Water Babies, Little Swimmers 1, 2, & 3 make up our Infant/Toddler Classes. Parents are in the water with their children and are expected to fully participate in Water Babies & Little Swimmers 1 & 2. Once children move into Little Swimmers 3, the instructor will begin to transition parents out of the water.
Student/Teacher Ratio: Water Babies, Little Swimmers 1 & 2 ratio is 8 students per 1 teacher; Little Swimmers 3 ratio is 4 students per 1 teacher
Tuition: Infant/toddler, small group, competitive strokes, & specialty classes are $80/mo per child ($100/mo per child for Jellyfish). Click here for additional tuition information.
Infant/Toddler Classes Descriptions & Schedules
Age: 4 weeks – 5 mo
Children and their parents will discover the joys of water in a calm and inviting environment. We know that being in the water with your little one is an amazing and rewarding experience and this is a wonderful time to explore the joy of water with your infant. This is a free class for children up to 6 months old. Children will be promoted to Little Swimmers 1 at the end of the month they turn 5 months old. If a child turns 5 months in the middle of the month they will finish the month and be promoted the following month. Parents are in the water with their child for the duration of the class.*Water Babies are NOT eligible for make-ups. If a student misses class for 2 consecutive weeks without a written doctor’s note, they will be automatically withdrawn from the class.
Little Swimmers 1
Age: 6 mo – 15 mo
Swimmers are in the water with their parents and the instructor. We try to establish an environment where children will feel safe and comfortable. Infants have a natural inclination to water and, in the proper situation, can learn many basic swimming skills at a very young age. Children will learn to blow bubbles, kick, float on their backs, and swim underwater, as well as basic water safety. Parents are in the water with their child for the duration of the class.
Little Swimmers 2
Age: 16 mo – 2 ½ years
Water safety is a very important aspect of the Little Swimmers 2 class. Parents and their children work together with an instructor and learn to climb out of the pool independently, how to properly do safety jumps and swim back to the wall, back floats, and wall-walking. Children in the LS2 class are also challenged to learn basic swimming skills and techniques, such as flutter kicks with reaches, kicks on their backs, and basic rolling from back to tummy, which are skills that are also taught in our older group classes. Children who are 2 1/2 years old and older should enroll in Angelfish. Parents are in the water with their child for the duration of the class.
Little Swimmers 3
Requirements: Must be at least 24 months, have completed 2 months in Little Swimmers 2, AND be recommended to LS3 by an instructor. Invitation only.
Little Swimmers 3 is an advanced Infant/Toddler class for children who have completed the Little Swimmers 2 class and are ready for a more structured group class. The student to teacher ratio for this class is 4 children to 1 instructor and parents are expected to stay in the water for the first few weeks or until the instructor feels they no longer need to be in the water. Children in the LS3 class work on some of the same skills as the Puffer Fish class. Students will learn to breathe using the roll-over method and will begin swimming several feet independently. Parents are in the water for a minimum of 2-4 weeks.
Requirements: Must be 22 months – 2 1/2 years old and enthusiastically prepared to swim without a caregiver in the water. All students will be required to complete a trial class.
Jellyfish is a unique class for independent 2 year olds. In order to begin in this class, students must be able to get in the water without a caregiver. Children will learn to climb out of the pool, float on their back, maneuver through the water and learn body control. Children in the Jellyfish class are also challenged to learn basic swimming skills and techniques, such as flutter kicks, kicks on their backs, and rollover breathing. Children who are 2 1/2 years old and older should enroll in Angelfish.