Eagle Aquatics uses the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. All of our instructors and coaches are certified Water Safety Instructors.
You can expect caring, patient, and safe instruction from trained, professional instructors who can help even the most timid of swimmers learn to enjoy the water. Every beginner class starts with the basics, like becoming comfortable in the water and learning safety and basic strokes, then moves on to stroke development, refinement and improvement, then developing ease and efficiency in the water. In addition to Red Cross swimming classes, we also have a free app that can help you stay motivated between classes and progress to the next level.
You may register your child for the level you think your child's abilitiy is at. But please keep in mind that based on their abilities they may be moved to a different level. This is to ensure your child is getting the best lesson and experience. We do not want children in classes that are beyond their level, because many times it will discourage the child in their abilities. Conversely a child may be moved to a higher level if they need to be challenened more on their skills and abilities. This is left up to the discretion of the instructor. An instructor will speak with you if they feel your swimmer needs to be moved to a different class.
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it. Typically for 3-4 year olds. We will be teaching getting comfortable in the water, blowing bubbles, putting face in the water, and floating on their back, rolling from front to back and back to front.
Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills. For swimmers who have some experience swimming. Typically Ages 5 and Up. Will teach front & back floating, learning to breath while swimming, combined leg and arm actions. This classes focuses on refining skills learned in level 1.
Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills. Typically ages 5 & up. For swimmers who have mastered basics skills and need to work on beginning stroke form, rotary breathing, Head first water entry, & streamlining.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
Swimmers will refine skills learned in level 3. This is our pre-team stroke development class. Swimmers will refine their strokes, streamline, head first entries, and gain endurance. Ages Appx 6-8 and have formal lessons and progressed beyond basic swimming skills. Typically for swimmers looking to join swim team.