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  1. Red Cross Swim Program 2011 Review Update Winter 2011 © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  2. About the Update - Keeping our Promise It has been 5 years since the launch of the Red Cross Swim Program. At the launch we committed to a review of the program at the 5 year mark. In 2009 we began gathering feedback on the program by conducting surveys, with our WSITs and Training Partners. Based on this feedback we have made improvements to the Red Cross Swim program and would like to take this opportunity to share those changes with you. Program Update Objectives • To provide Water Safety Instructor Trainers with information on the changes to the program • To assist WSITs in becoming familiar with revised course content • To provide a timeline of when the changes to the program will be implemented • To provide WSIT’s with information on how this will all affect the courses they teach © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  3. Table of Contents • Section 1- Red Cross Swim Preschool • Section 2- Red Cross Swim Kids • Section 3- Red Cross Swim @ School • Section 4- Red Cross Swim programs for Adults and Teens • Section 5- Red Cross Instructor Development Program • Section 6 – Change in products • Implementation © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  4. 2010 Review Section 1 Red Cross Swim Preschool © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  5. Red Cross Swim Preschool SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO PRESCHOOL LEVELS • Red Cross Swim Preschool caregiver and tot levels contains skills based on developmental abilities • Added Sea Otter • Revised/updated content in levels, and revised lesson plans • New Age for Red Cross Swim Preschool • Content in Red Cross Swim Preschool revised to closely match RCSK 1-4 • Theme songs are gone! • Continuous evaluation requires performance of the skill 3 times in one lesson set but no longer includes 3 times in one lesson © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  6. Red Cross Swim Preschool- What has Changed? Starfish • Added Choosing a PFD/Lifejacket to Skills and Water Safety • Removed Move Forward (Assisted) • Removed Move Backward (Assisted) • Removed Arm Movement (Assisted) Duck • Wording Changes Sea Turtle • Wording Changes © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  7. Red Cross Swim Preschool- What has Changed? Sea Otter *NEW* • Play and Songs • Kick on Front with Buoyant Object (1m) • Distance Swim (1m) • Facility Orientation and Active Supervision • Stop, Look, Ask (Find the Adult) • Safe Entries and Exits • PFD & Me (Assisted) • Open Eyes Underwater • Rhythmic Breathing 3 Times • Front Float and Recovery – 3 Seconds (Assisted) • Back Float and Recover – 3 Seconds (Assisted) • Front Glide – 3 Seconds • Back Glide – 3 Seconds (Assisted) • Front Swim 1m (Assisted) Fitness Activities Skills and Water Safety Swimming © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  8. Red Cross Swim Preschool- What has Changed? Salamander • Adjusted Rhythmic Breathing from 3 times to 5 times • Changed Front Float and Recovery - no minimum time required for the skill • Changed Back Float and Recovery - no minimum time required for the skill • Removed Roll Over Float – 6 seconds • Changed Front Glide from 3 seconds to 2m • Changed Back Glide from 3 seconds to 2m • Changed Roll Over Glide- no time required to 2m • Adjusted Front Swim from 3m (Assisted) to 2m (Unassisted) © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  9. Red Cross Swim Preschool- What has Changed? Sunfish • Removed Intro to Synchronized Swimming-Floats and Glides. • Moved Weight Transfer in Shallow Water to Chest-Deep • Removed Stop! Call for Help! • Changed Front Glide 5 Seconds – 5m • Changed Back Glide 5 Seconds – 5m © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  10. Red Cross Swim Preschool- What has Changed? Crocodile • Removed Intro to Synchronized Swimming Bathtub and Floats • Changed Change Direction in Deep Water (Assisted) to Jump into deep water, surface support 10 sec • Removed Weight Transfer in Shallow Water • Changed Front Glide with Kick 3 x 2m to 2m © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  11. Red Cross Swim Preschool- What has Changed? Whale • Moved Continuous Swim 10m from Skills and Water Safety to Fitness Activities 15m • Removed Intro to Synchronized Swimming Somersaults, Bathtub and Floats • Removed Relay Activities • Changed Kicking Drill 2 x 10m to 15m • Removed Whale Kick • Added Jump into deep water, swim 5m, stationary surface support 20 sec • Adjusted Distance Swim from 2 x 10 m to 15m • Removed Changed Direction in Deep Water • Changed Front Glide with Kick 3x 5m to 10m • Changed Back Glide with Kick 3x 5m to 10m • Changed Side Glide with Kick 5m to 10m • Changed Front Crawl 7m to Front Swim 10m © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  12. Registering in Red Cross Swim Kids from Red Cross Swim Preschool Registering in Red Cross Swim Kids from Red Cross Swim Preschool Registering in Red Cross Swim Kids from Red Cross Swim Preschool Registering in Red Cross Swim Kids from Red Cross Swim Preschool Red Cross Swim Preschool- What has Changed? Registering Red Cross Swim Preschoolers in Red Cross Swim Kids © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  13. Section 2 Red Cross Swim Kids © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  14. Red Cross Swim Kids- Summary of Changes • Stroke Performance Criteria has been revised • Smoother progressions of Red Cross Swim Kids 4 to 8 • Good-Bye Butterfly! • Moved Side Stroke from fitness item and moved into Strokes. • New age for Red Cross Swim Kids-5 years and up • Continuous evaluation continues to include demonstration of performance criteria 3 times in one lesson set, 3 time distance in one lesson has been removed (i.e. 3 x 5m) © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  15. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Removed EMS-moved to RCSK 2 • Adjusted Front Glide from 3 seconds to 5 seconds • Adjusted Back Glide 3 seconds to 5 seconds • Removed Back Glide with Kick 5 seconds • Changed Roll Over Floats 6 seconds to 5 seconds © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  16. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Adjusted Site Rules to Follow Site Rules • Added EMS/9-1-1 • Adjusted Front Glide with Flutter Kick from 3 x 5m (in one lesson) to 10m • Adjusted Back Glide with Flutter Kick from 3 x 5m (in one lesson) to 5m • Adjusted Side Glide with Flutter Kick from 3m to 5m • Adjusted Front Swim from 3 x 5m (in one lesson) to 5m with kick • Added Roll Over Floats 6 Seconds © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  17. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Adjusted Flutter Kick Drill 3 x 15m (in one lesson) to 15m • Removed Weight Transfer, Shallow Water • Added PDF/Lifejackets in Deep water to Skills and Water Safety • Adjusted Front Glide with Flutter Kick from 3 x 10m (in one lesson) , to 10m • Adjusted Back Glide with Flutter Kick from 3 x 10m (in one lesson) to 10m • Adjusted Side Glide with Flutter Kick from 5 seconds to 10m • Added Flutter Kick to Front Glide/Side Glide Combination 10m (assisted) © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  18. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Adjusted Flutter Kick Drill on Back from 3 x 15m (in one lesson) to 15m • Adjusted Front Glide/Side Glide combination from no required distance to 15m • Adjusted Back Glide with Kick and Shoulder Roll 3 x 10m to 15m • Adjusted Front Crawl 3 x 10m (in one lesson), to 10m © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  19. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Removed Dolphin Kick Drill 3 x 5m (in one lesson) • Added Kicking Drill 25m to Fitness Activities • Adjusted Front Crawl 3 x 15m (in one lesson) to 15m • Adjusted Back Crawl 3 x 15m (in one lesson) to 15m • Adjusted Introduction to Whip Kick on Back 3 x 5m (in one lesson), to Introduction to Whip Kick 10m © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  20. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Removed Kicking Drill 3 x 25m (in one lesson) • Added Dolphin Kick Drill 10m • Adjusted Victim Recognition and Simulation to Distressed Swimmer Recognition and Simulation • Removed Head First Sculling on Back 5m • Adjusted Front crawl 3 x 15 m (in one lesson) to 25 meters • Adjusted Back Crawl 3 x 15m (in one lesson), to 25 meters • Adjusted Elementary Back Stroke 3 x 15m (in one lesson), to 15m © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  21. