Deciding Your Level

Infants and Toddlers

Reusable Swim Diapers are required for all swimmers in infant and toddler classes.

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Baby Splash

3-5 months 10:1 ratio

Smooth and easy introduction to water safety skills, water acclimation, comfort, and balance in the water. Ideal for parent and child bonding.

Required Equipment: Reusable Swim Diapers

Class Goals:

  • Supported back float
  • Tummy Time
  • Rolling over on mat
  • Socialization for parent and child
  • Water exploration
Shrimp

Shrimps

6-36 months 6:1 ratio

Parent and child pairs will have fun and sing songs. Swimmer learns to float, kick, scoop and blow bubbles. Parent learns how reinforce swimmer development at home and about general water safety. Shrimps are ready to begin Guppies when skills listed are achieved, swimmer can complete class without crying and without parent in water for one class (30 min).

Required Equipment: Reusable Swim Diapers

For parents and children ready to have fun while exploring the water and build a solid foundation to swimming

Class Goals:

  • Climbs out using side and ladder
  • Blows bubbles in the water
  • Supported back floating with ears getting wet
  • Supported front float with bubbles
  • Holds breath when submerged
  • Picks up toys in 2 feet of water
  • Splashing / scooping motion with hands
  • Independent crab walking, 5 feet
  • Uses equipment with ease
  • Kicking motion with feet, front and back
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Guppies

2-3 years 4:1 ratio

Guppies establish water comfort through floating on front and back while learning to be safe in and around water. Swimmers spend time exploring the pool while developing water confidence and gross motor coordination for swimming. Guppies are ready for Barnacles when swimmer is 3 years old and is able to perform skills listed with ease.

Required Equipment: Reusable Swim Diapers

For toddlers who are ready to swim without a parent, and have fun while learning the foundations of swimming

Class Goals:

  • Crab walk along side of pool
  • Floating on tummy and back
  • Scooping hands with kicking feet
  • Kicking on back
  • Penguin arms
  • Submerge and blow bubbles
  • Jumps into pool
  • Picks up toys in 3 feet of water, x2
  • Grabs wall and climbs out
  • Full cooperation during lesson

Preschoolers

Reusable Swim Diapers are required for preschool swimmers who are not yet potty-trained. Goggles are recommended for Barnacles, Seahorses, and Angelfish, and are required for Otters. Each week, at least one skill will be performed without goggles.

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Barnacles

3-5 years 4:1 ratio

Barnacles build primary skills for swimming on front and back, while learning about safety in and around water. Swimmers move through the water using both arms and legs while blowing bubbles. They are learning to float on front and back, as well as swimming to the wall and climbing out.

Recommended Equipment: Goggles

Introduction to fundamental swimming skills for preschoolers. Barnacles must be able to participate in class without parent assistance.

Class Goals:

  • Crab walk along side of pool
  • Floating on tummy and back
  • Scooping arms with kicking and bubbles on their tummy
  • Kicking on back
  • Blows bubbles consistently when swimming and floating
  • Submerges nose and eyes, bobs x5
  • Picks up toys in 3 feet of water x2
  • Jumps into water with no assistance and returns to side of pool
  • Grabs wall and climbs out
  • Cooperation during lesson
Seahorse

Seahorses

3-5 years 4:1 ratio

Water confidence is developed through use of noodles, kick boards, and other equipment. Swimmers increase endurance to swim 20 feet on front with face in water and “reaching” arms, and “penguin” arms on back.

Recommended Equipment: Goggles

For swimmers who have completed Barnacles level skills and are ready to swim distances greater than 10 feet.

Class Goals:

  • Full/ submersion / bobbing with bubbles x5
  • Front and back glides
  • Float on back, roll over and horizontal swim to wall
  • Beginning of freestyle swimming with face in the water for 20 feet
  • Penguin arms to move 20 feet on back
  • Uses arms and legs to tread, keeping head above water
  • Jump in water without assistance, float to top and horizontal swim 20 feet
  • Seated dive to pick up toys in 4 feet of water x2
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Angelfish

3-5 years 6:1 ratio

Independent swimming is the focus of this level. Swimmers improve arm and leg coordination and develop their own rhythm while swimming freestyle and backstroke. Skills continue to develop as muscle memory increases.

Recommended Equipment: Goggles and swim caps for swimmers with longer hair

For swimmers who have achieved Seahorse level of swimming. Swimmers must be able to swim on their front for 20 feet without assistance, float and kick independently on their back. Can jump in and return to the surface on their own.

