Congratulations! You’re rolling right along in our Advanced Swim and Safety program. We hope swimming is an activity that they (and you) look forward to each week. Each lesson they are not only mastering new skills toward advanced water safety (as we discussed last week), but they are also learning advanced swim skills. The cool thing about swim lessons is that it is an activity they can enjoy for the rest of their life. As your child grows, knowledge of water safety and swim skills can be used at the neighborhood pool, on family vacations, birthday pool parties or even to get involved in the sport of swimming by joining a swim team (which we will talk about in a few weeks)!
This week, we are going to discuss swim progression and learn just how far (distance wise) your child will be able to swim by the time they complete our Advanced Swim and Safety levels.
Below, you will find swim progression/distances listed by level:
By the time students graduate from our White FINS level, they will be able to swim 15 feet while rolling to their back to get air, and will be able to perform the elementary backstroke (tickle-airplane-soldier) for 15 feet.
By the time students graduate from our Blue FINS level, they will be able to swim 20 feet with controlled arms and rollover to get a breath. In addition, they will be able to swim on their back using a backstroke kick for 20 feet.
By the time students graduate from our Bronze FINS level they will be able to swim 30 feet with freestyle arms and a proper flutter kick, using a timed rollover to get a quick breath. In addition, they will be able to swim using their backstroke kick for 20 feet with one arm above their head for body position balance and to safely approach the wall.
By the time students graduate from our Silver FINS level, they will be able to swim fluid freestyle with side breathing for 40 feet, and fluid backstroke for 40 feet with safe wall approach.
By the time students graduate from our Gold FINS level, they will be able to swim freestyle and backstroke a full lap, and will begin perfecting swimming backstroke in a straight line.
Thanks for reading and learning! We hope each week you find the provided information helpful and that you are learning something new. Be on the lookout for an email next week where we will tell you about the FINS Parent Portal and all the cool things you can do, like check on your child’s skill progression, make updates to your account, see available classes and more!