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Learn to Swim Groups

When swimming is introduced this way children will progress fast and retain more knowledge. 

When lessons are held in sessions and swimmers take time off, most children will regress and may take a few lessons to pick up where they left off.

By not running in sessions, this will allow your swimmer to continue progressing at a faster rate.

For more information on each Learn 2 Swim Schedules click here.

Please call (401) 286-4107 or email mmuir@enviousswimming.com to find out when classes are on for your child!!!

Envious Swimming Learn to Swim Groups:

Group Group Description
Mums and Bubs Parent and Child Class.  This class is designed to familiarize young children with water and help develop general motor skills for swimming.
Little Floaters Parent and Child Class. This class is designed to continue developing children’s basic swim skills and help them become more confident in/around  water.
Tadpoles Most children need to develop water confidence in these classes. Aim of this level is confidence, skills and evidence of water familiarization. Children will be able to push and glide, float on their back and reach and pull independently, for a short distance.
Frogs These children are comfortable in the water. They can push and glide, reach and pull with confidence and with limited assistance. The child will also learn how to back float, skull, and swim on their back.
Goldfish Swimmers will continue to develop freestyle and backstroke, develop breaststroke and increase their endurance and distance that they can swim.
Clown Fish Swimmers will continue to develop freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and learn the basics of butterfly.  They will also increase their endurance and distances to one full length of the pool.
Marlins Swimmers will develop and build stroke and endurance for all four strokes.  They will also continue to improve their starts, turns and finishes.  Swimmers will be prepared for the first level of swim team.
Grommets The lesson has elements of endurance work, stroke correction, and strengthens them for the requirements for squad swimming.   Swimmers will be able to swim 200 meters of each of the four strokes and this will serve as an alternative to swim team for those who do not wish to join the swim team at this time.

 

 

Mums and Bubs

  

Little Floaters

Class Type Parent and Child Class Type Parent and Child
Maximum 10 Maximum 10
Cap Color Light Blue Cap Color Light Blue
Class Description A half hour lesson which consists of games, songs, submersions, floating and gross motor skills.  Barbells will be introduced in this level and only used for around 10 minutes for each class while learning the kicking motion.  This class will have babies of varying ages in it, they will all be beginners and no younger than 6 months old. Class Description This level is a half hour class is divided into 15 minutes of developmental skills and 15 minutes of submersions songs, games and swimming.  Developmental Skills:  Using this time to develop kick and reach and pull in order to gain strong gross motor skills.  Progressing from limited assistance to floating independently.  During this time swimmers will go with the instructor to start developing trust with the instructor.  We will continue to introduce backstroke kick along with the floating from the previous level.  Submersions:  Using this time for humpty dumpty from the wall, mat, and ledge of the pool, turning around and swimming back to the edge of the pool.
Age Range 6 to 12 months Age Range 12 to 24 months
By the end of this level the child should be able to, and receive a certificate for the following
  • Kicking/moving legs
  • Splashing hands
  • Happy to submerge 6 or more times throughout a lesson
  • Relaxed and happy to be floating on their back with assistance
  • Falling/jumping from the ledge/side of pool, submerging and return to the wall with assistance
  • Happy to go with instructor for short periods of time continually throughout lesson
  • Introduction to blowing bubbles
  • Introduction to climbing in and out of pool
  • Use a barbell throughout the lesson with assistance
  • Participate in songs and games
By the end of this level the child should be able to, and receive a certificate for the following
  • Good coordination of arm and leg movements
  • Fall into pool turn around and swim to the side assisted
  • Come to the surface for air when required
  • Be happy to swim with the instructor at any time
  • Be able to swim independently form the parent with the assistance of a float
  • Float on their back with minimal assistance for 10 seconds
  • Happily swim in a group situation
  • Introduction to Monkey Arms
  • Climb out of pool without assistance
  • Introduction to pushing off the wall and rolling to back

 

Tadpoles

  

Frogs

Maximum 4 Maximum 4
Cap Color White Cap Color Green
Class Description Half hour class where the parent gets out of the water gradually, with 5 minutes left in the class, the next class with 10 remaining, until they stay out of the water for an entire lesson.  The child should be comfortable working with the instructors in a one on one setting.  The instructor should be working on building the child’s strength and distance they can swim with a reaching and pulling movement on a barbell and eventually on a noodle.  During this time the instructor is also working on back floating for 20 seconds without assistance and working on the backstroke kick.  Blowing bubbles while maintaining a good body position on top of the water. Introduction to swimming with a cap. Class Description Complete a half hour class without parents in the pool.  The aim of this level is to swim without assistance on both their stomach and back.  The child should be strong enough to last the entire half hour without the aid of any flotation devices.  The children will also be taught how to backstroke kick on their own.  Once a swimmer can do backstroke kicking, backstroke arms can be introduced. With face in the water in the streamline position, swimmers should be able to push off of the wall and swim to the instructor.  Sitting dives will be introduced in this level, as well as the introduction to swimming with goggles.
By the end of this level the child should be able to, and receive a certificate for the following
  • Demonstrating correct body position on top of the water (laying on stomach with the legs up)
  • Swimming confidently with 2 arms while on a noodle or barbell for entire lesson
  • Swimming 5 meters to a point of safety with limited assistance
  • Floating on their back for 20 seconds with limited assistance
  • Backstroke kicking with the assistance of the instructor
  • Blowing bubbles for 5 seconds or more
  • Falling into the pool, turning around, swimming to side, and climbing out of the pool without assistance
  • Using monkey arms around the pool for 12.5 meters
  • Climbing in and out of the pool unassisted throughout the lesson
  • Using the barbells or noodles independently throughout the lesson
  • Pushing off the wall and rolling to their back unassisted
  • Putting ears in the water, alternating sides
  • Introduction to rolling from stomach to back and back to stomach
  • Placing face in the water
By the end of this level the child should be able to, and receive a certificate for the following
  • Swim freestyle with arms over the water and feet on the surface throughout the lesson without assistance
  • Jump into the pool and swim to the side and climb out unassisted
  • Float for 20 seconds unassisted
  • Backstroke kick for 8 meters with the aid of a kick board with good technique
  • Learn the basics of backstroke with assistance, kicking feet and moving arms with an underwater pull
  • Swimmers should be able to complete a sitting dive unassisted
  • Introduction to goggles
  • Freestyle kick in the streamline position with eyes in water out to the instructor
  • Introduction to breathing by vice gripping child’s head and slowly progressing to breathing independently with one goggle in the water
  • Roll from stomach to back without assistance and back onto their stomach
  • 5 – 10 bobs with swimmer completely submerging underwater
  • Introduction to treading water

