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Swim Lesson Levels

My programs are based on my years of experience in teaching in and out of the pool. My program begins with Parents and Child Aquatics (GOLDFISH) and continues through Level VII (DOLPHINS). Please see descriptions below for each level of swimming. I will evaluate each child the first day of class to determine which skills need to be addressed as each child learns at a different rate. I strongly encourage parents to emphasize learning new skills and improving on existing skills. Over-emphasizing that children pass levels can lead to disappointment and discouraged youth. It is also important to work with your child on the skills he/she has learned in my lessons! Practice makes perfect!

GOLDFISH Parent/Child Aquatics
Entry Level
– Water babies is a parent-child swim program committed to providing a quality family centered aquatic education, focusing on family bonding, touch-communication, water safety and the latest in Learn to Swim techniques. Water babies offers programs for infants and toddlers. I use a gentle, loving, child centered approach to teach basic swimming skills such as submersion, back float, kicking, reaching and breath control. The aim of my parent-tot classes is to empower parents by teaching them the techniques to progress their child in the water. Using verbal cues, body language and positive feedback; parents learn to introduce their child to the basic swim skills.

GOLDFISH & FRY 1 (3 Months- 11 months)
PC Level 1 – Designed for children 3 months to 11 months of age and parents. This class builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in guided classes during which children learn
•    Enter & exit water together
•    Getting wet w/ toys
•    Front & Back holds
•    Front & Back floats
•    Songs & Games
•    Blowing bubbles
•    Legs: splashing, kicking
•    Arms: splashing, reaching
•    Front & Back glides
•    Water safety rules
•    underwater exploration


GOLDFISH & FRY 2 (12 Months- 18 months)
PC Level 2 – Designed for children 12 months to 18 months of age and parents. This class builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in guided classes during which children learn
•    Assisted jump entry
•    Entry from seated position
•    Roll from front to back
•    Roll from back to front
•    Front & Back floats
•    Songs & Games
•    Submerge mouth, nose, eyes
•    Underwater passes
•    Attempt to open eyes underwater
•    Front & back glides
•    Kicking on front & back
•    Combined arm and leg actions on front & back

 

GOLDFISH & FRY 3 (19 Months- 2 years)
PC Level 3 – Designed for children 19 months to 2 years of age and parents. This class builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in guided classes during which children learn
•    Enter & exit shallow water
•    Jump into shallow water (assisted)
•    Rhythmic breathing
•    Front & Back floats (assisted)
•    Front & back glide (assisted)
•    Kick on front
•    Kick on back
•    How to recognize an emergency
•    How to call for help

Goldfish Level can also sign up for private lessons

 

OTTERS (2 ½ - 5 years)
PS
(Preschool)-Introduction to Water Skills
Students enrolled in this class must be between two and five years of age. Children should be comfortable in the water without a parent. This class is designed for students with no swim experience to those working towards independent swimming. Skills learned at this level help learn basic water safety skills that include: submerging mouth, nose and eyes, blowing bubbles through the mouth and nose opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged object, floating on front and back without support, swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions for freestyle techniques, basic water safety skills. 

 

OTTERS 1 (2 ½  - 3 ½ years)

Level I-Introduction to Water Skills
Students enrolled should be at least 2 ½ years old on the first date of the class. Skills learned at this level include basic water safety skills plus:
•    Enter & exit shallow water
•    Getting comfortable with the water
•    Submerging mouth, nose and eyes
•    Opening eyes underwater
•    Retrieving submerged object 
•    Jump into shallow water (assisted & unassisted)
•    Rhythmic breathing
•    Front & Back floats (assisted & unassisted)
•    Front & back glide (assisted & unassisted)
•    Kick on front
•    Kick on back
•    How to recognize an emergency
•    How to call for help

 

OTTERS 2 (3 ½ - 5 years)

Level II-Fundamental Aquatic Safety
Students must have passed Level I. Skills learned at this level include:
•    Enter & exit shallow water
•    Submerging entire head
•    Bobbing 
•    Rhythmic breathing
•    Treading water 
•    Front & Back floats
•    Roll-over floats & glides (assisted)
•    Retrieve objects
•    Front & back glide (unassisted)
•    Front & back glide with kick
•    Flutter kick drill 
•    Swimming on front and back using a combined stroke
•    Basic water safety skills.
•    How to recognize an emergency
•    ID basic pool rules

TURTLES (6 – 10 years)

