Aqua Tots 1 (Ages 6-18 mos. w/adult)
Parents and toddlers are introduced to the water through floating, kicking and blowing bubbles. This class will help develop a level of comfort around the water and prepare the child to continue through the Belton Learn to Swim program.
Aqua Tots 2 (Ages 18 mos. – 3 years w/adult)
A continuation of the skills learned in Aqua Tots 1. Parents and toddlers will work together on water orientation and the most basic functions of swimming: blowing bubbles, floating, kicking, and underwater exploration.
Pre School 1 (Ages 3-5)
Participants are taught to feel comfortable in the water while preforming assisted skills.
Underwater Exploration: blowing bubbles, putting face in the water, bobbing, submerging head, walk in chest deep water.
Locomotion: prone/back float with support, supported kick on front and back, floating with assistance.
Strokes: front and back arm crawl arm movements.
Pre School 2 (Ages 4-5)
A continuation of skills acquired in Pre School 1. Children learn more independence in the water.
Floating & Gliding: prone/back float with support, rolling back to front/front to back with support.
Locomotion: Flutter kick 5 yards with support, front crawl 5 yards with support.
Introduction to Deep Water: Jump into 4-5 feet of water with support.
Seahorse (Ages 4-5)
Participants are taught to be comfortable in the water and work on transitioning from assisted skills to unassisted skills.
Floating & Gliding: prone/back float without support, rolling back to front/front to back without support, prone/back glide without support
Locomotion: Flutter kick on front without support, front/back crawl 10yrds without support.
Introduction to Deep Water: Jump into 4-5 feet of water with support, tread water for 15 seconds.
Goldfish (Ages 5-6)
Participants are taught to feel comfortable in the water while preforming unassisted skills.
Rhythmic Breathing: rhythmic breathing using the wall and kickboard.
Locomotion: front/back crawl 15 yards, introduction to elementary backstroke.
Introduction to Deep Water: Jump into 4-5 feet of water and recover to wall, treading water for 30 seconds.
Diving: Kneeling dives
Jellyfish (Ages 6+)
Participants continue to refine and gain confidence in unassisted skills.
Rhythmic Breathing: rhythmic breathing using the kickboard.
Underwater Exploration: Underwater swimming 10 yards
Locomotion: front/back crawl 25 yards, elementary backstroke 20 yards, breaststroke with support, introduction to finning.
Turns: Front crawl open turn, back crawl open turn.
Diving: Standing dive from side of the pool.
Introduction to Deep Water: Treading water for 1 minute
Sea Turtle (Ages 6+)
Participants gain success with fundamental skill refinement.
Locomotion: Front/back crawl 50 yards, breast stroke 15 yards, sidestroke, scissor kick, introduction to butterfly.
Turns: Front crawl flip turn, back crawl flip turn, breaststroke open turn.
Diving: Surface dives
Safety & Rescue Skills: treading with: scissor kick, breaststroke kick and rotary kick. Tread water for 2 minutes.
Stingray (Ages 6+)
Participants develop confidence in their acquired skills and improve upon new skills.
Locomotion: front/back crawl 100 yards with flip turns, breast stroke 25 yards, butterfly 10 yards, 250 yards continuous swim.
Turns: Sidestroke turn, butterfly turn.
Safety & Rescue Skills: tread water for 3 minutes (1 minute no hands).