Group Classes

Levels and Pricing

Policies and Class Sessions

There are no wait lists for group classes.

Clients in the prior session have a 5-day Early Bird registration period before public registration begins.

Sign up for our email mailing list here to get an email reminder when public registration opens. 

 

Fall (2021)

  • Session Dates: September 12-October 21
  • Returning Client Registration Opens: August 29 
  • New Client Registration: September 5, space permitting

Winter 1 (2021)

  • Session Dates: October 31-Dec 18
  • No class November 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • Early Bird Registration for Fall Group Lesson Participants opens Sunday, October 3 
  • Public Registration opens Friday, October 8th

Winter 2 (2022)

  • Session Dates: January 2-February 12
  • Early Bird Registration for Winter 1 Group Lesson Participants opens Sunday, November 28
  • Public Registration opens Friday, December 3

Spring 1 (2022)

  • Session Dates: February 20-April 2
  • Early Bird Registration for Winter 1 Group Lesson Participants opens Sunday, January 23
  • Public Registration opens Friday, January 28

Spring 2 (2022)

  • Session Dates: April 10-May 28
  • No class April 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
  • Early Bird Registration for Winter 1 Group Lesson Participants opens Sunday, March 13
  • Public Registration opens Friday, March 18

Group Classes 411

  • Group Classes are offered on a per-session basis.
  • Classes are 6 or more weeks in length and there is a makeup week if instructors cancel a class during the session.
  • If participants miss a class, there is no make-up

Group Classes Registration Policy

  • Registration for group classes occurs online.
  • First-come, first-served.
  • Participants in the current group session have a 5-day early Bird Registration window that opens up on the Sunday prior to public registration.  (See website for dates for each session)

Group Lesson Waitlist Policy

Please note: we are unable to keep a wait list for specific individuals for  upcoming group class sessions. We will send an email to our public email list on the day registration opens to the public each session. 

Sign up for our email mailing list here to get an email reminder when public registration opens. 

 

 

Child and Caregiver Classes

Babyfish Level 1

 

coming soon

Babyfish Level 2

 

Babyfish class for 12-24 month year olds with care giver. Skills taught include; water safety, water acquisition, beginning breathe control and beginning front and back floats. This weekly 30 minute class includes songs, skill section, practice time, review of previous skills taught and play time.

  • Parent with Child
  • 12-24 months
  • 30 minutes
  • max ratio:1:8

Babyfish Level 3

 

Babyfish Level 3 class for 24-36 month year olds with care giver. Skills taught include; water safety, water acquisition, beginning breathe control and independent front and back floats. This weekly 30 minute class includes songs, skill section, practice time, review of previous skills taught and play time.

  • Parent with Child
  • 24-36 months
  • 30 minutes
  • max ratio:1:8

Learn-to-Swim Classes

Bluefish
Level 4

 

Bluefish/ Level 4 is a beginner class for children over the age of 4, class is 35 minutes in length. Skills taught include; water safety, breath control, independent submersion, floating on front and back (with and without support) gliding, kicking, proper use of flotation supports and beginning stroke skills.

  • Beginner
  • Ages 4 +
  • 35 minutes
  • max ratio 1:4

Sailfish
Level 5

 

Sailfish/ Level 5 is a Intermediate class, swimmers glide into Sailfish when Bluefish skills are mastered. Skills taught include; proper breathing techniques, retrieving objects from bottom of the pool, treading water, survival floats, continued water safety, freestyle and back stroke development with flutter kick. Breast stoke and elementary back stroke are introduced with whip kick. This class is 35 minutes in length.

  • Intermediate
  • 5+ years
  • 35 minutes
  • max ratio 1:5

Swordfish
Level 6

Swordfish is an advanced class for swimmers to improve their competence in all strokes and become water safe deep end swimmers. Swimmers will increase stamina and endurance while improving their stroke technique and effectiveness. Advanced water safety skills are taught. Class is 35 minutes in length.

  • Advanced
  • 5+ years
  • 35 minutes
  • max ratio 1:6

Classes for Competent Swimmers

These classes are inclusion-friendly, which means individuals with special needs are invited to join these groups!

