Frogs are getting more independent and confident as swimmers. They’re like “I got this! I’m ready to learn basic stroke mechanics!” (or the toddler equivalent). If your child can float, swim on his own without floaties, and is ready to learn the basics of moving his arms and legs at the same time, he’s a Frog.
Frogs will learn the following:
- Social Skills
Child is learning by watching peers attempt skills and by politely sharing class time and space with them.
- Roll Overs with Alligator Kicks on the Back
Child is learning to independently roll from front to back when they are cued to breath. They then continue to kick on their back with alligator arms up.
- Backward Movement with Arms and Kicks
Child can propel themselves by flutter kicking legs and winding arms at the same time while on the back.
- Forward Movement with Arms and Kicks
Child can propel themselves by flutter kicking legs and winding arms at the same time on the front.
- Freestyle with Roll Over Breath
Child is learning to incorporate a rollover breath with their forward moving paddle arms. Child achieves forward motion, and then rolls over to breath.
- Learning Frog Kicks
Child is learning how to move legs in a three step motion to begin learning how to kick for breaststroke.
- Introducing Pop Up Breathing to Frog Kicks
Child is learning how to pop up face first using a kick board for support while doing frog kicks.
- Increased Breath Control
Child understands how to exhale with face in the water and to roll over or pop up to take a breath while swimming.
- Safety Jump
Child jumps into the water independently and experiences a full submersion in Professor’s arms or not. Professor helps child swim safely back to the wall.
- Independence, Confidence, and Safety
Child’s understanding of boundaries and safety rules is growing. Child’s comfort level is established enough to grow independence and want to try new things.