We use the American Red Cross learn to swim program, which teaches aquatic and safety skills in progressive levels.
Water Babies: ages 6-24 months
Parent and child sign songs and play games to build confidence in the water.
Toddler Tadpoles: ages 2-4
This class is an introduction to organized swim lessons and water exploration utilizing an elevated swim platform. Instructors will teach level 1 skills using songs, toys and games to help toddlers to become more comfortable in the water. Parents do not get into the water. Enrollment is limited to 6 toddlers per class.
Level 1: An introduction to water skills
In level 1 your children will learn to overcome fear, build confidence in the water, learn proper body positioning and correct arm and leg movement.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
We learn to float and recover to a standing position without support. Children learn to alternate their arm and leg movements with their faces in the water without support.
Level 3: Stroke Development
In Level 3 students will learn how to coordinate front and back crawl without support. We will learn how to side breathe, perform elementary backstroke, learn the scissors kick and the dolphin kick.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
In Level 4, students will improve all their skills and fine tune their strokes. Class is held in the lap lanes and students will swim lengths of the pool using all strokes. Introduction of kneeling dives and treading water.
Swim Team Readiness
In level 5 students will build endurance to swim laps. We will learn flip turns for front and back crawl and refine open turns for breaststroke and butterfly.