TURTLES 3 (6 – 8 years)
Level III-
Stroke Development
Students must have passed Level II. Skills learned at this level include:
•    Submerging
•    Retrieving an object, front and back glides, front crawl, back crawl, kneeling and standing dive, butterfly kick and body motion and aquatic survival skills.
•    Jump in deep water
•    kneeling and standing dive,
•    Rhythmic breathing
•    Jellyfish float
•    Tuck float
•    Tread water
•    Change direction
•    Front & back glide with kick
•    Side glide with kick
•    Whip kick in seated position (for breast stroke)
•    Basic front crawl
•    Basic back stroke
•    Basic aquatic survival skills
•    Practice with rescue aids

 

TURTLES 4 (8 – 9 years)
Level IV
-Stroke Improvement
Students must have passed Level III. Skills learned in this class include: dive from stride position, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, back crawl, surface dives and aquatic survival skills. Skills learned at this level include:
•    Sitting Dive
•    Kneeling dive
•    Surface dives
•    safe diving rules
•    Sculling on back
•    Elementary backstroke
•    Front crawl
•    Back crawl
•    Back float in deep water
•    Front somersault
•    Swim underwater
•    Front & Back crawl progressions
•    Dolphin kick w/ aid
•    Whip kick w/ aid
•    Distance swim (50m)
•    HELP & huddle position
•    Basic aquatic survival skills

 

TURTLES (9 –10 years)
Level V-
Stroke Refinement
Students must have passed Level IV. Skills learned at this level include:
•    Standing dive
•    Foot first dive
•    Tread water w/ eggbeater
•    Deep water rhythmic breathing
•    Freestyle
•    Backstroke
•    Elementary backstroke
•    Side stroke
•    Dolphin kick on back
•    Breaststroke arms w/ breathing
•    Basic aquatic survival skills

DOLPHINS (10 + years- Adults)
DOLPHINS 6 
Level VI
-Adult Beginner Lessons
These swim lessons are for anyone above 13 years old through adults! The lesson will be customized for each student and accepts all levels of fear and skill. The last 5 minutes of your lessons is reserved for feedback between the instructor and swimmer/guardian. All skills taught are based on swimming experience. Skills learned at this level include:
•    Enter & exit shallow water
•    Getting comfortable with the water
•    Build confidence
•    Submerging mouth, nose and eyes
•    Opening eyes underwater
•    Retrieving submerged object 
•    Jump into shallow water (assisted & unassisted)
•    Rhythmic breathing
•    Front & Back floats (assisted & unassisted)
•    Front & back glide (assisted & unassisted)
•    Kick on front
•    Kick on back

DOLPHINS 7 
Level VIl
-
Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Students must have passed Level V. This course is designed to refine strokes so students can swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over great distances. Skills learned at this level include:
•    Surface dive & retrieve object
•    Tread water holding weight above water (30 sec.)
•    Legs only treading water (3min.)
•    Continued technique refinements and endurance of all main strokes
•    Breaststroke 
•    Freestyle with side breathing
•    Butterfly turns (Swim team members)
•    Head up front stroke
•    Head up breast stroke
•    Swim while holding object

 

Program Pricing

Swim lesson pricing for 2023 year:

  • Goldfish Water Babies Parent/Child group classes are $155 for 8 Classes on Saturdays beginning June 3rd 

  • Goldfish Water Babies Parent/Child private classes are $309 for the week, 5 Classes, Mon-Fri beginning May 1st

  • Otters, Turtles, & Dolphins classes are $309 for the week, 5 Classes, Mon-Fri beginning May 1st

  • You will book on the Monday of the week you would like to attend, and that will save your time slot for each day that week.

 

*Discounts for multiple children and returning students are available, text Angela for the promo code. 

Discounts do not apply apply to Goldfish Water Babies Parent/child group.

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WATER AEROBICS (18+ years) Begins June 6th
This class is full of fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals! The exercises are performed in water that is waist to chest deep and no swimming skills are needed to participate. Regardless of your age, size, or fitness level, you can achieve very noticeable results. Whether you are a beginner, an avid fitness enthusiast or simply looking for a new type of workout, this aquatic adventure is for you! Angela’s Water Aerobics can be an excellent workout for those whose schedules allow just two days a week to attend. Exercises can be tailored to your physical needs as well! Or, it can be a wonderful addition to participating in some of our other swim programs. One thing is certain – you will have a blast!

 

Water Aerobics Pricing

  • 4 weeks $55 June OR July, OR  $65 August

  • 12 weeks $125  June, July,  AND August 

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