The design of our swim program is based on the streamlined position, student focus, and fun. We place individuals according to their skill level and not by age group. In the first session, all students are evaluated and placed in a smaller group with those with similar proficiency. See the backside of the Group Lesson form for more information.
Our Group Swim Lesson program is back with limited classes. Each class must have a minimum of two students and a maximum of 6 students.
Water Babies– Ages 6 months – 24 months
Requirements: Parent must accompany child in each class. Goals: Parent and child learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm-let movement and breathing control. It will help introduce water safety concepts.
Bobbers– Ages 3-5 years
Requirements: Students must be able to the water without parent, and be comfortable in the water with their instructor. Have a willingness to learn and a positive attitude. Goals: front float, back float with Instructor, bubble blowing, rolling over from front to back and back to front, placing face in the water and holding 3-5 sec., able to submerge entire body under water without assistance.
Level 1 – Introduction To Aquatic skills
Requirements: No swimming skills required. Child must be willing to enter the pool from the side. Goals: This level will help participants become familiar to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills such as: water entry and exit, breath control and going underwater, floating and gliding on the front and back. Arm and leg movements are also introduced. Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water.
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Requirements: Comfortably goes underwater and is able to swim forward with face in the water. Goals: Builds on fundamental aquatic skills learned in Level 1 such as breath control and going under water, floating and gliding on front and back, and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on the front and back.
Level 3 – Stroke Development
Requirements: The participant is well-adjusted and comfortable in the water. Swims freestyle and backstroke 15 meters and have successful completion of Level 2. Goals: Focuses on stroke development, including front and backstroke. Participants are introduced to the breaststroke, scissors and dolphin kicks. They will develop the fundamentals of treading water in deep water and help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment. Diving skills may also be introduced at this level.