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Red Cross Preschool Lessons

Starfish
Register online for Fall Session 1
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Ages: 0-12 months old; Parent or Guardian must be in the water
Description: In a relaxed learning environment consisting of fun activities, the child and caregiver practice various skills designed to help the child become comfortable in the water.
 
 
Duck 
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Ages: 12-24 months old; Parent or Guardian must be in the water
Description: In a relaxed learning environment consisting of fun activities, the child and caregiver practice various skills designed to help the child become comfortable in the water.

 
 Sea Turtle
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Ages: 24-36 months old; Parent or Guardian must be in the water
Description: In a relaxed learning environment consisting of fun activities, the child and caregiver practice various skills designed to help the child become comfortable in the water.


 
 Sea Otter
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Ages: 3-5 years of age
Description: A transitional level that transfers the preschooler to the care of the instructor. All skills are assisted by the instructor. Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats and glides, and swim 1 metre. They also learn age-appropriate water safety skills.
 
 
Salamander
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Ages: 3-5 years of age
Description: Swimming a distance of two metres. Staying afloat for five seconds. Learning to jump into chest-deep water safely – after getting permission from a parent or instructor. Opening his or her eyes underwater – a necessary skill for finding the way to the surface. Floating on his or her front and back for three seconds without assistance. Performing front, back and rollover glides without assistance for two metres. Learning how to stay safe in, on and around the water.
 
Sunfish
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 Ages: 3-5 years of age
Description: Swimming a distance of five metres with face in water. Stop! Look! Ask! an adult before entering the water – an important safety lesson. Jumping into chest-deep water and maintaining surface support for five seconds – an essential skill for entering deep water. Floating on his or her front and back in deep water. Performing front, back and rollover glides with kicking for five metres. How to stay safe in, on and around the water.

 
Crocodile
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Ages: 3-5 years of age
Description: Swimming five metres on front and back. Beginning to use rhythmic breathing as an important skill for the front crawl. How to help a distressed swimmer using the Stop! Call for help! method. Jumping into deep water and maintaining surface support for ten seconds. Front and back glides with kicking for seven metres. Side glide with kicking for five metres.

 
Whale
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Ages: 3-5 years of age
Description: Swimming a greater distance – 15 metres.Jumping into chest-deep water and staying safe at the surface for 20 seconds – an important self-rescue skill. Stop! Throw! Call for help! to aid a distressed swimmer. Sitting dives. Front, back, and side glides for ten metres. Front and back swim for ten metres.