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Life Time Swim helps your child build confidence by earning stickers for every skill passed. With consistent practice and praise from you and our instructors, your child will be swimming laps in no time.

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Splash: 4 MONTHS – 3 YEARS

Intro to Splash

ages 4 – 23 months; ratio 1:8

This class is a fun-filled parent participation course for our youngest swimmers. It is designed to teach parents water safety skills they can use with their children and how to help infants adjust comfortably to the water while learning basic skills.

Splash 101

age 2 years; ratio 1:3

This class requires parent participation and is an introductory class that works with children to feel comfortable in the water. Children will work on adjusting to the water, and on the basic swim skills of floating, kicking and swimming with assistance.

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Ripple: 3 – 5 YEARS

Ripple 101

ratio 1:3

This class is designed for the beginning-level child who may have limited experience or comfort in the water. Children who are not comfortable jumping in and reaching to the side independently should start in this class. Children will work on adjusting to the water, and on the basic swim skills of floating, kicking and swimming with assistance.

Ripple 201

ratio 1:3

Ripple 201 is designed for the child who completed a 101 level class or is comfortable jumping in and reaching to the side independently. Children will work on independent kicking, alternating arm movement, back paddling and floating on their front and back without assistance.

Ripple 301

ratio: 1:4

Ripple 301 is designed for the child who completed a 201 level class or can paddle short distances independently on both their front and back. Children begin swimming longer distances and will work on swimming on their front with log rolls, and doing the backstroke, breaststroke arms, and dolphin kicks.

Ripple 401

ratio: 1:4

Ripple 401 is designed for the child who completed a 301 level class or can swim on their front with a side-to-side roll, do the backstroke, breaststroke arms, and dolphin kicks. Children will work on the freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly arms and treading water.

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Wave: 6 – 8 YEARS

Wave 201

ratio 1:3

Wave 201 is designed for the child who completed a 101 level class or is comfortable jumping in and reaching to the side independently. Children will work on independent kicking, alternating arm movement, back paddling and floating on their front and back without assistance.

Wave 301

ratio 1:4

Wave 301 is designed for the child who completed a 201 level class or can paddle short distances independently on both their front and back. Children begin swimming longer distances and will work on swimming on their front with log rolls, and doing the backstroke, breaststroke arms, and dolphin kicks.

Wave 401

ratio 1:4

Wave 401 is designed for the child who completed a 301 level class or can swim on their front with a side-to-side roll, do the backstroke, breaststroke arms and dolphin kicks. Children will work on the freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly arms and treading water.

Wave 501

ratio 1:5

Wave 501 is designed for the child who completed a 401 level class or can swim the freestyle with rotary breathing 15 yards, backstroke and breaststroke. Children will work on developing their technique and endurance in all four competitive strokes, with an emphasis placed on the rhythm and proper timing involved in each stroke.

Wave 601

ratio 1:6

Wave 601 is designed for the child who completed a 501 level class or is able to swim all four competitive strokes. Students will prepare for swim team by fine-tuning their strokes and learning rhythmic breathing, flip turns and legal finishes.

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Surf: 9 – 13 YEARS

Surf 201

ratio 1:3

Surf 201 is designed for the child who completed a 101 level class or is comfortable jumping in and reaching 
to the side independently. Children will work on independent kicking, alternating arm movement, back paddling and floating on their front and back without assistance.

Surf 301

ratio 1:4

Surf 301 is designed for the child who completed a 201 level class or can paddle short distances independently on both their front and back. Children begin swimming longer distances and will work on swimming on their front with log rolls, and doing the backstroke, breaststroke arms, and dolphin kicks.

Surf 401

ratio 1:4

Surf 401 is designed for the child who completed a 301 level class or can swim on their front with a side-to-side roll, do the backstroke, breaststroke arms and dolphin kicks. Children will work on the freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly arms and treading water.

Surf 501

ratio 1:5

Surf 501 is designed for the child who completed a 401 level class or can swim the freestyle with rotary breathing 15 yards, backstroke and breaststroke. Children will work on developing their technique and endurance in all four competitive strokes, with an emphasis placed on the rhythm and proper timing involved in each stroke.

Surf 601

ratio 1:6

Surf 601 is designed for the child who completed a 501 level class or is able to swim all four competitive strokes. Students will prepare for swim team by fine-tuning their strokes and learning rhythmic breathing, flip turns and legal finishes.