Ages 2-6mo / Length of Class: 30min / Free!
The Smithfield Aquatics Center and Alligator Steps have teamed up to offer you and your baby a special class designed for the tiniest of students. Infants 2-6 months and their parent or guardian can now attend an introductory water acclimation class for free! The class is held in the warm pool to keep baby’s body temperature comfortable while they participate in this 30min class.
*Space is limited and participants must still pay the Annual Family Registration Fee of $25 to enroll in the program.
Step 1: HATCHLINGS
Ages 6-24mo / $45 per month / Length of Class: 30min / 15% Discount on 2nd Class per Week (same child)
Our ‘Step 1’ program is a water acclimation class that parents and children attend together. The class builds swimming readiness through the utilization of fun songs, games and motivational aquatic toys.
Parents and children participate in structured classes that help them learn basic water skills, including proper water entry & exit, holding positions, proper kicking techniques, gliding skills, breath control, back-floating, and beginning arm-stroke coordination.
A portion of each class is dedicated to water safety and survival techniques:
- Entering & Exiting the Pool Safely
- The Roll-Over method for Breathing
- Assisted & Independent Back floating
Group lessons are 30 minute classes with a 10:1 ratio. The large class size enhances your child’s first swim lesson experience by providing a fun and social environment to make new friends while learning new skills.
Lessons include an additional 30min of ‘Splash Pool Play’ For FREE!
*Annual Family Registration Fee $25