Preschool Swim Classes (Ages 3-5)

SWIM BASICS STAGES 1-4

 

Stage 1: Water Acclimation


Stage 1: Water Acclimation is designed to be taught in eight 30-minute lessons for preschoolers.  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 a student’s future progress in swimming. Students in this stage 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

 

Register for Stage 1: Water Acclimation

 

 

Stage 2: Water Movement


Stage 2: Water Movement is designed to be taught in eight 30-minute lessons for preschoolers.  In this stage, students 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 stage focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices
Register for Stage 2: Water Movement

 

 

 

Stage 3: Water Stamina


Stage 3: Water Stamina is designed to be taught in eight 30-minute lessons for preschoolers.  In this stage, students learn how to swim to safety 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. Students in this stage 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

 

Register for Stage 3: Water Stamina