Description of Classes

Parent & Tot: To help young children (age 6-36 months) develop a comfort level in and around water, as well as a readiness for learning to swim. Parent must accompany child in the water.

Tiny Tots  (Ages 3 – 5) Designed to meet the needs of preschoolers, this course will develop a high comfort level in the water, a readiness to swim, and for those children who are developmentally ready, teach beginning swim skills.  This class approaches teaching swimming through creative, fun activities in the water.  Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies.  Children progress at their own pace in a small group setting.

Youth(Ages 6 – 8) Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies.  The color levels are used to divide students into broad ability groups.  Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes.  Learning is self-paced but challenging.  5 year olds at Level Red or above may enroll.

Primary (Ages 9 – older) Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color level patches for each achievement.  The color levels are used to divide students into broad ability groups.  Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes.  Learning is self-paced but challenging.  5 year olds at Level Red or above may enroll.

 

Starfish Swim School®

Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color stage awards for each achievement.  The color stages are used to divide students into broad ability groups.  Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes.  Learning is self-paced but challenging.

 

Stage White: Trust and Submersion

Safety Skill: Always ask permission before getting in the water.

Swim Skill: Assisted submersion, relaxed, 5 seconds and then come up to breathe.

Stage Red: Body Position and Air Recovery

Safety Skill: Put on a lifejacket, float on back, kick 20 feet.

Swim Skill: Jump in, submerge, recover for air, roll on back for 5 seconds in swimwear and in regular clothes.

Stage Yellow: Submersion

Safety Skill: Reach or Throw (Don’t Go) and know how to call 911.

Swim Skill: Jump in, submerge, recover for air, forward movement 10 feet, change direction, and return to wall in swimwear and in regular clothes.

Stage Blue: Body Rotation

Safety Skill: Tread water 15 seconds.

Swim Skill: Jump in, submerge, recover to side glide position and kick 10 feet.

Stage Green: Integrated Movement

Safety Skill: Survival float and tread water for 30 seconds.

Swim Skill: Start in side glide, swim freestyle 30 feet with 1-2-3 breathe pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contact us

If you have questions regarding any of the services we provide, please feel free to contact us at:

email: riptidepool@gmail.com