Greetings Green Valley Families!
The Wilson School District is very excited to announce that Green Valley students will be joining the 2nd Grade Learn To Swim program this year! This program started in 2018 with Spring Ridge Elementary school and is now being offered to all five elementary schools in the district. You are invited to attend a brief information session on January 7, 2020, at 6:30 pm in Green Valley’s cafeteria.
Second-grade students from Green Valley will travel to the Roy G. Snyder Natatorium to participate in seven, 40-minute lessons. The lessons will begin on January 21 and end on March 5, 2020. For your child’s safety, certified school personnel will remain with him/her throughout the changing process and during swimming instruction.
Why the second grade? Second grade is an ideal time for young people to take on new challenges, learn skills, build social skills, and develop self-confidence. 2nd Grade Learn To Swim students progress through a curriculum that incorporates the following five components:
Stroke Development: Students develop water competency through a system of stroke development which emphasizes floating, paddling, and treading skills.
Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water. The information is the basis of an accident prevention system. Additionally, students learn survival, self-rescue, lifejacket, and boating safety techniques.
Rescue: To assist others in water safety emergencies, students learn safety techniques. The techniques include knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching assists, and throwing assists.
Personal Growth: Students develop self-esteem with the acquisition of new skills.
Water Games & Snorkeling: Small game and snorkeling activities are used to enhance basic skills.
We look forward to meeting with you to answer questions or concerns you may have about the 2nd Grade Learn to Swim program.
Erin Kurtz Pete Rinella
WSD Director of Aquatics Physical Education Department Chair
WHAT: 2nd Grade Learn To Swim Information Session
WHEN: January 7, 2020, at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Green Valley Cafeteria
In the event you can not attend the information session on January 7, 2020, at 6:30 pm you can direct any questions to Wilson School District’s Aquatic Director, Erin Kurtz at 610.670.0180 x3072 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.