Wentzville Swim Academy
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The Wentzville Swim Academy is where people of all abilities and ages can learn how to swim. Whether you are interested in you or your family member developing comfort and confidence in the water or preparing to swim competitively, we have a class for you!
Swim lessons are held at Progress Park Pool Memorial Day-Labor Day. When Progress Park Pool is not available, they will be held indoors at the WREC Natatorium.
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Group swim lessons are a great way for your child to learn with the support of peers in a fun group environment. Session dates and times are listed below followed by the descriptions of the classes offered.
Toddler (6-35 Months)
This level develops a child’s comfort in and around water and prepares them for future instruction without a parent. Skills to be mastered with assistance: blowing bubbles, kicking, floating on back with parent support, swimming motions with parent support. Parent accompanies the child in the pool.
Preschool (Ages 3-4)
This level intends to develop a child’s comfort in and around water. Skills to be mastered: front and back kick with instructor support, submerge head, feet-first jump, entering and exiting pool without assistance.
Level 1 (Ages 5+)
This beginner level intends to develop a child’s comfort in and around water. Skills to be mastered: front and back kick with instructor support, feet-first jump, submerge head, entering and exiting pool without assistance and back float with instructor support. (Min 3/Max 5)
Level 2 (Ages 5+)
This level is for those who are comfortable in the water and are ready to become more independent swimmers. Skills to be mastered: submerge head and face, front and back kick without support, basic front and back crawl.
Level 3 (Ages 5+)
This level will further develop strokes and build basic technique and endurance. Skills to be mastered: submerge head and face without hesitation, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, basic front and back crawl. This class may spend time in water 12-13 feet deep.
Level 4 (Ages 5+)
This level intends to perfect front stroke, backstroke and elementary backstroke. Skills to be mastered: treading water for 60 seconds and basic performance of breaststroke and sidestroke. This class spends time in water 12-13 feet deep.
Level 5 (Ages 5+)
This level is the most advanced swim level and focuses almost entirely on technique and preparation for swim team or fitness swimming. Students in this level have learned and put together all strokes, but need further assistance in perfecting them and swimming more efficiently. Skills to be mastered: advancement in basic stroke skill, tread water for two minutes without using hands, retrieve brick from bottom of pool, flip turns, basic butterfly stroke, starts and entries.