3 per class
Sea horse 1 level is for children 3 to 5 years of age that are at the beginning of their learn to swim journey. They are working on natural buoyancy. Instructors encourage children to enjoy their aquatic experience with imagination play, toys, games and songs. Sea Horse 1 children will be taught how to hold their breath to submerge as this will aid with their floatation.
Children in the Sea Horse 1 level do not require a parent or guardian in the water and the duration of the class is 30 minutes.
To graduate from this level children need to start kindergarten or master front and back gliding.
3 per class
The Sea Horse 2 level is for children that have mastered natural buoyancy front and back. They will be working on propulsion. The Aquatots program teaches propulsion through effective kick techniques and underwater pull. All four strokes will be taught as children that are talented at Breaststroke and Butterfly will struggle with Freestyle and Backstroke. This method allows all types of swimmers to advance in skills and progress with their swimming development equally. Sea Horse 2 children will also be working on basic breathing patterns.
Children in the Sea Horse 2 level do not require a parent or guardian in the water and the duration of a class is 30 minutes.
To graduate form Sea Horse 2 children need to demonstrate effective kick technique on their front, roll to their back using correct breathing and continue propulsion on their back
4 per class
Children in Sea Horse 3 have mastered basic breathing techniques and propulsion front and back. In this level they will be moving onto learning the basic strokes. All four strokes are taught to encourage all types of swimmers. Practice is done over short effective laps as this ensures students do not suffer from fatigue and can get great results for their practice drills each time. Minimizing fatigue allows for a quicker progression and imprints the correct movements into the muscle memory.
Children in Sea Horse 3 do not require and parent or guardian in the water and the duration of a class is 30 minutes
To graduate form Sea Horse 3 children must demonstrate basic arm strokes front and back, basic breathing with the strokes and be able to co-ordinate their arms and legs at the same time to move through the water.
4 per class
Children in Sea Horse 4 are advanced swimmers for their age. They can perform the basics of the strokes for a distance and are ready to move onto the technical side of all four strokes. In this level children will move onto side breathing and timing for the four strokes
Children in Sea Horse 4 do not require a parent or guardian in the water and the duration of a class is 30 minutes
To graduate from Sea Horse 4 children must be starting Kindergarten