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 Water Babies: Ages 6 months-3 years old

A half hour of fun for both parent and baby/tot.  The parent will be instructed on appropriate holds, safety skills, and creative how to’s of getting your baby more water friendly.  This class is a mix of songs, safety skills and the beginnings of forward and backward movement.  Bubbles and jumps are also introduced. 

Primary Skills 1:Ages 3 to 5 years old

An enthusiastic time for tots to expend energy, our goal is to increase comfort level and reinforce age appropriate safety skills.  Bubbles, barbells, and kick boards will be introduced to enforce forward propulsion and to strengthen kicking.  Back float, forward propulsion, freedom to use arms and jumps are all features for participating at this level.  Once a participant is able to doggie paddle, put his or her face in the water, and back float they can move on to Primary Skills 2.

 Primary Skills 2: Ages 4 to 7 years old

Fundamentals of alternating back floating and treading water are key elements taught at this level. Barbells and kick boards will be used to aid in developing a proper kick and freestyle over arm recovery.  Getting comfortable with underwater play and then progressing to forward movement with a swimmers face in the water are key elements in this level. Back float and then progression to the use of one’s arms in backstroke are introduced. 

Primary Skills 3: Ages 5 to 9 years old

If your child can swim freestyle breathing to front or side half the distance of the pool AND swim backstroke half the distance of the pool they are ready to join our Level 3 class.  We continue to develop side breathing and refining strokes while also building endurance to swim the whole length of the pool. Kickboards will replace noodles and barbells, treading water, side-rhythmic breathing and backstroke are also taught at this level.

Stroke Readiness: Ages 6 to 10 years old

After successfully completing a length of the pool (25 yards) in good freestyle form, rhythmic breathing with alternate breathing become stronger as full laps with over arm extension are perfected.  Freestyle drills, kicking and balancing drills, streamlining and backstroke are all perfected at this level.  

Stroke Development: Ages 7 to 11 years old

In this level freestyle and backstroke will be fine tuned, with bilateral breathing perfected.  Breaststroke and Butterfly kick and drills will be introduced.  By the end of this class each student should have a working knowledge of all four strokes. As well as be able to dive from the side of the pool, with progression to the racing block. 

Stroke Refinement/Clinic: Ages 7 to 13 years old

In this level all four competitive strokes are being fine tuned and refined so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness.  Along with stroke perfection we will work more intently on starts and turns.