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Youth Swim

6-12 years old. Our classes are divided into six levels that include water safety and comfort, water independence, stroke fundamentals, and stroke mechanics and refinement. Class size is limited to four participants per instructor. Each class session will be 35 minutes long.

Participants to instructors and session time length will vary with level 5 and level 6.


Level 1 - Water Comfort & Safety

NOTE: This level was previously our Swarm level

Participants will learn water safety and how to develop comfort with submersion, learn proper breath control, and front and back float with assistance. This class is designed for first-time swimmers and for participants who are not yet comfortable being in the water.


Level 2 - Water Confidence & Independence

NOTE: This level was previously our Vikings level

Participants will further focus on gaining confidence and independence in the water by focusing on control and movement in the water. Participants will continue to practice water safety and further learn about the aquatic environment. This class is best suited for participants who are not yet able to independently swim on their own or stay afloat.


Level 3 - Stroke Introduction & Fundamentals

NOTE: This level was previously our Twins level

Participants are introduced to alternating and simultaneous arm/leg action, rhythmic breathing, and swimming further distances up to 15 yards both with assistance and independently. This class is best suited for participants who are unable to swim longer distances independently.


Level 4 - Stroke Development & Technique

NOTE: This level was previously our Lynx 1 level

Participants will further work on alternating and simultaneous arm/leg action and primarily focus on front crawl and backstroke for 15 yards. This class is for participants who are not yet able to swim 15 yards of the two basic swim strokes.


Level 5 - Stroke Development & Technique II

NOTE: This level was previously our Lynx 2 

Participants will further work on alternating and simultaneous arm/leg action, and rotary breathing. They will learn front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke for 15 yards while improving stamina. Participants will be introduced to other components of swimming. This class is for participants who are not able to swim 15 yards of the four basic swim strokes of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke. Class size is limited to 5 participants per instructor. Each class session will be 40 minutes long.


Level 6 - Stroke Mechanics & Refinement

NOTE: This level was previously our Wild level

Participants will work on stroke techniques and learn competitive strokes to become more efficient swimmers. This class will refine strokes so participants can swim with further efficiency, power, and smoothness over longer distances. This class is for participants who are not yet able to swim front crawl, backstroke, or breaststroke across the pool for 25 yards. Class size is limited to 5 participants per instructor. Each class session will be 40 minutes long.