Children of the Sea
 
 
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10170 SW Nimbus Ave, Ste H7, Portland OR 97223 | swim@childrenofthesea.com
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Spring 2017 Session (April 3rd to June 25th)

If you start swim lessons after the session has begun, we will pro-rate your class for the number of weeks missed. Your spot is not guaranteed until you register online and receive an email confirming that you are enrolled in the class and your payment has been processed. You can also enroll in-person at the swim school or over the phone at (503) 620-5970.
Current/Previous Students: Enroll through the "Customer Portal" tab located above. We must have your email on file to use the customer portal to register.
New Students: Click on the level you need for available classes. If all classes are full, the screen will be blank. Please call to ask about waitlists.
For babies 4 months to 14 months
Parent Baby is the first step to teaching babies and parents how to enjoy and love the water. We will teach parents how to properly and confidently hold their baby in the water while working on floating, gliding, reaching out, and submerging. Teachers incorporate songs and games in the class to provide a fun, loving environment. Once a child has turned 15 months, they will continue in our Parent Tot level.
For toddlers 15 months to 35 months
Parent Tot is for beginner toddlers between 15 months and 35 months. Continuing through songs and games, we teach parents how to correctly hold their toddler to promote relaxed and comfortable movement through the water. In addition to these skills, overcoming fear of the water, gaining breath control, and relaxed gliding while having fun are the main goals in this class. To move to the next level, your toddler should overcome all fear of the water, put eyes in whenever asked, glide 3-4 feet to the instructor and use fins and arm floats independently.
For toddlers 24 months to 35 months
**Need instructor permission to register for class**

Advanced Parent Tot 1 is for fearless toddlers who can hold their breath for 3-5 seconds, glide 3-4 feet, and use fins and arm floats independently. This class is designed to slowly but surely work the parent out of the water with a patient and safe approach. Students will learn how to respect the water and be safe in and around water. Students will practice independent swims 4-5 feet out to an instructor and rolling over to their backs to breathe. Instructors will also introduce pool equipment, goggles, and fins.
For toddlers 30 months to 35 months
**Need instructor permission to register for class**

Advanced Parent Tot 2 is for fearless toddlers whose parents are already out of the water and can swim 5 feet independently out to the instructor. This class is designed to turn fearless swimmers into patient and good listeners who follow the rules that go along with being safe in and around water. These students will begin to float with or without assistance and roll onto their back to breathe.
For beginners 3 years and older
Water Safety 1 is for beginning swimmers over the age of three. A child in Water Safety 1 may have some reserve about getting in the water or putting their eyes in and/or swimming. Getting wet and participating in class in a huge accomplishment for them. Using trust, patience, and positive reinforcement, our instructors teach their students to overcome fear of the water and gain breath control. To move into the next level, students will have overcome fear of the water, put their eyes in whenever asked, swim independently 5 feet with sit dive out to instructor, and float on back with help.
For beginners 8 years and older
This is a class designed for kids 8 and older who are still working on WS1/WS2 skills. The teacher will work at their individual level.
Water Safety 2 works on increasing confidence when swimming and learning to rollover onto their back to take a breath of air. They should have no fear of the water, put eyes in whenever asked and swim 5 feet independently out to the instructor. To move into the next level, students should be able to kick on back 15 feet by self, swim out rolling to back and rolling back to front, U-turn and swim back to wall, and dive down 4 feet to the bottom of the pool.
Water Safety 3 is the last class in our water safety program. In this class students gain endurance by swimming and rolling over the length of our pool. Students work on straight leg kicks without fins and perfecting the skills they learned in their Water Safety 2 class. In order to move to our Stroke 1 program, a child should be able to kick on back with straight legs 17 yards by self with no fins, swim out and rollover 17 yards by self with no fins, and starfish float independently for 10 seconds.
Stroke 1 is for swimmers who can kick on their back 17 yards independently and rollover 17 yards with no fins independently. Kids in this level will work on backstroke, freestyle and elementary backstroke. Once they can swim 4 lengths backstroke, 2 lengths kickboard kicks with no fins, 2 lengths freestyle with fins and bilateral breathing, and 2 lengths elementary backstroke, they will move to Stroke 2.
Stroke 2 continues to work on technique and improve endurance for backstroke, freestyle and elementary backstroke. Once a child can complete 4 lengths backstroke with no fins, 3 lengths freestyle bilateral breathing with no fins, and 4 lengths elementary backstroke with no fins, they are ready for our Stroke 3 class.
Stroke 3 introduces breast stroke, flip turns, and dolphin kick.
Stroke 4 introduces butterfly and continues to work on flip turns and two hand touches.