Class Goals:

  • Front, back, jellyfish and tuck floating with ease
  • Bobbing / self submerge x10 with bubbles through nose or mouth
  • Front glide push offs with kicking and nose bubbles
  • Consistently swimming freestyle 20 feet with rhythmic breathing, with ease and total comfort
  • Conisitently swimming backstroke 20 feet, with ease and total comfort
  • Uses kickboard for freestyle and backstroke kicking, 20 feet
  • Seated dives are used to retrieve objects from 4 feet of water, x2 without goggles
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Otters

4-6 years 6:1 ratio

Otters focus on side breathing with freestyle arms and a nice easy backstroke with big arms are the focus in this level. Fins are introduced at this level. Elementary backstroke and whip kick are introduced as well. Lots to work on as swimmers continue to build coordination and endurance.

Recommended Equipment: Fins, goggles and swim caps for swimmers with long hair

Swimmers must be recommended for this level by their Angelfish instructor. Otters must be able to swim 20 feet freestyle and 20 feet beginning backstroke, with ease and total comfort.

Class Goals:

  • Circle swimming
  • Bobbing with nose bubbes x10
  • Front glide/streamline with kicking and nose bubbles, 15 feet
  • Back glide/streamline with kicking, 15 feet
  • Freestyle with rhythmic side breathing 60 feet
  • Backstroke 60 feet
  • Beginning of whip kick, 20 feet with kickboard
  • Elementary Backstroke, 20 feet
  • Seated and kneeling dives, depth appropriate
  • Retrieve objects from 4 feet of water, x2 without goggles

School Age

Goggles are recommended for Hesitant Flounders and Fearless Flounders. Fins and goggles are required for levels Triggerfish and higher. Each week, at least one skill will be performed without goggles. Swimmers maybe be evaluated for SwimFIT or Swim Team Trials after Manta Rays and upon recommendation from their instructor and a Swim Program Supervisor.

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Hesitant Flounders

6-12 years 4:1 ratio

Focus is on water adjustment and water confidence. Basic skills are introduced in preparation for Fearless Flounders

Recommended Equipment: Goggles

For timid beginners needing a slow introduction to water skills.

Class Goals:

  • Front and back float
  • Self-submersion and blowing bubbles / bobbing x3
  • Front and back glides
  • Beginning of freestyle and backstroke, 20 feet
  • Jump into 4 feet of water
  • Roll from front to back floating
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Fearless Flounders

6-12 years 4:1 ratio

Fearless Flounders develop fundamental skills for freestyle and backstroke. Both elementary backstroke and whip kick are introduced, along with diving and treading.

Recommended Equipment: Goggles

For the eager student, ready to jump in and learn proper form for freestyle and backstroke. Elementary backstroke and whip kick are introduced, along with diving and treading.

Class Goals:

  • Front, back, jellyfish and tuck floating with ease
  • Self-submersion with nose or mouth bubbles/bobbing x5
  • Front glide/streamline with kicking and nose bubbles, 20 feet
  • Back glide/streamline with kicking, 20 feet
  • Using kickboard to swim 30-40 feet on front and back
  • Freestyle with rhythmic side breathing 30-40 feet
  • Backstroke 30-40 feet
  • Beginning of whip kick
  • Elementary Backstroke, 20 feet
  • Jumps into 4 feet of water
  • Seated and kneeling dives, depth appropriate
  • Retrieve objects from 4 feet of water, x2 without goggles
trigger fish

Triggerfish

6-12 years 6:1 ratio

Advanced beginner swimmers will refine backstroke with body roll and freestyle with bi-lateral rotary breathing, developing whip kick and improving endurance on all strokes. Fins are introduced for leg strength, endurance and improved ankle flexibility.

Recommended Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Triggerfish is the next step for both Otters and Flounders. Swimmers must be able to independently swim at least 20 feet freestyle with side breathing and 20 feet backstroke; and have a basic understanding of whip kick and elementary backstroke.

Class Goals:

  • Circle swimming
  • Streamline kicking on front into freestyle swimming
  • Streamline kicking on back into backstroke
  • Freestyle with bi-lateral rotary breathing, 60 feet
  • Backstroke with body roll, 60 feet
  • Whip kick with flexed feet and 2 second glide, 30 feet
  • Elementary backstroke, 30 feet
  • Sculling with hands on front for 5-10 seconds
  • Kneeling and compact dives
  • Changes direction while swimming freestyle and backstroke
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Sea Lions

6-12 years 6:1 ratio

Swimmers increase distance for freestyle and backstroke, learn breaststroke and introduced to dolphin kick. Diving, open turns, treading and circle swimming continue to improve.

