small-group Swim Classes

Fitness Alive Swim Academy’s group classes foster a natural progression from beginner to experienced swim levels, for both kids and adults. Our children’s and beginner-adult classes are kept intentionally small to allow our instructors to develop a great rapport with students and enable our students to receive personal attention. 

*NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL SWIM CLASSES*
Session D dates: September 11-October 22, 2017

SESSION D CLASS SCHEDULE

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

9 am: Baby Bubbles
(No registration needed! This is an ongoing class every week, regardless of the Session schedule. Just show up! $25 cash)
10 am: Adult Beginners (FULL)
2 pm: Tadpoles (FULL)
5:30 pm: Tadpoles (FULL)
6 pm:
Goldfish I
5:30 pm: Goldfish II
6pm: Adult Beginners
5 pm: Tadpoles (FULL)
7:30 pm:
Masters Swim Happy Hour
(Drop-ins welcome!)
11:30 am: Baby Bubbles
6 pm: Tadpoles (FULL)
6:30 pm: Goldfish II
4:30 pm: Tadpoles (FULL) 10:30 am:
Goldfish I (FULL)
10:30 am: Tadpoles (FULL)
11 am: Tadpoles (FULL)
11 am: Dolphins (FULL)

Is the class you're looking for full? Add your name to our waitlist! Spots do occasionally open up, and our waitlisters always get first dibs. 

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How Our Classes Work

We offer drop-in classes (for Baby Bubbles and Masters Swim only), as well as six-week class series and two-week Intensive classes. 

Drop-in classes: Entry to a single class. Our Sunday Baby Bubbles (9-10am) is drop-in only with no preregistration required; $25 cash paid onsite to the instructor. You can also drop in to our Masters Swim classes but you must register in advance online; the drop-in rate for Masters Swim is $30 per class.

Six-week series: Classes meet once per week for 30 minutes each over the course of six weeks. Priced at $150 for the full series.

Intensives: Classes meet three times per week for 30 minutes each over the course of two weeks. Intensives offer the same amount of instruction time as our six-week series, but in a condensed timeframe. We offer Intensives for children's classes during the summer months. Priced at $150 for the full series.

Children's Class Descriptions

Level 0: Baby Bubbles - Parent-and-Child Swim

Recommended ages*: 5 months-3 years

Our littlest swimmers first meet the water in Baby Bubbles, our group class for kids — and their parents — from ages five months to three years. Using finely honed techniques developed by co-founder and lead instructor Holly Waters, children learn how to feel comfortable and move their bodies in the water, helping them build confidence and independence while exploring new surroundings in a safe, fun and supervised setting. Mom and/or dad are in the pool with their child offering hands-on guidance and encouragement under the direction of our instructor. The class also incorporates light massage techniques to help children develop long, loose, strong bodies.

*Two important notes for this class: *

  1. Non-potty-trained kids must wear a swim diaper to enter the pool; no exceptions.
  2. There must be one parent/caregiver/adult per child enrolled in the class. Caregivers are in the water with their child and must hold their child the entire time; therefore, one adult cannot manage two (or more) children. If you have two children and only one adult who can attend class, only one child can be enrolled in the class. 

Level 1: Tadpoles

Class size: 3 children max
*Recommended ages: 3-5 years old

Our novice swimmers gain comfort and confidence in the pool and learn the basics without mom or dad in the water. In this class, your child will learn to: 

 Blow bubbles
 Submerge face
 Submerge head
 Use pool noodle unassisted  
 Float on front and back without assistance
 Swim five feet from wall to the instructor without assistance

A child is ready to graduate to Level 2 when he or she masters all of the above skills. If your child has not yet mastered all of the skills above, this is his or her appropriate class level. 

*Please remember that the recommended ages are only suggestions; your child’s ability level and the skills checklist above are much more important determinants for which group he or she should be a part of. If you are unsure of your child's best fit, please attend one of our Family Swim Nights and have your child assessed by one of our instructors. 


Level 2: Goldfish I

Class size: 4 children max
*Recommended ages: 5-7 years old

Our Level 2 swimmers are ready to learn the true mechanics of swimming. We've divided this Level into two sub-groups, as there's a lot of ground to cover, and we want to make sure kids are matched properly with peers at their level.

In Goldfish I, your child will learn to:

 Paddle 15 feet from the wall and return without assistance.
 Tread water for 15 seconds.
 Basic knowledge of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke, although unrefined.
 Swim underwater while blowing bubbles.
 Kick with a kickboard on front and back with some assistance.
 Complete assisted sit dives.

