Swim Class Descriptions
We offer three skill levels of instruction. We ask that you make every effort to register your child at the appropriate level. Instructors assess swimmers on the first day of the session to ensure that they are in the best class for their skill set. If a change is necessary, we will do our best to accommodate this; however, classes fill quickly and may not always have additional spaces available. Cost for all levels is $140 for a 6-week session.
Intro/Beginners (Level 1)–Swimmers learn about pool safety and are acclimated to being in and around a pool. They learn basic exercises and skills that lay the foundation for developing the primary swimming strokes. The focus is on fundamental skills that include holding one’s breath, air exchange, floating, kicking, and arm motions for freestyle and backstroke.
Freestyle and Backstroke (Level 2)—At this level, students build on fundamental techniques. They learn to balance in the water, hold the correct body position, and understand how their motions enable them to move through the water. Goldfish also work on building coordination, strength, proper freestyle and backstroke kicks, arm motions, and swimming on their own in shallow and deep ends of the pool.
Stroke and Diving (Level 3)—Swimmers in this class enhance skills gained in the Goldfish class while developing endurance, breathing techniques, diving skills, and breaststroke and butterfly proficiency. Specific drills to improve understanding, strength, and technique in all four strokes are performed. Swimmers begin each class using fins; as their ability rises, fin use is reduced until they can swim entirely without fins.