Infant ages 6 to 18 months & toddler ages 18 to 36 months The purpose of this course is to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water while training the adults who accompany them in water safety and drowning prevention. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water; it does provide a confidence-building, fun, and safe experience.
One adult must be in the water with each child. Swim diapers required.
Ages 3 - 5 years
This course will develop a high comfort level in the water and a readiness to swim and for those children who are developmentally ready, it will teach functional swim skills. his class approaches teaching swimming through creative, fun activities in the water. Students work toward developing the five competencies and progress toward achieving the benchmarks at their own pace in a small-group setting.
Ages 6 - 12 years
Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies using age appropriate learning activities. Learning is self-paced by challenging. Classes will teach high comfort level in the water and functional swim skills.
Ages 6 and up Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and develop endurance. This course is for students of all ages who achieved the green swim school benchmarks. Students must pass the green swim benchmark before enrolling which requires all students to swim 30 feet of freestyle with side breathing. If the child does not possess the necessary prerequisite skills for Starfish Stroke School, the may be dropped from the class.