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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2 Months - 2 Years

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Waterbitties (NEW!)

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

Goals for the class: These are FREE lessons to infants under 6 months old! Come enjoy the warm water with play time and bonding with your baby. Once child is 6 months you will join Waterbaby 1 lessons.

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. In this class, parents will be transitioned out of the water until the students are swimming independently.

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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

2 & 3 Year Olds

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Watertots 1

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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 3

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

Goals for the class: Independent swim 20-25 feet w/ front breath, independent swim 20-25 feet w/ rollover breath, independent back glide, jump turn and swim to wall, intro to frog kick

4 & 5 Year Olds

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Preschool 1

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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 4

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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

6+ Year Olds

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Elementary 1

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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

Elementary 2

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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

Elementary 3

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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

Elementary 4

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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

Elementary 5

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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 (3:1 Starting Winter 2019)

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