Youth Swim Lessons
Youth Swim Lessons (Ages 6-16)
Children progress at their own speed and it is common for a swimmer to remain at the same level for a complete year of classes, even with perfect attendance. We stress each child’s self esteem and confidence, improving skills, technique, and gaining strength. Each week we will incorporate character values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Polliwog: For beginning swimmers who have had little or no formal training. Skills taught include water adjustment, front and back float, and front and back side paddle.
Guppy: For children who have mastered Polliwog skills. The class will build on Polliwog skills and focus on comfort in deep water.
Minnow: For children who have mastered Guppy skills or those who can swim 25 yards on their front, back, and side. Skills taught include diving, front and back crawl, breast stroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
Fish: For children who have mastered Minnow skills or who can swim 25 yards of all strokes taught in Minnow classes. Dolphin kick and underwater swimming will also be taught.
Flying Fish: For children who have mastered Fish skills or who can swim front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke for 50 yards. The goal of this level is to increase endurance and improve stroke mechanics.
Shark: For children who have mastered Flying Fish skills or who can swim 100 yards of the strokes listed in Flying Fish and 50 yards of butterfly. Skills taught include swimming the IM and improving flip turns.