SWIMMING PROGRAMS

AT CASCADE ATHLETIC CLUBS

STARFISH

2 YEARS AND UNDER

The goal of a Starfish session is to teach water comfort and safety to both babies and parents. Proper entry into the water, how to hold babies in front and back glides, bubbles and a cheerful environment are all essential part of each lesson.

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LEVEL 1

GOLDFISH: 3-5 YEARS OLD

Bubbles
Put Face in Water
Assisted Front Float
Assisted Back Float
Assisted Front Glide
Assisted Back Glide
Flutter Kick
Assisted Front Glide w/ Kick
Assisted Back Glide w/ Kick
Intro to Front Crawl Arms
Homework – Washing Face at Home
Read and Explain Pool Rules
Assisted Back Float with Life Jacket

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LEVEL 2

CRAB: 3- 5 YEARS OLD

Bubbles
Entire Head Under Water
Assisted to Unassisted Front Float: 5 Seconds
Assisted to Unassisted Back Float: 5 Seconds
Assisted to Unassisted Front Glide: 5 Feet
Assisted to Unassisted Back Glide: 5 Feet
Assisted to Unassisted Front Glide w/ Kick: 5 Feet
Assisted to Unassisted Back Glide w/ Kick: 5 Feet
Assisted Front Crawl: 5 Feet
Assisted Rollover
Bobbing w/ Head Fully Submerged
Jump Into Chest Deep Water
Homework – Kicks w/ Pointed Toes
Read and Explain Pool Rules
Back Float in Life Jacket

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LEVEL 3

PENGUIN: 6 YEARS & OLDER

Bubbles
Entire Head Under Water
Bobbing w/ Rhythmic Breathing
Assisted to Unassisted Front Float: 10 Seconds
Assisted to Unassisted Back Float: 10 Seconds
Assisted to Unassisted Front Glide: 10 Feet
Assisted to Unassisted Back Glide: 10 Feet
Assisted to Unassisted Front Glide w/ Kicks: 10 Feet
Assisted to Unassisted Back Glide w/ Kicks:10 Feet
Intro to Front Crawl
Assisted to Unassisted Rollover
Assisted to Unassisted Jump Into Chest Deep Water
Homework – Practice Big Arm Circles
Safety Skill – Read and Explain Pool Rules
Safety Skill – Reaching Assist w/ Noodle

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LEVEL 4

OTTER: 6 YEARS AND OLDER

Assisted to Unassisted Front Crawl w/o Breathing – 15 Feet
Side Breathing on the Wall – 5 Breaths
Introduction to Backstroke
Elementary Backstroke Kick
Bobbing to Safety – Deep to Shallow Water
Underwater Exploration
Jump Into Chest Deep Water
Sitting Dives
Homework – Practice Side Breathing
Safety Topic – Diving Safety
Safety Topic – Reaching Assist w/ Tube
Safety Topic – Life Jacket Safety

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LEVEL 5

SEAL: 6 YEARS & OLDER

Front Crawl w/ Side Breathing – 30 Feet
Back Crawl w/ Bent Arm Pull – 15 Feet
Elementary Backstroke – 15 Feet
Breaststroke Kick w/ Kick Board – 15 feet
Deep Water Adjustment – Comfortably Swim ½ Length in Lap Pool
Dolphin Kick w/ Kick Board – 15 Feet
Underwater Exploration – Deep Water
Kneeling Dives
Safety Topic – Diving Safety
Safety Topic – Treading Water Options
Safety Topic – Reaching Assist w/ Tube

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LEVEL 6 - LAP POOL

POLAR BEAR: 6 YEARS AND OLDER

Front Crawl w/Breathing – 1 Length of Lap Pool
Backstroke w/Bent Arm Pull – 1 Length of Lap Pool
Introduction to Breaststroke Arms
Introduction to Butterfly Arms
Open Turns
Jump Into Deep Water and Level Off
Feet First Surface Dive
Safety Topic – Diving Safety
Safety Topic – Treading Water: 30 Seconds
Safety Topic – Throwing Assist w/ Ring Buoy

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LEVEL 7 - LAP POOL

SEA LION: 6 YEARS & OLDER

Front Crawl w/Side Breathing – 2 Lengths of Lap Pool
Backstroke – 2 Lengths of Lap Pool
Breaststroke – 1 Length of Lap Pool
Butterfly – ½ Length of Lap Pool
Flip Turns
Bobbing in Deep Water
Compact Dives
Safety Topic – Diving Safety
Safety Topic – Treading Water: 1 Minute
Safety Topic – Throwing Assist w/ Ring Buoy

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LOCATIONS

GRESHAM

Gresham - Cascade Athletic Clubs

VANCOUVER

fishers landing gym

PORTLAND 205

cascade 205 location