Oxford City Pool Hours 2015
Swim Lesson Descriptions
White Fish I- This level is designed for children who have never had swim lessons before and are generally afraid of the water. Children in this class may be very young and are most likely going to be apprehensive about putting their faces in the water, floating, blowing bubbles, etc. The purpose of White I is to help children understand safety around the water and to build their comfort level in the water. Children in these classes will also begin to learn basic water skills. Students should be able to perform skills with support from their teacher. Students enrolled must be 4 years old.
White Fish II- Children in White Fish II class must be able to successfully perform all of the skills required to exit the White Fish I class. Generally, students in this class will be more comfortable in the water than White Fish I students, but still haven’t developed strokes. Apprehension in the water should be totally relieved for the student to progress Red Fish. White Fish II continues learning basic water skills and they should be able to perform some skills without support from their teacher. Suggested age for Red Fish is 7 years old.
Red Fish- In order to progress to the Red Fish class, a student must have successfully completed both White Fish I and II or be able to successfully perform all the required skill of these classes. Ted Fish will begin learning strokes and breathing techniques. They should not be apprehensive in the water and should be able to perform skills independently. As with the other classes, Red Fish should not progress to the next level until all skills are successfully completed. Suggested age for Red Fish is 7 years old.
Blue Fish- This is a class for older, more advanced swimmers. Children should have no fear of the water and should be willing to participate in all activities during a lesson. Blue fish instructors will continue to teach stroke techniques while helping to perfect strokes. Blue Fish students should be able to perform floats, strokes and breathing patterns comfortably and easily and won’t be able to progress to Rebel Fish without doing so.
Suggested age for Blue Fish is 9 years and older.
Rebel Fish- Rebel Fish is generally for those students who have learned strokes and need to perfect them. Students in Rebel Fish are ready to customize a personal swimming program. Instructors may teach diving, fitness swimming, competitive swimming techniques, water safety skills, treading water, etc. Suggested age for Rebel Fish is 9 years and older.
Angel Fish- This is the most advanced course in the Learn to swim program. Students enrolled in this class should be able to perform all of the skills in Rebel Fish and want to learn more competitive swimming techniques. Students who want to participate in Angel Fish must take a swim test or be referred by a teacher in order to be enrolled. Suggested age for Angel Fish is 10-13 years old.
Adult- Adult classes are generally for beginning adult swimmers, but intermediate and advanced adult classes may be added to the Learn to swim program based on the need for classes.