The following is a guide to help you decide which class level to sign up for. If you sign up for private lessons, this information will be good to give to your instructor to help them teach your child at the appropriate level.
We are always in need of instructors to meet the high demand for lessons. If you are interested in working with us, please contact the Darn Ryken, Aquatic Supervisor!
Students focus on developing independence, confidence and basic safety skills. Students are supported and assisted by the instructor in all skills. Minimum age 3 years old. Skills taught: bobbing, floating, retrieving objects, water entry & exit, pool safety, and moving through the water.
Swimmers learn to coordinate arm and leg actions and swim independently on both front and back, building on level I skills to increase confidence, independence, and water safety skills. Skills taught: unassisted floats, glides, big arms, elementary backstroke. Prerequisite skills: completely submerge under water unassisted, able to perform assisted skills with face in water.
Swimmers learn breathing techniques for freestyle and breaststroke, and work to improve technique and endurance in all strokes. Level includes deep water safety skills. Skills taught: side breathing, treading, coordinating breaststroke and backstroke, intro to dolphin kick, basic diving. Prerequisite skills: swim 10 yards unassisted with coordinated arm and leg action with big arms and elementary backstroke.
Sting Rays (LIV)
Swimmers develop competitive stroke techniques, continue working on endurance, and learn intermediate safety skills. Skills taught: butterfly, sidestroke, open turns, racing dives. Prerequisite skills: 15 yards freestyle with side breathing and elementary backstroke, 10 yards breaststroke and backstroke.
This is a combined advanced level which prepares swimmer for swim team and other aquatic sports by continuing to improve competitive stroke techniques,and endurance. . Skills taught: flip turns, individual medley, surface dives. Prerequisite skills: 25 yards freestyle and elementary backstroke, 15 yards breaststroke and backstroke.
Private & Semi-Private Lessons
Private swim lessons are offered during fixed times on weekday afternoons and weekend mornings. Private Lessons are available to individuals aged 3-16 years.
Individuals 17 and older who are interested in private lessons should contact Dan Ryken, Aquatic Supervisor.
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