Level 1 Swim Lessons

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Our age based curriculum allows each program to be tailored to your child's developmental ability. Each program incorporates swim safety best practices while teaching swim skills that progress from simple to complex, with benchmarks along the way to reward and encourage success

Aquatikes

Learning to Swim

Aquatike 1

Aquatike I students are expected to be completely new to swimming with no prior experience or skill. The only requirement is that they are 3 years old. Upon completing the Aquatike I class, these swimmers should be able to Reach and Pull 7 feet/ and demonstrate a 10 count of breath control with their face in the water, as well as perform a five count independent back float.

Prerequisites:

  • 3 years old

  • No swimming experience is required

 

Final Goals:

  • Swim 7 feet/ 2 meters with reach and pull

  • 10 count face underwater

  • 5 count independent back float

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Aquatike 2

Aquatike II swimmers should be 3 years old and able to show mastery of all Aquatike I skills before advancing to this class. In order for them to promote beyond the Aquatike II class, these swimmers should be able to swim 10 feet/3 meters using Windmill Arms, and perform an independent Rollover Breath.

Prerequisites:

  • 3 years old

  • Swim 7 feet/2 meters with reach and pull

  • 10 count face underwater

  • 5 count independent back float

 

Final Goals:

  • Swim 10 feet/3 meters with windmill arms

  • Independent Rollover Breathing

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Aquatike 3

Aquatike I students are expected to be completely new to swimming with no prior experience or skill. The only requirement is that they are 3 years old. Upon completing the Aquatike I class, these swimmers should be able to Reach and Pull 7 feet/ and demonstrate a 10 count of breath control with their face in the water, as well as perform a five count independent back float.

Prerequisites:

  • 3 years old

  • No swimming experience is required

 

Final Goals:

  • Swim 7 feet/ 2 meters with reach and pull

  • 10 count face underwater

  • 5 count independent back float

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Lessons Designed with Your 3 yr old in mind

Preschool Lessons

Designed to Encourage Your 4 or 5 yr old to Love Swimming

Swim Lessons

Preschool 1

Preschool I students are expected to be completely new to swimming with no prior experience or skill. The only requirement is that they are 4 or 5 years old. These lessons are designed to build confidence in the water while developing muscle memory of swim techniques and water safety procedures.

Upon finishing the Preschool I class, these swimmers should be able to swim 10ft/3 meters using Windmill Arms, get an assisted Rollover Breath, and back float independently for a 10 count. Swimmers that have achieved mastery of the final goals for this level should advance to the Preschool II class, or if they are nearing 6 years of age they can advance to Beginner I.

Prerequisites:

  • 4 or 5 years old

  • No swimming experience is required

 

Final Goals:

  • Swim 10 feet/3 meters with windmill arms

  • Assisted Rollover Breathing

  • 10 count independent back float

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Preschool 2

Preschool II swimmers should be no younger than four years old, and no older than five years old. They should have mastered the skills of Preschool I by swimming 10 feet/ 3 meters with Windmill Arms, getting an assisted Rollover Breath and doing an independent back float for a 10 count. To successfully master the skills for Preschool II, the swimmer must be able to swim 20 feet/ 6 meters with Windmill Arms, get an independent Rollover Breath, and then resume Windmill Arms to the target. Swimmers capable of the final goals should move to Beginner II. If they cannot perform this final goal, then they can go to Beginner I at age 6.

Prerequisites:

  • 4 or 5 years old

  • No swimming experience is required

 

Final Goals:

  • Swim 10 feet/3 meters with windmill arms

  • Assisted Rollover Breathing

  • 10 count independent back float

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Swimming Lessons

Beginner 1

The only prerequisite for this Level 1 class is a minimum age of 5 years old and a maximum age of 15 years old. No prior swimming skills are required. For a swimmer to advance beyond the Beginner I level, they need to be able to swim 20 feet/ 6 meters using Windmill Arms, get an independent Rollover Breath, and resume Windmill Arms to their target. Both arms and legs should be used in forward motion. After mastering the skills and distance of Beginner I, swimmers will promote to Beginner II.

Prerequisites:

  • 5 years old to 15 years old

  • No swimming experience is required

Final Goals:

  • Swim 20 feet/ 6 meters with windmill arms

  • Independent rollover breathing and resume windmill arms to the destination

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Beginner 2

Swimmers entering Beginner II should be no younger than four years old. They should be able to swim 20 feet/ 6 meters using windmill arms, get an independent rollover breath, then resume windmill arms to their target. They must use both arms and legs for forward motion. To advance beyond this level swimmers should be comfortable with swimming 40 feet/12 meters with windmill arms, with independent rollover breathing. They must use both arms and legs in forward motion. Swimmers capable of the final goals should advance to Beginner III.

Prerequisites:

  • 5 years old to 15 years old

  • Swim 20 feet/ 6 meters with windmill arms

  • Independent rollover breathing and resume windmill arms to the destination

 

Final Goals:

  • Swim 40 feet/ 12 meters with windmill arms

  • Independent rollover breathing and resume windmill arms to the destination

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Beginner 3

Swimmers entering Beginner III should be no younger than four years old. They should be able to demonstrate swimming 40 feet/ 12 meters using Windmill Arms and independent rollover breathing. To advance beyond this level, swimmers should be comfortable swimming 40 feet/ 12 meters with Windmill Arms and a rollover breath with their arm up by their ear, as well as swimming Elementary Backstroke for 40 feet/12 meters. Swimmers will then advance to Intermediate I.

Prerequisites:

  • 5 years old to 15 years old

  • Swim 40 feet/12 meters with windmill arms

  • Independent rollover breathing and resume windmill arms to the destination

 

Final Goals:

  • Swim 40 feet/12 meters with windmill arms

  • Independent rollover breathing with arm by the ear

  • Swim 40 feet/12 meters using elementary backstroke  

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Designed to Challenge and Engage Your Child

Beginner Lessons

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