Youth Swim Lessons
In addition to water safety basics, our swim lessons focus on skill development, having fun, and gaining confidence in and around the water. If you are unsure of your child’s skill level , call the Aquatics Office to set up a free placement test.
Parent Tot – 6 months-3 years
This class is designed to help swimmers become comfortable in the water, develop skills & confidence, and strengthen the bond between parent and child. Registration or Drop-In Required.
Pike – ages 3-5 yrs
Water adjustment and safe pool behavior are the main emphasis at this beginning level. Blowing bubbles, kicking, and floating on the back are all introduced through games and a variety of fun activities. Max class size: 4 students.
Eel – ages 3-5 yrs
This class builds on the basic swimming skills learned in the Pike class. Learning to float, kick, and swim on the front and back without any assistance are the main goals of the Eel class. Prerequisite: swim independently 5-10 feet. Max class size: 5 students.
Ray – ages 3-5 yrs
At this level, children continue to practice swimming freestyle and are introduced to backstroke and breaststroke kick. Students are exposed to the deep water and begin learning to tread water and diving positions. Prerequisite: swim independently 3-5 yards. Max class size: 5 students.
Polliwog – ages 6-11 yrs
Beginner level for swimmers who are not comfortable in the water. At this level, students will learn to kick, blow bubbles, float/swim on back, and fundamentals of freestyle. Prerequisite: none. Max class size: 6 students.
Guppy – ages 6-11 yrs
Beginner to intermediate level. Swimmers will continue to develop freestyle and backstroke. Introduction to treading water and dives with more exposure to the deep end. Prerequisite: swim freestyle 15 yards. Max class size: 6 students.
Minnow – ages 6-11 yrs
Intermediate level. Swimmers will improve on endurance and technique in freestyle and backstroke. They will be introduced to breaststroke kick, flip-turns, diving skills and side breathing. Prerequisite: swim freestyle 25 yards. Max class size: 8 students.
Fish/Shark – ages 6-11 yrs
Intermediate to advanced level. A variety of drills designed to help build endurance and work on technique for all of the strokes. An introduction to butterfly kick and bilateral breathing. Prerequisite: swim freestyle with side breathing and backstroke 25 yards each. Knowledge of breaststroke kick. Max class size: 8 students.