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Added Dolphin Kick Drill 15m to Fitness Activities • Adjusted Elementary Back Stroke from 3 x 25m (in one lesson) to 25m • Adjusted Whip Kick on Front from 3 x 15m (in one lesson) to 15m • New ILCOR Choking guidelines have been implemented © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  22. New Choking Performance Criteria CHOKING RESCUE, MILD AND SEVERE AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION, CONSCIOUS PERSON • 3. If the person is unable to speak or breathe or has wheezing breathing, it is severe choking. Stands (or kneels for a small child) behind the person and wraps one arm diagonally across the person’s chest. Bends the person forward at the waist until the person's upper airway is at least parallel to the ground, and with the heel of the other hand, delivers 5 back blows between the shoulder blades. © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  23. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Removed Dolphin Kick Drill 3 x 10m • Adjusted Breast Stroke 3 x 15m (in one lesson) to 15m © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  24. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Removed Combination of Stroke Drills • Adjusted Breast Stroke 3 x 25m (in one lesson), to 25m • Added Side Stroke Kick 15m to Swimming Skills © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  25. Red Cross Swim Kids- What has Changed? • Removed Butterfly Drill 3 x 10m (in one lesson) • Moved Side Stroke from Fitness Activities to Swimming Skills. Adjusted distance to 25m © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  26. Section 3 Red Cross Swim @ School © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  27. Red Cross Swim at School- Summary of Changes • Progress Certificate has been changed to offer the new program levels - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. • Content for the worksheets has been updated • Participation certificate contains English and French © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  28. Red Cross Swim @ School- What has Changed? • Reorganized program into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels • Levels: Beginner=RCSK 1-3, Intermediate=RCSK 4-7, Advance=RCSK 8-10 • Added to Advanced level – swimming with clothes on and with a PFD • Still participation-based • Same participation stickers (featuring Buckles) • Participation certificate can be folded for swimmer privacy © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  29. Section 4 Red Cross Adults and Teens © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  30. Red Cross Adults and Teens- Summary of Changes • Red Cross Swim Basics 1 continues to focus on developing comfort in the water through attainment of basic flotation, movement and breathing skills. • New - Red Cross Swim Basics 2 works on front crawl and back swim, distance swim of 25m, self rescue and rescue of others skills. • Worksheets for Red Cross Swim Sports and Red Cross Swim Strokes have been developed. • Lesson plans have been revised for RCS Basics 1 & 2 • Journal includes RCS Basics 1 & 2 © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  31. Teens and Adults – What has changed? • Red Cross Swim Strokes – added worksheets – focus on performance criteria from RCSK 5-10 (must finish RCSK 4) – no lesson plans, just strokes • Red Cross Swim Sports – added a worksheet to track attendance and participation for all nine modules © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  32. Section 5 Red Cross Instructor Development Program © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  33. Red Cross IDP- Summary of Changes • Water Safety Instructor age requirement revised to 15 years of age to reduce the wait time between the AWSI and WSI courses. • Candidates have a reduced number of hours and paperwork required for the teaching experience component. • Included more activities on working with preschoolers and parents in the AWSI course. • Updated teaching experience assignments with specific activity plans to be used by candidates. • Updated lesson plans for all levels. • www.instructornetwork.ca © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  34. Red Cross IDP-What has Changed? AWSI manual – • removed butterfly from strokes chapter; • Removed content from fitness chapter; • skills and water safety chapter based on skills and research (ie. Revised swim or stay with boat in cold water); • Appendices and all lesson plans – now available on www.instructornetwork.ca • Updated stroke chart © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  35. AWSI Teaching Experience Forms Open Your AWSI manual to Appendix D, E and F • 4 Worksheets = 4 TE Levels • Each Worksheet = 3 Classes (3 Assignments) • White rows vs. Gray rows • Teaching Experience Journal Assignment