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Swim Starters: Ages 6-36 months

STAGE A: WATER DISCOVERY
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
Ages: 6-36 months Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None!

STAGE B: WATER EXPLORATION
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Ages: 6-36 months Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None (although, completion of the Water Discovery Class is recommended)!

 

Swim Basics: Ages 3-12

STAGE 1: WATER ACCLIMATION
In this beginning class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes Qualifications: None!

STAGE 2: WATER MOVEMENT
In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes Qualifications: (1) able to go under water & comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front & back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool, submerge & return to the wall with assistance.
 
STAGE 3: WATER STAMINA
In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety. Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes Qualifications:(1) able to float on front & back unassisted, (2) able to push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float- Swim 15 feet unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

 

Swim Strokes: Ages 3-12

STAGE 4: STROKE INTRODUCTION
In this class, children are introduced to basic swimming strokes.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall & exit.

STAGE 5: STROKE DEVELOPMENT
In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Ages: 5-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to front crawl & back crawl 25 yards, (2) able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards, (3) able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute.

STAGE 6: STROKE MECHANICS
In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Ages: 5-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery & rotary breathing for 25 yards, (2) able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards, (3) able to swim butterfly with over arm recovery, (4) able to swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm, (5) able to dive from kneeling position.

 

Teen & Adults: Ages 13+

SWIM BASICS
Students learn personal water safety and basic swimming competency in shallow water.
Ages: 13+ Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None!

SWIM STROKES
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Ages: 13+ Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to submerge touch the bottom in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread water for 30 second