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Golden Guppies Classes
The following is a list of classes offered by the Golden Guppies Swim School. All classes are available in a Group, Semi-Private, and Private lessons environment. Both Semi-Private and Private Lessons can be offered at your chosen day and time. Please note that the student must meet specific skill requirements before progressing to the next level. This is to ensure the safety and comfort of both the student and teacher.
Get Wet is our introductory class to basic water safety and instruction. Students will focus on learning how to blow bubbles, float assisted and unassisted on their backs and submerge fully. Kicking on stomach and back is introduced. Following directions and working in a group environment are also focused on in this level. Kids will stay in this level until the can float unassisted for :10 seconds, enter from the side and float and put their face fully in the water
PreNovice encourages a stronger sense of confidence in the water. Kids will learn how to enter from the side and get back to the wall, kick on their stomach unassisted with face in and kick on their back unassisted. Kids will learn how to float and kick comfortably as balance and the use of legs is strongly emphasized. Kids will practice retrieving objects from the bottom of the stairs and jumping from the side.
Children in the Novice class are able to comfortably go entirely under water and can float on their backs and stomachs. Assisted and unassisted transitioning from stomach to back and back to stomach are addressed. This class also introduces beginning freestyle arms, rotary breathing, and builds upon kicking. Children will remain in this class until they can swim using overhead freestyle strokes, swim overhead backstroke strokes and take beginner breaths to the side.
The Intermediate class addresses a competent freestyle and backstroke and introduces breaststroke and butterfly. Kids must be able to comfortably breath to the side while taking basic freestyle strokes. Beginner drills of other stroke elements are introduced towards the end as the students are gaining an understanding of all 4 strokes: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle. Diving is also introduced in this class.
The Advanced level is the highest level offered at Golden Guppies Swim School. Students in this level can swim a full lap of competent freestyle with ease. Swimmers at this level have a concept of timing, breathing, kicking, and feel for the water. Proper technique for all four strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle) is addressed and developed throughout the session.
Introduction to Swim Team - NEW!!
In it's innaugural year, Intro to Swim Team is a class designed to address and ease the transition from swim lessons into a swim team atmpsphere. Children learn proper terminology used in swim team as well as exercises, drills and stretches commonly found among swim team. Children will learn advanced concepts of swimming such as breakouts, transitions, dives and underwaters. Children will also be introduced to learning how to read a pace clock, intervals and beginner goal setting.
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*Sometimes a student may be required to to repeat a class before they are permitted to transition to the next level. The safety of all Golden Guppies swimmers is our number one priority - we appreciate your understanding.
All swim lessons are taught at Gold's Gym, Fitchburg.