Swim Lesson Class Descriptions


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Life Time Swim helps your child build confidence by earning stickers for every skill passed. With consistent practice and praise from you and our instructors, your child will be swimming laps in no time.

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Splash: 4 MONTHS – 3 YEARS

Intro to Splash

Ages 4 – 23 months; ratio 1:8

This class is a fun-filled parent participation course for our youngest swimmers. It is designed to teach parents water safety skills they can use with their children and how to help infants adjust comfortably to the water while learning basic skills.

Splash 101

Age 2 years; ratio 1:3

Parents will learn to help their children adjust to the water and work on basic swimming skills, including:

  • Floating
  • Kicking
  • Swimming with assistance
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Ripple: 3 – 5 YEARS

Ripple 101

Ratio 1:3

Designed for beginning swimmers who may have limited experience or comfort in the water. Children who are not comfortable jumping in and reaching to the side independently should start in this class adjusting to the water and exploring basic swim skills including:

  • Floating
  • Kicking
  • Swimming with assistance

Ripple 201

Ratio 1:3

Kids who completed a 101 level class or are comfortable jumping in and reaching to the side independently will thrive in this class. Skills learned:

  • Independent kicking
  • Alternating arm movements
  • Back paddling
  • Floating on front and back without assistance

Ripple 301

Ratio 1:4

Kids who completed a 201 level class or can paddle short distances independently on both their front and back. Children begin swimming longer distances and will work on the following skills:

  • Swimming on front with log rolls
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke arms
  • Dolphin Kicks

Ripple 401

Ratio: 1:4

Kids who completed a 301 level class or can swim on their front with a side-to-side roll, do the backstroke, breaststroke arms and dolphin kicks. Skills learned:

  • Freestyle with rotary breathing
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly Arms
  • Treading Water  

Private Lessons

Get more from your lessons. During this 30-minute weekly one-on-one lesson with a highly trained instructor, you'll receive customized lessons to help you hit your goals.

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Wave: 6 – 8 YEARS

Wave 201

Ratio 1:3

Kids who completed a 101 level class or are comfortable jumping in and reaching to the side independently. Skills learned:

  • Independent kicking
  • Alternating arm movements
  • Back paddling
  • Floating on front and back without assistance

Wave 301

Ratio 1:4

Kids who completed a 201 level class or can paddle short distances independently on both their front and back. Children begin swimming longer distances and will work on the following skills:

  • Swimming on front with log rolls
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke arms
  • Dolphin Kicks

Wave 401

Ratio 1:4

Kids who completed a 301 level class or can swim on their front with a side-to-side roll, do the backstroke, breaststroke arms and dolphin kick. Skills learned:

  • Freestyle with rotary breathing
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly Arms
  • Treading Water  

Wave 501

Ratio 1:5

Kids who completed a 401 level class or can swim the freestyle with rotary breathing 15-yards, backstroke and breaststroke. Skills learned:

  • Developing technique and endurance in all 4 competitive strokes
  • Emphasis placed on the rhythm and proper timing involved in each stroke

 

Wave 601

Ratio 1:6

Kids who completed a 501 level class or are able to swim all 4 competitive strokes. Students will prepare for swim team by learning the following skills:

  • Fine-tuning their stroke techniques
  • Learning rhythmic breathing
  • Flip turns
  • Legal finishes

Private Lessons

Get more from your lessons. During this 30-minute weekly one-on-one lesson with a highly trained instructor, you'll receive customized lessons to help you hit your goals.

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Surf: 9 – 13 YEARS

Surf 201

Ratio 1:3

Kids who completed a 101 level class or are comfortable jumping in and reaching to the side independently. Skills learned:

  • Independent kicking
  • Alternating arm movements
  • Back paddling
  • Floating on front and back without assistance

Surf 301

Ratio 1:4

Kids who completed a 201 level class or can paddle short distances independently on both their front and back. Children begin swimming longer distances and will work on the following skills:

  • Swimming on front with log rolls
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke arms
  • Dolphin Kicks

Surf 401

Ratio 1:4

Kids who completed a 301 level class or can swim on their front with a side-to-side roll, do the backstroke, breaststroke arms and dolphin kicks. Skills learned:

  • Freestyle with rotary breathing
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly Arms
  • Treading Water  

Surf 501

Ratio 1:5

Kids who completed a 401 level class or can swim the freestyle with rotary breathing 15-yards, backstroke and breaststroke. Skills learned:

  • Developing technique and endurance in all 4 competitive strokes
  • Emphasis placed on the rhythm and proper timing involved in each stroke

 

Surf 601

Ratio 1:6

Kids who completed a 501 level class or are able to swim all 4 competitive strokes. Students will prepare for swim team by learning the following skills:

  • Fine-tuning their stroke techniques
  • Learning rhythmic breathing
  • Flip turns
  • Legal finishes

Private Lessons

Get more from your lessons. During this 30-minute weekly one-on-one lesson with a highly trained instructor, you'll receive customized lessons to help you hit your goals.