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Swim 100 - Beginners

Swim 101 - Beginners, ages 3 to 5 years old.

Swim 102 - Beginners, ages 6 to 9 years old.

Swim 103 - Beginners, ages 10 to 12 years old.

Prerequisites

None

Skills

Surface Swim front and back

Description

In Swim 100 level classes, your child will learn to "swim like a fish" thru a child-centered, activity-oriented approach--coupled with unique skill progressions for the following:

First-time Submersion

  • Breath Holding

  • Breath Control

  • Front Kicking

  • Back Kicking

  • In-line Kicking

  • Paddle Stroke

  • Underwater Swimming using a "Pop-up" Breath

  • Underwater Swimming using a "Roll-over" Breath

Upon mastering the "Swim 100" skills, your child will advance to "Swim Strokes 200" where he/she will learn to swim the formal strokes of Freestyle with Side Breathing and Backstroke

Swim Strokes 200 - Intermediate

Swim 201 - Ages 3 to 5 years old.

Swim 202 - Ages 6 to 9 years old.

Swim 203 - Ages 10 to 12 years old.

Skills

Freestyle and Backstroke

Prerequisites

To enroll in "SWIM STROKES 200," your child should be able to comfortably swim 15 feet without the aid of a floatation device, face in the water, and breathing as needed.

Description

In "Swim Strokes 201" (level 2), your child will learn how to swim the formal strokes of freestyle with side breathing and backstroke. The Freestyle Side Breathing skill may be the most important skill one learns in the learn-to-swim process. "Swim Strokes 201" is drill-oriented with unique skill progressions for the following:

  • Kicking with the Kickboard

  • Back Kicking

  • Streamline Kicking

  • Backstroke

  • Freestyle

Upon mastering the "Swim Strokes 200" skills, your child will advance to "Swim 300" where he/she will learn to swim Butterfly and Breaststroke.


Swim Strokes 300 - Advanced

Swim 301 - Ages 3 to 5 years old.

Swim 302 - Ages 6 to 9 years old.

Swim 303 - Ages 10 to 12 years old.


Skills

Breaststroke and Butterfly

Prerequisites

To enroll in "ADVANCED SWIM STROKES 300," your child must be able to Swim 25 feet of Freestyle (Front Crawl) with the Side Breathing.

Description

In "Advanced Swim Strokes 300,” your child will learn the advanced skills of Breaststroke and Butterfly, as well as refine and further develop the Freestyle and Backstroke. All "Advanced Swim Strokes 300" classes are drill and technique-oriented.  In this course, your child will practice the following skills each lesson:

  • Freestyle & Backstroke (minimal work for refinement purposes)

  • Breaststroke Kick (Whip Kick)

  • Breaststroke Arm Stroke

  • Breaststroke (Kick & Stroke Timing)

  • Body Dolphin Butterfly Kick

  • Butterfly Arm Stroke

  • Butterfly (Kick & Stroke Timing)

Not only are the Breaststroke and Butterfly strokes necessary skills to master in order to swim competitively, but Breaststroke is also an essential skill in becoming a certified lifeguard. Upon "Advanced Swim Strokes 300" graduation, we would also like to recommend our new “Lifesaving Strokes 400” course where we teach Sidestroke, Elementary Backstroke, and Treading.  Upon mastering these courses, your swimmer's possibilities in aquatics are endless. When a student masters each of these strokes, he/she is ready to advance to a swim team or enroll in advanced water safety courses such as Life Guarding.


Our instructors will be certified by The Swim Lessons University, a world famous swim instructor certification program.  Our swim courses are available primarily in the form of semi-private lessons (2 children per teacher). Private lessons are also available, and small group classes are available on a limited basis.


Weather Procedures:

Swim families should "Opt In" to PAC text messages. If swim classes will be cancelled due to weather we will send out a text message to each class.

When thunder or lightning is first noticed, pool activities will be suspended and pool will be evacuated until 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning. The distance from a facility to an approaching thunderstorm can be five to eight miles away, but lightning can strike from a much farther distance.  Classes will be rescheduled for a later date.  Make up dates will be emailed out to all families.  The pool area will be reopened 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning.
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