Learn to Swim (6-16)
- Starfish Ages 6 to 12
This is designed for older swimmers with limited or no swimming experience. Students will learn fundamentals of submerging, floating, and locomotion (including both front and back crawl) in the pool. Orientation to 4 feet of water is also introduced.
- Seahorse Ages 6 to 12
This is a continuation of the Starfish class and is designed for swimmers who are able to float, kick, and swim a few front crawl strokes on their own. Emphasis is placed on improving the front crawl and back crawl. Students should feel comfortable in at least 4 feet of water.
- Otter Ages 6 to 14
This is designed to improve technique, promote self-proficiency, and increase endurance of front crawl and back crawl. Additionally, focuses on side-breathing as well as the ability to pass the Open Swim test.
- Seal Ages 6 to 16
This class takes place in 11-12 feet of water. Prerequisites include the ability to swim 15 yards of front crawl (with side breathing), back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Skills introduced are butterfly and breaststroke kick, and an introduction to diving from the side of the pool.
- Sting Ray Ages 6 to 16
This further develops technique and endurance of front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke in 11-12 feet of water. Skills introduced are breaststroke, sidestroke, and diving from the diving boards.
- Dolphin Ages 6 to 16
This class focuses on stroke refinement and increased swimming distance. Proficiency in front crawl (alternate breathing), back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke are expected. The skills introduced are butterfly and flip turns.
- Swordfish Ages 6 to 16
This class helps you develop skill proficiency and continue to progress towards greater distance in all strokes. Participants are expected to swim at least 100 yards without stopping prior to taking this class.
- Advanced Technique Swimming (ATS) Ages 6 to 16
This is the last of the Learn to Swim program. Focuses on preparing the swimmer for participation in a novice swim team, as technique and endurance is further developed. The skills introduced are competitive turns for all strokes, diving from the starting blocks, and use of training equipment.