Group Swim Lessons have been paused on 1/26/2021 in accordance with the most recent guidelines and restrictions put in place by the State of CT, DECD and local Health Department. Get the facts here: ct.gov/coronavirus
Find the right class for you with our swim lesson selector questions!
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety drowning prevention and the importance of supervision. Swim starters are typically age 6 months-3 years.
Can the swimmer respond to verbal cues and jump on land?
YES or Not yet, then A/ Water Discovery is for you!
A/ Water Discovery
Is the swimmer comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?
YES or Not yet, then B/ Water Exploration is for you!
B/ Water Exploration
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
- Swim, float, swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
- Jump, push, turn, grab
Will the swimmer go underwater voluntarily?
YES or Not yet, then 1/ Water Acclimation is for you!
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 stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for student’s future progress in swimming.
Can the swimmer do a front and back float on their own?
YES or Not yet, then 2/ Water Movement is for you!
2/ Water Movement
Can the swimmer swim 10-15 yard on his or her front and back?
YES or Not yet, then 3/ Water Stamina is for you!
3/ Water Stamina
Students learn how to swim to safely from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. Swim strokes classes are offered for School Age 5 years-12 years & Teen/Adult 12+.
Can the swimmer swim 25 yards of front and back crawl?
YES or Not yet, then 4/ Stroke Introduction is for you!
4/ Stroke Introduction
Can the swimmer swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?
YES or Not yet, then 5/ Stroke Development is for you!
5/ Stroke Development
Can the swimmer swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?
YES or Not yet, then 6/ Stroke Mechanics is for you!
6/ Stroke Mechanics
Learn more about Private or Semi-Private lessons where swimmers can learn in a reduced distraction setting, hone skills or prepare for competition.
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