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Kids & Teens Swim & Aquatics > Swim Lessons (Ages 3 - 5 years)

 
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1. Pike / Pike 2 (Ages 3-5)

This class is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years.  The child will concentrate on becoming more comfortable in the water, getting their face wet, blowing bubbles, floating on their fronts and backs with assistance, and working with lesson equipment independently.
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2. Eel (Ages 3-5)

This level is for children ages 3 to 5 who are now swimming more independently minimizing the use of the waist support. The child can get their face wet, kick independently, floats on front and back comfortably with or without assistance. Continues to improve on glides, arm movements, kicking, and safety in and around water.
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3. Ray (Ages 3-5)

This level is for the child who can swim without a waist support and is comfortable on their front and back in deep water with and without equipment. Performs rhythmic breathing, floats on their back, and can transition from a back float to a front position to swim the width of the pool.
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4. Starfish (Ages 3-5)

This level is for the child who can swim front crawl, back crawl and on their side. The swimmer should demonstrate endurance and comfort in the water. They will refine their diving and safety skills.
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5. Preschool Beginner Swim Lessons ( Ages 3 - 5 )

Participants at the Pike or Eel swim levels will concentrate on becoming more comfortable in the water, getting their face wet, blowing bubbles, floating on their fronts and backs with assistance, and working with lesson equipment independently.  Participants at the Eel swim level may be able to swim more independently, can get their face wet, and will work on continuing to improve glides, arm movements, kicking, and safety in and around water.  Participants will be swim tested the first day and then placed in a class that meets their needs. The instructors are all trained for these levels.
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Stroke Introduction (Level 4)

In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all the major competitive strokes are introduced.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15yds while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15yds, (4) able to jump in and tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall and exit.

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Water Acclimation (Level 1)

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Qualifications- None

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Water Movement (Level 2)

In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of fall into a body of water

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front and back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool,  submerge and return to the wall with assistance.

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Water Stamina (Level 3)

In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances.  In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to float on front and back unassisted, (2) able to push off wall on stomach with face submerged for 10ft unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15ft unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

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