Lesson Descriptions

To maintain homogenized classes and allow the Lessons to run smoothly for all swimmers, please adhere to the eligibility criteria for placement.

  • 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 Group Lessons, they need to be enrolled in Private Lessons.
  • Instructors are Miss, Mister or Coach.  The only difference; Coaches also instruct swim team and we’d like to keep name consistency to prevent confusion.
Program/AgeRequirements & DetailsLesson Goals

Squirts

6mo-23mo

  • Swim diapers must be worn if child has not successfully potty trained.
  • No swim experience necessary

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  • Adult Participation Required
  • Limit 6 children per class
  • 30 Minute Lessons
  • Focuses on acclimating infant/toddler to the water
  • Practice proper body position/floating
  • Great bonding experience for the parent and child
  • Lessons teach water safety practices and techniques to parents

Softshells

2yo-4yo

  • Swim diapers must be worn if child has not successfully potty trained.
  • No swim experience necessary
  • Prior water acclamation is helpful but not required

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  • Adult Participation Required
  • Limit 6 children per class
  • 30 Minute Lessons
  • Focuses on safe water exploration for toddler and parent.
  • Practice proper body position/floating
  • Lessons are designed for swimmers not yet comfortable enough for Private Instruction

Private Lessons

3yo-12yo

  • Open to ALL SWIMMERS 3yo and up;
  • No prior water experience necessary
  • Swim diapers must be worn if child has not successfully potty trained
  • Parents do not get in the water

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  • Limit 1 child per class
  • 20 Minute Lesson
  • One-on-one instruction
  • Goggles recommended
  • Lessons focus on water safety and mechanics
  • Lessons are tailored to Swimmer’s individual goals and currently ability levels
  • Let us know your goals upon registration

IMPORTANT NOTE:
All Group Lessons below require some form of prior swim instruction.
If your child does not meet the eligibility requirements, please enroll them in Private Lessons.
Incorrect signup will result in removal from group; Refunds will NOT be given.

ProgramRequirements & DetailsLevel Goals
Green Turtles
(Level 1)
4yo-9yo
  • -Must float independently without the need for support
  • Jump into water and return to wall without assistance -No adult participation

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  • Limit 4 children per class
  • 30 Minute Lesson
  • Goggles Required
  • Focuses on water safety and stroke introduction
  • Lessons teach proper mechanics while achieving the goal to swim 10 feet
Loggerheads
(Level 2)
5yo-10yo
  • Must float independently without the need for support
  • Jump into water and swim 10 feet with their face in

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  • Limit 5 children per class
  • 30 Minute Lesson
  • Goggles Required
  • Focuses on water safety and stroke introduction / development
  •  Lessons work to build endurance to achieve swimming a 1/2 length of pool
Leatherbacks
(Level 3)
6yo-11yo
  • Must swim 1/2 length Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Have understanding of Butterfly
  • Have an interest in learning Breaststroke

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  • Limit 5 children per class
  • 30 Minute Lesson
  • Goggles Required
  • Focuses on water safety and stroke development and refinement
  • Lessons work to build endurance to achieve swimming a full length of pool
Terrapins
(Level 4)
7yo-12yo
  • Must be an experienced swimmer.
  • Must swim full length Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Must swim 1/2 length of Breaststroke and Butterfly
  • Have an interest in progressing toward Swim Team

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  • Limit 6 children per class
  • 45 Minute Lesson
  • Goggles Required
  • Fins also Required
  • Focuses on transitioning swimmers from traditional Lesson instruction to a swim team-type coaching
  • Lessons work to build endurance and refine strokes to swim multiple laps
Pre-Team
(Level 5)
8yo-13yo
  • Must complete Terrapins or schedule a tryout.
  • Must swim full length of all 4 strokes (Free, Back, Breast and Butterfly)

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  • Limit 8 children per class
  • 45 Minute Lesson
  • Practices 2x a week
  • Goggles Required
  • Fins also Required
  • Focuses on development of 4 legal strokes with flip turns and starts
  • Lessons work to build endurance and refine strokes to swim multiple laps