Lessons will be held in The Wave Natatorium. Children not toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper during lessons.
Begin your journey of life-long water exploring and enjoyment! Our goal in the Jellyfish class is to get your young child excited and eager to learn to swim. Designed for those new to the water and/or new to swim lessons, the class uses fun activities and play to help Jellyfish feel comfortable and safe in the water. Teachers introduce the "swimming posture," and build the base for future lessons by helping students develop breath-holding capability, learn to float and glide on front and back, and find natural balance in the water. No experience necessary.
Clownfish have fun while becoming independent in the water! Teachers help students refine swimming posture, and add arm and leg propulsion.
Students should be comfortable in the water, and enjoy coming to swim lessons; be able to perform a starfish float on front and back on own, without help, for a minimum of three seconds; and enter and exit the water safely and comfortably on their own with a prompt from the teacher. Students should also be able to do a front float, head in line with spine and face in the water looking down.
Dogfish learn basic tricks of safety in the water, including "roll over" from front to back, and kick on back, with face out of the water and using some arm propulsion to safely reach the side of the pool.
Students must be able to glide on front with head in line with spine and kick for 10 yards, while performing big, slow arm strokes. Students should also be able to glide and kick while on their back with face out of water, with no assistance.
Sailfish learn side breathing, venture into the deep end of the pool, and begin to learn bigger concepts of swimming. Sailfish graduates will feel comfortable moving through the water on their front and back and be independent in the water.
Students must be able to roll over from front to back, and kick on back, with face out of the water and using some arm propulsion to safely reach the side of the pool.