2019 Program Goals

Our goal in 2019 is to reach the most vulnerable children in Teton County, Idaho and Alta, Wyoming. We would love to be able to serve each and every child this year at every swim level. Unfortunately, we are limited by pool space and instructional staff capacity. Our focus in 2019 is serving participants in Tier 1, 2 and 3.

Program Overview

Program Dates and Times: July 16 - August 24. 1, 30 minute lesson a week.
- Tuesday: 9:30-10:00, 10:05-10:35, 10:40-11:10 AM
- Thursday: 9:30-10:00, 10:05-10:35, 10:40-11:10 AM
- Saturday: 9:30-10:00, 10:05-10:35, 10:40-11:10 AM

Location: Teton Valley Resort (1208 ID-31, Victor, ID 83455)

Cost: $10 total for 6-week session. Scholarships available, in addition to swimsuits, towels and goggles.

Minimum Age: 4 years old

How to Register:
- Registration opens WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 at 7:00 PM. Deadline to register is WEDNESDAY May 29 at 9:00 AM.
- Register online at https://www.tetonvalleyaquatics.org
- Paper form available at Community Resource Center of Teton Valley, Valley of the Tetons Library - Victor & Driggs, or upon request.


Participants will be enrolled based on the following criteria:
- Participant tier group. Our focus in 2019 is serving Tier 1, 2, and 3 participants. Majority of lesson slots are reserved for Tier 1 participants.
- Lottery system within tier groups.
*Please note that enrollment of 1 child in a family does not guarantee sibling enrollment.

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Tier 1 Participant

- Children who are non-swimmers.
- Children with financial circumstances that limit access to participation in other learn-to-swim programs.

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Tier 2 Participant

- Children with limited participation in formal swim instruction (ie has participated in 1 swim lesson session only)
- Swimming at American Red Cross Level 1 proficiency or working towards Level 1 proficiency

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Tier 3 Participant

- Children with regular participation in formal swim instruction (2 swim lesson sessions or more)
- Swimming at American Red Cross Level 2.

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What swim level is my child?

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Non-Swimmer / Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills

My child:
- Does not know how to swim
- Requires 100% assistance when in the water and cannot do anything unsupported.
- May demonstrate a fear of water.

Objective: To help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely

Requirements: None

Skills Covered: Elementary aquatic skills are introduced – entering and exiting the water, submerging mouth, nose and eyes, blowing bubbles through the mouth and nose, bobbing in the water, front and back floating, beginning to learn front and back swimming using arms and legs, retrieving objects underwater

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Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills

My child can:
- Enter and exit the water without assistance
- Walk in the water, move along the gutter
- Fully submerge face in the water, blow bubbles
- Kick on front or back with or without support
- Front and black float with or without support

Objective: To give students success with fundamental skills

Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 1 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 1 skills

Skills Covered: Entering water by stepping or jumping in from the side, submerging entire head, blowing bubbles, open eyes underwater, front and back glide, swim 15 feet on front and 10 feet on back, swim on side, life jacket use

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Level 3 Stroke Development

My child can:
- Open eyes underwater and retrieve underwater objects
- Front and back float without support
- Flutter kick on front and back
- Swim short distances in deeper water
- Demonstrate bobbing
- Demonstrate rotary breathing
- Jump into the water and recover
- Tread water using arm and leg actions

Objective: To build on skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice

Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a Level 2 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 2 skills

Skills Covered: Jump into deep water, head first entry from sitting or kneeling, submerging and retrieving an object, bobbing, survival float for 30 seconds, treading water for 30 seconds, front crawl 15 yards, butterfly 15 feet, back crawl 15 yards, elementary rescues, safe diving, check-call-care