A fun introduction to the water for parent and child, with singing songs, playing with water toys and learning basic skills. Swim diapers required.
Toddler & Me (18 months/2 years-3 years of age)
A fun introduction to the water for parent and child, expanding on the skills learned in Baby & Me. This is an ideal class to take before beginning our preschool swim lesson program. Swim diapers required for all children not toilet trained.
You & Your Preschooler (3-5 years of age)
This class is for children who are not quite ready to be in swim lessons without their parent. It includes basic swim skills and learning to become comfortable in the water with an instructor.
Learn to Swim Program
LEVEL 1: Class provides an initial adjustment to the water environment. Swimmers will experience bubble blowing and breath control exploring the water while on their front and back both assisted and unassisted. Upon successful completion swimmers will be able to kick on a kickboard, steamboat and back glide for two body lengths and jump into the water, all unassisted. Children must be toilet trained.
LEVEL 2: Builds confidence for the swimmer to perform floats and glides on front and back, while introducing crawlstroke and combined back. Rotary (side) breathing will be introduced. Upon successful completion the swimmer will be able to coordinate side breathing with armstrokes for five breaths and swim five body lengths on their back, winging and kicking.
LEVEL 3: Focuses on further developing crawlstroke skills and will learn backstroke. We will also begin to introduce deep water experiences with treading water and beginning diving skills. Swimmers will practice performing skills for longer distances. Upon successful completion, swimmer will be able swim crawlstroke and backstroke for 25 yards (15 yards of it must be comfortable and consistent).
LEVEL 4:Introduces breaststroke and standing front dive. The focus will be increased proficiency and endurance of crawlstroke, backstroke, and treading water. Upon successful completion swimmers will be able swim crawlstroke 25 yards, 25 yards backstroke and 25 yards breaststroke.
LEVEL 5: Focuses mainly on stroke proficiency and building endurance. Upon successful completion, swimmer will be able to swim continuously for 300 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, perform a long shallow dive and demonstrate underwater swimming.
At this point your child has developed strong swimming skills. However, there are many opportunities available to them as they continue to develop their water skills. We offer two tracts of learning: Pre-Competitive, where they learn competitive strokes and skills or Pre-Lifeguarding, where the participant learns more about water safety.
Swimmers will refine their strokes and increase their endurance. They will learn how to read a workout, use a pace clock, pull buoys, fins, hand paddles, as well as learn training principles. Upon successful completion, they will swim 500 yards continuously as well as a 100 yd I.M.
Water Polo Class
Splash program (THPRD recreational swim team)
Club programs (swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming or diving)
Swimmers will learn strokes that can be used effectively with rescue skills. They will learn more about water safety and further explore their abilities in the water. Upon successful completion, participants will swim 300 yards continuously as well as surface diving and underwater swimming.
Junior Lifeguard program (ages 12-15 yrs.)
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (ages 15 yrs. & up)
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