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SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS

Ages: 5 to 12

Please note that all NEW Swimmers will be tested on the first day of class and be placed in the appropriate level based on their ability to swim.  Please simply register for School Age Swim Lessons and we will take care of the rest.

School Age Swim Lesson Levels:

Water Acclimation:

In this beginning class, the children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Qualifications to be in this level:  NONE

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 fall into a body of water.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front and back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool,  submerge and return to the wall with assistance.

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.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to float on front and back unassisted, (2) able to push off wall on stomach with face submerged for 10ft unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15ft unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

Stroke Introduction:

In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all the major competitive strokes are introduced.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15yds while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15yds, (4) able to jump in and tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall and exit.

Stroke Development:

In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all the major swim strokes are introduced.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to front crawl and back crawl 25yds, (2) able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15yds, (3) able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute.

Stroke Mechanics:

In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery and rotary breathing for 25yds, (2) able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25yds, (3) able to swim butterfly with overarm recovery, (4) able to swim breastroke for 25yds achieving stroke rhythm, (5) able to dive from a kneeling position.