CLASS TYPE: Advanced
AGE: 5 – 10 yrs.
CLASS SIZE: 4
DURATION: 30-minutes
PLAN OPTIONS: 1 or 2 classes per week


CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Children who have completed our Liquid Bubbles® 2 course and can independently swim the full length of a 25 yard pool with sustainable underwater arm movements and proper air exchange are ready for Liquid Bubbles® 3. We believe the best way for a child to prepare for a lifetime of swimming proficiency is to introduce CONTROLLED MOVEMENTS from the start. Based on the Liquid Lifestyles® principles of safety and stroke efficiency, this class takes a fun and disciplined approach to introduce controlled and propulsive above-water arm movements, instill proper breathing habits and promote effective balance techniques. Fundamental safety swims, increased underwater skill development and foundational drill progressions will set the stage for effective, life-long swimming enjoyment.

PREREQUISITES:

  • Independent retrieval of dive toys 36” deep from wall push and return to wall

  • Can swim full length of the pool (25 yards) without rest using sustainable breathing techniques

  • Displays functional kick on the stomach and back with good balance and alignment

  • Can tread water for :15 seconds (ears above the surface)

* Please consider our Liquid Bubbles 2 class if your child does not meet the above requirements

PRIMARY FOCUS: CONTROLLED MOVEMENT

  • Increase breath control and underwater swimming confidence with various retrieval games and underwater exercises

  • Improve kicking propulsion and efficiency in various aquatic positions

  • Basic long-axis stroke development (Freestyle and Backstroke) with introduction to above-water recoveries and breathing techniques:

  • Refine Elementary Backstroke arms and introduce Breaststroke kick

  • Confidently pass the Liquid Bubbles 5-Star Safety Test™ in under 15 minutes:

    1. PROFICIENT KICKING: 3 lengths (75 yards) of continuous kicking, demonstrating propulsive and effective leg movements. One length each of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke. All kicks must be considered legal by USA Swimming Guidelines.

    2. STROKE PROFICIENCY - FREESTYLE: 1 length (25 yards) of continuous full stroke Freestyle. Swimmer must demonstrate consistent and sustainable movements with proficient breathing techniques and alignment.

    3. STROKE PROFICIENCY - BACKSTROKE: 1 length (25 yards) of full stroke Backstroke. Swimmer must maintain proper balance and consistently demonstrate propulsive kicks and controlled movements.

    4. UNDERWATER SWIM: Confidently swim 1 length (25 yards) below the surface with a maximum of 5 pop-up breaths. Swim must be smooth and with controlled breathing.

    5. DEEP WATER TREAD & RETRIEVAL: Wall jump followed by 1 minute of treading water followed by surface dive to object at minimum 5 feet deep (no goggles or cap).

Recurring Monthly Enrollment
1 x week: $85/month
2 x week: $139/month


PRIVATE LESSON OPTION

If our posted group class schedule doesn't work for you, you can always BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON and get started right away with a coach, location and time that is right for you.