Sweetwater Pools Starfish Swim School
Sweetwater Pools is pleased to announce our new affiliation with Starfish Aquatics Institute. Starfish Aquatics Institute, a nationally recognized curriculum for swim instruction, emphasizes water safety and promotes skill development by recognizing the achievements a swimmer makes as they advance through the program.
The Starfish Swimming curriculum is designed for students aged 6 months to adult. Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combines both swimming and safety skills. Students will receive acknowledgment of individual achievement as they accomplish these benchmarks. Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning, providing an easy transition to swim team or lifetime fitness swimming. Our swimming lessons are led by instructors all over 18 years of age and certified swim trainers through Starfish Aquatics Institute. Many are also Certified Water Safety instructors. All have training in First Aid, CPR and AED.
SWP Starfish Swimming Lessons
StarBabies: for ages 6 months to 4 years. This course will foster a high comfort level in the water for very young children, while at the same time train parents and caregivers in water safety and drowning prevention. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water. It does build confidence with a fun and loving experience. One adult per child must attend each class. Each class is 30 minutes long.
Starfish Preschool: For ages 3 – 5 years. Participation in one class of Starbabies or equivalent program is highly recommended before enrollment in this course. Children will be grouped according to age and ability on the first day of class. Students will work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color stage awards for each achievement. These color stages will be used to divide the students into ability groups. Each class is 30 minutes long.
Starfish Swim School: For ages 6 years to 12 years. Children will be grouped according to age and ability on the first day of class. Students will work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color stage awards for each achievement. These color stages will be used to divide the students into ability groups. Each class is 40 minutes long.
Five Core Competencies
- Stage White – Trust and Comfort
- Stage Red – Body Positions
- Stage Yellow – Submersions
- Stage Blue – Air Recovery and Rollover
- Stage Green – Forward Movement
Starfish Stroke School: For students of any age who have completed all 5 color stages of the Starfish Swim School. They will refine freestyle and learn stroke techniques for backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, butterfly and more. Participants will be awarded color stages as competency in each stroke is achieved.
- Stage White – Freestyle
- Stage Red – Backstroke
- Stage Yellow – Butterfly
- Stage Blue – Breaststroke
- Stage Green – Endurance