AquaSteps®

AquaKids® teaches your child how to swim using a program called AquaSteps® which was developed by our lead teachers with over 25 years of swimming experience.  AquaSteps® is a combination of teaching methods and skill levels that students attain as they move through the program.  Each skill level has definite, measurable goals that are used to objectively evaluate each child’s progress. To learn more about each level, click on the class name and level.

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Classes for 6 Months to 2 Years

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Waterbaby - 1

This class requires parent participation and all students must wear a cloth, non-disposable swim diaper.

Student-teacher ratio: 6:1

Goals for the class: Submerge 5-6 seconds, move along wall, comfortable in water, backfloat with aid, jump to parent

Waterbaby - 2

This class requires parent participation and all students must wear a cloth, non-disposable swim diaper.

Student-teacher ratio: 6:1

Goals for the class: Submerge 8-10 seconds, jump from side and turn, swim 3 feet, swim and retrieve a breath with help

Waterbaby - 3

This class requires parent participation and all students must wear a cloth, non-disposable swim diaper. Students must be 18 months to enter the class. Half-way through the semester, we will begin to transition the parents out of the water. By the end of the semester, the students will be swimming independent of the parents.

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Submerge 10 seconds, jump and swim to island, swim 5 feet, back float independently, lessons without parent

Classes for 2 Year Olds

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Watertots 1

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Comfortable in water, 10 second breath control, swim 3-5 feet, independent submerge, face float with help, jump turn and swim, backfloat with help

Watertots 2

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Jump turn and swim, independent swim 10 feet, front float with face in, independent front breath, independent back float, back glide

Watertots Dynamite

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Independent swim 20-25 feet, independent forward breath, back float, back glide, jump turn and swim to wall

Classes for 3 Year Olds

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Three - 1

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Comfortable in water, 10 second breath control, swim 3-5 feet, independent submerge, face float with help, jump turn and swim, backfloat with help

Three - 2

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Jump turn and swim to wall, swim 10 feet, get independent forward breath with good recovery, independent back float, back glide

Three - 3

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Swim 25 feet with breath, introduction to rollover breath, introduction to frog kick, finning on back 1 width, sitting dive

Three Dynamite

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Independent swim 25 feet, rollover breath, back glide, finning on back 1 width, standing dive, introduction to breast stroke

Classes for 4 & 5 Year Olds

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Preschool - 1

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Comfortable in water, 10 second breath control, swim independently 3-5 feet, independent submerge, face float with help, jump turn and swim, back float with help

Preschool - 2

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: 10 second breath control, jump turn and swim to wall, swim 25 feet, independent forward breath with good recovery, back float, back glide

Preschool - 3

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Proper body position with forward swim, swim 1 length with rollover breathing, finning on back 1 width, introduction to frog kick, standing dive

Preschool Dynamite

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Freestyle 1 length with rolling breath, finning on back 1 length, frog kick 1 width, underwater swim, diving

Preschool Advanced

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Freestyle 60-70ft with rhythmic side breathing, breast stroke 25-30ft, intro to elementary backstroke

Classes for 6+ Year Olds

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Elementary 2

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Jump turn and swim, independent back float, swim 25 feet with independent forward breaths, back glide

Elementary 3

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Proper body position, swim 1 length with rollover breath, finning on back 1 width, introduction to frog kick, standing dive

Intermediate - 1

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Freestyle 2 lengths with side breath, finning on back 1 length, introduction to breastroke 1 length, standing dive, feet first surface dive

Intermediate - 2

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Freestyle 3 lengths with side breath, breaststroke 2 lengths, backstroke 1 length, elementary backstroke 1 length, introduction to dolphin kick, tread water 30 seconds, racing dive

Intermediate - 3

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Freestyle 4 lengths, breaststroke 3 lengths, backstroke 2 lengths, elementary backstroke 2 lengths, introduction to butterfly, tread water 60 seconds

Advanced

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Freestyle 6 lengths, breaststroke 4 lengths, backstroke 3 lengths, elementary backstroke 3 lengths, butterfly 1 length, flip turns, tread water 90 seconds

Stroke

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

Goals for the class: Freestyle 8 lengths, breaststroke 6 lengths, backstroke 4 lengths, elementary backstroke 4 lengths, butterfly 3 lengths, sidestroke 1 length, tread water 120 seconds

Swim Team

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Swim Team

Student-teacher ratio: The student-teacher ratio varies by location due to varying pool sizes. Please contact your nearest location for their student-teacher ratio.

Class Prerequisites: Swimmers must be promoted to the Advanced level or complete an evaluation class in order to participate on Swim Team.

Goals for the class: Endurance conditioning, proper starts and turns, relays, individual medleys with an emphasis on refining the four competitive strokes, preparing for competition