YOUTH SWIM CLASSES

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How to Get Started

To learn about our youth swim levels, start by clicking on a category that corresponds with your swimmer’s age or ability, found below. The class descriptions include the specific prerequisites and final goals of each level.

Navigate to the individual class pages to view the available class times. If the class is listed as “open”, click the register option to get started today. If the desired class time is unavailable, you can click the “waitlist” option and we will contact you when space becomes available.

6 - 36 months

Baby & Me:

(6 months-36 months with parent) 45-minute class, 6:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Built for 6-month to 36-month-old swimmers with a parent or guardian in the water. This class focuses on increasing safety in and around the water by practicing water safety skills such as back floating, wall skills, and safe exit routines. Through songs and games, this class introduces important foundational skills including kicking, pulling, and submersions while having fun. Repetition and consistency are key to helping each swimmer increase their comfort in the water, and we encourage every parent to set their own objective and move at their own pace.
  • Final goal: achieve an underwater breath count of 10 seconds, swim three feet, grab the wall and climb out of the pool, and back float with assistance.

Aquababy:

(2 years old) 30-minute class, 3:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim three feet, back float comfortably, and wait their turn.  
  • This class teaches independent rollover breath, windmill arms, and straight leg kicking using fun games and songs. Aquababy also focuses on teaching swimmers to be safe in the water by working on a number of safety skills in a fun environment.
  • Final goal: swim seven feet with windmill arms and rollover breath.

3 years old

Aquatike I

(3 years old) 30-minute class 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Built for the three-year-olds with little or no swimming experience. Swimmers are introduced to safety skills and start to gain comfort in the water using fun games and themes.
  • Final goal: swim seven feet with kicking and pulling, a 10-count breath-hold with their face underwater, and a 10-count back float.

Aquatike II

(3 years old) 30-minute class 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim seven feet independently.
  • This class teaches independent rollover breath, windmill arms, and straight leg kicking using fun games and themes.
  • Final goal: swim ten feet with windmill arms and independent rollover breath.

4 years old

Preschool I

(4 years old) 30-minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Built for four-year-olds with little or no swimming experience. This class teaches windmill arms, straight leg kicking, and rollover breath. Swimmers are introduced to safety skills and start to gain comfort in the water.
  • Final goal: swim ten feet with windmill arms and independent rollover breath.

Preschool II

(4 years old) 30-minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 10 feet with windmill arms and rollover breath
  • Built for four-year-olds who can swim ten feet with windmill arms and rollover breath. This class builds on the previous class and introduces straight leg kicking on the back.
  • Final goal: swim 20 feet with windmill arms with independent rollover breath and kicking on the back.

Beginner II

(4 years and up) 30-minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 40 feet with windmill arms and rollover breath and comfortable in the deep end.
  • Built for children ages four and up with previous swimming experience who can swim 20 feet with windmill arms and independent rollover breath. Beginner II is the first class in the deep end and teaches technical rollover breath as well as diving.
  • Final goal: swim 40 feet with windmill arms and independent rollover breath.

Beginner III

(4 years and up) 30-minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 40 feet with windmill arms and rollover breath
  • Built for children ages four and up with previous swimming experience who can swim 40 feet with windmill arms and independent rollover breath. This class is the last Level I class and allows swimmers to be moving in the pool two at a time. It introduces elementary backstroke, side breath, and standing dives.
  • The final goal is to swim 40 feet with windmill arms and technical rollover breath and 40 feet with elementary backstroke.

 

5+ years old

Beginner I

(5 years and up) 30-minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: No specific prerequisites except for previous swim experience
  • Built for beginner swimmers ages five and up with little technical swimming experience. This class introduces straight leg kicking, back gliding, rollover breath, and windmill arms while also focusing on safety skills.
  • Final goal: swim 20 feet with windmill arms, independent rollover breath, kicking on the back, and to be comfortable in the deep end.

**If your 5+ year old swimmer has previous swim experience but needs to refine their technique and strength, Beginner I is likely the right class for them. We emphasize moving the arms slowly through the water to ensure a constant pull and glide while maintaining straight and strong kicks. As a part of the final goal, we require that the rollover breath is smooth and consistent.  

Beginner II

(4 years and up) 30-minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 40 feet with windmill arms and rollover breath and comfortable in the deep end.
  • Built for children ages four and up with previous swimming experience who can swim 20 feet with windmill arms and independent rollover breath. Beginner II is the first class in the deep end and teaches technical rollover breath as well as diving.
  • Final goal: swim 40 feet with windmill arms and independent rollover breath.

Beginner III

(4 years and up) 30-minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 40 feet with windmill arms and rollover breath
  • Built for children ages four and up with previous swimming experience who can swim 40 feet with windmill arms and independent rollover breath. This class is the last Level I class and allows swimmers to be moving in the pool two at a time. It introduces elementary backstroke, side breath, and standing dives.
  • The final goal is to swim 40 feet with windmill arms and technical rollover breath and 40 feet with elementary backstroke.

Intermediate

Our Intermediate classes are divided into two sub-levels to tailor to your child’s swimming ability more effectively. These two levels are taught together to allow children to build on their skills and comfort in the water at the same time.

Intermediate I

30 minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 40 feet with windmill arms and technical rollover breath and 40 feet with elementary backstroke OR swim 40 feet with smooth freestyle and side breath.
  • Built for intermediate swimmers with previous swim experience who can swim 40 feet with windmill arms and rollover breath or freestyle arms and side breath. As the first Level II class, swimmers are introduced to competitive strokes and begin to learn freestyle arms and unilateral breathing. Swimmers learn surface dives, treading water, and flip turns.
  • Final goal: swim 80 feet freestyle.

Intermediate II

30 minute class, 4:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 80 feet freestyle
  • Built for intermediate swimmers who can swim 80 feet of freestyle efficiently. This class focuses on stroke development, bilateral breathing, starts, and turns, and introduces competitive backstroke and competition-style drills.
  • Final goal: swim 100 feet freestyle with bilateral breathing and flip turns.

Advanced

Our Advanced classes are divided into two sub-levels to tailor to your child’s swimming ability more effectively. These two levels are taught together to allow children to build on their skills and comfort in the water at the same time.

Advanced I

45 minute class, 6:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 100 feet freestyle with bilateral breathing and flip turns.
  • Built for advanced swimmers who can comfortably swim 80 feet using bilateral breathing and competitive backstroke. This class introduces the stroke development and technique of breaststroke and dolphin kick. Using tools and drills, swimmers work on their racing dives, starts, turns, and finishes.
  • Final goal: swim 100 feet freestyle, 100 feet breaststroke, and 100 feet competitive backstroke.

Advanced II

45 minute class, 6:1 ratio

  • Prerequisites: Swim 100 feet freestyle, 100 feet breaststroke, and 100 feet competitive backstroke.
  • Built for advanced swimmers who can comfortably swim 100 feet freestyle, 100 feet breaststroke, and 100 feet competitive backstroke. Using tools and drills, this class is designed to build on all four competitive strokes.
  • Final goal: swim a competitive Individual Medley that consists of 200 feet butterfly, 200 feet backstroke, 200 feet breaststroke, and 200 feet freestyle.

 

Not sure what class to choose?

If you feel your swimmer is in between two levels or are otherwise unsure what class is best for them, let us know and we can schedule a free 10-minute swim evaluation. For evaluations, please fill out the online registration form before calling us so that we can better assist you. You can skip the sections that ask you to choose a class and enter payment method, but we need all other information in order to assist you in enrollment.

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