Infants ages 6 to 18 months & toddlers 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 are 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 the development of the five core swimming competencies using age-appropriate learning activities. Learning is self-paced by challenging. Classes will teach high comfort levels in the water and functional swim skills.
Ages 6 and up
Students refine freestyle and learn stroke techniques 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, they may be dropped from the class.
Swimming lessons for physically and mentally challenged individuals are designed to work with all ages and all skill levels. Parents or guardians may be required to assist pool staff in the water.