What will your child learn?
At SwimAmerica Coral Springs we teach much more than just how to swim. We emphasize the proper techniques of swimming, giving special attention to correct breathing, body position, and good swimming strokes. Our program teaches all four competitive strokes and the starts and turns. It is excellent preparation for swimmers who would like to join the swim team; but, it teaches much more.
Proficiency leads to ACHIEVEMENT, SELF-ESTEEM and the enjoyment of life. SwimAmerica teaches the skills necessary for a lifetime of SAFETY, FUN and FITNESS in and on the water!
SwimAmerica's 10 step program
At SwimAmerica Coral Springs we use a training program that was developed by experts: Swim Coaches. It has been tested and refined over the years. We honestly believe it is the finest way to teach children to swim.
The program differentiates between preschoolers and school age children because of their differing developmental requirements. Both groups are taught the same skills, but, the approach used is tailored to the physical, emotional and intellectual development stages of the age group.
Our Preschool (3 - 4 years old) Program
Beginners Level 1 - 4
Beginners will learn water safety skills, blowing bubbles, floating on front and back, gliding on front and back, and rolling over from front to back, as well as kicking on the front and the back.
Advanced Level 5 - 8
Advanced preschoolers will learn the 4 competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly), just as their older peers, only at a more basic and age appropriate level.
Level 9 and 10 -Pre-Team
The swimmers are able to swim all four competitive strokes for a short distance. They will work on endurance and begin lap swimming. They will also continuously improve their strokes.
Our School Age (5 years old and older) Program
Level I, II, III
In these levels, the children learn proper breathing, floating on front and back, proper freestyle kick and backstroke kick, and rolling over from front to back, without support.
In this level, children learn the basic freestyle without breathing and the side-glide kick. They already float and kick on the front and the back without support.
In this level, students learn the freestyle breathing to the side and the basic backstroke. To start in this level, the children must be capable of swimming proper freestyle without breathing, and side-glide kick.
In this level, students build their endurance until they are able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke and they will further improve their stroke technique in both strokes. To enter this level the children must have a clean freestyle, with bilateral breathing to the side, and proper backstroke.
This level teaches the breaststroke. To start in this level, the children must have mastered the freestyle with bilateral breathing, and the backstroke.
This level teaches the butterfly, flip turns and two hand turns. To start in this station, the children must have mastered the freestyle with bilateral breathing, the backstroke, and the breaststroke.
Level IX and X -Pre-Team
To start in these levels, the children must have mastered the freestyle with bilateral breathing, the backstroke, the breaststroke, and the butterfly. These stations prepare the children for the swim team. The children further improve their endurance until they can swim 300 yards freestyle in proper stroke technique. They also learn turns and perfect their stroke technique in all 4 strokes. Children will also learn the basic drills that are used on the Coral Springs Swim Team.