This course provides instruction for both parent and child on support and holding techniques, selecting and using life jackets, water adjustment, changing positions, breath control, water entry and exit, and basic skills for swimming on front and back.
Water Exploration | Children are generally 3 to 5 years
The objective of level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. This level touches on elementary aquatic skills, which students build on as they progress through the upper levels.
Primary Skills | Children are generally 3 to 7 years
Students will work on fundamental aquatic skills, including learning to float without support, as well as additional locomotion skills. Students will explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions, which provide a strong basis for future strokes.
Stroke Development | Children are generally 5 to 9 years
Students will learn to swim on their own for short distances. Students practice front and back crawl, as well as some elements of butterfly and breast stroke. This class also begins experience with treading water and begins working on rotary breathing (to the side versus picking whole head up).
Stroke Improvement | Children are generally 5 to 10 years
The objective of level 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes students have learned so far and improve on other aquatic skills. Students increase their endurance in front and back crawl, as well as building on their skills for butterfly and breaststroke. Elements of sidestroke and elementary backstroke are also brought in at this level.
Stroke Refinement | Children are generally 5 to 11 years
During this course, students will work on coordinating and refining their strokes. Refinement takes place in all strokes as well as increasing endurance to swim greater distances. Flip turns on front and back are also brought in at this level.
This class is designed for adults who are in need of basic water skills and would like to advance their swimming strokes. This level is customized to meet the goals and needs of individual swimmers. Lessons usually include instruction and practice basic combined skills associated with freestyle and backstroke.
This class is designed for adults wanting to use swimming as a fitness tool or be a competitive swimmer. Students will improve upon previously learned skills, as well as improving their endurance and will practice smooth strokes and techniques.