Squirrel Hill Winter Swim Lessons
For information Carla Likar, [email protected] 412-339-5429
Guppy and Me: ages 6-24 months
Parent/child class where songs and games are used to build confidence in the water.
Tadpoles: age 2 (Parents do not get in the water) Children learn to get in and out of pool unassisted, blow bubbles, put their face in the water, practice front and back floats with support, explore arm and leg movements and kicking on their front and back with support.
Minnows: ages 3-5 Children learn to kick on their front and back and blow bubbles while putting their face in water. They practice front and back floats with minimal support and changing direction while walking, paddling or holding the wall.
Jellyfish: ages 3-5 Children practice unsupported front and back floats (starfish float) and front glide with their face in for 1 body length—superman glide or streamline position.
Catfish: ages 3-5
Children combine arm and leg action for freestyle and backstroke. Beginner breathing techniques are introduced.
Starfish: ages 6-12 Children practice unsupported front and back floats and start to combine arms and legs for four strokes of freestyle.
Goldfish: ages 6-12 Children practice bobbing/treading while moving to safety in chest-deep water. Freestyle rotary breathing will be the main focus along with perfecting backstroke arms and legs.
Dolphins: ages 6-12 Children learn to swim underwater and tread in deep water. They practice freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke. Breaststroke will be introduced.
Sharks: ages 6-12 Children refine freestyle and backstroke, perfect breaststroke and are introduced to butterfly and open turns.
Aquadults: ages 13+
Aquadults classes are designed to help beginner swimmers regardless of their starting point. Aquadults group lessons are ideal for adults who have never learned to swim, have a fear or hesitation of the water or want to perfect their swimming stroke.
Beginner: Get comfortable in the water, learn breathing and buoyancy techniques, floating, gliding, and kicking. The class will introduce freestyle, backstroke, and sidestroke.
Intermediate: Learn breaststroke and refine freestyle and backstroke skills. Rotary breathing is introduced.
Advanced: Focus on more advanced techniques, such as flip turns and refining of the four competitive strokes for efficiency and speed.