NERVOUS BEGINNERS – AGES 3+: The Starfish level is designed for the nervous or fearful student who is not comfortable independently submerging their head under the water. Instructors gently work with these swimmers to instill comfort and confidence in the water. While coaxing students towards full submersions; back floats, independent kicking and breath control will be taught. Lessons have a 3 student to 1 teacher ratio.

30 min



Determining Lesson Days & Times

Our customers enjoy the benefits of being able to join lessons at anytime during the year and change their lessons times when they please. This makes for a very dynamic schedule with a lot of moving parts! Here are the best ways to work with our ever-changing schedule of lessons: 

  • We run lessons 7 days a week, year round. Lesson times and availability change on a daily basis, therefore, we do not post our schedule of lessons. 
  • Create an account by selecting the Customer Portal button at the top of the page. Once your account is created, our specialists can easily book you into a lesson. If you already have an account, login to ensure all family and contact details are up to date. 
  • Contact us within the week you would like to begin lessons for the most up to date lesson availability. Use the Request A Lesson Form and or give us a call (866) 633-4147 to check lesson availability. 
  • Once a lesson day and time have been selected, that lesson space will be held for your child each week unless we receive notice from you that you would like to report an absence, change lesson days/times and/or withdraw from the lesson. When a child graduates from a level, a change in lesson day/time may be required. 

IMPORTANT: Once a lesson day/time is booked, we guarantee that space for you each week, unless you notify us that you no longer want the lesson space. While we do offer makeup lessons for absences reported in advance, we do not guarantee specific days/times for makeup lesson availability. We have availability based on what other families are doing that week. If you have a very restrictive schedule, we do not recommend missing your reserved lesson day/time. If you do need to miss the lesson day/time you have reserved, you will be subject to working with the availability we have each day/week or utilizing your makeup lesson credit in a recreational program. 

Level Goals & Graduation

There are 3 main goals focused on in this level. When a goal is achieved, the student will receive a goal accomplishment ribbon. When all 3 goals are achieved, the student will graduate to the SEAHORSE LEVEL and they will receive their Starfish Level graduation ribbon and certificate. The main goals of the Starfish Level are: 

  • Voluntary, full head submersions. 
  • Comfortable, assisted back float. 
  • Kicking in a prone position, face submerged. 

Determining If This Is The Correct Level For My Child

This is the correct level for your child if: 

  • If they have very little or no formal lesson experience.
  • If they may be fearful about going to lessons or have separation anxiety from a parent.
  • If they are frightened of the water.
  • If they are uncomfortable submerging their head underwater.
  • If they need to learn the basics of breath holding and understanding their body in the water. 



On-Going Lessons:1 lesson per week$105 / 4 weeks
Annual Fee:1 time per year$25 / year
Drop-In Lesson:1 single lesson$30 / lesson

For more information or to set up your Free Adult Swim Lesson or to register , please call (866) 633-4147

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