For children aged 4 months to 16 months, Parent & Child I classes require one parent to be in the water with the child. Children are required to wear a swim diaper and a Happy Nappy double diaper. Parents are expected to fully participate in the activities of the class. The focus of the class includes the following skills development:
For children aged 17 months to 36 months, Parent & Child II classes require one parent to be in the water with the child. Children are required to wear a swim diaper and a Happy Nappy double diaper. Parents are expected to fully participate in the activities of the class. The focus of the class includes the following skills development:
This class is conceived for children of 3 years of age in order to make the most of their developing motor skills, while learning the fundamental skills for a safe experience in the water, such as:
For children aged 4 to 10 years of age, this class is the gateway to learning the proper and formal technique to swim the four strokes legally.
Stroke Development classes take swim lessons to the next level. They focus on enhancing the technique of the four strokes that will allow swimmers to experience the love and fun of the water at a near-competitive level.
These classes are for children who have a basic understanding of and ability to do all the four competitive strokes. The focus is on refining the technique of the strokes while, at the same time, building endurance in the water beyond a formal swim lesson. A wonderful bridge to those swimmers who are interested in joining a competitive swim team, or for those who enjoy swim practices without swim meets.
The Competitive Clinic Series classes are designed for competitive swimmers who wish to enhance their racing strategies, while focusing on the technique of their stroke. Low student-to-coach ratio (6:1) offers the possibility to interact and give one-on-one attention to each student. The Clinic Series provides the opportunity to build on classes and continually correct and fortify proper stroke technique and good habits.
The Competitive Water Polo Clinic is focused on sprint swimming, freestyle technique and kicking to complement Water Polo players training and competitions. This clinic is ideal for Polo players that don’t swim on a swim team or are trying to improve their speed and strength in the water.
Skills covered include:
The focus of Adult Learn-to-Swim classes is to introduce individuals to the fun and safe experience of the water at a later age. Classes are in a supportive group learning environment, meeting each student with where they are in their comfort and skill level. Skills will focus on:
Offered during our summer months, intensives are where your child comes 5 consecutive days in 1 week, Monday through Friday. Lessons are one hour long (except for Parent& Child II classes, which are 30 minutes) at the same time each day, offering the student an intensified learning environment to increase his/her comfort and technique in the water. You may sign up for one week at a time, offering flexibility around summer plans and vacation. Skills focused on will be age and ability specific. Please refer to Learn-to-Swim, Stroke Development and Stroke Analysis for more specific information.
Adult Stroke Analysis classes are designed for Masters swimmers and/or triathletes who wish to focus on enhancing the technique of the four strokes and to raise their swimming skills to competitive or near-competitive level.
A specialized form of aquatic therapy, Aqua Yoga classes foster relaxation, physical rehabilitation and fitness. For those who love Yoga and its beneficial effects on the body, Aqua Yoga brings conditioning and strengthening exercises in the water while relaxing the mind.
Private lessons will be considered for one-off situations and are most often granted for competitive swimmers or triathletes looking for small stroke refinements and feedback. Sweet Blue highly encourages weekly attendance in group setting to promote community and continuing focus on one’s skills.
At Sweet Blue, we are prepared and have trained to offer swim lessons to children and adults with special attributes, ranging from anywhere in the large spectrum of Autism, to Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and ADHD. Our goal is to focus on the student’s ability rather than his/her physical or cognitive challenges.
It is our desire to bring joy through special-ability aquatics, and to allow for an opening to bring a newly rediscovered independence to any level of daily life as well as to enrich the notion of resilience.
Please contact us if you have any questions, or for an appointment.