Learn to Swim

DETAILS

⦁ 60 minutes
⦁ 4 students per instructor ratio
⦁ 2x a week strongly recommended (discounts applied for more than 1 class a week)

PREREQUISITES FOR JOINING THIS CLASS

⦁ Must be 2 ½ years or older by the session start date
⦁ Certain class times have additional age requirements
⦁ No prior swim experience required

DESCRIPTION

This class focuses on the most important, fundamental aspects of swimming such as going under water, developing a streamline body position, kicking, floating, and getting back to the wall after jumping in the pool. While practicing these swimming skills children will continue to strengthen their core muscles and develop gross motor skills. The movements involved in swimming also promote sensory integration.

Far too many young children drown because they have not been exposed to the water and they don’t know either the dangers it poses, or how to react if they fall into a pool. Our instructors will motivate your child in a fun and exciting way so he or she can learn to swim as young as possible, and enjoy the water safely and confidently.

PRICING

⦁ 15,000 per session
⦁ Session pricing is based on 10 classes

 

We do offer make ups, but the days/times we offer are not guaranteed to work for
each family’s individual scheduling needs. A limited number of make ups are offered when parents submit prior absence notifications. We also offer make up days on Good Friday, Easter-Monday, Works Day, IdelFitr, Democracy DAY, IdelKabir, (announced yearly). Make ups can NOT be used to extend a session. If you are not renewing for the next session any unused make ups will expire on the last day of the session that your child is enrolled in. The summer session is sold separately therefore unused make ups cannot be used during the summer session.

Students enrolled for the full school year 3 sessions from February – November) can earn up to 8 make ups if they complete an absence notification form PRIOR to missing their class. Student who enroll once the school year has started can earn the following based on when they enroll. If you start in session #2 you can earn up to 5 make ups for the remainder of the school year, if starting in session #3 you can earn up to 3 make ups for the remainder of the school year Our summer session is sold separately and you can earn up 2 make ups to use during the summer session, when purchasing an 5 week (12-14 classes).

Achievement Levels

These are the badges your child will earn in this level

Starfish Level 1

Student must be able to consistently demonstrate the following skills
⦁ Climb out of the pool without assistance
⦁ Swim independently using a back flotation device (bubble)
⦁ Swim with assistance underwater to instructor
⦁ Swim to the wall, underwater, with instructor guidance

Krill Level 2

Student must be able to consistently demonstrate the following skills
⦁ Swim to wall, underwater, independently from a distance of 5 feet
⦁ Swim independently underwater to instructor
⦁ Prone water entry (head enters water first while student pushes off the wall with feet)
⦁ Maintain prone water entry with underwater swimming for 5 feet to instructor
⦁ Float on back with instructor guidance & support.

Hermit Level 3

Student must be able to consistently demonstrate the following skills
⦁ Maintain prone water entry with underwater swimming for 10 feet
⦁ Swim to wall, underwater, independently from a distance of 10 feet
⦁ Float on back with limited instructor support
⦁ Transition swimming for 20 feet while using a back flotation device
⦁ Transitioning means: able to put your face in the water while kicking your feet up at the surface of the water, and then pick your head up to take a breath before putting your face back in the water again (all while maintaining a prone body position)

Fish Level 4

Student must be able to consistently demonstrate the following skills
⦁ Swim 25 feet independently with the following guidelines:
⦁ No instructor support
⦁ No flotation support
⦁ Must be comfortable transitioning
⦁ Transitioning means: able to put your face in the water while kicking your feet up at the surface of the water, and then pick your head up to take a breath before putting your face back in the water again (all while maintaining a prone body position)
⦁ Confident floating on back
⦁ Introduction to rolling onto your back in order to breathe or rest

Swordfish Level 5

Student must be well adjusted and able to consistently demonstrate the following
skills before we will award this Certificate since it qualifies students to advance into the stroke discovery level, which is a 4:1 or 5:1 student to teacher ratio

⦁ Must attain Seagull safety badge
⦁ Follows instructor directions
⦁ Swim independently for 20 + feet with confidence and accuracy
⦁ Swim 20 feet with kick board demonstrating streamline & proper flutter kick
⦁ Maintain streamline water entry for 10 feet out to instructor
⦁ Swim on back for 20 feet with limited instructor support

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Schedules

For Students 1 year up to 3 years with no certificate OR a Clam certificate

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Schedule is subject to change

 

 

REGISTRATION

Water Skills offers a seasonal program during the school year months and a separate summer program.

SEASONAL PROGRAM

Our seasonal lesson program runs from February – November and we offer 3 sessions. Session #1 runs from February to mid April, session #2 runs from May to July, session #3 runs from September to November. Each session is 10 weeks long. Registration occurs 2 weeks before the start of each session.

SUMMER PROGRAM

We offer a summer session from the end of July through August, typically 12 classes (a session). The summer program is a great opportunity to get your child at Water Skills. The summer schedule offers unique programs with more flexible scheduling, and privatized instruction. Registration occurs in mid- July.

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