Westwood Family YMCA


Core Skills at a Glance:

Bobbers: Hold wall kick and blow bubbles, front and back glide assisted, water hazards.
Floaters: Bobs unassisted, front and back glide with kick 3m, how and when to wear a personal flotation device.
Gliders: Deep water skills, front and back swim 5m, accessing EMS.
Divers: Surface support 10 sec, front and back swim 10m, boating safety.
Surfers: Kneeling dive, front and back swim 15m, ice safety.
Dippers: Surface support 45 sec, front and back swim 25m, introduction to throwing assists.

Westwood Family YMCA

View Larger Map 221 Tundra DR
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4Z7
Phone: 780-790-9622
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Bobbers: Preschool children will participate in activities to gain confidence and to increase their level of comfort in the water. The focus is on getting their face wet, blowing bubbles, and...

Participants are challenged to work on front and back floats and glides. Children will also discover the use of buoyant aids.

Gliders: Children are introduced to deep-water activities, gliding on their front and back, and working towards a front swim of up to 5 meters. Divers: Participants are encouraged to develop deep...