Lesson Types

Private Lessons

Private Lessons
Ages 2 years and up
  • One-on-one instruction
  • 20 minutes once per week
  • For ages 2 years and older
  • Open to swimmers of all ability levels; no skill prerequisites
  • Lessons focus on water safety or mechanics
  • Lessons are tailored to swimmer’s individual needs and current ability level
  • Parents do not get in the water, regardless of the swimmer’s age
  • Swimmers are not required to be potty-trained
  • If not potty trained, swimmers are required to wear swim diaper
  • Goggles are required for watersafe swimmers

Group Lessons

Infant/Toddler Lessons
  • Group baby-and-parent class: a parent/guardian (or other adult designee) MUST be in the water
  • Each infant/toddler will need parental/guardian’s physical support to learn mechanics
  • 30-minute class once per week
  • Swimmers are not required to be potty-trained
  • If not potty trained, swimmers are required to wear swim diaper
Squirts
Ages 6 months to 2 years
  • Focuses on acclimating infant/toddlers to the water
  • Swimmer’s practice proper body position/floating
  • Lessons teach water safety practices and techniques to parents
Softshells (Intro Class)
Ages 2 to 4
  • Focuses on introduction to water safety skills for toddlers
  • Swimmer’s practice proper mechanics and body position
  • Lessons are designed for swimmers who are not comfortable enough to swim alone with an instructor

Leveled Group Lessons
**FOR SAFETY REASONS**
SWIMMERS WHO ARE NOT WATERSAFE CANNOT PARTICIPATE  IN OUR LEVELED GROUP LESSONS
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Leveled Group Lessons
  • Swimmers MUST be:
    • watersafe (able to surface unassisted & stay afloat independently – without a life vest, “swimmies,” etc.)
    • comfortable in/unafraid of the water
    • potty-trained
  • Parents do not get in the water.
  • Levels 1, 2, & 3: Small-group (4:1) instruction – 30 minutes once per week
  • Level 4: Larger group (8:1 max) Team-like instruction from coaches on deck – 45 minutes once per week
  • All Levels require goggles; Level 4 also requires fins.
Green Turtles
(Level One)
Ages 3-6
To be eligible for Green Turtles, a swimmer MUST be:

  • Be watersafe (able to stay afloat independently without the need for support)
  • Be able to jump independently into water and return to wall unassisted
  • Be comfortable in (unafraid of) the water
  • Be able (or willing to try) to put face in/go underwater
Loggerheads
(Level Two)
Ages 5-7
To be eligible for Loggerheads, swimmers should:

  • Be able to float on their back independently
  • Be able to swim at least 10 feet on their stomach with their face in
  • Have an interest in learning butterfly
Leatherbacks
(Level Three)
Ages 6-9
To be eligible for Leatherbacks, swimmers should:

  • Be able to swim at least a half-lap of freestyle AND backstroke
  • Have an understanding of butterfly
  • Have an interest in learning breaststroke
Terrapins
(Level 4)
Ages 7-10
To be eligible for Terrapins, swimmers should:

  • Be an experienced swimmer
  • Have a basic understanding of all four strokes
  • Be able to swim a full lap of freestyle and backstroke
  • Be able to swim a half-lap of butterfly and breaststroke
  • Have an interest in progressing toward Swim Team

Terrapins transitions swimmer from traditional Lesson instruction to a swim team-type coaching

GROUP LESSON PLACEMENT

To maintain homogenized classes and allow the Lessons to run smoothly for all swimmers, please adhere to the eligibility criteria for Leveled Group Lesson placement. Thank you!

  • If your swimmer falls somewhere between two Levels skill-wise, then please choose the lower of the two Levels to start.
  • If your child does not meet the eligibility requirements for his/her age-group Level, then please enroll him/her in Private Lessons

IMPORTANT NOTE regarding LEVEL 1-4 Group Lessons:

  • For our swimmers’ safety, we cannot accept liability for Leveled Group Lesson swimmers who are not watersafe. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER A NON-WATERSAFE SWIMMER FOR LEVELED GROUP LESSONS. If a swimmer who is NOT watersafe enrolls in Level 1-4 Group Lessons, then s/he will be removed from the class for safety reasons and no refund/credit will be given.