Our youth swimming lessons are pupil centered with a problem solving and guided discovery teaching approach. Each development level is divided into five components, which include personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue. In both our youth and adult swim lessons, the skills and activities promote health and fitness. For a complete description of our swim classes, please view our current program guide.
Ages 6–14. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of swimming. This beginner-level class is designed to improve the confidence level of the swimmer. Skills such as putting their faces in the water, back floating, and front and back paddle are introduced. Students continue to work on skills by using swimming aids such as kickboards, noodles and barbells. Swimmers will properly swim the front paddle, back paddle and side paddle with correct rotary breathing and arm technique.
Guppy (Advanced Beginner)
Ages 6–14. Prerequisite: Students must swim 25 yards without a flotation device. The front and back crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke are introduced. Students will learn how to do a standing and surface dive. Additional synchronized swimming skills, such as sculling and wet-ball, are taught.
Minnow (Initial Intermediate)
Ages 6–14. Prerequisite: The front crawl, backstroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke are taught, along with the proper techniques for reaching and throwing assists. Rotary breathing for the front crawl is also taught. Students learn how to set goals and tread water with an effective kick.
Ages 6–14. Prerequisite: Students must complete a previous class. Students must swim all of the strokes with proper technique and breathing, and perform elementary backstroke, sidestroke, backstroke and front crawl with flip turns. Swimmers are also introduced to the butterfly stroke. Swimming drills improve techniques for all of the different strokes.
Flying Fish (Advanced)
Ages 6–14. Prerequisite: Students must complete a previous class. Students work on refining all of the strokes and increasing their endurance.
Young Adult Beginner
Ages 13-17. This class is designed for anyone who is learning the fundamentals of swimming. Students learn the basics of the four competitive strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle). Confidence is developed through repetitive drills, shallow water work, breath control, and basic stroke instruction.
Ages 18 and Older. This 45 minutes of group instruction is for non-swimmers, non-floaters, and those who cannot swim with their faces in the water or for those who are fearful of the water. Confidence is developed through repetitive drills, shallow water work, breath control, and basic stroke instruction.