Our Developmental swim groups are for beginning swimmers; ages 4 and up. Coaches are in-water with the swimmers in small groups of 4 or 5. We offer 4 week sessions with practice 3 days a week for 45 minutes each practice. It is normal to spend multiple sessions at each level. Our sessions are offered year-round. Fees are paid per session.
We require all interested in joining our team come in for a quick swim evaluation to be sure they are ready for our lessons as well as get placed in the correct level for their swim ability.
Our Swim Lesson Levels
This group is for our very beginning swimmers with a minimum age of 4. The swimmer must be able to get into the water on their own, be comfortable putting their face in the water, and be able to float independently on their front and back alone for 5 seconds.
Swimmers work primarily in the shallow end of the pool and swim 5 yards to work on skills. Skills worked on in D3 are kicking independently while on their front & back, jumping into the deep end, basic freestyle & backstroke techniques, introduction to turns, and proper push-off techniques.
Swimmers will work primarily in the shallow end of the pool, but will start working in the deep end as well to build the ability to swim 10-25 yards. Some of the skills worked on in this level include developing the freestyle & backstroke more through drills, working on streamline push offs, jumping & diving from the side of the pool, flip-turns, etc.
Much like D3, swimmers should be a minimum of age 4 and be comfortable getting in the water on their own.
This is our final swim lesson level before advancing into our Novice group on the team.
Swimmers will work on swimming the full length of the pool to develop a controlled and sustained freestyle as well as backstroke. The mechanics of breaststroke & butterfly will be introduced. Dives, open turns, flip turns, and understanding the pace clock will also be worked on.
My swimmer passed D1.
Swimmers will receive a report card at the end of each 4 weeks indicating skills they have achieved, what they need to work on, and what group to register for next. Once the swimmer completes Developmental 1, they are ready to move to our novice group. This group has practices available four times a week for an hour each. Novice still works on developing the building blocks of swimming, but now swimmers can choose to enter swim meets if they would like!