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Children’s Group Swim Lessons Level Descriptions
A movement and adjustment experience in the water for children from 4 months to 21⁄2 years. This class is designed to alleviate fears children have concerning the water and to provide a “First Stroke” in a safe aquatic environment.
Minnows- Water Exploration (Level 1)
Child must be at least 21⁄2 years of age to participate in class. The objective of this class is to help the child feel comfortable in the water. Skills that will be introduced will be water adjustment, breath control, buoyancy, entering/exiting the water unassisted, front/back kicking with support, and using arms for short distances. Basic safety will be introduced as well.
Gold Fish – Primary Skills (Level 2)
Child must be able to accomplish all of the skills in level 1 to enter level 2. Class will learn how to fully submerge and retrieve objects, increase breath control, glide, float on front/back without support, and flutter kick on front/back.
Dolphins – Stroke Readiness (Level 3)
Child must be able to accomplish all skills in level 1 and level 2. The objective of this class is to build upon the skills learned in previous levels. The front and back crawl will be taught and practiced extensively. Introduction to elementary backstroke and fundamentals of treading water will also be covered.
Sharks – Stroke Development (Level 4)
The objective of this class is to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Class will increase their endurance by swimming strokes at greater distances than in level 3. Introduction of the breast stroke and basics of turning at the wall will also be taught.
Whales – Stroke Proficiency (Level 5)
The objective of this class is coordination of skills and refinement of all swim strokes taught. Strokes will be polished so students swim with more efficiency and smoothness over greater distances. Class will develop exceptional endurance at course end.
May 20th – July 11th
Contact Aquatics Director Lyly Fernandez for more information or to schedule your child’s free swim evaluation.
Phone: (203) 358-0066 extension 222
Private Swim Lessons Rates: Click HERE to view
I just wanted to THANK all of the SportsPlex ladies for teaching Colton to swim. We just spent 10 days in Anguilla and Colton spent everyday in the pool. Day 1 we went to the pool and he started walking towards to pool and a man (Justin) that works at the hotel said OH OH watch him, I said no you watch him and Colton just jumped in and Justin’s jaw dropped. I went to a restaurant next door the next day and showed the waitress the video of him swimming (after he jumped in – we go there every year and have become friends with the people down there) she goes OMG, that is him?? We had three people coming in talking about this little boy who was around two/three that can swim. Three days later a lady saw him jump in (I was standing about 5 yards away but she didn’t speak english and didn’t understand when I was yelling HE IS OK), she jumped in after him!!! Fast forward a day and there was a live raggae band, we had been waiting an hour for lunch and Colton really wanted to go in the pool. I finally gave in and let him go, he ran over and jumped, I was walking slowly behind him and the singer almost went to jump in after him……all of the people that had been watching him swim all week were hysterical laughing, good thing he heard me or he was going in after him too, in jeans and a polo shirt. 2 hours later another man almost did the same thing!!
Oh and please tell Paula (and the other ladies) that he was swimming on his stomach and flipping over on his back and kicking to show off! And his kicks (on his back and stomach) were producing a lot of splashes when he realized people were watching! He was also jumping from the steps too to try and do a forward roll that he saw other much older kids do! The picture I attached was of him jumping from a small bridge over the pool!!! He has no fear!!
So THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! It made vacation so much easier for me and so much more relaxing to know he was ok. And we got a few laughs from it!
Jennifer Lavalette Green
I just want to let you know how impressed I am with Lyly’s method of teaching. She had my son (a four year old, who started off pretty fearful of the water) swimming after just four short lessons! She made my son comfortable with the water. Her encouraging method helped so much that he was willing to jump and put his face all the way in the water and swim a short distance. Her easy approach builds on the kid’s confidence and challenges him to do more. He’s about two months into lessons with her, and he swims the whole length of the pool all by himself. He’s got water safety down pat and is ready for the summer.