Children’s Swim Classes

Saturdays   Instructor 
Parent & Child Session 1 10 – 10:25 a.m. Nick/Emerald
Preschool 1 Session 1 10:35 – 11 a.m. Elisabeth/Emerald
Preschool 2 Session 1 11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Nick/Emerald
Level 1 Session 1 11 – 11:45 a.m. Elisabeth
Level 2 Session 1 12 – 12:45 p.m. Emerald
Level 3 & 4 Session 1 1 – 1:45 p.m. Nick/Emerald

Children’s Learn to Swim Program
Only children of current Georgia State University students and members of the Student Recreation Center are allowed to register for swimming lessons. Parents or adult supervisor may not leave pool area. Direct adult supervision is required in the Aquatic Center while children are in the pool or in swimming lessons. You must adhere to pool policies in the Policy and Procedure Guidelines.  Failure to comply with policies may result in loss of privileges and financial reimbursement.

Class Descriptions
Parent & Infant
For ages 6-18 months; parent must participate in the water with the infant. This class teaches underwater acclimation while parents learn how to give their child a positive experience in the water.

Parent & Toddler
For ages 18-36 months; parent must participate in the water with the toddler. Students continue developing water acclimation and safety skills.  Children will have fun in the water while developing swimming readiness.

Parent & Child
For ages 6-36 months; a combination of the infant & toddler classes

Preschool I
3 to 5 year olds who are new to the water will develop comfort in the water, learn water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration, and general water safety skills.

Preschool II
Prerequisite: Able to demonstrate completion requirements of Preschool L1.
3 to 5 year olds who are very comfortable in the water will learn new skills such as combined arm and leg action on front, treading with support, and general water safety skills.

Learn to Swim Levels 1‑5
These classes are for children 5‑15 years old and taught in the leisure pool. Children are taught to swim and improve their level of skill.

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
Must be age 5 the first day of the program in order to participate and comfortable away from parent. Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking, and alternating arm and leg action.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Objectives: Unsupported float, gliding, kicking on front and back without support, combined arm action with kick on front and back, treading water without support, and personal safety and rescue skills.

Level 3 – Stroke Development
Prerequisite: Must be comfortable in lap pool.
Objectives: Front crawl with breathing to the side, coordinated back crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor and dolphin kick, treading water skills, diving from the side of the pool, and personal safety and rescue skills.

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement
Objectives: Improve stroke proficiency on front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breast stroke and elementary backstroke, sidestroke, surface diving, open turns, and personal safety and rescue skills.