I Can Swim Program
St. Clair College Aquatics

I Can Swim(AGES 6 & UP) This program focuses on swimming progression and stroke refinement which is designed to reward individual accomplishments. Swimmers are introduced to new methods and philosophies that build confidence, skill development, improvement and refinement.

This progressive 3-Stage program teaches swimmers 54 water skills, and focuses on seven major skill progressions including: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, water safety, entries and turns. Swimmers learn to put together whole skill-sets, one step at a time. Stage 4 is the sport module of the I CAN SWIM program. These include I CAN SWIM FAST, I CAN TRIATHLON, I CAN WATERPOLO, I CAN DIVE, I CAN SYNCHRO, and I CAN TEACH.

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STAGE 1 ORIENTATION TO WATER

This stage involves becoming comfortable in the water. Swimmers establish a sound basis for future acquisition of swimming skills. The orientation process consists of the combination of these five skills:

  • Entry and immersion
  • Buoyancy and Floatation
  • Submersion and Breath Control
  • Movement in the water
  • Propulsion through the water

Prerequisite: 6 years of age.

I Can Swim Stage 1
SWM 340N
SecFall (1290)Winter (1295)DayTimeFee
050 55662298MON5:00P-5:30P73.00
051 55692251WED5:00P-5:30P73.00
052 55682235THU5:00P-5:30P73.00
053 55701913SAT8:30A-9:00A73.00
054 46382255SAT12:30P-1:00P73.00

STAGE 2 SKILL DEVELOPMENT

This stage develops the skills learned in Stage 1 and introduces basic movements and ability needed for swimming strokes such as arm action, sculling, and breathing. Treading water and basic dives are also covered. The skill development stage consists of the following:

  • Streamlining – propulsion
  • Basic Strokes – freestyle, backstroke
  • Introduction of breaststroke, basic dolphin movement
  • Specific Skills – underwater push offs, submersions, and treading water
  • Introductory diving skills

Prerequisites: 6 years of age & Stage 1 or equivalent.

I Can Swim Stage 2
SWM 342N
SecFall (1290)Winter (1295)DayTimeFee
050 48052238MON5:30P-6:15P77.00
051 55721957WED5:30P-6:15P77.00
052 55732301THU5:30P-6:15P77.00
053 55742260SAT9:00A-9:45A77.00
054 55752304SAT11:00A-11:45A77.00

STAGE 3 SKILL IMPROVEMENT

This stage builds on skills from Stage 2 and works to improve all four strokes, reaction/ rhythm abilities, and endurance. More advanced dives and basic turns are also covered. Breathing and stroke timing are a major focus. The skill improvement stage consists of the following:

  • Stroke Improvement – freestyle
  • backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
  • Introductory turn skills
  • Advanced diving skills
  • Endurance Build

Prerequisites: 6 years of age & Stage 2 or equivalent.

I Can Swim Stage 3
SWM 344N
SecFall (1290)Winter (1295)DayTimeFee
050 49881804MON6:15P-7:15P82.00
051 49851869WED6:15P-7:15P82.00
052 52812117THU6:15P-7:15P82.00
053 55791542SAT9:45A-10:45A82.00
054 54122148SAT11:30A-12:30P82.00

STAGE 4a - I Can Swim FAST SKILL REFINEMENT

The focus for the continuing swimmer is skill refinement and stroke enhancement. SEARS I Can Swim FAST provides swimmers with the knowledge and confidence to swim efficiently, effectively and fast. Through stroke drills, endurance building, goal setting and the technical expertise of the SEARS I Can Swim certified teachers, your swimmer will successfully achieve this goal.

A variety of teaching methods are introduced to improve young swimmers' efficiency in the water. Swimmers will also learn athletic skills such as goal setting, stretching, nutrition, leadership components, swim sets and how to read pace clocks. Endorsed by Swimming / Natation Canada.

Prerequisites: 8 years of age & Stage 3.

I Can Swim Stage 4A
SWM 346N
SecFall (1290)Winter (1295)DayTimeFee
050 54401982MON7:15P-8:30P92.00
051 55842242WED7:15P-8:30P92.00
052 44401619THU7:15P-8:30P92.00
053 45811801SAT8:30A-9:45A92.00
054 45882269SAT11:45A-1:00P92.00
I Can Swim Stage 4B
SWM 347N
SecFall (1290)Winter (1295)DayTimeFee
050 49091654FRI5:00P-6:15P97.00
051 54372308SAT10:00A-11:15A97.00
St. Clair College
Aquatic Services:

2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, Ontario
Phone: (519) 972-2727 x. 4303
Toll Free: 1-800-387-0524
or email: jmcewan@stclaircollege.ca

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