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Adult & Teen Swim Lessons

Teen/Adult

For teens and adults just learning to swim or wanting to build on existing skills, this program gives adults and teens of all ability levels the opportunity to receive instruction tailored to their specific needs.

Swim Basics Stage 1-3

Swim Basics Stage 1 – Water Acclimation:

The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment. In water acclimation children develop comfort with underwater exploration, and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage builds the foundation for the child’s future progress in swimming.

Swim Basics Stage 2 – Water Movement:

In this class, children are taught skills that focus on body position & control, forward movement and directional change. The stage also reinforces how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Swim Basics Stage 3 – Water Stamina:

In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances, and are introduced to rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim, move to safety and exit.

Swim Strokes  Stage 4-6

Swim Strokes Stage 4 – Stroke Introduction:

In this class, swimmers focus developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety. The goals of the program include:

  • To develop the frontcrawl and backcrawl strokes
  • To introduce components of the breaststroke and butterfly strokes
  • To practice safety techniques in deep water

Swim Strokes Stage 5 – Stroke Development:

In this class, students continue to work on their stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced. The goals of the program include:

  • To develop stamina in the frontcrawl and backcrawl strokes
  • To develop the breaststroke and butterfly strokes
  • To build endurance techniques for deep water safety

Swim Strokes Stage 6 – Stroke Mechanics:

In this class, students refine their stroke technique on all of the major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming. The goals of the program include:

  • To develop endurance in the competitive strokes
  • To develop skills related to competitive swimming like racing starts and flip turns
  • To enhance skills and build endurance in deep water