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Waterworks On Wheels believes in making this class a positive experience with games, songs and toys. We are not an aggressive “survival” program, but have a balanced mix of fun and safety. Our practiced and proven water safety techniques are the key to our success. Children (ages 10 months to 35 months) learn by repetition and consistency. Our main focus is water safety using highly practiced and researched techniques including:
This class is for the child who is not yet able to swim independently. Some children in this class may be able to submerge their face, but that is not a requirement. Children may or may not be anxious about the water. Focus on water safety with our practiced safety techniques (JITA, back float and swimming), and working on swim skills such as:
This class is for the child that can swim or glide independently for approximately three (3) feet or more on their front with face in the water. Focus on water safety, more comfort in the water, and learning to swim farther and better. Class includes:
This class is for the child that can swim on the stomach with arms and kicks, and on the back for the width of the pool (approximately 5 yards). Focus on swimming correctly on the front and on the back, as well as mastery of rhythmic breathing and the “jump in, turn around” technique.
This class is for children who can swim freestyle and backstroke for approximately 15 yards, or half the pool length. Focus on technical skills like breathing and good form while swimming freestyle and backstroke, learning basic breaststroke, increasing endurance, and water safety. Treading water (with and without “street clothing” on) will also be included.
This class is for the child that can swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards, or the entire pool length. This class will ready your child for a competitive program, if desired. Focus on technical skills such as:
Desert Swim School believes in working with children on a very individual basis. We will assess and evaluate each child based on his/her skill displayed at the first lesson, and may make changes as needed. Your input when registering with regard to your child’s swim ability and comfort level is key. Please feel free to contact us at (480) 461-3888 with any additional questions.