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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Gaining comfort in the water, blowing bubbles with gradual facial immersion, front and back floats with assistance.


Must be comfortable entering and exiting the pool on their own, as well as putting their face in the water.  To complete: child must be able to float on their front and back and swim 5m unassisted.


Must be able to float, swim 5m unassisted in shallow water.  Must be comfortable beginning the transition from shallow to deep water with assistance.