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Infant-Preschool Lessons

Infant-Preschool Lessons

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Swim Starters: (Parent Child Levels)

Level A: Water Discovery

Parents accompany children in this stage, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. The goals of this stage include the following:

  • Encouraging parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons
  • Introducing and emphasizing basic water safety to parents and providing a positive family aquatic experience
  • Building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water

Level B: Water Exploration

In this level, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. The goals of this stage include the following:

  • Encouraging children to move purposefully in the water in response to visual and verbal cues and using toys and flotation devices
  • Emphasizing basic aquatic safety to parents
  • Building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water

Swim Basics: (Preschool Levels)

Level 1: Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in level 1. This lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming. Students in this level focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills with instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

Level 2: Water Movement

Students will focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Students in this level focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and guide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

Level 3: Water Stamina

Students learn how to swim safely from a longer distance than in previous levels in the event of falling into a body of water. This level also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Students in this level focus on the following:

  • Integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides
  • Developing forward movement on the front and back
  • Practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water


Program Overview

Click Here To Download our Swim Lesson Level Reference Guide

Weather Policy:

If lessons are canceled due to Lightening or Snow lessons will be rescheduled. The first Lesson interrupted by Lightening Swimmers will have a safety day. If lightening or threatening weather interrupts a second lesson the lesson will be re-scheduled.

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