Turtles (Toddler) Swim Lessons

Turtles (Toddlers) Swim Lesson Overview

Turtles (Toddler) swim lessons introduce a child to basic breath control and floating skills, as well as, beginning to swim independently.

Please note: All swimmers will receive a complimentary swim evaluation to ensure they are placed in the class that fits their level of comfort and development.


Turtles (Toddlers) Level 1

Children placed in Turtles (Toddlers) Level 1 must be at least 3 years old and able to participate in class without the assistance of a parent or caregiver. They will learn important skills such as breath control and gentle water submersions in a joyful and comfortable environment.

Please note: Group classes are 30 minutes with no more than 3 students per swim instructor.


Turtles (Toddlers) Level 2

Turtles (Toddlers) Level 2 is the perfect level for children who can comfortably do the following:

  • Is comfortable in the water
  • Display beginner kicking skills
  • Exercise proper breath control when underwater
Children enrolled in this level will build on their beginners skills and begin learning how to swim independently, as well as, floating on their back & stomach. 


Turtles (Toddlers) Level 3

Children placed in Turtles (Toddlers) Level 3 have displayed they can comfortably do the following:

  • Kick to the wall
  • Float on their back for at least 5 seconds
  • Retrieve objects from the bottom of the pool with assistance.

Children enrolled in this level will build on existing skills and learn how to lift their head for a breath while swimming, jump in the pool and swim back to the side independently and more


Turtles (Toddlers) Level 4

Turtles (Toddlers) Level 4 is for swimmers who can confidently do the following:

  • Independently float on their back and roll over for a breath
  • Jump in the pool and come back to the side
  • Jump in the pool and float on their back
Swimmers in Turtles (Toddlers) Level 4 will begin learn more advanced, technical skills including: 
 
  • Freestyle with breathing to one side
  • Elementary backstroke
  • Backstroke arms & legs
  • Frog kicks

Makeup & Reschedule Guidelines

You do not need to contact us if you will be missing a lesson. We understand that children sometimes get sick in the middle of the day or unexpected delays keep you from attending your lessons. Read more

Diaper Policy


If a student is not toilet trained or toilet trained for less than 6 months, he/she must wear a disposable swim diaper and an approved cloth swim diaper to assure a double layer of protection.

The cloth swim diaper must pass the two finger test (if 2 fingers can be inserted under the elastic in the legs and waist, the swim diaper is too large and the child will not be permitted in the water).

Wearing only a disposable diaper is not allowed as disposable swim diapers alone do not pass The Swim Academy code of health.
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Turtles (Toddlers) PRICING PLANS

Group Lessons

Starting at


$
89 / month

Includes 1 class per week

Sibling Discounts

Want to signup the entire family? No problem! Call us today to learn about sibling discounts.

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