Safety is our number 1 priority at Alan Cox Aquatics! Our instructors are trained to never turn their backs on their classes. Each class is comprised of 4-6 students per instructor with a potential maximum of 30 students. Students are expected to sit on the “wet step” of the pool while their instructor is working one on one with another student. Each student will have the opportunity for one on one interaction with their instructor as well as participation in group activities. Our swim lessons are taught progressively, meaning the fundamentals of swimming are the foundation for all of our instruction.
On the first day of lessons students participate in a water skills assessment test and are then divided into groups based on skill level. The various skill levels (levels 1 through 3) encompass beginner swimmers all the way to advanced swimmers.
Level 1: This level is for beginner swimmers who have minimal experience in the water. The goal of this class is to ensure that students become comfortable in the water. Swimmers will learn the fundamentals of front crawl as they gain confidence in the water.
Level 2: This level is for intermediate swimmers who have mastered front crawl. Swimmers will continue to work on front crawl as well as be introduced to back crawl.
Level 3: This level is for advanced swimmers who have already mastered both front and back crawl. The instructor of this class will refine the swimmer’s front and back crawl, as well as teach elementary backstroke and breaststroke.
This is a “mommy and me” class for babies aged 6 months to 2.5 years. Water Babies is a class designed to teach parents the necessary skills to accustom their baby to the pool and to help prepare their baby for swimming lessons. Parents should expect to join their baby in the pool and participate in the daily targeted skill. With toys and songs, this class is designed to be a fun first water experience.
What do we need to bring?
For swim lessons the child needs a towel, sunscreen, and a bathing suit. Goggles are not required, however, your child may use them if desired.
For water babies both the parent and child will be getting in the water. Please make sure to put your child in a swimming diaper and not a regular diaper for this class.
What do we do if it is raining during our scheduled swim lesson time?
If the weather looks bad, please still come up to the pool at your scheduled swim lesson time. Sometimes it may be raining in one area of town and be sunny at the pool. In the case that we do have to cancel the swim lesson due to weather that will be announced at the pool at the scheduled swim lesson time. Our lessons run Monday through Thursday allowing us to make up lessons on Friday when necessary.
Can we sign up for multiple sessions?
Absolutely! Each session is 2 weeks long with a total of 8 lessons per session.
My child is 2.5 years old and very comfortable in the water, can I sign them up for swim lessons?
Yes! If you feel as if your child will sit on the wet step and listen to group instruction, then go ahead and bump them up to the swim lesson class rather than doing water babies.
What are front crawl and back crawl?
These are strokes that you may know as “freestyle” and “backstroke.”