Shark

Advanced

6+ years

35 minutes

max ratio 1:6

The Advanced class is for the proficient swimmer. All stroke techniques are refined for greater efficiency and effectiveness. This class is designed for endurance building, fitness, as well as swim team readiness. Classes include long-distance lap swimming, drills, water game, races, and self-rescue skills.

Pre-Team

  • Advanced Swimmers, 6+ Years
  • Inclusive
  • 35 minutes
  • max ratio 1:8

Pre-Team is for children who have mastered the basics of at least 3 strokes. Focus is on Swim Team Readiness Skills, mastering the 4 competitive strokes, flip turns, and FUN! 

S.W.I.M. Small Group Classes

small-group classes for individuals with special needs

small-group classes for individuals with special needs

Safety-Water Skills-Inclusion-Maximize Independence”

All instructors who teach S.W.I.M Small Group Classes are certified Swim Whisperers through Swim Angelfish, the global-leader in adapted swim.

NEW!

S.W.I.M. Explorers
Level 1

  • Special Needs Only
  • 30 minutes
  • max ratio 1:4
  • Caregiver is in the water with their child during this class. 

Children with Special Needs are introduced to the aquatic environment and encouraged to enjoy themselves while learning about the water alongside their trusted caregiver.

Together, we will work on skills that will help children be more comfortable in the water through positive experiences and at a pace developmentally appropriate for your child on each day of class.

Trusted caregivers will also learn skills to practice and reinforce water readiness and water safety outside of swim class.

More details:

In this class parent/child (or trusted caregiver) pair work 1:1 with their own child in the water

  • Activity 'stations' are set up around the pool for parents to work with their child and parents can change stations as needed
  • Flexibility in each activity station (to meet your child's needs that day)
  • Instructor travels throughout class to each pair and provides feedback, tips, and tricks
  • Instructor will also work with each child individually with the goal of building trust in the child/instructor relationship

A few days before the class session starts, parents will be sent an email with some explanations of the activities and what to expect.

We love how chill the class is and that we aren't expected to all be doing the same thing at the same time like a traditional parent/child class

-Sarah

NEW!

S.W.I.M. Stars Level 2

Special Needs Only

Children with Special Needs who can already go under water and are comfortable swimming without flotation devices where they can touch are welcome to join this group!

We will work in a small group setting to work on learning some of the swim strokes and increasing water safety skills.

We will also work on social skills such as waiting for my turn, sharing swim toys & more!

Caregiver must remain on deck and are responsible for their child when the child is waiting for their turn on the side.

  • Special Needs Only
  • 35 minutes
  • max ratio 1:4

S.W.I.M. Squad

Special Needs Only

This class is for individuals with special needs who can swim Freestyle and Backstroke (adapted is ok). Swim Squad helps individuals continue to build stroke and lap-swim skills, keep active, and have fun in a small group of similar peers. The ultimate goal for this group is to help individuals develop skills that will help them feel more comfortable with larger groups of similar, blended and/or typical swimmers. This class is 35 minutes in length for 6 weeks. 1:4 ratio.

  • Special Needs Only
  • 35 minutes
  • max ratio 1:4

Returning Winter 1 Session 2021!

2018 National Award-Winning Program! 

S.W.I.M. DSAV Level 1

 

Down Syndrome Association of the Valley members ONLY

Children who are members of DSAV, ages 4 and up, are welcome to join this group.

This is for children who do not know how to swim.

We will work on skills such as blowing bubbles, putting face in, laying on belly and back, and more.

A caregiver MUST be by the side of the pool, as children will be taking turns in the water. The caregiver will make sure their child stays safe on the outside of the pool while an instructor is working with another child.

  • DSAV Members Only
  • 35 minutes
  • max ratio 1:4

Returning Winter 1 Session 2021!

2018 National Award-Winning Program! 

S.W.I.M. DSAV Level 2

Level 2

Down Syndrome Association of the Valley members ONLY

Children who are members of DSAV who can already go under water and are comfortable swimming without flotation devices where they can touch are welcome to join this group!

We will work in a small group setting to work on learning some of the swim strokes and increasing water safety skills.

We will also work on social skills such as waiting for my turn, sharing swim toys & more!

Caregiver must remain on deck and is responsible for their child when the child is waiting for their turn on the side.

  • DSAV Members Only
  • 35 minutes
  • max ratio 1:4