SPRING AND SUMMER

SWIM CLASS 2019

Our 2018 summer-long swimming program here at SSBG was a resounding success! With Haleigh Collins as our Water Safety and Swimming Instructor, we had over 90 students complete our Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program and we're looking to double that number during the 2019 season. 

LEARN TO SWIM

Sea Star Base Galveston is now offering Learn-to-Swim classes through the American Red Cross for 2019.  The American Red Cross has developed comprehensive swimming lessons for kids that allow everyone the opportunity to learn to swim in a safe environment, at their own pace. Learn-to-Swim classes are taught by certified, knowledgeable and caring instructors who can help swimmers at every level feel comfortable in the water.

To register your child for a Learn-to-Swim class this summer, first review the skill sets for each level listed, and select the level best suited to your child's abilities.

 

SWIM LEVEL SKILL SETS

Please use these skill sets to sign your child up for level best suited to their abilities. Each bullet point must be completed in one continuous attempt, unless otherwise stated.​ 

LEVEL 1

  • Enter independently, using either the ramp, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times, then safely exit the water. (Participants can walk, move along the gutter or “swim.”)
     

  • Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds, then recover to a vertical position. (This part of the assessment can be performed with assistance.)

LEVEL 2

  • Step from the side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water.
     

  • Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position.
     

  • Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.

LEVEL 3

  • Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn, then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim front crawl (freestyle) and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water.
     

  • Push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl (freestyle) for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water.

LEVEL 4

  • Perform a feetfirst entry into deep water, swim front crawl (freestyle) for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
     

  • Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.
     

  • Submerge and swim a distance of 3 to 5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating, return to the surface, then exit the water.

LEVEL 5

  • Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water at least 9 feet deep, swim front crawl (freestyle) for 50 yards, then swim elementary backstroke for 50 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout.
     

  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change direction of travel as necessary and then swim back crawl for 25 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout.exit the water.

LEVEL 6

  • Swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes: front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke, back crawl, sidestroke, elementary back crawl, or butterfly, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke.
     

  • Jump into deep water, perform a survival float for 5 minutes, roll onto back and perform a back float for 5 minutes.
     

  • Perform a feetfirst surface dive, retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool at a depth of 7 to 10 feet, return to surface and return to starting point.

     

2020 CLASS SCHEDULE

COMING SOON

AGE MINIMUM: 4 years old

$75 per week, per child

DALLAS HENDERSON

AQUATICS COORDINATOR

dhenderson@ssbgalveston.org

(409) 572-2560

 

SEASTARBASE

PHONE
409-572-2560

FAX
409-572-2564

EMAIL
info@ssbgalveston.org


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Galveston, Texas 77554


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