The Learn-to-Swim program is designed for any child who has advanced through our Aquababies program or is ready to begin the process of learning to swim independently in a group setting. The recommended age for this program is 3 to 6 years old. In the Learn-to-Swim program children will start to learn basic independent skills and body movement in a safe and comfortable environment. The instructors are trained to implement the Galter LifeCenter aquatic standard and are also WSI Red Cross certified. We provide a 4 to 1 student to instructor ratio and ensure safety by using tailored made standing platforms in the water.
There are 3 main levels in our Learn-to-Swim program based on the child’s current ability :
- Level 1: Children in level 1 range from being nervous or uncomfortable (not willing to put their face in the water/ new to group activities) all the way to willing to go underwater, blow bubbles and kick independently on a barbell.
- Level 2: Children in level 2 range from high level of comfort and assisted independence with the instructor and teaching tools (capable of using our teaching platform and barbell independently) to basic freestyle swimming up to five yards with breathing.
- Level 3: Children in level 3 work on building skills such distance, rotary breathing and the breaststroke pull and kick to transition into our west pool programs
Intermediate Learn-to-Swim is for any child who is ready to move from the East Pool to the West Pool and pursue above Level 3 swimming skills. This is the next step towards preparing for technical development and increase endurance. The student must have the ability to swim multiple lengths in a 25 yard pool. The student can swim front crawl with lateral breathing and back stroke. The student also needs to have a basic understanding of breast stroke, kick and pull.
>View the dates of our Intermediate Learn-to-Swim class sessions.
Advanced Learn-to-Swim is for any child who is ready to move from the East Pool to the West Pool and pursue above Level 3 swimming skills. This is the next step towards preparing for technical development and endurance growth. The student must have the ability to swim multiple lengths in a 25 yard pool. The student can swim front crawl with lateral breathing, back stroke and breast stroke. The student has a basic understanding of the dolphin kick. >View the dates of our Advanced Learn-to-Swim class sessions.
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For more information on our aquatics programs contact Vannessa Recinos at 773-878-9936, ext. 8015, or email firstname.lastname@example.org