Learn to Swim
About the Program
Learn to Swim is an instructional program taught by certified Water Safety Instructors, or WSIs. Learn to Swim programs are offered for all ages and abilities.
Infants and toddlers will sing songs. Play games to get your child to enjoy the water experience while teaching them skills such as: enter and exit water, feeling comfortable in the water, submerge and explore breath control, floating on back and front changing body position in water, playing safely in the water.
Toddler Transition water class will help your child gain water independence and learn new water skills, with you! The toddler transition program will allow the parent/guardian to provide assistance while the swimmer gains confidence in the water. Toddler Transition Program Goals: Entering and exiting the water using steps and side; bobbing; blowing bubbles; retrieving submerged objects; submerging entire body; front and back float with support, front glide with support; recovering to a vertical position. First week of class - parent/guardian will be allowed in water to help child feel confident and gain confidence in the water. Second week of class - parents will transition out of the water, and child will swim on their own.
Entering the water independently using ladder, steps and side of pool, exiting the water, submerging mouth and blowing bubbles, gliding on front and back with support, rolling to front and back with support, recovering to a vertical position with support and pushing off wall and swimming using arms and leg movement.
Introduction to the water skills - Entering and exiting water safely, starting to learn to float without support, Learn to recover to a vertical position, explore various arm and leg actions, learning the foundation for future stroke development.
Fundamental Aquatic Skills - Stepping from the side into chest-deep water, moving into a front float rolling to back float, pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg movement on front and back rolling to front and continue swimming.
Stroke Development - Survival float, front crawl (free), elementary backstroke, scissor and dolphin kick, fundamentals of treading water, safety rules for head first entries, early progressions for entering the water headfirst for the side of the pool.
Stroke Improvement – Increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (free, elementary back), build on the scissor kick and dolphin kick by adding arms, learning back and breast, learning the basics of the turning at the wall.
For more information about Aquatic Programs offered by The Woodlands Township, please call 281-210-3950 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/pools. You may also visit The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park at 5310 Research Forest Drive, 77381, or The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park at 6464 Creekside Forest Dr, 77389.