This parent and child course introduces the core competencies by providing instruction to the parent/guardian about how to establish and aid with water readiness while focusing on self-rescue water safety concepts. The purpose of this course is to develop a high comfort level in the water, readiness to swim using self-rescue skills and water safety concepts in very young children, while training adults in water safety and drowning prevention. This clinic will not include stroke refinement skills or advanced swimming.
See the current issue of Henderson Happenings for more information.
Our new Henderson Swim Academy teaches participants how to swim skillfully and safely. Instructors are thoroughly trained water safety instructors, so swimmers of all ages and abilities are in good hands. Courses are fun and interactive with hands-on training. All classes are 40 minutes in length.
StarBabies and StarTots
- StarBabies - Ages 6 months - 1.5 years
- StarTots - Ages 1.5 - 3
This parent and infant class introduces the core competencies by providing instruction to the parent/guardian about how to introduce and help develop aquatic readiness and water safety for their child. Under the guided instruction of a Starfish Aquatics instructor, parents and infants are shown how to prepare their child for the aquatic environment through age-appropriate activities, games and songs. The purpose of this course is to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water while training adults in water safety and drowning prevention. A parent or guardian must accompany their child in the water and have their child in swim diapers.
- Seahorses - Ages 3-4
- Penguins - Ages 5-6
- Turtles - Ages 7-8
- Otters - Ages 9-13
Participants develop skills that are useful for self-rescue and a sense for how the body can move through the water. The purpose of this course is to set the foundation for learning correct strokes when the student is developmentally ready. This course is taught by Starfish Aquatics instructors who offer a unique approach when introducing learners to the water.
The Stroke School curriculum is designed for students who are comfortable floating, submerging and moving independently in the water and have mastered the skills introduced in Swim School. Stroke School focuses on introducing the four major swimming strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Starfish Aquatics instructors focus on stroke development and endurance in preparation for the FIN Swim recreational swim team. Goggles and swim caps are highly encouraged.
The Right Swim Program for Your Child
With the introduction of new swimming lesson curriculum, you may not know which program best
fits your child’s needs. Please call any indoor pool and we’ll be happy to explain the new program
and/or test your child’s swimming capabilities to determine correct level placement.
FIN Swim is a swim team for beginners that students can join once they complete our Henderson Swim Academy. This program will introduce swimmers to the competitive swimming environment. Swimmers must be able to swim the prerequisite of a 25-yard swim to participate in the program. One swim meet is held per session.
These lessons are designed for beginning adults wishing to overcome their fear of the water or those who want to improve swimming technique and ability.
Ages six months and older
A trained instructor leads four 30-minute, one-on-one lessons customized to meet the needs of infants, children, adults, and seniors. Minimum age is 6 months. Children 3 years and under may be required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the water.
Private lessons include 3-4 classes per session, $25 per class. Total session cost is due at time of registration.
Class dates and times vary based on location.
Non-residents add 15% to rates