StarBaby is a unique parent and child learn-to-swim program that provides a foundation of confidence in children ages 4 to 36 months. Children are guided through developmentally appropriate activities that promote play, exploration, and encouragement while parents are given tools to encourage family fun safely in the water.
StarBaby Beginner introduces parents and students between the ages of 4 months and 3 years old to the basics of swimming and water safety. All families new to our StarBaby Program start in this level.
StarBaby Intermediate continues progressions started in the Beginner class. Many of the Beginner level songs and activities are incorporated for student comfort and consistency, creating an easier transition to more difficult skills.
Starbaby Advanced incorporates many of the same skills of our White and Red level group classes. By learning White and Red level skills before turning 3, students are more confident and safer in the water, earlier in life.
While some students happily wave to mom and dad sitting on deck or in the viewing area, other students need smaller steps to reach that point. StarBaby Transition is designed to help these students reach that same level of confidence.
Group lessons are built around the concept that there is a shared core of aquatic skills that every person needs to know to be proficient in the water. Classes are small in size, with only 4 students per class. This customized experience makes life-long swimmers who feel like stars, in the pool and out.
This student is a beginner, probably a little nervous, and has little swimming experience. They will work on becoming more confident and relaxed in the water on their front and back, while aiming toward total body submersion.
This student is able to float, with ease on their back for 5-10 seconds. They will work at making forward movement on their front and back with increased efficiency.
This student is able to swim “Single-Switch” freestyle and backstroke at least 40ft with efficient technique. They will work at building endurance and develop a full freestyle and backstroke with good body position throughout the stroke.
This student is able to swim Butterfly and Sidestroke with good technique at least 40 feet. They will work at developing Breaststroke and Elementary Backstroke in addition to additional competitive skills.
This student is able to submerge by themselves, with ease, for 5-10 seconds. They will work on air recovery skills, rollover breathing, and getting themselves back to the wall.
This student is able to swim, with ease, on their stomach at least 20 feet. They will work on developing side kicking and combining arm pulls with correct body position to create proper technique foundation for freestyle and backstroke.
This student is able to swim freestyle and backstroke with good technique for at least 75 feet. They will work at developing the butterfly and sidestroke as well as an introduction to competitive skills.