Instructional swim has begun, and we are off to a great start! For the next 7 weeks, you will receive a “swim messenger”. This will outline skills taught and progress of your camper.
We teach the “Swim Right” method created by 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, and since we began 2 summers ago, we have seen a vast improvement of the camper swim skills.
The method, which progresses through seven levels, teaches water safety first and then proper technique, with an initial emphasis on swimmers being water safe. The key is learning to back float for an infinite amount of time. The LKSA program has added a new level between Streamliners and Freestylers this year. The new level is called Rollers (light blue caps) and consists of some of the upper level Streamliner skills and a couple of the lower level Freestyler skills from last year. The change will allow for faster progression through the levels, where in the past it took a significant amount of time for both Streamliners and Freestylers. Due to the change, all swim levels and caps will be given out to campers on Monday, July 6th.
We are super excited to have your camper at the JCC Camps at Medford and even more excited that we have the opportunity to provide them with the lifelong skill of being safe in and around the water.
As Dory in Finding Nemo always says – “JUST KEEP SWIMMING, JUST KEEP SWIMMING…”
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