Ages 6 to 18 months. The Starfish class is for children who are and have no water experience. The goals of Starfish are to provide experiences and activities for parents and children to: Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner, feel comfortable in the water, submerge, explore buoyancy in a front and back position, and change body position in the water. Parents must be in the water with the child.
Ages 18 to 36 months. The Seahorse class builds upon the skills learned in Starfish. The goals of the class are to learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner, feel comfortable in the water, submerge in a rhythmic pattern, explore buoyancy in a front and back position, and experience combined stroke on front and back. Parents must be in the water with the child.
Ages 3-4.99 years old. This level promotes water safety and swimming readiness. Floating, blowing bubbles, acclimation to the water as well as socialization skills. They will be introduced to submerging their faces, retrieving objects, arm action for treading water and rolling over from front to back. Parents DO NOT enter the water.
Ages 3-4.99 years old. Before entering this class, children must be able to float on their front and back for 5 seconds unassisted. This level will help the child be more comfortable in the water and gain independence with new water skills. They will learn bobbing , front and back glides, arm/leg action for treading water and combined arm and leg action on their front and back. Student must be comfortable in deep water as part of the class will be taught in the deep end.
The students learn to float on their front and back unassisted, retrieve objects, work on face submersion, and be introduced to proper arm/leg movement for treading water. Learn front and back crawl basics, kicking, and improve skills and coordination. Students must be comfortable in deep water to pass the class.
Students will begin to build up endurance in their front and back crawl. To pass out of this course, they must be able to swim the width of the pool doing both front and back crawl with some ease along with rhythmic breathing. Child should be comfortable in the deep water. They will continue working on treading water, front and back crawl with endurance and combination skills.
Students must be able to demonstrate the front and back crawl for at least 15 yards. They must also be able to tread water for 30 seconds and be comfortable in deep water since the class is taught in the 10 feet section. The objective of Sharks is to work on front crawl and back crawl. The elementary backstroke and elements of sidestroke will be introduced.
Students must be able to perform the front crawl with the rhythmic breathing. They must understand the concept of the back crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. They will need to be able to demonstrate these skills. They will be introduced the breaststroke and continue to work on the front and back crawl. Students will learn elements of the butterfly.
Stroke Refinement Level 5
Students must be able to demonstrate the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke. They will be learning butterfly. Students will be swimming longer distances and will learn the turns for competitive swimming. Student will be working on endurance and butterfly.