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What to Expect During a Baby Swim Level I Lesson

Gold Medal Swim School is built on a unique foundation of Core Values – Safety, Air Regulation, Relaxation, Body Position, and Propulsion. This foundation is introduced in Baby Swim and extends through Learn to Swim, Swim Team, and Adult Lessons. We are excited that you have chosen our program and feel that it is the best aquatic opportunity for your swimmer!

Learn to Swim (Starfish, Seahorse, Dolphin, Seal, Stingray) swimmers are eligible for makeups. Makeups are valid up to one calendar year from the date the associated class was missed. To receive credit for a makeup, report the class absence prior to 9:00 AM the day the class will be missed. For more information on Class Absences, click here.

Students must be currently enrolled to schedule a makeup. Makeups are scheduled based on class availability and may be booked up to seven (7) calendar days in advance. To request a Makeup, submit the Makeup Request form at any time. Once makeups are scheduled, they cannot be changed, rescheduled, or cancelled. Makeups hold no cash value. For more information on Makeups, click here.

Gold Medal Swim School is built on a unique foundation of Core Values – Safety, Air Regulation, Relaxation, Body Position, and Propulsion. This foundation is introduced in Baby Swim and extends through Learn to Swim, Swim Team, and Adult Lessons. We are excited that you have chosen our program and feel that it is the best aquatic opportunity for your swimmer!

Program Details

  • Our Baby Swim program includes six skill sets which all carry over to our Learn to Swim and Competitive programs. Our skills build upon each other and into one of our six survival and/or competitive stroke sets.
  • The instructor will lead you and your swimmer through skills each week until you both are confident and relaxed with the skills. We believe students should learn to swim at their own pace and should never be forced into an aquatic activity.
  • Each Baby Swim class is 30 minutes in length and includes 15 – 20 skills. While the toys, games, and songs rotate monthly, the class structure stays the same each week to provide the best opportunity for students to progress in their skill sets. 6:1 student/adult to instructor ratio.

Class Schedule

  • Sit, Listen, and Wait .............................................2 minutes
  • Warm-up and Welcome Song ....................3 – 4 minutes
  • Independent Skills on the Wall ....................6 – 8 minutes
  • Tummy Swimming and Song ......................2 – 4 minutes
  • Back Floats ...................................................2 – 3 minutes
  • Independent Play on the Bench ................4 – 6 minutes
  • Survival Swimming Skills ...............................4 – 6 minutes
  • Goodbye Song ....................................................1 minute