Find The Right Swim Class

LET’S HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT SWIM CLASS!

 

Please click on the choice that applies to you or your child:

Aquabilities Swim Levels

 

AquaTots 
 

  • Gentle and FUN approach to water safety and survival 

  • Geared toward children 3 and under, each with a caregiver 

  • Emphasis is on safety in the home and around aquatic environments

  • Techniques to help tolerate water on the face and head - homework at bathtime

  • Breath holding while submerging, front gliding, back floating, rollovers 

  • Propelling to the wall, holding on, hand walking and climbing out to safety

 

Little Develop

 

This class is geared towards children ages 2-3. Criteria for joining the Little Beginner class is the ability to sit on the steps safely, follow simple instructions and wait for his/her turn.

  • Transitional class from AquaTots to AquaDevelop

  • Parents are no longer assisting the swimmer in the water 

  • Independence in front glides, back floats, rollovers and breathing while propelling 

  • Must be able to sit safely on the steps showing comfort without a caregiver

  • Must be able to swim 5-10 feet with eyes and ears in the water independently

  • By instructor recommendation for the graduates of our AquaTot program

 

​​​AquaBasics 1 

Criteria for joining AquaBasics 1 class is the ability to sit on the steps safely, follow simple instructions and wait for his/her turn.

  • Exhale underwater 

  • Fully submerge eyes and ears

  • Back float with assistance with ears in water

  • Enter and exit the water safely and independently. 

  • Full submersion and independent swimming skills without a flotation device 

  • Must show ability to sit on the steps safely, follow simple instructions and wait for turn


 

AquaBasics 2
 

Criteria for joining the AquaBasics 2 class are the ability to blow bubbles, kick feet on the kick board with minimal assistance, scooping arms without splashes and propel themselves independently using a flotation device. Swimmers must also be comfortable with full submersion and assisted back floating.

  • Entering and exiting the pool safely 

  • Picking up rings at the 3 foot level

  • Gliding with eyes and ears in the water 

  • Gliding to the wall and holding on

  • Independence in back floating 

  • Roll overs will be introduced


8 weeks -3 years with a caregiver

Duration: 30 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 4:1

Ages: 2.5-3.5 - by instructor recommendation only

Duration: 30 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 3:1

Duration: 30 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 4:1

Duration: 30 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 4:1

Duration: 15 minute weekly session

Max ratio: 1:1

 

AquaFast Track - 15 min Private Lesson

Especially designed for AquaBasics swimmers to move to independent swimming skills quickly. These lessons typically produce independent swimming skills faster than group lessons due to the concentrated instruction and personalized approach. Once independent skills are achieved, swimmers will move to our AquaDevelop group class. This is achieved during a series of 15-minute private lessons focusing on:

  • Comfort with eyes and ears in the water 

  • Floating on his or her front 

  • Gliding independently for 5-10 feet

  • Independent back floating


 

AquaDevelop 1
   

Criteria for joining the AquaDevelop 1 class are that children are swimming with their face in the water for at least 5 feet. They must also be able to back float independently for at least 5 seconds.

  • Swimmers will be introduced to side breathing

  • Backfloat for 5-10 feet

  • Rollovers to perform swim-float-swim 

  • Independent swimming for greater distances 

  • Treading water for at least 10 seconds 

  • Deep water safety 

Duration: 30 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 4:1

 

AquaDevelop 2    
 

Criteria for joining the AquaDevelop 2 class is having the ability to swim both crawl stroke and backstroke at least 10 feet independently. They must also have knowledge of breathing to the side, tread water for 10 seconds and jumping in the pool independently in the shallow end.

  • Perform front crawl while breathing to the side 

  • Work toward swimming at least 30 feet independently 

  • Add long arms to backstroke 

  • Backwards glides off the wall 

  • Jumping into the pool at middle depth and swimming independently to safety 

  • Treading water for at least 30 seconds

 

Duration: 30 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 4:1

AquaRefine 1   


Criteria for joining the AquaRefine 1 class are having the ability to swim at least ½ of the pool using both crawl and backstroke. They must perform crawlstroke using side breathing, tread water for at least 20 seconds and jump into the pool independently at middle depth.

  • Using long arms and side breathing for 30-60 feet 

  • Refine swim technique in front crawl and backstroke

  • Increasing endurance will be the focus. 

  • Breaststroke will be introduced

  • Jumping into deep water 

  • Treading water for at least 60 seconds


Duration: 45 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 4:1

 

AquaRefine 2   
 

Criteria for joining the AquaRefine 2 class is that swimmers must be able to swim 1/2 to a full length of the pool starting from the deep end using both crawl and backstroke. They must be able to tread water for at least 30 seconds and jump into the deep end of the pool independently.

  • Swim 60 feet front crawl and backstroke

  • Refining breaststroke

  • Introduction to butterfly 

  • Treading for 2 minutes

  • Diving into deep water

 

Duration: 45 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 4:1

 

Dolphins Preteam    
 

Criteria for Pre-Swim Team is that children are swimming the full length of the pool independently in both crawl stroke and backstroke. They must be comfortable and competent in deep water and tread for at least 1 minute.

  • Continue to master the skills of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly 

  • Performing racing dives and flipturns

  • Engaging in relay races 

  • Preparation for competition and/or lifelong swimming 

  • Swimmers are invited to participate in lightly competitive swim meets 

  • Junior lifeguarding skills and basic water rescues will be covered


 

Dolphins Swim Team

Criteria Swim Team: Swimmers must have the basic components down of all 4 competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.) They must be able to perform a deep water and racing dive.

  • Improve their stroke technique, efficiency and endurance 

  • Swimmers are organized into lanes based on age and ability level

  • Each lane has its own coach dedicated to the swimmers 

  • There is light competition with other local swim teams 

  • We emphasize good sportsmanship and FUN at our meets

  • Junior lifeguarding skills including basic water rescue skills and hands only CPR

Duration: 45 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 6:1

Duration: 60 minute weekly classes

Max ratio: 8:1