A child is ready to graduate to Goldfish II when he or she masters all of the above skills. If your child has not yet mastered all of these skills, this is his or her appropriate class level.

*Please remember that the recommended ages are only suggestions; your child’s ability level and the skills checklist above are much more important determinants for which group he or she should be a part of. If you are unsure of your child's best fit, please attend one of our Family Swim Nights and have your child assessed by one of our instructors.


Level 2: Goldfish II

Class size: 4 children max
*Recommended ages: 5-7 years old

Our Level 2 swimmers are ready to learn the true mechanics of swimming. We've divided this Level into two sub-groups, as there's a lot of ground to cover, and we want to make sure kids are matched properly with peers at their level.

In Goldfish II, your child will learn to:

 Swim half the length of the pool, freestyle and side-breathing, without assistance.
 Swim half the length of the pool, breaststroke and backstroke.
 Using a kickboard, kick the length of the pool on front and back.
 Pick up toys from the bottom of the pool with minimal assistance.
 Jump in the pool and swim to the side, unassisted

A child is ready to graduate to our Level 3: Dolphins program when he or she masters all of the above skills. If your child has not yet mastered all of these skills, this is his or her appropriate class level.

*Please remember that the recommended ages are only suggestions; your child’s ability level and the skills checklist above are much more important determinants for which group he or she should be a part of. If you are unsure of your child's best fit, please attend one of our Family Swim Nights and have your child assessed by one of our instructors.


Level 3: Dolphins (Pre-Competitive)

Class size: 5 children max
*Recommended ages: 7+ years old

Our most advanced swimmers come together in our Level 3 Dolphins class, our pre-competitive program for children wishing to join a swim team. In this class, your child will learn to:

 Swim the length of the pool, unassisted
 Tread water for 30 seconds
 Master basic motions of all competitive strokes
 Pick up toys from the bottom of the pool, unassisted
 Complete flip turns

If your child has not yet mastered all of these skills, this is his or her appropriate class level.

*Please remember that the recommended ages are only suggestions; your child’s ability level and the skills checklist above are much more important determinants for which group he or she should be a part of. If you are unsure of your child's best fit, please attend one of our Family Swim Nights and have your child assessed by one of our instructors.


Adult Class Descriptions

Adult Beginner Swim

Class size: 4 swimmers max

This small-group class is for adults with little to no prior pool experience, or those with fears to overcome and confidence to build. Your goal in this class will be to learn to swim a length of the pool and feel comfortable in deep water. Adults will learn basic strokes and water safety and become equipped for participation in activities in and around the water.


Masters Swim Happy Hour

Prerequisite experience: You can swim a lap or two in the pool and are confident and comfortable in the water. 
Class size: up to 15 swimmers

*Registration: You can sign up for a full six-week series for $150 ($25 per class) or drop-in to a session for $30.*

Looking for a true water workout? This is the class for you. But don't worry: You don't need to be a professional swimmer to participate. All swim teams have ranging abilities — from the carefree spirit who wants to indulge her inner mermaid to the competitive speed racer who flies down the pool with ease. This class aims to provide a fun and structured swimming workout for comfortable swimmers of ranging abilities, focusing on building skills through drills and kicking and mixing in some sprint and endurance sets to build those cardiac muscles.

This class is PERFECT for people training for a triathlon or an open-water swim, or those simply missing high school swim practice. But wait, since we’re all grown-ups here, we’ll head to a local bar after each class and toss one back over good laughs — because why not? You earned it.


Swim Class Policies

Refunds/Missed Classes: We do not offer any make-up lessons or refunds in the event that you can't make it to class a certain week, so please check your schedule and plan accordingly. If you must miss a class, please be courteous and call, text or email us as soon as you can so our instructors can have an accurate headcount. See the 2017 Fitness Alive Swim Class Calendar here.

Facility/Unforeseen Emergencies: If a class must be canceled, we will provide a makeup by extending the session an extra week. We will contact you — via text, email and phone, in that order — as quickly as possible in the event of a facility closure or emergency. 

Snow Days and Weather Closures: In the event that getting to or from the facility is dangerous due to the weather, we will contact you — via text, email and phone, in that order — as quickly as possible to alert you of cancelations, and we will provide relevant announcements on our website and social media channels. We will provide a makeup by extending the session an extra week. 

Holidays: Holiday closures are noted in the Session calendar above. But in general, we will not hold classes or lessons on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.