Lesson Descriptions
 

Water Babies |  Level 1 |  Level 2  |  Level 3 |  Level 4 |  Level 5  |  Level 6  Junior Team   Fit-Tech

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Water Babies 10:1 Ratio

No floatation devices such as a belt or vest will be used or permitted. 
Your swimmer(s) will not need an evaluation to sign up for this class.
Swim Diapers are required.

This class is a fun introduction to the water to gain comfortability and confidence while enhancing the bond between parent and child. Our program is designed for swimmers ranging from 6 months to 3 years of age. Parents will be in the water with their swimmers. In this class, both parent and child will learn about basic water safety, enjoy interactive activities learned though song and play, have exposure to light submersion, and gain comfortability along with confidence in and around the water. 

Skills:

  • Acclimation to the water
  • Assisted kicks
  • Assisted glides
  • Assisted paddles and kicks
  • Assisted sitting jumps
  • Proper way to enter and exit the pool
  • Assisted back floats
  • Light submersion 
  • Socialization for parents and swimmers
  • Learning through song and play

It is common for a swimmer to participate in a level for more than one session! Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get the swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his or her goals at their own pace. 
 



Level 1   3:1 Ratio     30 Min

No floatation devices such as a belt or vest will be used or permitted. 
Your swimmer(s) must be potty trained in order to take this class.
Your swimmer(s) will not need an evaluation to sign up for this class.

Designed for the beginner swimmer to become more comfortable and confident in the water without assistance. Our focus is on learning basic water safety and proper breath control, kicking, paddling and body position all in a social setting. 

Your swimmer(s) will gain control over and enhance their motor skills. They will become more independent as they gain confidence with their new found abilities, and ultimately develop a lifelong love of the water.

Skills:

  • Represents - patiently awaits turn, treats his/her teammates, instructor and the facility with respect
  • Proper Water Safety - enters/exsits water sefely, follows pool rules and recognizes lifeguard and how to call for help
  • Blows bubbles though nose with face in the water for 5 seconds
  • Comfortable submerging while blowing bubbles though nose for 5 seconds
  • Proper straight leg kicking for 10 seconds
  • Short streamline glides with kick independantly for 3 yards
  • Kicks and paddles with barbell independently for 1/2 pool length
  • Floats independently on back 5 seconds
  • Superman/girl float with bubles 5 seconds
  • Superman/girl float (3 seconds) to back float (3 sceonds) with minimal assistance
  • Treading - balances and moves on noodle while using arms and legs independently
  • Jumps feet 1st and gets to wall with minimal assistance

It is common for a swimmer to participate in a level for more than one session! Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get them swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his or her goals at their own pace. 
 


 

Level 2     3:1 Ratio     30 Min

Your swimmer(s) will need an evaluation to sign up for this class.

In Level 2, swimmers have achieved comfortability in the water, and focus is on the fundamentals of backstroke, freestyle, body rotation, diving, treading water and retrieving objects from the bottom of the pool independently. 

Level 2 is a big step in instilling confidence and building strength in our swimmers.

Prerequisites - Level 1 skills

Skills:

  • Represents - patiently awaits turn, treats his/her teammates, instructor and the facility with respect
  • Proper Water Safety - enters/exsits water sefely, follows pool rules and recognizes lifeguard and how to call for help
  • 5 bobs, 3 seconds of bubblesin each bob, minimal assistance
  • 5 rounds of continuous superman/girl kicks
  • Rolls superman/girl float (3 seconds to back float (3 seconds) independenently)
  • Retrieves object from shallow end of pool with minimal assistance
  • Independent backstroke 1/2 length
  • Independent freestyle (no breathing) 5 yards - proper bubbles, kicks, arms and head position
  • Treading independently for 15 seconds
  • Sitting dives

It is common for a swimmer to participate in a level for more than one session! Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get them swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his or her goals at their own pace.
 



Level 3     4:1 Ratio     30 Min

Your swimmer(s) will need an evaluation to sign up for this class.

In Level 3 we will build on the skills our swimmers have mastered in Level 2. Our main focus will be refining Freestyle with rotary breathing,  refining Backstroke, endurance, treading water, standing dives, along with an introduction to the basic fundamentals of Breaststroke.  

Skills:

  • Represents - patiently awaits turn, treats his/her teammates, instructor and the facility with respect
  • Proper Water Saftey - enters/exsits water safely and follows pool rules
  • 5 bobs independently, 3 seconds of bubbles in each bob
  • Rolls superman/girl float (3 seconds) to back float (3 seconds) while kicking for 1/2 length
  • Retrieves object from shallow end independently
  • Independent backstroke 1 pool length
  • Independent freestyle 1/2 length with rotary breathing (no "pop-up" breathing)
  • Jumps feet 1st, treads 30 seconds and gets to the wall independently
  • Kneeling dives

 

It is common for a swimmer to participate in a level for more than one session! Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get them swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his or her goals at their own pace. 
 



Level 4     4:1 Ratio     30 Min

Your swimmer(s) will need an evaluation to sign up for this class.

In Level 4, we will be refining freestyle and backstroke, building strength by improving endurance and treading longer, and learning standing dives, while being introduced to the fundamentals of breaststroke and vertical kicking. Level 4 is a challenge for many swimmers as they improve endurance while starting to learn backstroke. 

