11:30 am-1:30 pm
Course: Learn to Swim Level 6: Fitness Swimmer
Course Code: 34906F
American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 5 Stroke Refinement certificate or demonstrate all completion requirements in Level 5.
Increase endurance while swimming the following strokes: -- Front crawl- 100 yards; -- Back crawl- 100 yards; -- Butterfly- 50 yards; -- Elementary backstroke- 50 yards; and -- Sidestroke- 50 yards
Demonstrate the following turns while swimming: -- Front crawl open turn; -- Backstroke open turn; -- Sidestroke open turn; -- Front flip turn; -- Backstroke flip turn; -- Breaststroke turn; and -- Butterfly turn
Demonstrate etiquette in fitness swimming
Discuss and demonstrate how to use the following while swimming: -- Pull buoy; -- Fins; -- Pace clock; and -- Paddles.
Describe the principles of setting up a fitness program
Demonstrate various training techniques
Calculate target heart rate
Apply the principles of water exercise.
No minimum number of hours suggested ( required?)
Currently authorized Water Safety (r.04) instructor.
Successfully complete the following exit skills assessment.
1. Swim 500 yards continuously using strokes in the following order: front crawl 100 yards; breaststroke, 50 yards, elementary backstroke, 50 yards; sidestroke, 50 yards; butterfly, 50 yards; and choice of stroke, 100 yards.
Perform the Cooper 12-minute swim test and compare with pre-assessment results.
Certificate Issued and Validity Period
Learn-to-Swim Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer
American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Manual (Stay Well Stock No. 651300) (Recommended but not required.)