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For children 3-5 years old, this is an introductory stage in aquatic development.  We take a playful approach to learning water safety and swimming basics.  Many children who take this class are brand new to swimming instruction.  Our goal is to provide quality, positive instruction in a safe environment where non-swimmers can work towards self-sufficiency in the water.  Instructors will utilize a variety of teaching techniques all aimed at repeated practice of foundational swimming skills (floating, paddling, gliding etc) with the aided use of floatation/training devices.  This class will maintain a 1:5 (instructor : student) ratio, whenever possible. Students are in the water with the instructor only, while a lifeguard is on duty near the class.  We do not allow family members to enter the water with their child.
In order to pass out of this level into Mini 2, students must be able to get their faces wet comfortably, swim on their front with minimal assistance/floatation and float or swim on their back with minimal assistance.  Students must also have a basic understanding of pool safety rules and be willing participants in the class.

** PLEASE NOTE...If you child is older than 3 years, but has never had formal swim lessons, please talk to the pool staff about which class is best for their first time in swim lessons.  It is not necessarily THIS class.

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