Water Acclimation

SwimWest offers group swim lessons beginning at four months and continuing through to adults. Privates and semi-privates are also offered for children with special needs.

The swim level descriptions and videos below are designed to help choose the correct swimming level for your child(ren). We offer ongoing enrollment and teach on an individual basis. Lessons can begin at any time in classes with availability. If additional assistance is needed in choosing the correct level, please contact us.

Parent Tot 1

Ages 4 to 14 Months

Come join us in learning the simple building blocks that provide a lifetime of confidence in the water. Research has shown that a supportive, loving touch gives the feeling of attachment, commitment, and connection. The aquatic environment is an ideal medium for these warm, personal interactions. Join your little one as they learn primary water safety skills including back floats, submersions, fall-ins and water play.

Note: All children under 36 months or older children who are not potty trained, must use two non-disposable swim diapers under their swimsuits or one Happy Nappy. These diapers are available at all locations.

Parent Tot 2

Ages 14 to 24 Months

The focus of this class is to create a nurturing aquatic environment through songs, activities, and parent/child bonding. Join your little one as they learn age appropriate water skills including back floats with rollover breathing, submersions with breath control progressions, fall-ins and propulsion.

Note: All children under 36 months or older children who are not potty trained, must use two non-disposable swim diapers under their swimsuits or one Happy Nappy. These diapers are available at all locations.

Little Snapper

Parent sit’s next to the class; ages 2 Years and up

We focus on getting your little one comfortable in the water, with as much or as little involvement as needed from a caregiver. The class will work on beginner skills with assistance from the instructor. When your child’s comfort grows, the parent will gradually transition out of the class

Angelfish

No parents in water; ages 2 Years and up

This beginner class is designed for older toddlers who are ready to learn water skills without having a parent in the water. 
Skills include back floating with assistance, rollovers, jumping into the instructor, climbing out of the pool, and submersions.

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