An adult and teen program with steps.
More than just swimming.
For adults who want to overcome their fear of water or want the learn basic swimming skills take step 1. Build to swimming in deep water.
Next steps: Aquatics for Fitness
Strokes, drills, dives and turns build endurance and fitness.
Training to swim for sport or competition.
In Canada, Masters Swimming can begin at the age of 19. However, big drop-outs happen in programs at age 16. The Aquatics for Life class fills a need for those who like to swim but are not striving to be on the club team and striving for national championship meet.
One of the aims of ISCA's Lifespan Aquatics Programming is to support Masters Swimming and deliver participants to those programs. Perhaps, in the future, such as in version 4, a different course, Adult Fitness Swimming, can be put into this suite of classes.
Some masters swim teams might have well established cliques that can be off-putting to newcomers. The class gives a fresh start to swimming, beyond the baggage of an established swim team.
Aqua Fitness, a course designed to build strength and fitness in the water, is another possible course for version 4 or later. Water aerobics is another title for this type of class. An Aqua Fitness classes are already popular at many pools.
- Alumni activities.
- Recognition and banners.
- Keeping the individuals in the sport and supporting swimming.
- Class allows the participants to give back to the swim community.
- Class helps to improve the image of swimming.