Tots (Ages 4 months to 2 1/2 years)
Tots: No prior experience. Babies learn to be comfortable in the water. Confidence building and fun.
Minis (Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years)
Mini 1: No prior experience. Gentle introduction to basic swim and safety skills.
Mini 2: Must be comfortable in the water. Will get face wet, will jump in. Evaluation required.
Mini 3: Must be comfortable in the water. Can float front and back. Can jump in and return to surface.
Jr Swim (Ages 3 to 6 years)
Jr White: No prior experience. Gentle introduction to basic swim and safety skills.
Jr Red: Must be comfortable in the water. Will get face wet. Will jump in.
Jr Yellow: Must be comfortable in the water. Can float front and back. Can jump in and return to surface.
Jr Blue: Can swim on the surface and roll on back to breathe then return to forward motion.
Sr Swim (Ages 5 years and up)
Sr 5+ Level 1: No swim experience. Comfort and basic swim skills are the focus.
Sr 6+ Level 2: Can swim on the surface and roll on back to breathe then return to forward motion.
Stroke (All ages, by ability)
Stroke Green: Can swim freestyle with rotary (side) breathing. Can tread for at least 15 seconds.
Stroke Silver: Can tread water for 30 seconds. Can perform over arm pulls front and back.
Stroke Gold: Can perform Freestyle and Backstroke and have knowledge of Breaststroke and Butterfly. Evaluation required.
Stroke Gold +: Can perform Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. Evaluation required.
Private or Semi-Private Lessons (All ages, by ability)
Private or Semi-Private: Customized curriculum based on students needs.
Curriculum Overview: Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combine both swimming and safety skills. Students participate in learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment. Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning with a focus om rolling over to breath on your back. These techniques are designed to provide an easy transition as students progress and advance throughout the levels. Instructors will take time at the end of every lesson to inform you on your child’s progress, areas where they are improving, and areas they need to continue working on. All instructors are certified in our proprietary swim curriculum. The lessons at Ripples Swim School are “continual” and not “session based”. That means there are no set beginning and end dates for your lessons. Based on our lesson availability, you pick the day and time that works best for your schedule. That will be your day and time every week for your 30 min lesson. You are automatically re-enrolled on the first of every month unless a withdraw form has been submitted 30 days prior. Click here to enroll now.