Children's SWIM Lesson leVeLS

FIND THE CORRECT STARTING LEVEL

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Unsure which is the correct starting level for your child? Take our level quiz to figure it  out!

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

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TADPOLE LEVEL

PARENT/CHILD LESSON: Ages 6 months-3 years

 

 

An interactive lesson designed for babies and toddlers to participate in the pool together with their parents and/or caregivers. These swim lessons include skill building drills, songs and props that are designed to help build each child’s cognitive and physical development in the water. Lessons teach children how to achieve comfort and safety in, around and under the the water. 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. These swimming 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 children’s 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. These swimming 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

This 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. These swimming 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 of our children’s swim lessons 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. These swimming 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 of our children’s swim lessons 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. These swimming 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 of our children’s swim lessons 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. These swimming 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 PREP

 

The Orca level of our children’s swim lessons 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. These swimming 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 of our children’s swim lessons 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 swim lesson has a 5 student to 1 teacher ratio and is 30 minutes in length.

 

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PRE-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE GROUP

Technique, Endurance, Fun!

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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 14 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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Children's SWIM LESSON DETAILS

Are you looking for fun afterschool activities for your kids to participate in? Children's group swim lessons located at our two locations in the East Bay area are offered on an on-going basis, year-round, so you can join anytime! Group swim 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 each week while instructors teach them to achieve the 3 main goals of the level. When all 3 level goals have been achieved, students will move up to the next level.

 

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS:

 

Create or update your account in the CUSTOMER PORTAL

Review lesson level details above and the lesson schedule in the Customer Portal

 

READY TO START LESSONS?

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

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

Find lesson availability through the CUSTOMER PORTAL  and book a lesson

Fill out the LESSON REQUEST FORM to receive assistance from our staff with booking a lesson

Give us a call at 866.633.4147 to review your needs with our staff

ANNUAL FACILITY FEE: 

  $40 per student per year

 

GROUP LESSONS: 

Ongoing Lessons: $140 per student per 4-week cycle (4 lessons total) 

→ Drop-In Lesson: $40 per lesson

 

PRE-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE GROUP: 

→ Ongoing Practices: $175 per student per 4-week cycle (4 practices total) 

→ Drop-In Practice: $50 per practice

 

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

 

Ongoing billing occurs on a 4-week billing cycle. Courtesy 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 $25 rejection fee.

 

A WITHDRAWAL FORM is required to withdraw from all ongoing 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.  

 

2023 BILLING DATES: Jan18, Feb15, Mar15, Apr12, May10, Jun7, Jul5, Aug2, Aug30, Sep27, Oct25, Nov22, Dec20

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!