Baby and Me
Age: 6 to 36 months
Time: Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:00 am
OR Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:00 am
Babies must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Games, songs, and water play give the child a positive water experience. Swim diapers required.
Preschooler and Me
Age: 3 to 5 years
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 to 10:30 am
This is for the child’s first exposure to the water and for children who need their parents in order to feel secure. All preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Games, songs, and water play give the child a positive water experience.
Prebeginner Swim (ARC Level 1)
Age: 3 years +
Time: Saturdays, 11:30 to 12:00 pm
This class encourages comfort in the water, putting face in the water, blowing bubbles, and scooting to the wall from a held position or platform. The session includes active water games and exercises that are preskills to swimming. The child should be independent and able to separate from the caregiver. There will be up to three sections, with a limit of six children per instructor.
Children's Beginner Swim (ARC Levels 1, 2)
Age: 5 years +
Time: Wednesdays, 4:15 to 4:45 pm
6 weeks – $150
or Fridays, 3:30 to 4:00 pm
5 weeks – $125
or Saturdays, 12:00 to 12:30 pm
11 weeks – $175
Beginners learn the basics of swimming and water safety, while building confidence and having fun in the water. Skills taught include breath control, kicking, bobbing, arm movements, and floating. Pool safety and positive group behaviors are emphasized. There will be up to 3
sections with limit of 8 children per instructor.
Children’s Intermediate Swim (ARC Levels 3, 4, 5)
Age: Age 8 and above
Time: Wednesdays, 5:15 to 6:00 pm
6 weeks – $175
Age: Age 8 and under
Time: Fridays, 5:30 to 6:15 pm
OR Fridays, 6:15 to 7:00 pm
5 weeks – $150
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 to 10:45am
Swimmers will learn front and back crawl, rhythmic breathing, streamline position, and other essential techniques. Emphasis is on deepwater confidence, survival floating, treading water, surface diving, and diving from the side.
Children's Advanced Swim (ARC Levels 6, 7)
Age: 8 years +
Time: Saturdays, 10:45 to 11:30 am
These classes are for the proficient young swimmer who wishes to strengthen stroke and breathing technique and to swim competitively.
Children's Competitive Swim
Age: Ages 8 to 13
Time: Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
For boys and girls already on a swim team or for those who would like to train for one. The focus is on endurance, speed, stroke refinement, flip turns, and racing starts. The clinic is for the already proficient swimmer who is able to swim two lengths of the pool. Our instructors are professionals with experience teaching young children, teens, and adults. Classes begin September 21, 2013.
Note: Wednesday and Friday classes will run for 5 or 6 weeks (and be
priced accordingly) in order to make room for Berkeley Carroll Swim Team
Wednesday Dates: Sept 25, Oct 3, 9, 16, 23, 30. Price: $150 (beginners) and $175 (intermediate)
Friday Dates: Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25. Price: $150 (beginners) and $180 (intermediate)