Appendix F • TE Assignments can be found in the AWSI Manual and online © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  36. Red Cross IDP-What has Changed? WSI manual – • removed level-by-level summaries out of RCSP and RCSK chapters. • Supports and holds removed, now located in Developing Swimmer in AWSI Manual • strategy resource chapter 8 appendices - now available on www.instructornetwork.ca • inserted assistant lifeguard instructor supplement (this is for WSIs who complete the cert process to become an assistant lifeguard instructor) © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  37. WSI Teaching Experience Open Your WSI manual to Appendices D, E and F • 4 Worksheets = 4 TE Levels • Each Worksheet = 4 Classes (4 Assignments) • White rows vs. Gray rows • Teaching Experience Journal Assignment Appendix F • TE Assignments can be found in the WSI Manual and online © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  38. Red Cross IDP-What has Changed? WSIT manual • Has been updated-WSIT’s do not need a new WSIT Manual-WHY? • Facilitator guides for teaching each AWSI and WSI courses are updated and available at www.redcross.ca/itnet (Trainer section of the Training Partner website) © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  39. Section 6 Red Cross Swim Program Changes to Products © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  40. Red Cross Swim Preschool Red Cross Swim Preschool Products • Progress Booklet - content updated, added level and added room for comments • Stickers – addition of new Sea Otter • Worksheets – content updated • Mid-Session Progress Memo – updated look • All electronic products updated – Red Cross Swim News, Lesson Plans etc. onto the Instructor Network © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  41. Red Cross Swim Kids Red Cross Swim Kids Products • Progress Card – content updated, size will change to accommodate additional room for comments • Badges - no changes • Stickers - no changes • Certificate/medal – no changes • Worksheets – content updated • Mid-Session Progress Memo – updated look • All electronic products updated – Red Cross Swim News, Lesson Plans etc. now on the Instructor Network © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  42. Red Cross Swim @ School Red Cross Swim @ School Products • Progress Certificate – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced levels in a progress card, English and French separate products • Stickers - no changes • Worksheets – content updated © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  43. Red Cross Swim for Adults and Teens Red Cross Swim Program for Adults and Teens Products • Journal – content updated (added level Red Cross Swim Basics 2) • Worksheets – NEW RCS Strokes, RCS Basics 2, and RCSK Sports worksheets © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  44. Instructor Development Program AWSI: AWSIM – content updated (supports and holds added to Developing Swimmer), removal of tabs and CD (CD content moves to Instructor Network) Strokes Chart – content updated AWSI Facilitator Guide Updated WSI: WSIM – content updated, added Assistant Lifeguard Instructor Supplement, removal of tabs and moved Strategy Resource chapter to Instructor Network WSI Facilitator Guide Updated © Canadian Red Cross 2010

  45. WSIT: WSITM – content updated • WSIT Facilitator’s Guide – content updated • AWSIM, WSIM, WSITM – all policies will move to Instructor Network into Program Standards document • WSMIT: WSMITM – content updated © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  46. Implementation • We now have all program resources and products available in the warehouse • The implementation period for the new program will be January 2011 to September 2011. • This means that all Training partners will be required to be using the new program and materials by September 2011 • Leadership program changed as of January 2011 © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  47. Instructor Network On the IN you will find the following tools: • AWSI/WSI Facilitator Guide-coming soon! • Strategy Resources-coming soon! • Teaching Experience Forms for AWSI and WSI-On the IN! • Lesson Plans for all levels-coming soon! • Supports and Holds Document-On the IN! • Worksheets for all Levels-On the IN • AWSI and WSI Appendices documents-Coming Soon! Kevin.paes@redcross.ca or 780.702.4154 or toll free 1.888.307.7997 © Canadian Red Cross 2008

  48. Thank you! © Canadian Red Cross 2008