Belton Swim Center Swim Lesson Group Descriptions

These group descriptions and ages are meant as a general description of the skills and instruction provided in the lesson. Please select the group that best fits your swimmer. If the incorrect group is selected, staff will do their best to move the swimmer to an appropriate group, but we cannot guarantee availability in that group. If you are unsure which group to select, please contact the Swim Center at (254) 215-2443 or email [email protected] 

Interested in adult swim lessons, swim lessons for special needs students, or private lessons? Please call or email us so we can better assist you. Our goal is to provide aquatic opportunities for everyone!

Parent & Tot (ages 9 mo - 2 year old + parent)                   

Parent & Tot is a calm class, designed to provide your family with a positive and safe introduction into a swim lesson environment.  Instructors will provide you with tips on how to develop comfort and confidence in the water with your little ones. Parents do most of the handling of their child in the water and instructors are there to assist parents on the techniques in order to empower them to guide their child's earliest aquatic experiences. 

As they become familiar with aquatic breath control, buoyancy and movement in the class, you will also be preparing to make the transition into the Preschool Swim Lesson program at 2 years old.  As an added bonus, studies show that baby swimmers develop better balance, movement and grasping techniques than non-swimmers. 

A parent, guardian, or adult must enter the water and participate with the child. 

Ratio: 6 students per 1 instructor
Lesson Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Small Pool
Cost: $80/session

Preschool (ages 2 - 5 years old)

The Preschool Swim Lesson class is designed for children ages 2-5 years who can sit on the wall and take direction from the instructor. Children in this class should be familiar with water, but cannot float or swim independently or put their face in the water to blow bubbles through the nose.

Instructors will focus on familiarizing children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills. Participants will begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Parents do not need to get into the water during class. Swimmers will work on blowing bubbles independently and putting their face under the water. In addition, with the assistance of an instructor will practice: floating on back and stomach, kicking on back and stomach, retrieving submerged objects, and the beginnings of freestyle. 

Ratio: 4 students per 1 instructor
Lesson Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Small Pool
Cost: $80/session

Level 1

The Level 1 Swim Lesson class is designed for children who can blow bubbles through their nose, complete arm movements with kicking independently, and floating on stomach and back, but cannot swim freestyle independently. Children in this class must be able to take direction from the instructor. Children in this class should be familiar with water, but may not be able to swim independently. 

Instructors will focus on familiarizing children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire basic swimming and kicking skills in freestyle and the fundamentals of backstroke. Swimmers will work on independently blowing bubbles, floating on back, floating on stomach, and kicking on back and stomach. With the assistance of an instructor, swimmers will learn to move arms in freestyle motion with breathing bilaterally, arms and legs combined looking like freestyle, arm in backstroke motion, and streamline on back and on stomach. 

Ratio: 4 students per 1 instructor
Lesson Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Small Pool
Cost: $80/session

 Level 2

The Level 2 Swim Lesson class is designed for children who can swim freestyle, but cannot swim backstroke independently. Children in this class must be able to take direction from the instructor. 

Instructors will focus on familiarizing children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire basic swimming skills in freestyle, backstroke and the fundamentals of breaststroke. Swimmers will work on kicking on back, streamline on back, and completing a 15 yard freestyle swim independently. With the assistance of an instructor swimmers will learn: backstroke arm and leg movements, and a basic introduction to breaststroke arm and leg movements. 

Ratio: 4 students per 1 instructor
Lesson Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Small & Big Pool
Cost: $80/session

Level 3

The Level 3 Swim Lesson class is designed for children who can swim freestyle and backstroke independently, and have a beginning understanding of breaststroke. Children in this class must be able to take direction from the instructor. 

Instructors will focus on continuing to refine freestyle and backstroke, while introducing proper breaststroke technique. Butterfly will also be introduced. Swimmers will work on arm and leg motion in breaststroke, breathing patterns, arm and leg movement for butterfly, and completing a 15 yard swim of breaststroke with good technique.  

Ratio: 5 students per 1 instructor
Lesson Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Small & Big Pool
Cost: $80/session

Level 4

The Level 4 Swim Lesson class is designed for children who can swim freestyle, backstroke, and basic breaststroke independently. Children in this class must be able to take direction from the instructor. 

Instructors will focus on continuing to refine freestyle, backstroke, and basic breaststroke, while introducing proper butterfly technique. Flip turns and two hand wall exchanges will be introduced. Swimmers will work on swimming all four strokes legally with proper finishes and turns, while also increasing aerobic endurance. The goal of this group is to join the Pre-Team practice group on the Tiger Shark Swim Team.

Ratio: 5 students per 1 instructor
Lesson Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Big Pool
Cost: $80/session

 
Interested in adult swim lessons, swim lessons for special needs students, or private lessons, please call or email us so we can better assist you. Our goal is to provide aquatic opportunities for everyone!
 
Questions about the lesson group placement? Email [email protected] or call the Swim Center at (254) 215-2443.