Independent Swimmers

Teacher and Child Program

These lessons are centred on developing specific skills and techniques that enable your child to propel through the water independently. You can expect lots of activities and games to make learn to swim fun for your child.


2–3 years (advanced)

Our Turtle class is for very confident swimmers and is an advanced toddler swimming level. We strive for unassisted swimming through kicking and paddling. The children will also be learning skills with kickboards and noodles to enhance their abilities and independence.

  • Swimming kids with independent mobility
  • Small group class of 3
  • Can swim without a parent in the water
  • Strong breath control and mobility skills

Skill based

Crabs are independent beginner swimmers learning foundation swimming skills. This is our first Teacher and Child level for beginners. We focus on conditioning children to feel comfortable in the water and basic swimming techniques.

  • Independent beginner swimmers
  • Small group class of 4
  • Basic understanding of water
  • May not have had lessons before
  • Can swim without a parent in the water

Skill based

Children develop a basic freestyle stroke through learning their big arms. We also teach buoyancy through floating and backstroke kicking. By the time your child is ready to graduate from the Octopus class, they will be an independent swimmer with a strong kick and arm movements that can propel them through the water.

  • Confident independent swimmers
  • Small group class of 4
  • Has strong mobility skills (paddling and kicking)
  • Can put their eyes in the water and blow bubbles
  • Can propel themselves unassisted through the water
Duckling Duck Goldfish Tadpole Turtle Crab Octopus Frog Stingray Marlin