Dolphin Pup 1: Introduces apprehensive, inexperienced babies to the water with peace and laughter. Through fun games and songs, they relax in the pool. Some will learn to hold their breath while dipped underwater. Next stop: Dolphin Pup 2!
Dolphin Pup 2: For new or experienced Pups. These confident tots learn to jump into the pool to a parent, hold their breath for 8–10 seconds, depth awareness, back floating, mobility with a flotation device and some will even dive for rings. All of these fun skills are accompanied by songs and games.
Dolphin Pup 3: This transition level is for swimmers ages 2¾–3 yrs old. Parent required to be present with a suit on daily. Inexperienced swimmer, may not be comfortable with face in water, may not be comfortable floating on back, may need assistance jumping in. Teacher runs class, parents are in water for safety. Transition class from Dolphin Pups to Mini Dolphins.
Our safety program balances this with life-saving respect for the water.
Mini Dolphin 1: For new and beginner swimmers. Daily themes encourage swimmers to relax in the pool, jump from the side, swim five feet without assistance and float comfortably. Next stop: Mini Dolphin 2!
Mini Dolphin 2: For children who are already comfortable with their faces in the water. They can already consistently swim 5 feet on their own. Swimmers will learn to swim 10 feet freestyle with forward breathing along with how to be mobile on their back by adding kicks. Next stop: Mini Dolphin 3!
Mini Dolphin 3: For advanced pre-schoolers who can already swim 10 feet freestyle with forward breathing. Strength and technique improve. They learn to swim the full length of the pool backstroke and freestyle taking forward breaths as needed. Next stop: Junior Dolphin 1 or Junior Dolphin 2!
Weekly lessons at Wise Swim School add structure, motivation and amazing results.
Junior Dolphin 1: Class for beginning school-age children. Swimmers learn a relaxed, effective stroke on front and back for 25 feet, half-way across the pool. Next stop: Junior Dolphin 2!
Junior Dolphin 2: These school age children can already swim on their backs and fronts unassisted 25 feet. Their strength, technique and confidence improve. Distance increases to the full length of the pool with Wise side breathing and stronger kicks. Next stop: Junior Dolphin 3!
Junior Dolphin 3: For advanced young children who comfortably swim the length of the pool freestyle and backstroke. Stamina and skills improve. They will reach 2 lengths of the pool freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers will also learn breast-stroke arms and legs separately along with dolphin kicks. Next stop: Junior Dolphin 4 or Super Dolphin 2!
Junior Dolphin 4: For children who can effortlessly swim 2 lengths of the pool backstroke and freestyle with Wise side breaths. Swimmers will add 2 lengths backstroke and freestyle along with incorporating the arms and legs of breast-stroke together and improving on dolphin kicks. Shows excellent endurance and grasps new drills quickly. Next stop: Super Dolphin 2 or Super Dolphin 3!