SWIM Lesson leVeLS

SWIM LEVEL QUIZ
Find the correct level for your swimmer

 

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Confused on what might be the correct starting level for your child? Take our level quiz to figure out which one is the right one for your swimmer!

On the first day of lessons, instructors will alert a manager if they feel a student has been placed in a level incorrectly, and we will assist you to adjust to the correct level.

 

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TADPOLE LEVEL

PARENT/CHILD LESSON: Ages 6 mo.- 3 yr

 

 

Our Tadpole level is an interactive lesson designed for babies and toddlers to participate in the pool together with their parents and/or caregivers. The lessons include skill building drills, songs and props that are designed to help build each child’s cognitive and physical development in the water. This lesson teaches children how to achieve comfort and safety in, around and under the water. Consistent exposure to the aquatic environment builds a foundation for a safe and happy young swimmer. The student to teacher ratio of this level is 6 students to 1 instructor and is 30 minutes in length.

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STARFISH LEVEL

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 and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of this level move up to the Seahorse Level.

 

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SEAHORSE LEVEL

COMFORTABLE BEGINNER – Ages 3+

 

 

The Seahorse level swim lessons are designed for the beginner student who is comfortable in the water and will submerge their head underwater willingly and happily. Students will learn the basics of breath control, body posture, kicking, floating and a variety of safety skills. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of this level move up to the Silverfish Level.

 

 

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SILVERFISH / GOLDFISH

BREATHING FOR SURVIVAL & FORMAL STROKES

 

 

The Silverfish / Goldfish level is one level with 2 progressive stages, Silverfish to Goldfish. The level is designed for children who have a solid comfort level in the water, can kick properly and float independently. The focus of the level is breathing technique development. The techniques learned will be used for both survival swimming, recreational swimming and will later translate into the proper breathing structure for formal strokes. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Silverfish Level move up to Goldfish Level and graduates of the Goldfish Level move up to the Puffer Level.

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PUFFER LEVEL

BEGINNER FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE

The Puffer level introduces the fundamentals of Freestyle and Backstroke to the swimmer who has developed a comfortable breathing pattern in the water. The key focus of the class is to combine the breathing techniques from the Silverfish / Goldfish level with a technically sound freestyle stroke. Proper posture and body rotation are emphasized on both the stomach and the back. Safety skills are continued through a variety of drills. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Puffer Level move up to the Eel Level.

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EEL LEVEL

COMPETITIVE FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE

The Eel level builds upon the skills learned in the Puffer level by introducing more advanced forms of technique and faster, more efficient breathing techniques for Freestyle and Backstroke. While the foundation of the Freestyle and Backstroke is constructed in the Puffer level, the Eel level instructs the swimmer on more advanced technique and turns that will be used in competitive swimming. Efficient and rhythmic strokes are perfected. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Eel Level move up to the Tigershark Level.

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TIGERSHARK LEVEL

COMPETITIVE BREASTSTROKE

The Tigershark level continues to review the advanced Freestyle and Backstroke technique learned in the previous Eel level, while introducing the Breaststroke to swimmers. Combining the breaststroke kick and pull together to create a rhythmic stroke is a goal of the level. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Tigershark level move up to the Orca Level.

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ORCA LEVEL

COMPETITIVE BUTTERFLY & TEAM PREPARATORY

 

 

 

The Orca level works to maintain the Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke form from the previous Eel and Tigershark levels while introducing swimmers to the Butterfly stroke. A comfortable and rhythmic stroke will be mastered and perfected for all 4 of the competitive strokes while team preparatory drills and skills will be taught. Lessons have a 5 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Orca Level can move up to more advanced levels such as the Tech Level or Pre-Competitive Level.

 

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TECH LEVEL
TECHNIQUE MAINTENANCE

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The Tech Level is the best option for swimmers who have graduated through the level system and want to maintain their stroke technique in the small group setting. Form, fitness and fun will be focused on during this weekly lesson. Focuses will vary per the class needs each week. The lesson has a 5 student to 1 teacher ratio and is 30 minutes in length.

 

 

 

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PRE-COMPETITIVE LEVEL
Technique, Endurance, Fun!

Aquatech Swim School - By Jimaii Design

The Pre-Competitive Team Practice Group is a great way for children to learn the basics of swim training with a group of peers. It is a year-round, ongoing group workout focused on enhancing technique, building endurance and maintaining a healthy exercise routine in a supportive atmosphere. In this fun, low-pressure environment your child and their peers will enjoy working with an AquaTech swim coach toward common goals. Workouts have a 12 swimmers to 1 coach ratio and are 60 minutes in length. Swimmers must be graduates of the ORCA level and/or be able to swim 1 length of the pool using each of the 4 competitive strokes. 

 

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SWIM LESSON DETAILS

Children's swim lessons are offered on an on-going basis, year-round, so you can join anytime! Lessons are 30 minutes in length, offered weekly, with most students opting for one lesson per week on an on-going basis.

 

Once the correct level, day and time has been determined and booked, children attend their scheduled lesson(s) each week while instructors teach them to achieve the 3 main goals of the level. Each time a goal is achieved, a student will receive a goal achievement ribbon. When all 3 level goals have been achieved, students will receive a level certificate and ribbon before moving up to the next level. 

 

Apologies, we do not offer swim lessons for adults at this time. 

 

HOW TO GET STARTED: 

*Create or update your member account in the CUSTOMER PORTAL

*Review our lesson levels and class schedule below

 

READY TO START?

