Thank you for your interest in delivering the Swim Like a Dolphin Program. ?Alberta Water Polo, in collaboration with Water Polo Canada is excited to promote this program to introduce water polo through our member clubs.
Swim Like a Dolphin is a fantastic opportunity to grow grassroots water polo and increase club registration. It makes learning to swim fun and develops a love for water polo at a young age. The goal of the program is to prepare children to learn to swim and play water polo while having fun. When they are done with the entire program they should feel confident in their swimming skills and be prepared to play water polo if they chose to continue with a club in a recreational or competitive environment.
Swim Like a Dolphin currently has two different levels. The first is the beginner preschool level intended for children ages 4-7. The second is the junior level intended for children ages 8-12. We are using a colourful report card and sticker process to engage the young athletes to be excited about completing the different skills within each level.
We have prepared a user guide, curriculum, lesson plans, instructor worksheets, report cards and stickers to hand out to the children once their session is completed. The Swim Like a Dolphin Preschool level also has supporting videos to demonstrate the various skills.
We are very excited to embark on this journey with you to help increase participation levels and the visibility of water polo in Canada! Please do not hesitate to reach out to AWPA with any questions.