What makes out swim program so special...

SMALL CLASS SIZE!

Small class size is a very important factor to consider. Our Learn-to-Swim classes are exclusively limited to only two students per instructor, and private instruction is available upon request! We offer highly individualized instruction for ages six months through adult... from Pre-School to Pre-Competition!

EXCELLENT INSTRUCTORS!

Our instructors are carefully screened, mature professionals with decades of experience in teaching. They have been hand-picked for their attributes in patience, nurturing, and expertise in working with children and adults. We regularly participate in professional development in order to improve our skills and offer a better learning experience for our students.

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LUXURIOUSLY WARM POOLS!

Our programs are taught in luxuriously warm, indoor pool environments that are safe and non-intimidating to young swimmers. Our pool water is professionally and impeccably maintained on a daily basis!

Calm Learning Environments!

We never have more than two classes at the same time, and each of our two instructors is never working with more than two children. Parents are always welcome to sit comfortably in the pool area and observe their child’s lesson.

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PROVEN CURRICULUM!

Our curriculum is based on the industry’s highest standard in full compliance with The American Red Cross. We offer a variety of programs carefully tailored to the needs of various ages and levels of abilities, perfectly balancing learning with safety and fun. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to supporting the development of all of our students using proven methodologies and a highly effective curriculum to also help students grow socially and physically.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING!

Choose your own schedule! Aquatics Academy offers open enrollment year-round on a month-to-month rolling basis! In conducting our program this way, we find it affords tremendous flexibility to both students and instructors! Because we do not adhere to a session-type of schedule (common-place in many other swim programs), our instructors are completely at liberty to evaluate their students during each and every lesson. When we see the cues that tell us a student is ready for their next skill set or level of curriculum... we simply introduce it! Our students’ development is never constrained by an artificial calendar.

SEE FOR YOURSELF!

We are extremely proud of our program and cordially invite you to schedule an observation visit to one of our classes in progress and see first-hand the special connection our students have developed with our instructors.

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SWIM LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

Parent & Child Aquatics

Prerequisite: Must be able to walk
Course Description: A wonderful bonding experience for parent and child designed to give children an early foundation in aquatic fundamentals preparing the way for their advancement into learning to swim.
Suggested Age Group: 12 Months – 36 months. In this program, participants:

  • Learn various ways to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
  • Feel comfortable in the water
  • Explore submerging the mouth, nose, eyes, and completely submerging
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back positions
  • Change body position in the water
  • Learn how to play safely in the water
  • Experience wearing a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Establish expectation for adult supervision
  • Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern
  • Glide on the front and back with assistance
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Pre-School 1

Prerequisite: None
Course Description: Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
Suggested Age Group: 3 – 5
Activities include:

  • Enter and exit the water using the ladder, steps, and the side
  • Blow bubbles through the mouth and nose
  • Completely submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Open the eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on the front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on the front and back

Pre-School 2

Prerequisite: PS1 or skill evaluation
Course Description: Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around the water.
Suggested Age Group: 3 – 5
Activities include:

  • Enter the water by stepping and jumping in
  • Exit the water using the ladder, steps, and side
  • Fully submerge and hold the breath
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Bobbing (submerging in a rhythmic pattern)
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats
  • Front & back float Front & back glide
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Change the direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back

Pre-School 3

Prerequisite: PS2 or skill evaluation
Course Description: Helps children start to further develop basic swimming propulsive skills to be more comfortable in and around deeper water.
Suggested Age Group: 3 – 5
Activities include:

  • Enter the water by stepping and jumping in
  • Exit the water using a ladder, steps, and side
  • Fully submerge and hold the breath
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Bobbing (submerging in a rhythmic pattern)
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats
  • Front & back float Front & back glide
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Change the direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back
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Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

Prerequisite: None
Course Description: Helps participants feel comfortable in the water as they begin to learn swimming fundamentals.

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps, or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing (submerging in a rhythmic pattern)
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Prerequisite: Level 1 or Skill Evaluation
Course Description: Gives participants success with fundamental skills as they gain independence from flotation aids.

  • Enter and exit the water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath, bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats
  • Front and back glides and floats, recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change the direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
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Level 3 - Stroke Development

Prerequisite: Level 2 or Skill Evaluation
Course Description: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water and begin to develop recognizable strokes

  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin, and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

Prerequisite: Level 3 or Skill Evaluation
Course Description: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves aquatic skills.

  • Swim underwater
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using two different kicks
  • Survival Swimming
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

Prerequisite: Level 4 or Skill Evaluation
Course Description: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side, then glide and begin a front stroke
  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly

Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency / Fitness Swimmer

Prerequisite: Level 5 or Skill Placement Evaluation
Course Description: Refines the strokes, so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.

Adult Customized Classes

Prerequisite: None
Course Description: The instructors will customize the program based on the participants’ abilities and personal goals. Some examples may include:

  • True adult beginners learning to swim for the first time
  • Weak swimmers looking to improve their competency and comfort in the water for safety and personal enjoyment
  • Advanced swimmers looking to refine their techniques to become strong swimmers for fitness or competition.
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