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The SunFish Swim School Class Descriptions

Minnows 9-18 months:  Adult participation and interaction. Children learn to be comfortable & safe in the water. Water toys & games are used which include various parent holds for water exploration, bubble blowing / humming, water adjustment up to chin / ears, assisted front & back float/kicking with assistance.

Seahorses 19-36 months:  Adult participation and interaction. Children learn to be comfortable & safe in the water. Water toys & games are used to teach skills which include various parent holds for water exploration, bubble blowing / humming, water adjustment up to chin / ears, bobbing to chin, assisted front & back float / glide / kick, & rolling over with assistance.

Guppies: 3 & 4 year olds. Child's comfort level in the water is somewhere before or up to placing face in water. Skills the student will progress to include bubble blowing, bobbing to chin, assisted front & back float / glide / kick, walking independently in the water, paddling, & sculling.

Sunfish: 3 & 4 year olds:  Child will voluntarily go underwater. Skills the student will progress to include holding breath for 3-5 seconds underwater, underwater object retrieval 3 feet deep, independent front & back float/glide/kick, paddling, sculling, & combined upper and lower extremity movement.

Goldfish: 5 Years and Older:  Student's comfort level in the water is somewhere up to voluntarily going underwater. Skills the student will progress to include holding breath for 3-5 seconds underwater, underwater object retrieval 3 feet deep, bobbing with face in water, independent front & back float/glide/kick, & combined upper and lower extremity movement for front crawl.

Jellyfish: 5 Years and Older:  Student can submerge head & hold breath underwater for 5 seconds or more & float on front or back independently for 5 seconds or more. Skills the student will progress to include front crawl with reciprocal breathing, elementary backstroke, backstroke, & treading water.

Dolphins: 5 Years and Older:  Student can swim front crawl with reciprocal breathing and do backstroke. Skills the student will progress to include breaststroke with reciprocal breathing, sidestroke, swimming underwater, standing shallow dive, & treading water for 20 seconds.
 

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