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Swim Starters - Parent & Child Lessons, Ages 6 Months to 3 Years

Stage A: Water Discovery

This class is for children ages 6 months to 3 years. In Water Discovery, we introduce infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Accompanied by the parent or guardian, 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.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 6 months in age and have parent/guardian/caregiver participation

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Stage B - Water Exploration

This class is for children ages 18 months to 3 years. In Water Exploration, we focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Accompanied by the parent or guardian, 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. 

Prerequisites: Must be at least 6 months in age, be able to follow verbal commands, and have parent/guardian/caregiver participation.

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Swim Basics - Preschool Lessons, Ages 3-5 years

Preschool Stage 1: Water Acclimation

In Stage 1 we will focus on increasing comfort with underwater exploration, encourage forward movement in the water and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance by a certified swim instructor.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 3 years in age, toilet trained, and willing to work in the water without a parent.

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Preschool Stage 2: Water Movement

In Stage 2 we will focus on increasing comfort with underwater exploration, encourage forward movement in the water and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance by a certified swim instructor.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 3 years in age, toilet trained, able to exit the water independently, and able to fully submerge underwater voluntarily

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Preschool Stage 3: Water Stamina

In stage 3, we will focus on forward movement in the water performed at longer distances than before and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 3 years in age, toilet trained, able to tread water for 10 seconds near the wall and able to execute both front and back floats unassisted.

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Preschool Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

In stage 4, we will introduce stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforce water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 10-15 yards on front and back, and retrieve an object in chest-deep water.

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Swim Strokes - Youth Lessons, Ages 6 - 12 years

School-Age Stage 1: Water Acclimation

In Stage 1, we will focus on increasing comfort with underwater exploration, encourage forward movement in the water and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance by a certified swim instructor.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 5 years in age, and willing to work in the water without a parent.

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School-Age Stage 2: Water Movement

In Stage 2, we will focus on increasing comfort with underwater exploration, encourage forward movement in the water and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance by a certified swim instructor.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 5 years in age, able to exit the water independently, and able to fully submerge underwater voluntarily.

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School-Age Stage 3: Water Stamina

In Stage 3, we will focus on forward movement in the water performed at longer distances than before and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 5 years in age, able to tread water for 10 seconds near the wall, and able to execute both front and back floats unassisted.

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School-Age Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

In Stage 4, we will introduce stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforce water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 10-15 yards on front and back, and retrieve an object in chest-deep water.

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Stage 5: Stroke Development

In Stage 5, we introduce breaststroke and butterfly and reinforce water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 15 yards of front/back crawl, and tread water for at least one minute.

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School-Age Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics

In Stage 6, we refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourage swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, and sidestroke, as well as swim 15 yards of butterfly, and tread water for at least 2 minutes.

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