Fact or Fiction: My kids are water competent BECAUSE they know the front crawl and back crawl. (Part 1 or 3)
Water competent kids know more than just each of the swimming strokes. They also have a solid understanding of the water and know what to do if they are involved in a water emergency.
How do I support my kids in becoming water competent?
Completing ALL Learn-To-Swim Levels is essential to having water-competent kids!
Check out these top three reasons why it's essential your children complete all the learn-to-swim levels to become water competent!
A child who completes Level 3 has acquired just the basic/minimal swimming skills for swimming and water competency in a pool. A swimmer that a completed Level 3 skills have only learned about half of the survival swimming needed to truly stay safe in, on, and around the water.
Swimming skills they have learned are:
Completing Levels 4, 5, and 6 gives your child the skills and endurance to be more competent in different bodies of water and activities, such as going to a waterpark or swimming in open water.
Swimming skills they learn in levels 4-6:
Water competency is not just about swimming skills, it's also about knowing how to recognize and act in a water emergency. Level 6 swim lessons teach swimmers what to do to help themselves and others in a water emergency.
Check out our Water Competency Questionnaire to determine if your swimmers are Water Competent!
Stay tuned for Part 2 of 3!