SWIM & WATER SAFETY

Throughout all swim lesson levels, students are taught aquatic and boating safety and rescue skills.  It may take multiple sessions to progress to the next level.  It is normal for a child to be in the same level for several sessions.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

  • Parent/Child Lessons (ages 9 months - 36 months with a parent)
  • Preschool Lessons (ages 3-5)
  • Youth Lessons (ages 6-14)
  • Private Lessons (ages 3 - adult)

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PARENT/CHILD (ages 9 months - 36 months with a parent)

Parents will accompany their child in the water while an instructor guides parents in teaching their children fundamental safety & aquatic skills.

 

PRESCHOOL (ages 3-5)

Novice swimmers learn water safety and basic skills to be comfortable through four levels of lessons.

PIKE - Beginner Swimmer

Little swimmers develop safe pool habits, adjust to the water, and basic paddle stroke.  To progress, child must feel comfortable holding face in waster while blowing bubbles, and must be able to float on their back.

EEL

Child is comfortable in the water.  Swimmer is taught to kick, dive, float and paddle stroke.  To progress, child must swim across the pool without assistance with their face in the water.

RAY

Child can swim independently without a floatation device.

STARFISH

Child improves stroke skills, builds endurance, and treads water.  Child can swim on their front and back without assistance.

 

YOUTH (ages 6-14)

Youth swim lesson levels are more advanced with stroke techniques adn overall swim performance through 6 levels.

POLLIWOG - Beginner (Red Cross Level 1)

Students become acquainted with the water, floatation devices, and pool.  Students will learn paddle stroke, side and back paddle.  To move to the next level they will need to swim across the pool without assistance with their face in the water.

GUPPY (Level 2)

Students are introduced to lead-up strokes.  Front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke.  Before moving on students must swim the length of the pool without assistance.

MINNOW (Level 3)

Students further refine le lead-up strokes.  Front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke.  To move to the next level they need to be comfortable swimming all strokes 25 yards.

FISH (Level 4)

Students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and side stroke.  To advance, students must be able to swim all strokes 50 yards without stopping.

FLYING FISH (Level 5)

Perform the front crawl, back stroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, & breaststroke.  To advance, student needs to tread water for three minutes with combination kicks plus swim all strokes 100 yards.

SHARK (Level 6)

Swimmers focus on perfecting strokes and increasing endurance with open and flip turns.  Students also learn to advanced skills in boating, safety and rescues.  Perform front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke & sidestroke with open turns; perform the butterfly.