Whether you're just starting out or just want help with your
strokes, our Adult program is for the young at heart - no matter
what your age. Set your own goals. Work with certified instructors
to learn to swim, or improve your current swimming ability and
water fitness. You won't be going to the Olympics, but you'll
develop water confidence and smooth recognizable strokes good
enough for lane swimming and fit enough for the beach. We
incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Adult levels.
We've organized the content of each
level like this:
- Entries and exits
- Surface support
- Underwater skills
- Swim to Survive® skills
- Movement / Swimming skills
- Water Smart® education
As an integral part of the Swim for Life® program, Water Smart education provides
information and experiences that helps participants make smart
decisions when in, on and around water and ice.
Review the Adult Swimmer content here.
Adult Swimmer 1, 2, 3
Adult 1: You'll work towards a 10-15 m swim on
your front and back. You'll do jump entries from the side and
recover an object from the bottom in chest-deep water. Improve your
fitness and your flutter kick with 4 x 9-12 m interval
Adult 2: Kick it up a notch working on two
interval training workouts of 4 x 25 m kicking and front or back
crawl. You'll be able to perform dive entries and demonstrate
breaststroke arms and breathing over 10-15 m. You'll be supporting
yourself at the surface for 1-2 minutes, and showing off your
handstands in shallow water.
Adult 3: No sweat (or at least none anyone can
see). You'll learn eggbeater, stride entries and compact jumps.
You'll be doing a 300 m workout and sprinting 25-50 m. You'll
master your front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Whew!