Levels & Classes

 

Waterbabies: For ages 6 months to under 3 years. Parent participation class where babies are introduced to the water through songs and games. Each game that we play together as a group can be adjusted to accommodate a parent’s comfort level and the swimming ability of the child. This is a 30-minute group class with a 6:1 ratio.

Water Tots: For ages 2 years old. Water Tot’s is a class without parent participation for students who are comfortable in the water are ready to learn the next set of swimming skills. The student to teacher ratio of 3:1 allows a small, safe learning environment to introduce fundamental water skills. This class focuses on building comfort, water safety, and skills such as: breathing, floating, bobs, jumps and, of course, fun.

Swimming Principles: Children learn to be safe, independent swimmers and begin to learn proper head and body position that will lead to success in the strokes to come. Skills include floating independently on back and front, and breath control.

Level 1: Designed to continue water safety skills as well as develop body position and kicks. Swimmers must be water safe and able to kick in streamline for 5 yards to pass.

Level 2: Designed to continue water safety skills as well as develop a strong foundation for Freestyle. Swimmers learn to kick in streamline for 10 yards, rolling onto their back for a breath.

Level 3: Designed to develop a strong foundation for Freestyle. Swimmers learn to kick in streamline for 10 yards with a side breath.

Freestyle: Swimmers learn freestyle beginning with body position, efficient flutter kicks, freestyle arms, and side breathing.

Backstroke: Swimmers continue to review and improve their freestyle while learning backstroke. They develop body position, rotation, effective kicks and backstroke arms.

Breaststroke: Swimmers will begin to learn the difference between short axis and long axis strokes, with an emphasis on the importance of a proper kick and glide. Each of the four parts of breaststroke will be isolated to yield a successful breaststroke.

Butterfly: Students learn the importance of a full body dolphin kick and undulation, timing of kicks with pull and recovery.

Lessons Advanced: Swimmers continue to refine all four strokes as well as develop more advanced techniques, including starts, turns and finishes.

Lessons Elite: The goals for swimmers in the class are to become proficient in all four competitive strokes, swim terminology, and receive coaching in and out of the water.