 

Goldfish

  

Clownfish

Maximum 4 Maximum 4
Cap Color Yellow Cap Color Orange
Class Description During this level, our focus is on body position. Swimmers should be increasing their backstroke and freestyle distance to 12.5 meters using correct techniques.  Swimmers should be working on maintaining a good, strong, continuous kick on top of the water for backstroke and freestyle. Swimmers should be learning correct breathing for freestyle.  Swimmers should be streamlining with a freestyle kick under water for up to 5 meters in length.  Swimmers will be taught one-knee dives in this level.  During this level, swimmers should be able to retrieve objects from under the water in the shallow end. Class Description During this level, our focus is on correct body position and increasing distances. Swimmers should be doubling their backstroke and freestyle distance to 25 meters using correct techniques.  Swimmers should be working on maintaining a good, strong, continuous kick on top of the water for all strokes. Swimmers should be learning correct breathing for freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly.  Swimmers should be streamlining with a freestyle kick under water for up to 8 meters in length.  Swimmers will be taught standing dives at this level.  During this level, swimmers should be able to retrieve objects from under the water in the deeper end.
By the end of this level the child should be able to, and receive a certificate for the following
  • Swim 12.5 meters backstroke with good technique unassisted
  • Swim 12.5 meters freestyle with good technique unassisted
  • Swim 12.5 meters strong backstroke kick with good technique unassisted
  • Swim 12.5 meters strong freestyle kick with good technique unassisted
  • Complete 5 meters backstroke streamline with kicking
  • Complete 5 meters freestyle streamline under water
  • Learn the basics of the breaststroke (breaststroke kick, arms, and breathing)
  • Introduction to one-knee dives
  • Introduction to flip turns
  • Tread water for 1 minute
  • Introduction to butterfly kick
By the end of this level the child should be able to, and receive a certificate for the following
  • Swim 25 meters backstroke with good technique unassisted
  • Swim 25 meters freestyle with good technique unassisted
  • Swim 25 meters strong backstroke kick with good technique unassisted
  • Swim 25 meters strong freestyle kick with good technique unassisted on kick board
  • Complete 10 meters backstroke streamline kick
  • Complete 8 meters freestyle streamline kick under water
  • Swim to the bottom of the pool and retrieve an object from the bottom
  • Demonstrate a standing dive unassisted and correct
  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Swim breaststroke for 25 meters with good timing
  • Introduction to the butterfly stroke

 

Marlins

  

Grommets

Maximum 4 Maximum 10 (Mini Swim Team)
Cap Color Royal Blue Cap Color Swim Team Cap
Class Description During this level, our focus is on body position. Swimmers should be increasing their backstroke and freestyle distance to 50 meters using correct techniques.  Swimmers should be working on maintaining a good, strong, continuous kick on top of the water for backstroke and freestyle. Swimmers should be learning correct breathing for freestyle.  Swimmers should be streamlining with a freestyle kick under water for up to 8 meters in length.  Swimmers will be able to swim 50 meters of breaststroke and up to 6x25s butterfly. Class Description This is a pre-swim team group where we work on stroke and endurance.
By the end of this level the child should be able to, and receive a certificate for the following
  • Swim 50 meters backstroke with correct technique
  • Swim 50 meters backstroke streamline kick with good technique
  • Swim 50 meters freestyle, 2 stroke breathing correct technique
  • Swim 25 meters freestyle streamline kick with good technique
  • Standing dive with good technique
  • Understand how to swim in a mini-squad environment
  • Swimming 50 meters of breaststroke kicking and arms
  • Complete a flip turn and push off wall
  • Lean an individual medley
  • Swim 25 meters of butterfly with good rhythm
  • Should be prepared for swim team
By the end of this level the child should be able to, and receive a certificate for the following
  • Refinement of freestyle technique
  • Refinement of backstroke technique
  • 200 meters freestyle (continuous lap swimming)
  • 200 meters backstroke (continuous lap swimming)
  • 100 meters freestyle/backstroke streamline kicking, (continuous lap swimming)
  • 25 meters streamline breaststroke kick, good technique
  • 25 meters streamline butterfly kick, good technique
  • 100 meters breaststroke swim
  • 4 x 25 butterfly swim
  • Complete a 200 Individual Medley
  • Standing dive from the diving blocks with butterfly streamline kick to the flags
  • Streamline under water meters then start swimming
  • Introduction to tumble turns (forward roll)

 

 
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