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Swim Lesson Class Descriptions
LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION

Tadpoles:
This class is for children who are new to swim lessons . It focuses on basic water safety and developing a comfort level in the water. It teaches water orientation, body submersion, beginner floating , and beginner arm and leg movements.
prerequisite= swimmers may be enrolled in this class who are new to swimming lessons or have acquired some water orientation but no floating skills and little face in the water experience.

Guppies: This class is for children who are comfortable in the water. It focuses on teaching students to float and recover to a standing position on both the front and back without assistance, combining the arm and leg movements for freestyle and backstroke and underwater swimming.
prerequisite= swimmers entering this class are ready to explore putting his/her face in the water, beginning floating (front and back) and jumping into the pool in shallow water.

Starfish (Primary skills): This class is for children who are learning to swim the primary strokes without assistance. It focuses on teaching students independent swimming for short distances. Rhythmic breathing, gliding on front and back and treading water is introduced.
prerequisite= to register for this class students must be able to float front and back, blow bubbles under water comfortably and move arms in a general freestyle swimming motion.

Dolphin (Stroke Readiness): This class is for children who are swimming short distances without assistance. It focuses on strengthening the strokes, side breathing and underwater swimming. Diving and open turns are introduced.
prerequisite= swimmers must be able to swim more than half a length freestyle, at least 20 feet of backstroke, retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool in at least 4 feet of water and jump into the deep end.


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