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Swim Lessons

At Pelican Bay we offer a variety of lessons ranging from basic swimming all the way to advanced swimming!

Lessons

At Pelican Bay we offer a variety of lessons ranging from basic swimming all the way to advanced swimming! Unsure of which level to enroll your child? Click here.

Private Lessons

Looking to get some one-on-one instruction? We offer private lessons to give your child personalized instruction and work with them at their own pace.

Private Swim Lessons Include:

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Group Lessons

Pelican Bay has classes of all kinds for your little ones. ‘Parent and Tot’ classes give you a chance to help your child get comfortable in the water for the first time!​

For those who are already comfortable in the water, it’s time to learn the basics or improve on your technique. We offer swim lessons for all ages and all skill levels.

Group Lessons Include:

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PARENT/TOT LESSONS

Parent-guided swim lessons to help children feel comfortable, have fun, learn to ask for permission before entering the water, and how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.

Swimmers will explore submerging the mouth, nose, eyes, and gain experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.

Age Recommendations:

6 months – 36 months

Parent/Tot Lessons Include:

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PRESCHOOL LESSONS

This is a beginner-level class. Students will be introduced to basic water skills, water acclimation, safety skills, and rules, on their own.

Children may participate without a parent in the water. A low student-teacher ratio allows participants to safely develop skills and confidence in the water. Your swim instructor will assign your child’s stage based on their swim skills, and children will advance through stages as skills improve.

Age Recommendations:

3 – 5 years old

Preschool Lessons Include:

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LEVEL 1 LESSONS

This class is an introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.

 Children are taught progressively, each stage building on skills taught in previous stages. A low student-teacher ratio allows participants to safely develop skills and confidence in the water. Your swim instructor will assign your child’s stage based on their ability.

Age Recommendations:

6 years old and up

Level 1 Lessons Include:

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LEVEL 2 LESSONS

This is a fundamental of Aquatic Skills class: Children will learn basic swimming skills and build upon the level 1 lessons. After level 2, children should be able to float on their front and back without assistance.

Children are taught progressively, each stage building on skills taught in previous stages. A low student-teacher ratio allows participants to safely develop skills and confidence in the water. Your swim instructor will assign your child’s stage based on their ability.

Age Recommendations:

6 years old and up

Level 2 Lessons Include:

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LEVEL 3 LESSONS

This class helps kids with stamina: additional guided practice will help students improve their skills. After level 3, children should be able to swim continuously on their front and back for at least 15 yards.

Children are taught progressively, each stage building on skills taught in previous stages. A low student-teacher ratio allows participants to safely develop skills and confidence in the water. Your swim instructor will assign your child’s stage based on their ability.

Age Recommendations:

6 years old and up

Level 3 Lessons Include:

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LEVEL 4 LESSONS

This is a stroke improvement class: kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills. After level 4, children should have a basic understanding of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke.
Children are taught progressively, each stage building on skills taught in previous stages. A low student-teacher ratio allows participants to safely develop skills and confidence in the water. Your swim instructor will assign your child’s stage based on their ability.

Age Recommendations:

6 years old and up

Level 4 Lessons Include:

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Jr. Lifeguard Camp includes:

JR LIFEGUARD CAMP

Junior Lifeguard Camp is a great way to teach teens responsibility and skills while having fun. Students will be introduced to basic lifeguard skills, including water safety, rescue, CPR, AED, and first aid.

Participants will receive:

  • Junior Lifeguard Shirt
  • Whistle
  • Free access to Pelican Bay during Public Swim for the remainder of the season after completion of the camp
  • An opportunity to compete together on a team against other municipality’s Junior Guards in the Junior Guard Olympics (July 31st, 2022)
  • Participants who are 15 years old are given an opportunity to test for their full Lifeguard Certification

Ages:

10 – 15 years old

Requirements:

  • Must be 10-15 years old by June 1st
  • Must be able to swim independently without assistance 50 meters nonstop freestyle
  • Must be able to tread water for 1 minute
  • Must be able to fully submerge head in water