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Curriculum/Levels

General Class Information

Lessons are available for ages 6 months to adult. All lessons are offered in monthly sessions which are 4 weeks long. For our outdoor sites and all lessons at The Country Club of Colorado, class will be cancelled when the pools are closed for lightning and a make-up class will be held on the immediately following Friday. No more than 1 make-up class per week will be held. Make-up classes are not provided when a swimmer misses class unless the swimmer is given written permission from the Program Manager, see #8 on our FAQ page for further details on our make-up policy.

Water Baby class

Ages 6 months to 3 years. Adult gets in the water with child.  This class takes a non-aggressive approach which teaches comfort and fun in the water. 

Group Classes 

Ages 3 years and up. Individuals are placed in classes based on both age and skill.  See below for more information on the levels. These classes have low swimmer to instructor ratio, 3:1 for younger classes and 4:1 for more advanced classes. The largest classes will have 2 teachers in the water (6:2, 8:2). These lessons are offered at the times stated on individual site pages (each location is different).  You choose how many times per week works best with your schedule and your commitment level, this can be once, twice, three times a week or more. 

Private & Semi-Private

Available to ages 3 & up.  Adult lessons are currently only offered in this form. 

Levels

Water Babies (B) 

Ages 6 months to 3 years. This is a beginner class that takes a non-aggressive approach to introducing the water.  A parent or other adult is required to get in the water with child as we sing songs and play games.  The main goal of the class is to achieve comforatability and a fun experience for the child while teaching additional skills when they are ready. This is a fun class that is often just as enjoyable for the parents as for the child.

Pre-Kindergarden (P)

Ages 3 to 5 years, 3:1 student to instructor ratio. These classes are designed for younger children and focus on comfortability in the water along with teaching movement and breathing while swimming. 

Level 1 (P1) -

The main goal of this class is to establish independence by putting eyes and face in water with bubble blowing.  They will also be working on floating on their own.  In these classes, it is common for tears.  Our staff is well trained in working with fearful or hesitant children and in helping then learn to love the water.

Level 2 (P2) -

This class focuses on teaching movement through the water.  The children will be introduced to proper kicks and arm movements that will help them swim through the water efficiently.

Level 3 (P3) -

By the end of this class, they will be able to move through the water with strong arms and kicks.  They will also learn how to consistently take a breath in the middle of their swim.

Elementary (E)

Ages 6 years and older, 3:1 student to instructor ratio. These classes are similar to our 'P' classes in curriculum, but are focused more on an older age group.  The goals of these classes are complete comfortability in the water, consistent movement with arms and legs and efficient breathing. 

Level 1 (E1) -

The focus of this class is to establish complete independence and comfortability breathing in the water.  It also starts working on movement with use of the arms and legs.

Level 2 (E2) -

During this class, they will be working on establishing strong movement through the water with proper arm and leg technique while getting their own breath.

Stroke (S)

Ages 4 years and older, 4:1 student to instructor ratio. These classes start introducing and teaching proper and more efficient stroke techniques. Breaststroke and butterfly will also be covered along with other skills that will help prepare for swim team.

Level 1 (S1) -

In this level, the child will learn side breathing on freestyee and will begin the kick for breaststroke and butterfly.  This level also begins to teach diving, a common favorite to show family and friends.

Level 2 (S2) -

The main focus in this class is teaching the arms for both butterfly and breaststroke as well as establishing proper timing.  They will also work on perfecting technique on freestyle and backstroke.

Level 3 (S3) -

This level will help complete preparations for swim team.  They will learn flip turns and competitive dives from the block.  Establishing perfect technique for all strokes and building endurance are also important elements of this class.

Special Needs & Individuals with Disabilities

On our staff, we have individuals who are trained and have experience teaching children with a variety of disabilities.  If you are interested in lessons for someone with special needs, please contact us and we would love to find the best fit to help them experience the joy of the water.

Adult Lessons

We offer adult lessons for any level, ranging from those who have a fear of the water to individuals who are interested in swimming for fitness.  The lessons are typically taught in a private lesson format with highly trained instructors prepared to meet the adult at whatever level.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

We understand that some kids work better with individual instruction, therefore, on top of our group lessons, private and semi-private lessons are available upon request.