Ages 3-5 years *Class will be held in the lap pool when possible*
This class is for students that have successfully passed Guppies. The Minnows pre-requisite skills are:
Independent front glide with flutter kicks in the streamline position
Independent back glide with flutter kicks in the streamline position
Introductory independent freestyle for 5 yards
Introductory independent backstroke for 5 yards
Elementary backstroke (chicken-airplane-soldier) with assistance
Introductory understanding of breathing while swimming
Do a front float, flip on their back and float for at least 10 seconds, yell for help
Water safety skills
Students will continue independent swimming progressions in this class. In order to pass the class, student must demonstrate all skills from prior levels as well as proficiently demonstrating:
Freestyle with rhythmic breathing for 1/2 length of lap pool
Backstroke for 1/2 length of lap pool
Elementary backstroke for 1/2 length of lap pool
Introductory whip kick on front
Students that successfully pass this class and who are at a developmentally appropriate level, with the approval of the instructor and aquatics management, will be able to participate in Level 3.
Not all Minnows students will progress to Level 3 before turning 6! It is very normal to have to repeat swim levels as your child learns, grows, and becomes more aware of the way their body is moving. Level 3 requires fine motor skills that are developed later in childhood for most kiddos.
For availability and registration, call 303-655-2200, or see available lessons online.