This course will teach you how to help students use flotation to reach or throw to assist a swimmer and know when and how to call emergency services (safety benchmark), and how to swim four strokes butterfly with only one breathe, then swim freestyle for the remainder of the pool length (swim benchmark).  

In This Course

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Benchmarks

    • Benchmark Performance

    • Safety

    • Words to Know

    • Water Safety - Emergency Scenarios

    • Check Your Knowledge

  2. 2
    • Pulsing and Sculling

    • Breathing

    • Check Your Knowledge

    • Arm Stroke

    • Body Position and Kick

    • Check Your Knowledge

  3. 3
    • Practicum and Reflection

    • Stroke School Yellow Stage Practicum Worksheet

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the reason for using flotation when making an assist of a distressed swimmer

  • Identify the positioning of flotation when making an assist

  • Describe sculling motion

  • Identify the entry and exit position of the hands during the butterfly arm stroke

  • Describe the correct amount of knee bend and hip movement for dolphin kick

  • Describe the benefit of having students wear fins while learning dolphin kick and butterfly

  • Conduct drills and learning activities for teaching butterfly

  • Identify the timing and head position for breathing during butterfly

  • Describe pulsing and its role in the body motion for teaching butterfly