Tadpoles

Tadpoles are pretty chill in the pool. They’re ready to level up their swimming skills and learn how to propel themselves in the water. If your child doesn’t mind going under the water, but doesn’t float on her own yet or swim to an adult without floaties, she’s a Tadpole.

Tadpoles learn the following:

  • Social Skills 
    Child is either watching or interacting with other children for the benefits of a socialized learning environment. This helps with cue recognition, sharing, and teacher interaction.
  • Stationary Back Float
    Child is learning to float comfortably while being held by a Professor without moving until they are floating on their own. Stationary floating helps the child learn to position their body on top of the water and successfully float independently.
  • Moving Back Float
    Child is learning to float easily while moving with or without the help of a Professor.
  • Roll Overs 
    Child is learning to roll from front to back with the help of a Professor. Child is also learning to propel themselves backward while staying on top of the water with alligator arms.
  • Forward Movement with Alligators and Kicks 
    Child is learning to propel themselves forward by keeping the alligator arm formation and kicking at the same time.
  • Paddle Arms 
    Child is exploring moving their arms while swimming with the support of the Professor.
  • Increased Breath Control 
    Child is learning how to exhale beneath the water, and inhale above the water during forward movement.
  • Increased Cross Patterning Movement 
    Child can move arms and legs opposite of each other.
  • Increased Body Awareness 
    Child understands how to adjust their body to the correct positions in the water.
  • Safety Jump 
    Professor may help child jump into the water. Child experiences full submersion in Professor’s arms or not, and Professor helps child swim safely back to the wall.
  •  Independence, Confidence, and Safety
    Child’s understanding of boundaries and safety rules is growing. Child’s comfort level is established enough to grow independence and want to try new things.

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.