SWIM CLASS

972 468 6649


swiminfo@fortaquatics.com

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm

The focus of the curriculum is to develop a love for swimming and remove the fear of water. A child needs to feel safe and comfortable before he/she begins the process of learning. Once the child feels safe and begin enjoying the water, the curriculum focuses on floating technique and breath control. On mastery of floating and breath control, the curriculum moves to focus on swim stroke development and eventually endurance, speed and strength.


Fort Aquatics three will strive to provide a clean and safe environment with friendly swim instructors and flexible management to make your child’s experience very special. We have three swim programs:


  1. Toddler Swim (Ages 18 months to 3 years) - Guppies
  2. Pre-School Swim (Ages 3-6) - Minnows
  3. School Age Swim (Ages 6-11) - Bluefish

TODDLER SWIM (AGES 18 MONTHS to 3 YEARS) - Guppies

This the entry level program at Fort Aquatics where the focus is water adjustment.  In this program a child is always accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Both the parent and child are in the water and follow the instructor.  Key to this program is allowing your child to experience buoyancy.  There will be a basic introduction to back floating and kicking skills, but more importantly is to have fun and enjoy the feeling of water.  The Swim Instructor makes the environment very friendly, play a few games, conducts a few activities and sings familiar songs tomake the child feel at ease.

Call front desk to determine what level your child is in

This is an advanced level of the Small Fish and Big Fish program.  The child here is comfortable in the water and can back float independently.  Your child will be working on rolling over for a breath.

Call front desk to determine what level your child is in

PRE-SCHOOL SWIM (AGES 3- 6) - MINNOWS

This is an entry level program for children who are fully potty trained and independent.  Children at this level have never been exposed to the water and just beginning the basics.  The focus of this program is to allow the child to experience water, the weightlessness and to remove fear of water.  This is a big step for the child as he/she is away from the parent and trying something totally new in an unfamiliar territory.  Swim Instructors make the environment very friendly, play a few games, conducts a few activities and sings familiar songs to make the child feel at ease.  There will be introduction to back floating, balancing on wall inside water and side kicking.

This is the next step above Minnows 1. The child here is comfortable in the water and can be totally independent.  He/She will be working on floating and work on trying to swim 3 feet independently.  There will be continued emphasis on balancing, playing games; and other fun filled activities to make swimming a joy.

At this level, the child can float and swim comfortably.  In order to refine free style stroke development, children will be introduced to roll over breathing.  Focus at this level is on independent breathing.  The children will work on different kicks for different styles and child will be able to jump and swim to the side.  The Swim Instructor will introduce more challenging games and swim activities to keep the child’s interest going

The child at this level transitions from safety swimming with roll over breathing technique tocompetitive free style stroke development.  The emphasis at this level is side breathing which is essential to swimming.  Children will learn to perfect backstroke and begin learning the technique of alternate side breathing.  The Swim Instructor will work on free style and the ability to swim 25 feet.

SCHOOL AGE SWIM (AGES 6- 11) - BLUEFISH

This is an entry level program for children. Children at this level have never been exposed to the water and just beginning the basics.  The focus of this program is to allow the child to experience water, the weightlessness and to remove fear of water.  This is a big step for the child as he/she is away from the parent and trying something totally new in an unfamiliar territory.  Swim Instructors make the environment very friendly, play a few games, conducts a few activities and sings familiar songs to make the child feel at ease.  There will be introduction to back floating, balancing on wall inside water and side kicking.

This is the next step above Guppies 1. The child here is comfortable in the water and can be totally independent.  He/She will be working on floating and work on trying to swim 3 feet independently.  There will be continued emphasis on balancing, playing games; and other fun filled activities to make swimming a joy.

At this level, the child can float and swim comfortably.  In order to refine free style stroke development, children will be introduced to roll over breathing.  Focus at this level is on independent breathing.  The children will work on different kicks for different styles and child will be able to jump and swim to the side.  The Swim Instructor will introduce more challenging games and swim activities to keep the child’s interest going

The child at this level transitions from safety swimming with roll over breathing technique tocompetitive free style stroke development.  The emphasis at this level is side breathing which is essential to swimming.   Children will learn to perfect backstroke and begin learning the technique of alternate side breathing.  The Swim Instructor will work on free style and the ability to swim 25 feet.

The child will focus on alternate side breathing technique.  This technique takes time to master but very important for further progress in swimming and in building endurance.  The children will also be introduced to butterfly and breast stroke.

The child will work on mastery of Breast stroke and Butterfly stroke. As with any stroke development, repetition is key to developing the stroke. Muscle memory is also important and the child will be encouraged to keep repeating the stroke and practice constantly.




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