Roughly one week before the date you would like to begin weekly, ongoing lessons, do one of the following:

 

*Stop by during OPERATION HOURS to reserve a weekly lesson day/time and tour the facility

*Find an open lesson space through the CUSTOMER PORTAL online schedule and book it 

*Fill out the LESSON REQUEST FORM to receive assistance from our staff with booking a weekly day/time

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE: 

$35 per student per year

 

ON-GOING GROUP LESSONS: 

$115 per student per 4-week cycle (4 lessons total) 

 

ON-GOING PRE-COMPETITIVE TEAM: 

$150 per student per 4-week cycle (4 practices total) 

 

A payment is necessary to reserve a space in swim lessons. On-going programs require an updated credit or debit card to remain on account at all times. An Annual Membership Fee will be charged during an initial registration for ongoing programs and annually thereafter.

 

Lesson billing occurs on a 4-week billing cycle for on-going programs. Courtesy billing reminders are sent via email and text message 1 week prior to each billing date. A late or rejected payment at the time of billing will incur a $15 rejection fee.

 

A WITHDRAWAL FORM is required to withdraw from all on-going programs. The withdrawal form must be received by no later than 8:00 AM PST on the final day of the 4-week billing cycle to be removed from, or pro-rated for the following 4-week billing cycle.There are no reimbursements or financial credits given for programs already billed for the current 4-week billing cycle. 

 

2021 BILLING DATES: Jan20, Feb17, Mar17, Apr14, May12, Jun9, Jul7, Aug4, Sept1, Sept29, Oct27, Nov24, Dec 23. 

SIBLING DISCOUNT: 

 

Families with 3 or more siblings registered for ongoing lessons, receive a $5 discount on each ongoing enrollment, each 4-week billing cycle. Likewise, families that have 3 or more ongoing enrollments, receive a $5 discount on each ongoing enrollment, each 4-week billing cycle. Families must share the same address of residence in order to receive this discount.

 

HERO DISCOUNT: 

 

We are grateful for ALL of the heroic professions out there, including our own staff! This particular discount however is specifically for veterans, active military, fire and police families. Hero families will receive a $10 discount on each ongoing enrollment, each 4-week billing cycle. Simply present your ID at the time of registration to receive this discount. We thank you for your dedication and service!

AquaTech guarantees your regularly scheduled lesson each week. While we offer a total of 4 makeup tokens per student per year we do not guarantee specific days/times for makeup lesson availability. If you have a very restrictive schedule, we do not recommend missing your regularly scheduled weekly lesson. 

 

How to acquire a makeup token:

  • Use the REPORT AN ABSENCE form by no later than 8:00 AM PST the day of the scheduled lesson. The absence will be marked as excused. 

 

How to use a makeup token:

  • View and book your available makeup tokens up to 7 days in advance through the CUSTOMER PORTAL.
  • Use the USE A MAKEUP TOKEN form to get assistance from our staff in finding makeup lesson availability. 

 

Policies:

*Makeups tokens expire after 1 year.

*Students can be excused, and given a makeup token, for a maximum of 4 lessons per calendar year.

*There are no financial credits, reimbursements or extensions for makeup tokens that have not been used within the policy timeframe.

*Once a makeup token has been booked, there are no cancellations or changes that can be made without forfeiting the makeup token.

*Makeup tokens can be used for AquaRec reservations. A makeup token can be used to reserve an AquaRec swim hour for 1 child and 1 adult participant.

 

How To Book A Makeup Token Through The Customer Portal: 

*Log into your CUSTOMER PORTAL account

*Under the MY ACCOUNT menu option, select the MAKEUPS option under a student on your account

*Under the CURENT LOCATION MAKEUP TOKENS section, click the USE MAKEUP TOKEN button

*Find a lesson that works for you and click SUBMIT REQUEST

*You will then receive an email confirmation of the token booking

 

IMPORTANT: If you are having trouble finding lesson availability, please fill out the USE A MAKEUP TOKEN form to receive assistance from our staff. If you would like to use a makeup token to book an AquaRec reservation, scroll down to the Recreational Swim section below for instructions. 

Lessons affected by a scheduled AquaTech holiday closure will be prorated during the 4-week billing cycle in which it occurs. Closure reminder emails and text messages are sent 1 week prior to scheduled holiday closure dates.

 

2021 HOLIDAY CLOSURES: 

 

New Year's Day: Friday January 1, 2021

Easter: Sunday April, 4, 2021

Independence Day: Sunday July 4, 2021

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday November 25, 2021

Winter Holiday: Friday December 24, 2021 - Saturday January 1, 2022

 

NON-HOLIDAY CLOSURES:  If the pool should unexpectedly close for reasons related to safety, a non-expiring makeup token will be issued for any lessons / reservations affected by the closure.

All AquaTech Swim Instructors undergo a complete training of AquaTech’s trademarked teaching methodology. Staff meet on a regular basis for continued education and attend “in house” training sessions during their employment with AquaTech. All AquaTech staff are CPR certified and undergo AquaTech Safety and Emergency Training.

 

Specific instructors may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed. Part of the AquaTech philosophy is teaching children valuable life lessons through their swim class each week. One important lesson is being able to work with new and different instructors. Change is a part of life, and although certain instructors may be favored, substitutes and instructor changes do and will occur, sometimes without prior notice. It is a natural, healthy part of life to be able to accept and adapt well to change.

ALL children under the age of 3 years and those not 100% potty trained MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER. A swimsuit must be worn over the swim diaper. If a fecal accident occurs and your child is not wearing a swim diaper, a $200 closure fee will be assessed.