Swim lessons are available June through September
Parent/Child (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Parent, or other adult, will receive guided demonstration to help their child become more comfortable in the water through song and play. Parents learn how to work with their child to introduce bubble-blowing, assist with arm and leg motion, \holds for front and back float, and safety information. Babies must wear swim diapers under their swimsuits and must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
Preschool (3 yrs.-5yrs.)
Introduction to the water without a parent. This class teaches your child to be more comfortable in the water, learn breath control by blowing bubbles and breath-holding, floating, kicking, underwater exploration, and combination of arm and kick movements. Emphasizes water adjustment, safety, and fun.
Adaptive Aquatics (3 yrs.+)
Designed for children with neurological, developmental and cognitive challenges, this class teaches independent swimming and water safety. Gradually introducing students to the water during private lessons allows them to better focus their attention. This class follows American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim guidelines. Students are individually assessed, and instructors create daily individualized swim lessons. Students also learn social skills during activities with classmates and group games.
Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
For children with little or no experience with swim lessons. Participants become familiar with the aquatic environment and learn elementary skills such as blowing bubbles, submersion, assisted floating, gliding, and arm/leg action to build on as they progress through the swim program.
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Must be able to enter pool unassisted, retrieve an object from below the surface with eyes open, flutter kick, maintain assisted front and rear float, recover to a standing position, and exit the pool unassisted. This class builds on fundamental aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills presented in Level 1. Emphasis placed on swimming skills.
Level 3 - Stroke Development
Must be able to jump from side of pool unassisted, submerge and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool with eyes open, float unassisted on stomach and back, tread water, display forward locomotion with alternating arms and a rhythmic kick. This class builds on aquatic locomotion, safety, and rescue skills taught in Levels 1 and 2, and prepares students for advanced swim levels.
Level 4- Stroke Improvement
Must be able to dive into pool from a compact or stride position, swim underwater, perform a feet-first surface dive, survival float, perform open turns on both front and back, and show competency in front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke. Class develops confidence and competency in aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills, and prepares swimmers for stroke analysis.
Level 5 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Must be able to demonstrate sidestroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Class coordinates and refines key strokes presented in previous levels and enables students to use them with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. This class introduces the butterfly, open turns, feet-first surface dive, pike dive, tuck surface dive, additional turns and endurance swimming
Private Lessons (3 yrs.-Adult)
Certified instructors provide 30 minutes of one-on-one instruction toward specific swim goals geared to the individual’s ability level and age.