North Point - Minnows Ages 6-12 (Winter)
Locker rooms will be open, but swimmers will be encouraged to arrive and leave in their bathing suits. Sessions consist of eight, 35-minute classes with part of one day focusing on basic water safety skills. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. Instructors may move children to a different level that is more appropriate from the registered class. Please contact the Aquatics Supervisor if health conditions warrant additional accommodations for participation.
Minnows: Age 6-12
Minnows 1 - Orients children to water safety and basic swimming skills. Skills include submerging, floating, kicking, and using arms on both the stomach and back. Parents will learn to properly support their child in the water and how to help build confidence in and around water.
Minnows 2 - Requirements: Completion of all Minnows 1 or Guppies 3 skills. Works on floating, gliding, combined stroke on both stomach and back and introduces the back-crawl arms and deep water skills. Parents will learn to support their child and how to help them practice skills outside of class.
Minnows 3 - Requirements: Completion of all Minnows 2 skills. Instructor will be teaching from the deck and child must be comfortable with underwater swimming, able to float, and swim 10 yds. on both their stomach and back on their own without assistance. Builds on combined stroke on stomach and back, and introduces breaststroke, butterfly, and beginning diving skills.