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Program Overview

Program Overview

 

Parent & Child

  • 6 months to 36 months
  • Maximum of 4 children & their Parent/Guardian with 1 Instructor
  • Swim diapers are required. No food or drink 30 minutes prior to swim lesson.
  • This class is offered to those interested in increasing comfort in the water and developing survival floating skills. A parent or guardian must be with the swimmer for the entire session. Water or survival skills will encourage new abilities in the areas of motor development, language, emotional and social skills.
  • Children ages 6-36 months are introduced to the water through songs and games. The goals for this class are to have the children comfortable and happy in the water as well as learn the basic skills necessary to move on to Preschool level classes when age appropriate.
  • Skills Taught: Blowing Bubbles, Kicking Feet, Holding Breath, Floating on Back, Rolling Over, Calling for Help, Climing Out, Jumping off the Side, Free Swimming, Using a Noodle, Hand Eye Coordination, and Upper & Lower Body Strengthening.

Preschool Classes

  • 3 to 5 year olds
  • 3 to 1 Student Instructor ratio
  • SwimAmerica Preschool Curriculum
  • If not potty trained, swim diapers are required. No food or drink 30 minutes prior to lesson
  • Lessons can become very skill oriented at this age.  Preschool age children can learn to propel themselves independently in the water, can learn safety skills for themselves, learn to call for help for others and they can learn basic stroke skills in freestyle, backstroke, breastroke and butterfly.  They can learn to sustain themselves independently in the water for extended periods of time.
  • When time to move to School Age program they will be evaluated to determine School Age SwimAmerica Station

School Age Classes

  • 5 - 14 years old
  • 4 to 1 Student/Instructor Ratio
  • School Age SwimAmerica curriculum
  • Lessons for students 6 to 14 years old, from beginners to advanced skill levels. We don’t teach lessons.  We teach PEOPLE HOW TO SWIM
  • Swimmers advance through ten stations starting with breathing techniques to the final station having learned 6 different strokes, starts, turns and basic water safety
  • SwimAmerica lessons are designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime. Our swim school focus is on safety skills and the ability to swim a minimum of 300 yards of freestyle.

Future Stars

  • Once a student completes Station 10 of the School Age SwimAmerica curriculum
  • Our Future Stars Program is designed to offer students that have mastered Station 10 with a continuation or possible stepping stone into our FLEET Swimming team
  • This is a non competitive group that meets 3 days a week for 1 hour.
  • Designed to help give your child a lifelong skill and love of the sport of swimming. Our coaches offer instruction in a fun, caring environment. Children will focus on endurance, speed, and continue with stroke mechanics.
  • Future Stars Requirements:
    • Swimmer must be able to swim 300 yards free-style
    • Swimmer must be able to swim legal 100 yard IM (Individual Medley)
  • In order to sign up directly into Future Stars the swimmer must be able to meet the above requirements.
  • On the first day of class the swimmer will be evaluated and at the discretion of the coach they may be placed in a more appropriate SwimAmerica level if necessary.

Special Needs

  • 1 on 1 Instruction
  • Teaching kids with special needs to swim is not only a good idea, it’s essential.  Swimming lessons help kids with special needs in a number of key areas, including greater muscle strength and physical endurance, increased flexibility, more self-control, and, in many instances, improved behavioral outcomes.
  • Special Private Lessons for Special People. This one-on-one 30 minute aquatic program, taught by our SwimAmerica Coaches is ideal for special needs children and or adults
  • Our aquatics program provides a wide range of classes designed to work with children of all abilities.
  • Lessons are adapted to each child or adult’s specific needs and limitations.

Adult

  • 14 years of age or older
  • Breath Control and Buoyancy then 10 SwimAmerica Stations
  • We teach our adult students how to breathe and get air first so that they are more self-sufficient in the water. Water adjustment, breath control, buoyancy, coordination and relaxation are the key areas of instruction.  Once we have taught breath control and buoyancy then we proceed to the same Ten Stations of the School-Age progression.  We teach the same sequence of skills.  We teach stroke improvement and endurance improvements in a group.

Private & Semi Private Lessons

  • SwimAmerica private and semi private lessons are available for Infants, Preschoolers, School Age, Special Needs, and Adults
  • Ideal for people who want to reach specific goals and/or children or adults who need more individual attention