Youth Swim Class Descriptions

SUMMER SWIM POLICIES

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Parent ‘n Tot – Ages 18–36 months
Parents and children work with the instructor to promote familiarity with the water, safety in a pool, and introductory swim skills. 25 Minute Sessions
Tiny Tots Level 1 – Ages 3–4 (Beginning)
The objective of this class is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. This is the class for tots who have never had formal swim instruction or who are not yet comfortable swimming by themselves. Students will be introduced to holding their breath, floating, and learning the fundamentals of freestyle. Prerequisites: Comfortable swimming without parents in a group lesson. 25 Minute Sessions
Tiny Tots Level 2 – Ages 3–4 (Intermediate)
The objective of this class is to help students learn fundamental skills and gain confidence in swimming independently. Students will practice independent floating, gliding, and freestyle arms. Prerequisites: Comfortable swimming without parents, can fully submerge head and hold breath. 25 Minute Sessions
Tiny Tots Level 3 – Ages 3–4 (Advanced)
The objective of this class is to allow tots to increase the distance that they can swim independently and to teach them more advanced skills. Students will practice coordination of freestyle and backstroke and will be introduced to elementary backstroke and diving. Prerequisites: Can participate in a 40 minute lesson, can float independently on their front and back, can demonstrate independent freestyle arms. 40 Minute Sessions
Level 1 – Ages 5+
The objective of this level is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Students will learn how to hold their breath and float independently, and they will be introduced to the fundamentals of freestyle. Prerequisites: Can participate in a 40 minute lesson. 40 Minute Sessions
Level 2 – Ages 5+
This objective of this class is to give students success with fundamental skills. Students will learn independent freestyle with side breathing, and they will be introduced to backstroke and elementary backstroke. They will also have a deep water orientation. Prerequisites: Can fully submerge head and hold breath, can float independently on their front and back, can demonstrate independent freestyle arms. 50 Minute Sessions
Level 3 – Ages 5+
The objective of this class is to give students confidence to swim independently and introduce more swimming skills and strokes. Freestyle and backstroke are further developed in this class, and students are introduced to breaststroke and diving. Prerequisites: Can demonstrate independent freestyle 1 width of the pool, can demonstrate backstroke arms. 50 Minute Sessions
Level 4 – Ages 5+
The objective of this class is to increase student’s endurance and introduce advanced swimming skills and strokes. Students practice freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. They are introduced to alternate breathing in freestyle, dolphin kick, and treading water. Prerequisites: Can demonstrate independent freestyle 2 widths and elementary and traditional backstroke for 1 width of the pool, can demonstrate breaststroke arms and legs. 50 Minute Sessions
Level 5 – Ages 5+
The objective of this class is to increase students’ endurance, improve technique and practice all competitive strokes. Students practice freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and dives. They are introduced to freestyle and backstroke transitions and butterfly. Prerequisites: Can demonstrate independent freestyle for 3 widths, elementary/traditional backstroke for 2 widths and breaststroke/dolphin kick for 1 width of the pool. 50 Minute Sessions
Level 6 – Ages 5+
The objective of this class is to transition students into a competitive swim team style of learning. Students practice and refine all competitive strokes. They are introduced to advanced stroke transitions and are expected to swim 200 yards within 6:00. Prerequisites: Can demonstrate freestyle with alternate breathing/backstroke for 6 widths, breaststroke for 3 widths and butterfly for 1 width of the pool. 50 Minute Sessions
Level 7 – Ages 5+
The objective of this class is to emulate a competitive swim team setting for the students. Students practice and refine all strokes, transitions and swimming techniques. They are introduced to use of a pace clock, swimming etiquette and learn to swim at a competitive level. Prerequisites: Can swim 200 yards freestyle with flip turns within 6 minutes, can swim 100 yards backstroke, can swim 50 yards breaststroke, can swim 25 yards butterfly. 50 Minute Sessions