawl and back crawl (5 m). They are ready to take on a forward roll into deep water with their lifejacket on and to tread water without the extra support. Here they will get their first chance to try whip kick and fitness training.