All children will be individually assessed and placed in a class according to their ability.
Beginner Readiness (4 and 5 years old)
Child must be 5 years old by the start of the class. Introductory level. Focus is on safety and comfort in and around the water. Proper flutter kick, breath control, swimming independently. Students who have mastered all skills can be evaluated and placed in a level 1 class after one session in this class.
Child must be 6 years old by the start of the class (Beginner). Introductory level. Focus is on safety and comfort in and around water. Students will learn proper breath control, how to float, properly kick, enter and exit the water, and swim independently. Front crawl and elementary backstroke will be the primary strokes learned. For children who are not comfortable in the water.
To be placed into this class child must perform the skills learned in Level 1: be able to put their face in the water, float unsupported, know elementary backstroke, and be able to swim 1 yard in the water independently. This level focuses on the development of proper stroke mechanics for front crawl and back crawl.
To be placed into this class child must be able to perform the skills in Level 2: swim 15 yards front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Proper stroke mechanics necessary!
This level focuses on building endurance to swim one full lap without stopping. Introduction of new kicks and deep water entries.
To be placed into this class child must be able to swim 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and 15 yards breaststroke and sidestroke kick.
Full breaststroke and sidestroke will be introduced as well as diving and endurance swims.
To be placed into this class child must be able to swim 75 yards of front and back crawl, 25 yards of breaststroke and side stroke, and complete a 5 minute continuous swim. This level focuses on building endurance for all the previous strokes learned. Dolphin kick, additional dives, and surface dives will be introduced.
To be placed in this class the student must be able to swim 250 yards of front and back crawl, 200 yards of breaststroke and side stroke, and a 15 minute continuous swim. The level focuses on perfecting the mechanics for each stroke. Butterfly, additional dives and flip turns will be introduced.
These 1 hour classes are offered for anyone 18 and older.
For those who are:
- Beginners looking to become comfortable and safe in the water (It’s never too late to learn how to swim)
- Building endurance, training to swim in an event, to take a Lifeguarding or WSI course, etc.
- Looking to improve stroke technique
- Looking to learn new strokes
Call (631) 451-5321 for more information.