Beginner Swim Lessons: Child

Beginner swim lessons are designed to teach young swimmers basic water safety, water adjustment and swimming skills. Participants will grow more independent in the water.

Course descriptions and ages for the lessons are guidelines. Your child may be more or less advanced than the suggested ages. Generally, children will remain at the same level for at least two sessions.

Tadpole

3-5 years old
 

Prerequisites: Child must be potty trained participate independently (parents/guardians are NOT in the water).

This course is designed for children with little to no water experience. Participants will learn how to enter and exit the water safely, submerge fully, blow bubbles, float on front/back and do basic arm/leg movements (all skills performed WITH support).

Classes are 25 minutes.

Register for a Tadpole Class

 

 

Shrimp

3-6 years old

Prerequisites: pass Tadpole OR can be without parent/guardian in water, comfortably submerge and float on front/back with support.

This course is designed for children who are progressing with basic swim skills. Participants will learn how to submerge, retrieve submerged objects, float on front/back, perform simultaneous arm/leg movements on front/back and glides on front/back (all skills performed WITHOUT support).

Classes are 25 minutes.

Register for a Shrimp Class

 

 

Duck

3-6 years old

Prerequisites: pass Shrimp OR can float on front/back independently for 5-10 seconds AND swim independently for at least 10 feet on front/back.

This course is designed for children who are independent swimmers of short distances on front and back. Participants will refine freestyle and backstroke skills (especially rotary breathing), learn independent glides on front/back for 15 feet and learn deep water safety skills.

Classes are 25 minutes.

Register for a Duck Class