Swim Lessons are offered only during the summer months.
Big and Little classes for parents and their children ages six months to three years focus on developing swimming readiness by teaching children and their parents to have fun in the water while practicing water safety.
Gearing Up Swimming Class for children ages 3 to 5 focuses on lesson preparedness independent from their parents, learning safe entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more.
Tier 1: helps students feel comfortable in the water & to enjoy the water safely. Open only to children ages 4 & up unless approved by the Aquatic Director. Students must be able to submerge their face, jump into the water safely, show comfort on their back, and “reach and pull” with floatation but without direct instructor contact in order to move on to Tier 2.
Tier 2: Gives students success with fundamental skills. New skills: float/recover, simultaneous & alternate arm/leg actions on front and back, basic self-help & rescue skills.
Tier 3: builds on the Level 2 skills by providing additional guided practice. New skills include coordination of front and back crawl, introduction of butterfly, fundamentals of treading water, and the rules of head-first entry.
Tier 5: provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. New skills include introduction of flip turns on front and back , increased distances, and refining performance of all strokes.
Tier 6: refines the strokes so students can swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Students can expect to work on endurance in all four competitive swimming strokes.