WaterSprites classes are open to all ages 2- 36 months. Ages can be mixed, but this is a basic introduction to water. Skills to be learned include, submerging, sit jumps, moving around the pool independently with a flotation device, monkey walking, and general aquatic comfort.
This ribbon is earned by a child who is a novice and at least 30 months old. They must become comfortable in the water, and not cry for 3 consecutive weeks. In this class we make sure that kids learn water safety through interactive water games and songs. We also help provide a foundation that will allow them to feel better prepared for the ribbons to come. Children who begin classes under the age of three will not earn this ribbon.
This ribbon is earned by a child who can: Do at least five blow spouts (breaths) while dog paddling the length of the pool, swim three feet to a teacher from a sit jump, and independently return to the wall and climb out after a sit jump.
This ribbon is earned by a child who can: Float on their back for ten seconds, swim one length of the pool on their tummy, swim one length of the pool on their back, swim one length of the pool rolling from back to stomach and holding each position for five seconds, return to the wall after a pencil jump (jumping in with straight arms and legs), and do a somersault underwater. No fishy feet or nose clips are allowed.
This ribbon is earned by a child who can: Swim two laps of freestyle, swim two laps of elementary backstroke, swim one lap underwater, swim one lap of side stroke, and perform a racing dive with a tight streamline glide.
This ribbon is earned by a child who can: Swim two laps of freestyle, swim two laps of backstroke, swim two laps of legal breaststroke, swim two laps of legal butterfly, and swim one lap FAST from a racing dive.