We know how important it is to learn to swim, starting at very young age. That's why FINS offers swim programs beginning at 30 months. We have a variety of classes to suit all children's levels, from those just starting out and possibly afraid of the water, to students who want to master competitive strokes.
To find out which level is best, please see the information listed below. To fit your needs, we offer semi-private lessons (2:1) as well as group lessons(4:1). Our swim program includes classes Mondays through Saturday.
Those students younger than 30 months, we ask you to please visit our Baby FINS page for more information.
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This is an introductory class for babies and toddlers designed to foster your child's first experience in the water. Classes include parent-child bonding in a fun environment filled with songs and repetition, to teach beginning swimming skills and social adjustment, as many are introduced to their first class structure setting.
This class is designed for the new toddler to enjoy a more active pace of exploring, learning, and interacting with others. Tots will work on more independent movement in the water, aided with various activies and toys, continued submersion, back floating, proper water entry and exit, and multiple self-help strategies to become safer in the water.
This class is designed for the older toddler as a continuation of our Baby FINS program. In addition to independent swimming skills and water safety skills, our goal is to assist older toddlers in readiness to separate from the parent, ability to follow the direction of the instructor, and learning to take turns with other children. The class emphasizes positive reinforcement and progress at a comfortable pace for you and your child.
This class is designed for the studen who has fear of the water or separation issues and requires a slow, comforting approach to swimming.
This class is designed for the young beginner with no fear and no formal swim instruction.
This class is designed for the older beginner with no fear and no formal swim instruction.
This class is designed for the studen who can independently move through the water for 5 feet with face in, will attempt the back float and follows instructions.
This class is designed for the student who can reach and pull approximately 10 feet and float on his/her back independently.
This class is designed for the student who can reach and pull with a strong kick for 15 feet, roll over to a back float, and jump in and swim back to wall.
This class is designed for the student who can swim and rollover for a breath for 30 feet with controlled arms and kicks and knows very basic skills of kicking on back.
This class is designed for the student who is water safe, can swim freestyle with controlled arms and legs for approximately 30 feet and can kick on his/her back. Students in this class will learn the freestyle side breath and fluid backstroke.
This class is designed for the student who is interested in competitive swimming and learning drills for freestyle and backstroke. Students will also be learning the introduction to butterfly and breaststroke.
This class is designed for the student who can swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke and knows the breaststroke and butterfly kick. Students will learn advanced freestyle and backstroke drills and breaststroke and butterfly arms.
This class is designed for swimmers who have mastered out Dolphin FINS skills and are ready for all four competitive strokes. Students will also learn beginning steps to flips turns and diving.
Teen FINS 1 is designed for the beginner pre-teen/teen who has no prior swimming experience. Emphasis will be given on making the swimmer comfortable in the water on both their front and back sides. The swimmer will learn how to float, kick, and swim basic freestyle.
Teen FINS 2 is designed for the intermediate teen who understands beginning swimming skills, but is interested in learning freestyle with rhythmic side breathing as well as backstroke. Upon completion of this class, the swimmer will be able to swim fluid freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards.
Cadillac FINS 1 is designed for the beginner adult who has no prior swimming experience. Emphasis will be given on making the swimmer comfortable in the water on both their front and back sides. The swimmer will learn how to float, kick, and swim basic freestyle.
Cadillac FINS 2 is designed for the intermediate adult who understands beginning swimming skills, but is interested in learning freestyle with rhythmic side breathing as well as backstroke. Upon completion of this class, the swimmer will be able to swim fluid freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards.
This class is designed for competitive swimmers that have completed Shark FINS or have been recommended thru a swim evaluation. 70%-80% of class witll be spent working on drills for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. In addition, there will be considerable time spent on teaching the proper technique for underwater kicking, starts, turns, and finishes.
Fast FINS Gold is a competitive class intended for swimmers who aspire to swim on a year round swim team, high school team or who have a strong passion for swimming and want to continue to advance their technique and endurance. 30%-40% of the class time will be used on technique drills with 60%-70% of the time used for workout sets.
This class is a private lesson designed for students with special needs. Special needs include but are not limited to downs syndrome, autism, and othe rphysical and mental disabilities. An information sheet is required to be filled out by the caretaker of our special needs students to better prepare the teacher to work with the student in the best possible learning environment. A medical release may be requested.
This class is designed for students who would like Private lessons with limited time availability.
TeamFINS offers age specific training geared towards challenging and developing each swimmer to the best of THEIR abilities. Placement in each group is based on test set evaluation conducted by TeamFINS coaches. For more information about the groups and pricing, visit the Team FINs page atLearn More