Courses

Guppies and Dolphins Swim offers seven comprehensive swimming course levels that teach you, your child or other family members how to swim skillfully and safely.  The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level, except for Level 1, which has no prerequisite.  The skills of every child will be assessed the first day. If your child is enrolled in the incorrect level the child will be moved to the appropriate level.

The RED CROSS recommends that children complete Level 3 to be safe in the pool.

WE DO NOT THROW YOUR CHILD IN THE POOL.


Parent and Child Aquatics

There is no skill prerequisite for parent and child aquatics.  A child must be 6 months of age to enroll in the class.  A parent and/or other adult caregiver is required to accompany each child in the water.  The instructor teaches the parent how to work with their child in ways that will encourage enjoyment in the water. The adult must participate in the classes.  Parent and child aquatics introduce infants and young children to aquatics in two levels.  Both levels will be in the same class.

Parent And Child

(6 months – 2 years old)

Guppies: (6 months to 1 year)

  • Provides experiences and activities for children to:
  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
  • Feel comfortable in the water
  • Explore submerging the mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position
  • Change body position in the water
  • Experience wearing U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket
Gold Fish: (1 year to 2 years old) 
  • Builds upon the skills learned in Level 1
  • Learn more ways to enter and exit the water in a safe manner
  • Glide on the front and back with assistance
  • Experience Freestyles arms and legs movement
  • Change body position in the water
  • Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket in the water

Preschool Aquatics

3 and 4 years old children

Preschool Aquatics

Sea Horse

  • Teaches children basic aquatic skills
  • Enter and exit water
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Put face in water
  • Float on back with assistance
Sea Dragon
  • Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Hold breath for 5 second with face in water
  • Freestyle
  • Float on back with assistance

Sea Lion

  • Helps children gain basic swimming skills
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Freestyle
  • Float on back only holding fingers

Learn to Swim Levels


Sting Ray - Level 1 (Introduction to Water Skills)

Must be 5 years or older

(Stingray is for students who are afraid to put their face in water OR swim with assistance only)

Sting Ray - Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills:
  • Freestyle stroke Freestyle video
  • Back Folat
  • Treading Water
  • Backstroke Backstroke video
  • Face in water and opeing eyes
  • Helps participants feel comfortable in the water

Penguin - Level 2 (Fundamental Aquatic Skills)

(Penguin is for students who can swim 10 feet without assistance)

Penguin - Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Sharks - Level 3 (Stroke Development)

Students in level 3 sharks have earned the right to wear swim goggles!

(Sharks is for students who can swim the freestyles for 10 feet roll onto their back and float for 15 seconds - then roll over and swim another 10 feet unasstisted)

Sharks - Level 3: Stroke Development

Dolphins - Level 4 (Stroke Improvement)

Students in level 4 Dolphins have earned the right to wear swim goggles!

(Dolphins is for students who can swim the Freestyle, Backstroke, and Elementary Backstroke 35 feet)

Dolphins - Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Killer Whales- Level 5

(New Course coming summer 2017)

Students in level 5 killer whales have earned the right to wear swim goggles!

Students must be 12 years or older to be and have pass level 4.

(Killer Whales is for students who are interested in becoming a future lifeguard)

Killer Whales - Level 5: (Basic Junoir Lifeqaurd skills "Does not certified you as a Lifeguard")