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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS (by age)
Parent/Child Classes -
Classes provide parent and child the opportunity to learn how to be safe, comfortable and relaxed in the water. Children will become aware of the differences between moving through the water and on dry land. Classes are designed to allow children to have fun in the water while the parent guides him/her to learn aquatic skills.
Ages 6 - 12 Months
Beginner water adjustment class.
Ages 1 - 3 Years
Parent/child water adjustment class, designed for dads!
Ages 1 - 3 Years Parent/child water adjustment class.
Ages 2 1⁄2 - 3 1⁄2 Years
Designed for the child who has participated in Parent-Tot and is ready for a more challenging curriculum but is still too young to attend on their own in a class setting. Instructors will guide students through the skills taught in Pike while also reinforcing learning skills such as listening, taking turns and being able to participate in a group setting.
Preschool Instructional Classes -
Ages 2 1⁄2 - 4 Years
Water orientation class designed for the new swimmer. Child must be comfortable in the water without the parent. Flotation device used. Children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and develop independent movement in the water. Basic paddle stroke, kicking skills, back float and blowing bubbles in the water introduced.
Ages 4 - 5 Years
Flotation device used. Skills include flutter kick, front and back float, paddle stroke, rhythmic breathing (bobs), treading water and water safety. Child must be able to tread and swim without flotation device to move to next level. Upon reaching grade school age, child will advance to Polliwog.
Ages 4 - 5 Years
No flotation devices are used. Skills include water safety, fundamentals of rotary breathing, and building endurance by swimming on front and back. Diving skills are introduced. Child must be able to swim 15 yards of the pool using rotary breathing and float and kick on the back to move to the next level. Upon reaching grade school age, child will advance to Guppy.
Ages 4 - 5 Years
Review skills learned in Ray, refine front crawl, back-stroke, diving and floating skills. Upon reaching grade-school age, child will advance to Guppy or Minnow level based on progress report.
Grade School Instructional Classes - ages 6-13 -
Floating, gliding, kicking and rhythmic breathing (bobs) are learned. Swimming 15
yards using the paddle stroke without flotation must be demonstrated before
advancing to Guppy.
Rotary breathing (proper breathing with front crawl), backstroke, and water safety are learned. Diving skills are introduced. Child must swim 15 yards demonstrating rotary breathing before advancing to Minnow.
Refining front and back crawl, diving and building endurance is the goal of this level. Child must swim 25 yards demonstrating proficiency at front and back crawl to advance to Fish.
Breast stroke, butterfly kick, and continued refinement of front and back crawl are taught. Includes endurance swimming using varied strokes and turns. Child must swim 25 yards using a properly coordinated kick and pull in breast stroke to advance to Flying Fish.
Butterfly stroke, and continued refinement of breast stroke, front and back crawl are taught. Starting from the block and flip turns are introduced. Child must do an individual medley (25 yards each of butterfly, backstroke, breast stroke and front crawl) to advance to Shark.
Competitive swimming skills are introduced. Further emphasis is also placed on stroke mechanics, starts, turns and endurance.
Designed for students who have passed Flying Fish or Shark and want the challenge of twice weekly workouts to improve technique, endurance and fitness levels. Great for staying in shape between sport seasons.