Prerequisites - Level 3 skills

Skills:

  • Represents - treats his/her teammates, instructor and the facility with respect
  • Proper Water Saftey - enters/exists water safely and follows pool rules
  • Bobs while moving to the wall, 3 seconds of bubbles each bob
  • Superman/girl float (5 seconds) with bubbles though nose while squeezing pull buoy above ankles
  • Proper backstroke 1 1/2 lengths
  • Proper freestyle 1 lenghth
  • 1/2 length basic breastroke
  • Jumps feet 1st off block treads 1 minute and gets to the wall endependently
  • Vertical kick for 30 seconds with hands by side
  • Standing dives

It is common for a swimmer to participate in a level for more than one session! Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get them swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his or her goals at their own pace. 
 


 

Level 5     4:1 Ratio     30 Min
 
Your instructor will be teaching a majority of this class from the pool deck.
Your swimmer(s) will need an evaluation to sign up for this class.

Level 5 is our most advanced learn to swim class. Our main focus is on endurance and technique. Swimmers will review and refine freestyle, backstroke and breaststoke and be introduced to the fundmentals of butterfly while learning pool etiquette and team skills. If you are interested in the Junior Team, now is the time to check with your Coach to see if your swimmer is ready!

Prerequisties - Level 4 skills

Skills: 

  • Represents - treats his/her teammates, instructor and the facility with respect
  • Proper Water Saftey - enters/exits water safely and follows pool rules
  • Proper backstroke 2 lengths
  • Proper freestyle 2 lengths
  • Proper breastroke 1 length
  • Basic butterfly 1/2 length
  • Jump feet 1st off block tread 2 minutes, retrieve object from bottom and get to the wall 
  • Vertical kick for 30 seconds with hands by ears
  • Starting block dives
  • Team skills - circle swimming, ready position and streamline

It is common for a swimmer to participate in a level for more than one session! Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get them swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his or her goals at their own pace. 


 

Level 6     5:1 Ratio     45 Min
 
Your instructor will be teaching a majority of this class from the pool deck.
Your swimmer(s) will need an evaluation to sign up for this class.

In level 6 your swimmer(s) will become proficient in all four strokes. In a team like environment we will continue to build endurance while improving technique. Swimmers will be introduced to the pace clock, flip & open turns the 100-yard Individual Medley, along with swimming terminology. This is the final step before becoming eligible for to join SJAC's Swim Team!

Prerequisties - Level 5 skills

Skills: 

  • Represents - treats his/her teammates, instructor and the facility with respect
  • Proper Water Saftey - enters/exits water safely and follows pool rules
  • Proper butterfly 1 length
  • 2 X 100 freestyle with 30 seconds rest in between 100's
  • Legal 100 IM
  • Legal open and flip turns
  • Legal finishes
  • Jump feet 1st off block, tread 3 minutes, retrieve object from the bottom of the pool and get to the wall
  • Vertical kick for 15 seconds with arms straight up
  • Starting block dives with breakouts
  • Pace clock / interval training

It is common for swimmers to participate in a level multiple times. Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get them swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his/her goals at their own pace. 


 

Junior Team (Fins Required)      10:1 Ratio     60 Min/3 Days Per Week
 
Your instructor will be teaching a majority of this class from the pool deck.
Your swimmer(s) will need an evaluation to sign up for this class.

Our Junior Team is designed to focus on technique, endurance, team building, core strength and fun.  The team has younger and  (6-8 yrs) and older (8-10 yrs) groups.  Exceptions are made at times for younger or slightly older swimmers.  There are no swim meets, but we allow swimmers to attend USA Swimming meets if the coaches and parents agree they are ready.  The Junior Team is a perfect pre-step to the SJAC Swim Team.

Prerequisties - 

Younger Group Swimmers are required to have decent endurance, a strong freestyle and backstroke, but may not be fully legal in breaststroke or butterfly or their starts and turns.

Older Group Swimmers are required to have good endurance, and be legal in all strokes, by may not be legal with their starts or turns.

Skills: 

  • Represents - treats his/her teammates, instructor and the facility with respect
  • Proper Water Saftey - enters/exits water safely and follows pool rules
  • Proper freestlye and backstroke
  • Proper breastroke and butterfly
  • Starting block dives
  • Team skills - circle swimming, ready position and streamline

It is common for swimmers to participate in a level multiple times. Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get them swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his/her goals at their own pace.


 

Fit-Tech (Fins Required)      15:1 Ratio     60 Min/3 Days Per Week
 
Your instructor will be teaching a majority of this class from the pool deck.
Your swimmer(s) will need an evaluation to sign up for this class.

Fit-Tech is designed for swimmers age 11-14 who want to improve their technique and fitness but are not looking for competition. Ideally, we would like swimmers to be legal in all strokes, but if they’re not, we will determine if they are ready at the evaluation.

Prerequisties - 4 legal strokes

Skills: 

  • Represents - treats his/her teammates, instructor and the facility with respect
  • Proper Water Saftey - enters/exits water safely and follows pool rules
  • Proper freestlye and backstroke
  • Proper breastroke and butterfly
  • Starting block dives
  • Team skills - circle swimming, ready position and streamline

It is common for swimmers to participate in a level multiple times. Our program does not have many levels and our goal is to get them swimming. Each swimmer is different and will achieve his/her goals at their own pace.