Our Programs

Whether you want to introduce your infant to the water, advance your child’s swimming skills, or are an adult who wants to learn how to swim, British Swim School offers a variety of swimming classes for all ages and skill levels.

Tadpole

Tadpole swim class mascot

Water Acclimation: 3 Months to 36 Months with Parent (6 Children Max, Parent-assisted class)

Looking for baby swim classes or swimming classes for toddlers? Tadpole is the best place for kids to start learning how to swim! This water acclimation class for infants and toddlers introduces them to the water for the first time, reducing their fear and the potential of tears. We’ll introduce an assisted back float and submersion in this level. You should expect a lot of songs and splashing while your child freely and independently explores the water environment in our parent and baby swim classes.

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5 Goals of Tadpole

  1. Water acclimation
  2. No tears, no fear
  3. Assisted back float with ears in
  4. Full gentle submersion
  5. Working on independence in the swim ring
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Swimboree

Swimboree octopus swim class mascot

Beginner Water Survival: 3 Months to 36 Months with Parent (4 Children Max, Parent-assisted class)

Building on our Tadpole skills from our infant and toddler swim classes, your little ones begin their water survival skills through a structured program of songs, games, and fun. Your swimming instructor will work one-on-one with you and your child. Students must meet the goals of our Tadpole swim class in order to enroll in Swimboree.

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5 Goals of Swimboree

  1. Assisted (or independent) back floating
  2. Assisted (or independent) submerged rollover
  3. Full submersion from the wall (sitting or standing)
  4. Able to separate from the parent
  5. Independent in the swim ring
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Seahorse

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Advanced Water Survival: 18 Months to 36 Months (4 Children Max)

The swim instructor works one-on-one with each child following the same structure and emphasis on water survival as the Swimboree kids and baby swimming class. While the child is in the water, parents sit on the pool deck and actively participate in their child’s swimming lesson. Students must meet Swimboree goals in order to enroll in Seahorse.

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5 Goals of Seahorse

  1. Independent back float
  2. Independent underwater rollover and float
  3. Push from wall and rollover
  4. Jump in, rollover and float for 20 seconds independently
  5. Independence from parent(s)
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Starfish

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Water Acclimation: 3+ Years (4 Children Max)

Starfish is a swimming class for kids that’s geared towards gentle water exploration and developing the child’s awareness of the aquatic environment while introducing the water survival exercises used in later swim lessons. The aim of these children’s swimming lessons is to build confidence and self-esteem. We also focus on developing awareness and the ability to respond to new challenges while giving your child independence to explore the aquatic environment.

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5 Goals of Starfish

  1. Water acclimation
  2. No tears, no fear
  3. Supported back float with ears in
  4. Full submersion
  5. Independence in the swim ring
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Minnow

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Beginner Water Survival: 3+ Years (4 Children Max)

Want a beginner swimming class for your child who loves the water? Kids participate in this small group swim class that concentrates on fun, safety, and independence in the water. Watch as your little ones and their swim instructor have fun while learning beginner water survival techniques.

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5 Goals of Minnow

  1. Safe entry/safe exit
  2. Jump in, rollover and float for 20 seconds independently
  3. Independent glide back to the wall
  4. Elementary backstroke for 10 cycles
  5. Swordfish start, push glide from wall into a rollover. Back float for 20 seconds.
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Turtle 1

Red turtle swim class mascot

Advanced Water Survival: 3+ Years (4 Children Max)

In this small group kids swimming class, children are introduced to propulsion skills for water survival. Learning beginner strokes on their backs and fronts, they will be prepared for our more advanced stroke levels.

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5 Goals of Turtle 1

  1. Streamline with flutter kick independently
  2. Swim-roll-swim to safety
  3. Independently swim 10 yards or 10 cycles of beginner backstroke with arms out
  4. Independently swim 10 yards or 10 cycles of beginner freestyle with arms out
  5. Demonstrate breathing on the side
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Turtle 2

Green turtle swim class mascot

Beginner Stroke Skills: 3+ Years (6 Children Max)

Swimmers focus on the correct arm, leg, and breathing coordination for three strokes: freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Students also get an introduction to butterfly. Students are constantly moving in this swimming class for kids, swimming in groups of twos and threes.

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5 Goals of Turtle 2

  1. Backstroke 20 yards
  2. Freestyle 20 yards
  3. Recognizable breaststroke 10 yards
  4. Demonstrate butterfly kick 10 yards
  5. Tread water for 1 minute
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Sharks 1

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Advanced Stroke Skills: 3+ Years (6 Children Max)

These advanced swimming lessons for kids allow swimmers to perfect their techniques in four strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Children are constantly moving in this class, swimming in groups of twos and threes.

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5 Goals of Sharks 1

  1. Backstroke 25 yards
  2. Freestyle 25 yards
  3. Breaststroke 25 yards
  4. Butterfly 25 yards
  5. Freestyle flip turn
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Sharks 2

Black shark swim class mascot

Pre-Team Swimmers: 3+ Years (6 Children Max)

Is your child passionate about swimming? In Shark 2 swimming class, students are prepared for future swim team participation with attention on drills, starts and turns, individual medleys, and increasing speed and stamina in the water.

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5 Goals of Sharks 2

  1. Backstroke 50 yards
  2. Freestyle 50 yards
  3. Breaststroke 50 yards
  4. Butterfly 50 yards
  5. Starts and turns for each stroke
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Barracudas

Barracuda swim class mascot

The Barracudas are the superstars of our swimming program!

Coached by experienced instructors, students improve their individual swimming technique. Swimming regularly to further increase distance, stamina and speed, this fun league develops healthy competition and team-building. Available at select locations. Contact the pools in your area to learn more.

Adult

British Swim School branded adult lifebuoy

Beginners to experienced

Personalized attention focused on the areas that each student needs the most. Instructors work with each student to create a program based around safety and skill depending on each individual’s needs. Available at select locations.

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Water Acclimation: Special Ability Students

Swimming lessons are modified from our core program on a case-by-case basis to support children with special abilities. Bottom line: we focus on what they can do instead of what they can not. The swim instructor will work one-on-one with each student to acclimate the student to the water with sensory play activities while working on an introduction to skills that will be used in the next level(s). While the student is in the water, parents are encouraged to be on the deck and participating if that is what is best for the swimmer. Ratio is 1:1. Available at select locations.

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Dolphin 2

Water Survival: Special Ability Students

Personalized attention focused on assimilating students with special abilities into our core curriculum with a focus on survival based skills; back floating and safe submersions. Parents may still be involved at this point, but we are looking to build independence from the parent, moving to inclusion on a case-by-case basis. The goal when this level is completed is to have the child enter at our Minnow level. Ratio may be increased to 2:1 depending on the abilities of the swimmer(s). Available at select locations.

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