Water Safety Skills & Acclimation Lessons
Aquatic – Parent-Tot Class / ages 6-36 months. The focus of this class is to create a nurturing aquatic environment through songs, activities, and one-on-one attention. Join your little one as they acclimate to the water and learn the primary water skills including kicking and arm movements, extension activities, back floats, safety jumps, rollovers and water exploration.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 2-3 yrs. / NO Parent in water – Angelfish level. (offered periodically thru the year)
This beginner level class is designed for 2 year olds and younger 3’s who are ready to learn new water skills and water safety without having a parent in the water. Skills include putting their face in the water and holding their breath, climbing out of the pool, back floating with assistance, rollovers, safety jumps and jumping into the instructor. Songs and games are used to encourage the child while they work through each exercise. Class is 30 minutes.
Preschool Swim Lessons Ages 3-5 yrs. NO parent in the water.
The preschool swim lessons have 2 progressive levels of instruction that are offered during all preschool class times. Swimmers will be divided into small groups by ability.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 3-5 yrs. / Beginner – our Goldfish level.
No prior skills are required for this class. Students in this level must be comfortable being in the water with an instructor. This class teaches water safety, basic swim skills, and allows for your child to achieve overall comfort in the water. Skills include front and back float with assistance, breath control, kicking, gliding and safety jumps. Class is 30 minutes.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 3-5 yrs. / Intermediate – our Clownfish level.
Students in this level must be able to float on their front and back with assistance. Students must also demonstrate confidence in the water. This class will begin the transition from assisted basic skills to independent coordinated skills with forward locomotion, water safety and rhythmic breathing activities. Class is 30 minutes.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 3-5 yrs. / Advanced – our Jellyfish level.
Our jellyfish class is for children who are comfortable moving on top and underneath the water independently with good breath control. This group will work on front crawl with rollover breathing, sitting dives, elementary backstroke, safety jumps, and water safety.
Youth Swim Lessons Ages 5-14 yrs.
The Youth (5-14 yrs.) swim lessons have 5 progressive levels of instruction that are offered during all youth class times.
Swim instruction for our youth swim lesson program ranges from beginning swim skills to advanced stroke development.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs. / Beginner - our Starfish level.
Students enrolling in this level are beginners and will be introduced to foundational swim skills and water safety that will be used in levels 2-6. No prior skills required. Class is 40 minutes.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs. / Beginner-Intermediate - our Manta Ray level.
Students enrolling in this level must be able to hold the front float position for 10 seconds, be able to kick with forward propulsion, and be comfortable performing these skills.
In the Manta Ray level, students will make the transition from assisted swim skills to independent swimming. Participants will focus on coordinating the arm and leg movements with breath control into a continuous stroke and work with rollover breathing, sitting dives, elementary backstroke, safety jumps. Continued work on water safety skills will be explored. Class is 40 minutes.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14yrs / Intermediate - our Turtle level.
Student enrolling in this level should be able to independently swim on front with coordinated movements (arms, legs, exhaling under water) for 5 yards, and should also be able to float flat on back for 10 seconds.
Students in the Turtle level will continue to develop front crawl and backstroke with an emphasis on learning rotary breathing while enhancing their water safety knowledge. Class is 40 minutes.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs. / Intermediate - our Duck level.
Students enrolling in this level should have a continuous front crawl stroke for 10 yards with arms clearing the water, good kick and consistent rotary breathing.
Students in the duck level will be introduced to advanced strokes and deeper water to build confidence in swim strokes learned. Focus will be given to refining rotary breathing skills and building endurance in strokes learned. Water safety will now include deep water skills. Class is 40 minutes.
Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs. / Advanced – our Seahorse level.
Student enrolling in this level should be able to swim 25 yards of a clean & consistent front crawl with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Students in the Seahorse level will continue to enhance stroke development and endurance in the strokes learned with an emphasis on acquiring the breaststroke and butterfly timing and technique. Water Safety group activities are incorporated. Class is 40 minutes.
Once you have graduated from the Seahorse lesson level, you are ready for our Non-Competitive groups (pre-team or junior team) or ready to try-out for our Competitive Swim Team.
Home School Swim Lesson Program
Our Homeschool Learn to swim program is for children ages 5-14 and is offered once a week for one hour. The first 40 minutes of class are devoted to instruction and the following 20 minutes will be open swim. Class will meet on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 and is led by experienced instructors. There are 2 levels to choose from:
Level 1 is our progressive learn to swim program which begins with basic swim skills and advances through stroke development while placing an emphasis on water safety. This level is for ages 5-14.
Level 2 is for the advanced swimmer that would like to build endurance, refine stroke technique and swim for exercise. This level is for ages 8 and up.
Propel Swim Lesson Clinics
We are excited to announce that we are now offering Swim Lesson Clinics! These clinics have been developed to teach a specific skill set. In the Independence Clinic and the O2 Clinic (Learning to breathe) We are focusing on skills that are developmental milestones in supporting yourself and moving through the water to become a safer, more efficient swimmer. In our Advanced Clinic we will be focusing on developing the 2 advanced competitive strokes of Breaststroke and Butterfly through kinesthetic, hands-on drills and stroke correction.
Independence Clinic (ages 5-10) This clinic is for learn-to-swim beginners. We will focus on being independent in the water with front floats with face in the water, some kicking to propel the student, and moving those arms for reaching and propulsion.
O2 Clinic (Learning to breathe) ages 5-10 This clinic is geared for the swimmer that is already independent in the water in water depth where they cannot touch the bottom; and is able to propel themselves forward using a coordinated effort of kicking and pulling.
We will be focusing on learning how to efficiently and continuously take that much needed breath while still propelling yourself forward using a coordinated effort of kicking and pulling. This learned sequence is the skill that allows a student to become a “swimmer.”
Advanced Clinic This clinic is designed for the swimmer age 7-12 that can swim a length of the pool (25 yards) freestyle and backstroke without stopping.
We will be teaching the 2 advanced competitive strokes of Breaststroke and Butterfly. We will be working on kicks, pulls and timing of the strokes.