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(6 months - 18 months)
Adult accompaniment required. Instructor lead program to introduce new
swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for
infants and young children. It is important to understand that Sea Babies in
not designed to teach children how to become good swimmers or even be able
to survive in the water on their own. Great experiences and fun activities
are provided to teach infants and young children to: enter and exit the
water safely, feel comfortable in the water, submerge and explore breath
control, explore floating on back an front, change body position in the
water, play safely in the water. CHILD MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER. Compare to
American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1.
(18 Months - 36 Months)
Adult accompaniment required. Instructor lead program to introduce swimming
and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and
toddlers. Routines and the familiar are extremely important to this age
group. Each class uses toys, songs, fun and games to keep the children
engaged and enjoying the water experience, while teaching them basic
aquatic skills. Fun activities will be provided to allow your child to:
build in the skills from Sea Babies and: learn more ways to enter and exit
the water safely, submerge in a rhythmic pattern, glide on the front and
back with assistance, begin to perform freestyle and backstroke and changing
body position in the water. CHILD SHOULD WEAR A SWIM DIAPER. Compare to
American red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2.
In Sea Sprites our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and
water safety skills that are appropriate for young children. Sea Sprites
puts the "fun" in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable,
engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to
perform and learn to swim. Some of the milestones in Sea Sprites include:
enter and exit the water independently, bobbing, open eyes under water to
retrieve objects, front and back floats and glides and recovery, roll from
front to back and back to front, tread water, beginning freestyle and
backstroke. If child is not 100% potty trained they must wear a swim diaper.
compare to American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-2.
(5-6 Years & Older)
Otters class helps participants feel comfort in the water. Our instructors
follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on
previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and
challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn
to swim. In Sea Otters your child will be introduced to basic skills a the
foundation to the future. Certain milestones are necessary for successful
completion of Sea Otters including: Entering and exiting the water
independently, traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing, gliding for at least 2
body lengths, rolling to a back float for 3 seconds and recovery. Compare to
American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 1.
(5-6 Years & Older)
Sea Horse class give participants success with fundamental skills. Our
instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills
and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun
engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to
perform and learn to swim. Some of the components taught and improved in Sea
Otters are: Entering the water by jumping in at the side, fully submerging
and holding breath, bobbing, opening eyes under water to recover submerged
objects, front and back floats, recover to a vertical position, changing
direction while swimming on front and back, freestyle and backstroke.
Adjustment to deep water is also covered. Compare to American Red Cross
Learn to swim Level 2.
(5-7 Years & Older)
Sea Stars is a stroke development class and builds on the skills from Sea
Horses through additional guided practice in deeper water. Each class is
loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children
to want to perform and learn to swim. Skills performed in this class
include: jumping into deep water from the side, swimming the freestyle and
backstroke for 15 yards, treading or floating for 30 seconds, breastroke and
dolphin kicks and beginning diving skills are introduced in this class.
Compare to American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 3.
(6-8 Years & Older)
In the Swim Stars class participants develop confidence and improve upon the
skills previously learned. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and
challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform ant learn
to swim better. Some of the milestones of the Swim Stars class are:
headfirst entries, swimming under water, swimming the freestyle for 25
yards, swimming the elementary backstroke for 25 yards, improvement in
backstroke, breastroke and butterfly while learning open turns on back and
front. Compare to American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 4.
(7-10 Years & Older)
In Stroke Stars class our instructors follow a plan to introduce new
swimming skills and to build on ones previously learned. The expectations
are higher for participants now in regards to distance and quality. Each
class is loaded with engaging and challenging activities and drills to build
endurance and improve technique, as well as improve fitness level. More
advanced racing starts are introduced and all the competitive stroke will be
worked on to prepare students for competitive swimming experiences. Compare
to American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 5.
In this class the foundations of proper springboard diving are taught.
Safety, diving board approach and hurdle, water entry and basic competitive
dives are covered. Participants must be 6 years of age and must be able to
swim comfortably in deep water for enrollment. Compare to American Red
Cross Level 6 Fundamentals of Diving.
In intermediate diving our instructors follow a plan to introduce new diving
skills and build on ones previously learned. The expectations for this class
are higher in regards to diving skill and ability. This class emphasizes
developing more advanced dives such as flips, inwards, as well as pike and
straight dives, and improving fundamentals. Participants must be able to
perform both front and back dive correctly and with correct approaches.
Participants must be at least 6 years old.
This class is for teens and adults who never quite had the
chance to learn the basics of swimming as a youngster. Our
patient and knowledgeable instructors are happy to work with you
to help you gain the confidence to be able to swim and enjoy the
water they way you have always wanted to. Skills taught in this
class mimic the younger learn-to swim classes but in a setting
where you can be comfortable.
In the water polo class participants will get a beginners look at the
exciting and fast-paced game of water polo. Participants learn ball
handling, shooting and player positions, as well as several types of
treading water for maximum agility in the game. Mini scrimmages may be held
as this class prepares participants for enrollment in the water polo team.
Participants must be comfortable swimming in deep water for extended
Synchronized Swimming class is designed to introduce the sport of
synchronized swimming to the newcomer and build on previously learned skills
for those with a little more experience. Instructors lead each class with
fun drills and to improve swimming ability and agility for synchro figures.
Mini routines and routine evaluation and improvement may be a part of the
session. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and very comfortable
swimming in deep water.
In this fun filled fitness class instructors use exercise in the water to
tone and strengthen muscles, relieve tension and stress and improve range of
motion . Classes may include circuit training, deep water exercise, water
walking, and resistance work in addition to general water aerobics. Class is
geared for adults and teens.
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On the first day of lessons, all children
will be pre-tested and placed in groups according to their
Upon completion of a class, participants will be issued a
progress report. The child must bring this report to the next session for
Specific classes offered may change based on public demand.