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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Waterbaby 1

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

Student-teacher ratio: 7:1

Goals for the class: Submerge 5-6 seconds, move along wall, comfortable in water, backfloat with aid, jump to parent. This class is FREE for babies beginning at 2 months of age until they turn 6 months old.

Waterbaby 2

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

Student-teacher ratio: 7:1

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

2 & 3 Year Olds

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Watertots 1

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

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: 3:1

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

4 & 5 Year Olds

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Preschool 1

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

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: 3:1

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

Preschool 3

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

Goals for the class: Proper body position with forward swim, swim 50 feet with rollover breathing, finning on back 25 feet, introduction to frog kick, standing dive

6+ Year Olds

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Elementary 1

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

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

Elementary 2

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

Goals for the class: Proper body position, swim 50 feet with rollover breath, finning on back 25 feet, introduction to frog kick, standing dive

Elementary 3

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

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

Elementary 4

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

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

Elementary 5

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

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

Elementary 6

Student-teacher ratio: 3:1

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

Swim Team

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Swim Team

Student-teacher ratio: The student-teacher ratio for Swim Team is 5 swimmers to 1 instructor.

Class Prerequisites: Swimmers must be promoted to the Elementary 6 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