Ages: 3 months – 3+ years (Adult participation required)
A guided water experience using songs and games to build confidence, develop motor skills, and teach personal water safety to parents and children. Waterbabies uses a gentle, loving, child-centered approach where "play is learning and learning is play". We partner with parents in the aquatic education of their child to create a successful water experience.
Our goal is to empower parents by teaching them the skills to teach their child to swim. Parents do most of the handling of their child in the water and instructors are there to "coach" parents on the techniques. Parents and instructors simultaneously model what we ask the child to do; rather than doing it to them, we are doing it with them, moving at the child’s pace; applying the technique to the child, rather than the child to the technique.
Cost: $22 per 30-min. class (number of weeks depends on session)
Waterbabies Parent-Tot Classes
|Baby Splash||3 - 12 months||Mixed||Description Here||30 min||9:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Toddler Splash||12 - 36 months||Mixed||Description Here||30 min||9:1||Prerequisites Here|
|PT1(4-9m)||4 - 9 months||Beginners||Description Here||30 min||8:1||Prerequisites Here|
|PT1(10-18m)||10 - 18 months||Beginners||Description Here||30 min||8:1||Prerequisites Here|
|PT1(18-36m)||18 - 36 months||Beginners||Description Here||30 min||8:1||Prerequisites Here|
|PT2||8+ months||Intermediate||Description Here||30 min||8:1||Prerequisites Here|
|PT3||16+ months||Intermediate||Description Here||30 min||8:1||Prerequisites Here|
|PT4||2+ yrs||Intermediate||Description Here||30 min||8:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Pre Baby Grads||2 ¾+ yrs||Advanced||Description Here||30 min||6:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Baby Grads **||3+ yrs||Advanced||Description Here||30 min||3:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Baby Grads 2 **||3+ yrs||Advanced||Description Here||30 min||3:1||Prerequisites Here|
|* Ratio may vary.|
|** No adult participation -- These are transitional classes, linking Waterbabies to Waterkids and are priced differently at $26 per 30-min. class.|
Ages: 3 – 10 years
We use a child-centered teaching approach focused on water adjustment, personal safety, basic survival skills, and basic through advanced swim techniques. Our highly trained Instructors work with students to develop a harmonious relationship with the water. They build a strong foundation for the strokes by introducing breathing exercises, correct body alignment, building core body strength and propulsion.
As our students progress we add developmentally appropriate strokes. The Waterkids learn to swim program helps build self- confidence, self-esteem and independence in students. Kids have fun while learning to respect the water.
The Waterbabies philosophy combined with ‘Swimplicity - Learn to Swim’ technology, forms the foundation of our Waterkids program. Swimplicity was developed by Bill Boomer and Milt Nelms (Olympic swim coaches) and adapted for a Learn To Swim program by Edie Flood of “Wings Over Water” swim Schools in New York.
Cost: $26 per 30-min. class / $30 per 45-min. class (number of weeks depends on session)
WaterKids Preschool & Youth Classes
|Beginners**||3 - 5 yrs||Beginners||Description Here||30 min||3:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Youth||6 - 8 yrs||Beginners||Description Here||30 min||3:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Pre1||3 - 5 yrs||Intermediate||Description Here||30 min||3:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Pre2||3 - 5 yrs||Intermediate||Description Here||30 min||3:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Pre3||3 - 5 yrs||Intermediate||Description Here||30 min||3:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Intermediate||4 + yrs||Intermediate||Description Here||30 min||4:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Advanced||5+ yrs||Intermediate||Description Here||45 min||5:1||Prerequisites Here|
|Swim Club||5½+ yrs||Advanced||Description Here||45 min||5:1||Prerequisites Here|
|PreCompete||6+ yrs||Advanced||Description Here||45 min||5:1||Prerequisites Here|
|* Ratio may vary.|
|** Some adult participation may be required.|