Learn to Swim
Learn to Swim classes are designed to teach water safety and an introduction to a basic freestyle. This is a developmentally based instruction program. Students will learn their balance, buoyancy, safety float, and beginning kick and arms within this class.
These classes are taught either in a private lesson setting one-on-one, or are taught in small groups of no more than 3 students for school age children.
Classes are broken down by age as well as swim level.
These lessons are taught in water that is over the child’s head and are taught without goggles so children learn first how to handle themselves in the water before introducing an aid.
The Jellyfish class is the first level of our learn to swim program. This class is meant for any age student beginning as early as 6 months of age. In a private class setting these classes are taught typically twice a week for 20 minutes each class. For school age children who are not fearful of the water this class can be taught in a small group setting as well.
This class focuses on the basics of getting air, learning balance in the water, and the body positions that are necessary to learn to swim. This is a fundamental class that will set up students for success as they continue through the curriculum.
This is a hands on class and is taught in less than half the pool and can be taught both on a platform and wall. Typical tools used in this class are platform, toys, bubbles, barbell, and floating island.
The Pufferfish class is the second level of learn to swim program. Swimmers of any age 6 months and older are eligible for this level as long as they have cleared the Jellyfish level. These classes are taught in either a private lesson style or as a small group of no more than 2 -3 swimmers depending upon age and maturity.
This class focuses on building safety skills and beginning swimming skills. This level focuses on building independence and gaining confidence in an aquatic environment. This is an essential safety level that will give students the foundation to be independently as safe as they can be in the water.
Tang is the final level of the Learn to Swim module. In this section we will finish the safety skills and work on the beginnings of freestyle getting the student ready for longer distances of swimming and assuring they are able to take care of themselves in the water and know how to actively participate in a larger group class. Classes in Tang can be done privately or semi-privately for 20 minutes twice a week or with three three-year olds for a 30 minute class also twice a week.
|Program||Learn to Swim|
|Private Lessons||Ages 6 Months – 3 Years|
|Semi-Private Lessons||Ages 2.5 Years & Up|
|Snappers Group||Ages 3-4 Years|
|Coach Style||Positive Reinforcement|
|Session Length||20-30 Minutes|
|Lesson Length||2 Days per Week for 5 Weeks|