Recommended Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle 60 feet with bi-lateral rotary breathing, 60 feet backstroke with body roll, and have flexed feet with whip kick/breaststroke kick.

Class Goals:

  • Circle swimming with open turns
  • Underwater push offs with dolphin kicks into strokes
  • Increased distance for freestyle and backstroke 75-90 feet each stroke
  • Coordinated breaststroke with legal kick (flexed feet), 60 feet
  • Side stroke and elementary backstroke 30-60 feet
  • Treading using whip and sissor kicks, 3 minutes
  • Compact and standing dives
  • Changes from swimming to treading, treading to swimming
Manta Ray

Manta Rays

6-12 years 6:1 ratio

Introduction to lap and competitive swimming. Butterfly is introduced while students continue refining freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Students learn to flip in the water and perform competitive dives. SwimFIT readiness upon instructor recommendation.

Recommended Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Recommended Equipment: Pull Buoy

Swimmers must be recommended for this level by their Sea Lions instructor. Swimmers must be able to swim 75 feet freestyle and backstroke, 60 feet breaststroke, 30 feet dolphin kick with kick board, and be able to tread for 3 minutes. All skills must be completed without fins.

Class Goals:

  • Underwater push off with dolphin kicks into freestyle and backstroke, 50 yards/150 feet
  • Breaststroke (legal kick and timing), 25 yards/75 feet
  • Underwater push off with Dolphin kicks into butterfly 25 yards/75 feet
  • Side stroke and elementary backstroke, 25 yards/75 feet
  • Treading (4 mins) and swim to wall 10-15 feet
  • Feet first and tuck surface dives
  • Flips in water while swimming
  • Jump and dive off starting block, as available
  • 900 feet (300 yards/12 laps in pool 3) continuous swim
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Dolphins

6-12 years 6:1 ratio

Drills for each stroke are used to build endurance. Swimmers focus on refining the four competitive strokes, correct turns for all strokes and individual medleys. SwimFIT and Swim Team readiness upon instructor recommendation.

Recommended Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Recommended Equipment: Pull Buoy

Swimmers must be recommended for this level by their Manta Rays instructor. Swimmers must be able to complete 150 feet each of freestyle and backstroke, 75 feet breaststroke and butterfly, and be able to tread for 4 minutes. Skills must be achieved without fins.

Class Goals:

  • Freestyle and backstroke 100 yards/300 feet with flip turns, each stroke
  • Breaststroke with proper pull out 50 yards/150 feet, open turns with two hand touch
  • Butterfly with proper push off 50 yards/150 feet, open turns with two hand touch
  • Elementary backstroke and sidestroke, 25 yards/75 feet
  • Racing starts: Grab, track and backstroke
  • Treading (5 mins) using whip, egg beater and scissor kicks
  • Pace clock reading for sets and workouts
  • Follows drills and sets as given
  • 1,200 feet (400 yards/16 laps in pool 3) continuous swim
reef shark

Reef Sharks

6-14 years 6:1 ratio

For the expert swimmers interested in continued development of swimming skills and water safety awareness. Students improve ability to swim long distances with ease and efficiency. Swimmers in Reef Sharks are prepared for SwimFIT and Swim Team.

Recommended Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Recommended Equipment: Pull Buoy

Swimmers must be recommended for this level by their Dolphins instructor. Students must be able to swim 300 feet each of freestyle and backstroke, 150 feet each of breaststroke and butterfly, and tread for 5 minutes.

Class Goals:

  • 500 yards continuous swim
  • 150 yards each freestyle and backstroke, with competitive turns
  • 100 yards each freestyle and backstroke, with competitive turns
  • 25 yards each elementary backstroke and side stroke
  • 25 yards each of swimming with rescue tube and rescue crawl
  • Learn to perform rescue assists - walking, reaching, throwing
  • Swim 10-15 feet, surface dive and retrieve an object from the bottom in water 6 feet deep
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Special Needs

All Ages Private Lesson

We are committed to offering a swim experience to students with special needs. We are not therapists, nor are we specially trained to work with children with special needs. Our swim program has an inclusive philosophy, where children with special needs participate in our regular program to the best of their ability. Considerations are made for each child based on development and skill achievement. There are times when a private one - on - one class is better suited for the swimmer. At such times, we will work with you to find a day and time with availability for your lesson.