Swim Clinics

Swimming Trainer with Students

Youth Clinics

Turtles I, Turtles II, Starfish I, Starfish II, Narwhals

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Turtles I 

Early Swimmers: Ages 5-8

Is comfortable in the water

Has no fear upon entry

Is eager to swim

Is willing to wear goggles

Has the ability to focus and engage with the instructor

Prerequisites: Your swimmer...

By The End of Turtles Your Swimmer Should Be Able To . . .

• Blow bubbles whenever face is in the water

Float on stomach, unassisted, for 5 seconds

• Float on back, unassisted, for 15 seconds

• "Swim float swim" back to the wall and half way down 25 yard pool

• Push off the wall on stomach in a streamline and kick with face in the water, blowing bubbles for 3 arm strokes

• Jump in pool unassisted

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Turtles II

Emerging Swimmers: Ages 5-9

Prerequisites: Your swimmer...

•Can jump in the pool and swim back to the wall, unassisted

•Can push off the wall in a streamline and kick

•Can float on stomach, unassisted, for 5 seconds

•Can float on back, unassisted, for 15 seconds

•Can "swim float swim" back to the wall and half way down 25 yard pool

•Push off the wall on stomach in a streamline and kick with face in the water, blowing bubbles for 3 arm strokes

By The End of Turtles Your Swimmer Should Be Able To . . .

•Push off the wall on back in a streamline kick

•Swim 10 yards of freestyle with ~10 arm strokes

•Swim on back with elementary backstroke arms for 1/2 lap

•Dolphin kick on back for 1/2 lap

•Understand the concept of breaststroke

Starfish I

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Emerging Swimmers: Ages 6-10

(Can take 5 year olds upon diagnostic)

Prerequisites: Your swimmer...

•Has the prerequisites from prior levels

•Can push off the wall on back in a streamline kick

•Swim 10 yards of freestyle with ~10 arm strokes

•Swim on back with elementary backstroke arms for 1/2 lap

•Dolphin kick on back for 1/2 lap

•Understand the concept of breaststroke 

By The End of Starfish I Your Swimmer Should Be Able To . . .

•Swim freestyle 25 yards with side breathing

•Swim backstroke 25 yards

•Swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards

•Understand the concept of butterfly

•Understand the concept of breaststroke

•Dive off side of pool, assisted

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Starfish II

Emerging Swimmers: Ages 6-11
(Can take 6 year olds upon diagnostic)

Prerequisites: Your swimmer...

•Has the prerequisites from print levels

•Swim Freestyle 25 yards with side breathing

•Swim backstroke 25 yards

•Swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards

•Understand the concept of butterfly

•Understand the concept of breaststroke

•Dive off side of pool, assisted

By The End of Starfish II Your Swimmer Should Be Able To . . .

• Swim freestyle at least 50 yards with side breathing without stopping
• Swim backstroke 50 yards without stopping
• Swim Butterly 25 yards

•Swim breaststroke 25 yards
• Dive off side of pool, unassisted

 

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Narwhals

Proficient Swimmers: Ages 9-12
(Can take 8 year olds upon diagnostic)

Prerequisites: Your swimmer...

•Has the prerequisites from prior levels

•Can swim freestyle 50 yards with side breathing without stopping

•Swim backstroke 50 yards without stopping

•Swim butterfly 25 yards

•Swim breaststroke 25 yards

Dive off side, unassisted

By The End of The 7 Week Series Your Swimmer Should Be Able To . . .

•Swim 200 yards with proficient strokes without stopping

•Swim breaststroke for 50 yards

•Swim butterfly 50 yards

•Dive off side, unassisted