Youth

This progressive program is designed to help youth develop and improve water skills. Youth will be taught to their ability and “progress up” when they have developed and mastered all skills for their current level. To build self-esteem and maintain consistency throughout our program, the instructors will not progress a child before they are ready. Instructors of each level also use land and water time to develop youth by increasing their safety knowledge in and around the water and to promote healthy living now and in their future!

Age Group: 6 to 13-years old

Polliwog (P)

  • To complete this level, student will swim a rudimentary crawl stroke 20 feet comfortably, front and back float for 10 seconds each and perform other required skills.

Guppy (G)

  • To complete this level student will swim 25 yards (1 pool length) using crawl stroke while breathing to the side each time, tread water 1 minute, show comfort in deep water and perform other required skills.

Minnow (M)

  • To complete this level student will be able to swim 25 yards (1 pool length) of "good form" crawl stroke while breathing to the side each time. Students will perofrm front dieve and then swim 25 yards each of front and back crawl, do survival float for 3 minutes and perform other required skills.

Fish (F)

  • To complete this level, student will have required swims using front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke, endurance swims of 75 yards, teading water using arms only then legs only, survival float for 7 minutes and surface dive.

Flying Fish (FF) 

  • To complete this level, student will be able to swim 100 yards each: back crawl (excellent form); breast stroke (great form); elementary back stroke (great form), front crawl (excellent form with bilateral breathing) & side stroke (on both sides). Students will also be able to demonstrate 3 synchronized swimming skills, tread water 6 minutes (using different kicks) and perform some lifesaving skills.

Shark (S)

This is the final level in our series and will require students to work hard and perform strokes at a near perfection level to complete this level.

  • To complete this level, student will be able to swim a 200 yard individual medley (50 yards each butterfly, back stroke, breast stroke, freestyle). Student will be able to swim 100 yards each: front crawl (excellent form with flip turns); back crawl (excellent form with transitions, dolphin kick and correct turns); breast stroke (excellent form with pull out starts & turns). Student will also be able to swim 50 yards each: inverted breast stroke (great form); overarm side stroke (good form); trudgen crawl (good form); head up breast stroke and head up front crawl.
  • Student will also be able to perform a lifesaving medley (50 yards side stroke, and 50 yards lifesaving stroke). Students will also be able to demonstrate any skills learned in previous levels as well as tread water for 8 minutes.

Class Schedule & Fees

2 Days Per Week Classes
 
Polliwog
Guppy
Minnow
Fish
Flying Fish/
Shark
Monday / Wednesday
4:15-4:55 pm
X X Fall 2 Fall 1 Fall 1
Monday / Wednesday
5-5:40 pm
X X Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 2
Tuesday / Thursday
4:15-4:55 pm
X X X    
Tuesday / Thursday
5-5:40 pm
X X   X X
 
1 Day Per Week Classes
 
Polliwog
Guppy
Minnow
   Fish 
Flying Fish/
Shark
Friday
4:15-4:55 pm
X X Fall 2 Fall 1 Fall 1
Friday
5-5:40 pm
X X Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 2
Saturday
9:45-10:25 am
X X X    
Saturday
10:30-11:10 am
X X   X X

    Lesson Fees                Member       Program Participant

2 days per week class             $36                       $51
1 day per week class               $29                       $45
 
Please use the wait list if the day/time you want is full. We do our best to accommodate.