Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
Water Exploration– Water discovery for students 6-18 months old. Parents will continue setting the foundation for their child’s independent swimming and fundamental safety skills.
Water Independence – This is a transition class for students 18-36 months old. Focus will be placed on swimming with the instructor and taking turns while continuing swimming and safety skills.
Students will learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning important water safety skills. Introduction and mastery of freestyle and backstroke will be a focus.
Water Acclimation – This level will work on increasing the level of comfort with underwater exploration. The classes will introduce basic self-rescue skills, and basic swim strokes with assistance from the instructors. This class is perfect for participants who are nervous about water and are unwilling to fully submerge their heads underwater.
Water Movement -This level will encourage forward movement in water and continuation of self-rescue skills performed independently. Freestyle and backstroke skills are introduced in this level. This class is for participants who are comfortable in the water but cannot swim independently.
Water Stamina – This level focuses on freestyle and backstroke perfection with review of self-rescue skills. This class is for participants who can swim independently for at least half the length of the pool, but need to work on stroke perfection for freestyle and backstroke.
Having mastered the fundamentals, students will focus on stroke development in breaststroke and butterfly and will review freestyle and backstroke. These skills help prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Stroke Development: Breaststroke & Butterfly -This class will focus on breaststroke and butterfly perfection with review of freestyle and backstroke. This class is for participants who can swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke with a flip turn and would like to start working on the competitive stroke, breaststroke. This class will be offered Downtown on Mondays and Saturdays and at Kerasotes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.