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Swim Lessons

At SafeSplash, we believe swimming is a life skill®.  Therefore, we approach each one of our swim lessons with great skill, care, passion and individual attention.  When learning at SafeSplash, every student gets the benefit of a curriculum that has been tested and proven over 7 million times in our schools throughout the country. In addition, each student gets the benefit of learning a curriculum that has been designed with the help of Olympic Champion and professional swimmer, Missy Franklin.  Missy is a key member of our team and works with us to constantly develop and refine our curriculum to be the best in the industry.

Experience what it's like to take swim lessons at SafeSplash by watching our video, SafeSplash Lessons from a Kid’s Perspective to get the full underwater experience! 

The SafeSplash teaching philosophy is based on four core components:

  • Progressive curriculum focused on water safety, swimming basics and the four core swimming strokes
  • SafeSplash CertifiedTM instructors
  • The SafeSplash MatchTM - our commitment to match our teaching style to the needs of the student
  • Splash-N-TellTM

The SafeSplash Curriculum
Our curriculum consists of 11 unique teaching levels, each designed to teach a set of skills that build upon the skills taught in the prior level.  This progressive teaching approach allows a student to learn to swim at a pace that is comfortable and individualized.  It optimizes the pace of skill attainment and skill retention while creating a learning environment that is fun.  For more information on our teaching levels click here to use our class level wizard and determine the appropriate level that is the right starting point for your student.  The primary objective of each one of our class levels is as follows.  All levels also include a focus on a specific set of safety skills that is appropriate for that level:

  • Parent-N-Me:  Introductory class that encourages parent child bonding, while teaching parents how to help kids become comfortable in the water.  Parents are taught proper technique, holds and safety skills.
  • Toddler Transition:  Class for the independent toddler.  Focus is on safety, listening skills and fun.
  • Level 1:  Our introduction to water class.  We build comfort and confidence in the pool and gain the student's trust to extend to the rest of the curriculum.
  • Level 2A:  Beginner level class focused on becoming proficient in the fundamental building blocks of swimming, including floating independently.
  • Level 2B:  Independent swimmers find their niche in this class while working on swimming with a pop up breath and safety skills.
  • Level 3:  With a focus on side breathing, our swimmers begin to build basic swimming skills like freestyle and backstroke.
  • Level 4:  Our proficient swimmers begin to refine freestyle and backstroke technique and learn basics of breaststroke.
  • Level 5:  Swimmers will refine their technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.  We introduce the fundamentals of butterfly and learn flip turns and diving.
  • Level 6:  This class brings together all 4 competitive swimming strokes and refines starts, turns and diving.
  • Level 7:  We refine the 4 competitive swimming strokes and begin to focus on distance while maintaining technique.
  • Level 8:  Advanced swimmers will focus on distance and technique while building their confidence to compete on a recreational swim team.  Competitive strokes are refined to USA swimming standards.
  • CONGRATULATIONS!  Your child is safe, sound, confident, skilled and ready to join a swim team!

In addition to these curriculum levels, SafeSplash offers camps and swim team conditioning programs on a seasonal basis.  Check the site for the location nearest to you for details.

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Every one of our SafeSplash CertifiedTM instructors is a true professional.  We go to great lengths to ensure that each instructor has been trained and certified in all aspects of our curriculum and is qualified to deliver only the best swim instruction experience to each student.  Our instructors are not certified to teach SafeSplash lessons until they have completed an extensive training program, complete a series of certified instructor shadowing sessions and complete in-water instruction testing.  At SafeSplash, SafeSplash CertifiedTM means quality, professionalism and knowledge that your student is learning from the best in the industry.

The SafeSplash MatchTM
Thinking back to grade school, we all can remember what it feels like to learn from a teacher we love, a teacher that is great match.  They teach in a language and style that resonates with us.  They teach in a manner that we understand. While different teachers can teach the same topic, the manner in which a teacher teaches makes the difference in our learning.  

At SafeSplash we understand a great match makes a big difference.  Our proprietary approach to assigning instructors to classes allows us to match each student to an instructor's style.  We call this the SafeSplash MatchTM.  Our match is truly special.  It gives a student the benefit of learning the SafeSplash curriculum where it is delivered in a style that is comfortable and fun for the student.  Our matching technique optimizes learning, fun and progression in a way where the expectations of both the parent and student are exceeded.  Ask us about the SafeSplash MatchTM.  We are very proud of it!

Ever wonder what these skills are and what your child is working on?  Does your child look forward to showing you the great things they are learning as they develop?  There is nothing more fun than experiencing that feeling of pride in your child when they show you something they've accomplished.  Every month, all parents are invited out to the pool for Splash-N-TellTM to see exactly what their child is working on and interact with their child's instructor.

Click here to determine your child's swim lesson level.