Platypuses

Platypuses are strong swimmers ready for a bigger challenge. They’re on board to learn the final technical and competitive elements to make them a PRO — ready for Team Venom. If your child is a great swimmer in all strokes and wants to build endurance, speed, and technique to become a PRO, choose Platypus!

Platypuses learn the following:

  • Social Skills
    Child is learning with other children, by watching peers attempt skills and by politely sharing class time and space with them.
  • Swim Team Preparation
    Child is learning how to respond to advanced level directions, practice drills, and work with other students as a team for a coach.
  • Learning the Individual Medley
    Child is learning how to respond to advanced level directions by memorizing the order of an IM. (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle)
  • Butterfly
    Child works each week to improve technique, timing, and endurance. Child begins the sequence by starting a dolphin kick. They then use their arms to pull past the hips and lift themselves to breathe followed by another dolphin kick and a dive back into the water to begin the sequence again.
  • Backstroke
    Child works each week to improve technique, timing, and endurance. They begin by using flutter kicks to propel themselves backward while rotating their arms opposite of each other while keeping their face above water. Child uses a thumbs up, pinky back technique to rotate their arm correctly.
  • Breaststroke
    Child works each week to improve technique, timing, and endurance. The sequence begins in an extended position with arms straight in front and legs behind. Child performs a whip kick followed by a wide pull to lift themselves up to take a pop up breath. They then return to the water to begin the sequence again.

Please Note:

Due to limited availability, birthday parties are only for those who hold an active Academy Membership. Memberships are pre-purchased and paid ($999) and are valid for 6 months. You must be a current (2019-2020) Academy Member to book a party. No exceptions.