Our "Learn-t0-Swim" program follows Die Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG)  swim levels, and is suppported by American Red Cross swimming technique. Our swimmers learn breaststroke, but they also learn freestyle, backstroke and butterfly as they progress through the levels.
 
             SEEPFERDCHEN 
  • Head fully submerged
  • Aquatic breathing
  • Push-off in arrow ( belly/back )
  • Object resurfacing
  • Shape (Streamline) tension dorsal/abdominal
  • Legs BA/FR : make long legs, move from the hip ( don't cycle!!!! )
  • Diving knee position
    • Arms Backstroke (BA)
    • Able to swim 25m continuously

 

             BRONZE

  • Coordination arms - legs BA
  • Arms Freestyle (FS)
  • Coordination arms - legs FS
  • Legs breaststroke
  • Legs butterfly
  • Diving from standing position
  • Swimming 200m continuously in not more than 15min
  • Dive approximately 2m deep and retrieve a diving ring

 

           SILVER/GOLD

  • Coordination arms - legs Backstroke (BA)
  • Coordination arms - legs Freestyle (FR)
  • Arms breaststroke
  • Open Turn
  • Diving Starting Block
  • Swimming 600m continuously in at least 24min
  • Distance diving for 15m
  • Dive approximately 2m deep and retrieve 3 times 1 diving ring
    • Tow-swim a person for 50m

            GOLD+

  • Coordination arms - legs Backstroke (BA)
  • Coordination arms - legs Freestyle (FR)
  • Coordination arms - legs Breaststroke (BR)
  • Open Turn Breaststroke + keyhole
  • Flip turn Freestyle
The Gold+ ("gold plus") is a new course that replaces the Bear-a-Cudas "Pre-team".  This course requires twice-weekly instruction. Swimmers focus on strength and coordination of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. The class works on endurance and fitness, and is a preparation for team swimming. Swimmers will work on starts and turns.