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;
-- Pace clock; and
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.)