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What swim lesson is right for my child?

Please read the descriptions listed to choose the appropriate class for your child.

Starfish (6 months- 3 years)

Parent or guardian must attend each class with the child.  Emphasis is on water adjustment, floating, swimming, blowing bubbles, going underwater, holding breath, kicking, arm movement, and fun & enjoyment in the water. This program provides information and techniques for parents to orient their children to the water and provides parents and children with a fun recreational activity to do together. Only one child per adult is allowed. The child must wear a water diaper if not potty trained.

Polliwog (3 - 5 years)

Polliwog is a swim readiness class for young children that helps begin the skills of face in the water, blowing bubbles, breath-holding, kicking, floating, arm strokes, and going underwater.  Emphasis is on water adjustment, water safety knowledge, and practices, fun, and enjoyment in the water. Most children will have to take this class more than once.

Turtle (3 - 5 years)

For children who have successfully completed the Polliwog course or are able to float, stroke, and kick 5-10 feet. Emphasis is placed on swimming farther and developing endurance.

Frog (3- 5 years)

For children who have successfully completed the Turtle course or are able to float, stroke, and kick with face in the water for 10-15 feet. This class is designed for advanced preschoolers and helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water.

Minnow (6 - 12 years)

Minnow is for participants who are taking swim lessons for the first time. Emphasis is on water adjustment, swimming readiness skills, basic safety, floating, kicking, and arm strokes. Minnows combine the skills of Polliwog and Turtle for older children.

Goldfish (5 - 14 years)

Goldfish is for participants who are able to float comfortably on their front and back, unsupported.  Emphasis is on introducing the front and back crawl. Most children will have to take this class more than once.

Manta Ray (5 - 14 years)

Manta Ray is for participants who have successfully completed the Goldfish class or are able to swim 15 yards without assistance.  Emphasis is on improving the front and back crawl and introducing rotary breathing, and the elementary backstroke.

Sea Lion (6 - 14 years)

Stingray is for participants who have successfully completed the Manta Rays class or are able to swim 25 yards of the front crawl and 15 yards of back crawl, without assistance.  Emphasis is on perfecting the front and back crawl and introducing breaststroke, and sidestroke.

Dolphin (6 - 14 years)

Dolphin is for participants who have successfully completed the Sea Lion course or are able to swim 50 yards of front, back crawl, and elementary backstroke and 25 yards of breaststroke and sidestroke without assistance.  The Dolphin class refines and promotes proficiency in crawl stroke, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.  Participants will be introduced to swimming for fitness, approach strokes, starts and turns, and surface dives.

Octopus (3+ years)

For children with special needs who are ready to work in a group setting but may need extra attention. Our teachers have experience teaching children with autism and other special needs.

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