Swim Lessons

Swim Class
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We offer a variety of swim lessons that are based on age and development. All age groups are taught the same skills but are divided according to their developmental milestones. 

Registration for swim lessons happens on a session by session basis. For pricing and class schedules, see our Registration Page and select the location of your choice. 

For help deciding what stage your swim student is ready for, see below: 

Ages 6 months to 3 years

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowing prevention and the importance of supervision. 

A / WATER DISCOVERY

Parents accompany children in Stage A which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

B / WATER EXPLORATION

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. .

Ages 3 years to 5 years

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: 

  • Swim, float, swim sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit
  • Jump, push, turn and grab

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

3 / WATER STAMINA

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

 

5 years to 12 years

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that foster a lifetime of physical activity. 

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

3 / WATER STAMINA

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Ages 12+

Lessons are designed to meet the needs of each individual. Small class sizes ensure that whether you are trying to overcome fears or improve technique, you can work towards your goals.

For any age and any ability. One on one instruction tailored to your abilities. Tell us your needs and we can connect you with an experienced instructor or coach to best meet your goals