The BLUE WAVE LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM is the most comprehensive swim lesson program in our area.
We offer group lessons (levels 1-4), private lessons, and semi-private lessons for children and adults, as well as parent/tot classes.
Level 1 (Beginner)
Students learn to float on their front and back, learn to blow bubbles, get their face wet, kicking and generally become comfortable in the water. Students will learn water safety skills, how to be safe in the water, how to enter and exit the pool properly.
They may start the basic concept of freestyle and backstroke skills as well. Students need to be able to float on their front and back, unaided, no fear or crying, before moving onto level 2. Sometimes students, depending on their comfort level, may repeat level one. This class is taught in our teaching pool or may be moved into the main pool using platforms.
Level 2 (Entry Level)
Students will continue to get comfortable in the water. They will work on body position on front and back, continue floating, kicking with a kickboard on front and back, holding breath in water, and getting in and out of water.
We will be working towards independent swimming and confidence. When these skills are mastered, the child is promoted to Level 3.
This class is taught in our teaching pool, or we may move them to the main pool, utilizing platforms.
Level 3 (Intermediate)
Students at this level will start to use the correct arm strokes for freestyle and backstroke, including proper side breathing technique for freestyle. Swimmers will start to coordinate their arms and legs with proper breathing and should be able to swim at least 20-25 yards. We will also work on the swimmer’s endurance level.
Swimmers will be introduced to the breaststroke kick. Upon completing these skills, students will advance to Level 4. At this level if the student can swim 25 yards unaided, they can also join the Chris Colwill Dive Team.
Level 4 (Advanced)
Students in Level 4 are now mastering the skills they have learned in previous levels. Swimmers should know rhythmic breathing (breathing to the side) and proper body positions in the water on the front and back (streamline position). They will improve their freestyle and backstroke, and should be able to swim further distance while refining their breathing skills and stroke technique for freestyle and backstroke, continuing to work on the swimmer’s endurance. Swimmers will also be introduced to treading water in deeper water.
Students will continue to work on breaststroke kick, adding arm strokes while learning the proper timing of the stroke. At this level, students are introduced to the butterfly kick on their front, side and back. Upon mastering these skills, students will advance to stroke school or Chris Colwill Diving.
The goal of this program is to introduce water experiences to children ages 6 months to 3-year-olds. A parent or other caregiver must accompany the child in the pool. This is a playful, no pressure group where we work on water comfort, learn age appropriate safety and swimming skills, sing songs, and play with water toys. Parents will be given information and demonstrations on how to help their child be safe around pools and open water. Group classes are a wonderful way for children to learn both water and social skills. The class will be held in our warm therapy pool.
Parent Reminders: Bring favorite water toy, swim diapers if not potty trained, swim suits, towel and sunscreen. Sing and make it FUN!
Toddler Plus is the next step for children who are two and three years old. Children will be in the pool with an instructor and overseen by a lifeguard. The maximum class size is only four students. A smaller class size allows each child to receive individualized feedback and personalized instruction while comfortably interacting with peers. This course will cover level 1 skills for beginners: floating on their front and back, blowing bubbles, kicking, getting their face wet, and feeling comfortable being more independent in the water. This course takes place in our smaller, heated teaching pool.
ADULT SWIM CLASSES
This class is for adults 18 & older, beginner to intermediate swimmers. The class is designed to introduce beginners to swimming, getting them comfortable in the water with floating on front and back and then the beginnings of stroke work, teaching the crawl stroke (freestyle) and back stroke. For the Advanced Beginner to Intermediate swimmer it is designed to work on stroke technique, stroke improvement and endurance training. We will help you with personal goals in swimming, such as becoming a Masters Swimmer or engaging in triathlon training.
40 Minute Sessions
Saturday Group Lessons
40 Minute Sessions
30 Minute Sessions
40 Minute Sessions
Semi private lessons are put together by the requested party.