Out of an abundance of caution related to the Corona Virus Pandemic, Sea Star Base Galveston programs and events are currently postponed. Please email any questions or concerns to  info@ssbgalveston.org

SWIM CLASS

LEARN TO SWIM

Sea Star Base Galveston is planning to offer Learn-to-Swim classes through the American Red Cross for 2021.  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.
 

SWIM LEVEL SKILL SETS

 

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 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 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 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 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 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.

     

 

Billy McKemey

Camp Director

bmckemey@ssbgalveston.org

(409) 572-2560

SEASTARBASE

PHONE
409-572-2560

FAX
409-572-2564

EMAIL
info@ssbgalveston.org


LOCATION
7509 Broadway
Galveston, Texas 77554


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