StarBabies™ (Infant 6 -18 months) & StarTots™ (Toddler 18 – 36 months)The purpose of this course is to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training the adults who accompany them in water safety and drowning prevention. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water; it does provide a confidence-building, fun, and loving experience. One adult must be in the water with each child. Swim Diapers required.
PADI® Swim School
Preschoolers (Ages 3 – 5): Designed to meet the needs of children ages 3 to 5, this course will develop a high comfort level in the water and a readiness to swim, and for those children who are developmentally ready, it will teach functional swim skills. This class approaches teaching swimming through creative, fun activities in the water. Students work toward developing the five competencies and progress toward achieving the benchmarks at their own pace in a small-group setting.
PADI® Swim School for Youth: (Ages 6 – 12) Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies using age-appropriate learning activities. Learning is self-paced but challenging.
PADI® Swim School for Teens & Adults: (Ages 13 and older) This course is designed to improve comfort and skill in the water, regardless of past swimming experience. Students work toward developing the five basic core swimming competencies using principles of adult learning.
PADI® Stroke School: (All ages who achieved green Stroke School benchmarks.) Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and develop endurance.
PADI® Swim Team : (Students of all ages who achieved green Stroke School benchmarks.) Students learn and refine the competitive strokes plus develop an understanding of basic training principles such as using a pace clock, starts and turns, and racing. This program is a great introduction to competitive swimming in a low-key environment.
Tracking progression: The students will track achievement of skills in their personal record book. These books will be kept at the Swimversity.
Parents are encouraged to read through the books and participate in the tracking of the child’s progression.
As your child progresses, he/she will be rewarded with a badge, emblems and certificates per benchmark achieved. The benchmarks are identified by colour starting at White, Red, Yellow, Blue and Green.
After lessons: Students will learn faster if they participate on a consistent basis. Parents should take an active role in their child’s aquatic experience. Parents must keep reinforcing skills learned. Practice is important. Practicing between lessons will only increase a child’s confidence in the water.
Swimversity® is a swim training division of Scubaversity an internationally accredited 5 star PADI swim, scuba and career development center.
Swimversity Starfish Swimming is an independent authorized provider of Starfish Swimming. Starfish Swimming is a nationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI).
We have resident instructor trainers and program directors and full time swim instructor staff. All our staff members are trained in basic first aid, CPR and we have an oxygen and first aid station on the premises with emergency plans.