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Parent-Child Program:
For Children 6 Months To 3 Years Old
  • This program is designed for children to be accompanied by a parent in the water. Moms, Dads or caregivers are taught to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child while in the pool. They are instructed on how to encourage their child to participate fully and to try the skills. Children are introduced to basic skills that lay the foundation for learning to swim in the future. Water safety topics are introduced and discussed with the parents.

  • Parent-Child Aquatics

    This course is for children ages 6 months to 3 years and their parents. This course will require a one parent to one child ratio in the pool.

    This class introduces basic skill to parents and child then builds on those skills though song and games. Parents are taught to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support their child and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try new skills. Parents or caregivers will be introduced to water safety topics while children will be given a foundation for future skills.

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Preschool Program:
For Children Ages 3-5 Years Old
  • This program includes three levels that progress from the non-swimmer to children who are swimming comfortably on their own. We keep class sizes small, so there is opportunity for lots of individualized instruction.

  • Beginners (Preschool Aquatics)

    This class familiarizes children to the aquatic environment and teaches them rudimentary aquatic skills The class encourages participants to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water.

    To progress to Advanced Beginner, swimmers must be comfortable in the water and demonstrate that they can swim on their own while using or wearing a flotation device.

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  • Advanced Beginner (Preschool Aquatics)

    This level builds on and improves skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1. Water safety topics introduced in Level 1 are expanded.

    To progress to Intermediate, swimmers must show they can swim on their backs and on their fronts for about 5 yards without a flotation device.

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  • Intermediate (Preschool Aquatics)

    Preschool Aquatics Level 3 focuses on increasing swimming proficiency by building on the basic aquatic skills learned in Levels 1 and 2. Water safety concepts are reinforced and additional water safety topics are introduced.

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Learn to Swim Program:
For Children 5 to 12 years old
  • Swimmers progress through as they build their swimming skills and endurance.

    There are 6 Learn to Swim levels:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

    This class orients children to the aquatic environment and teaches them basic aquatic skills. Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water.

    To progress to Level 2, swimmers must show they can swim on their own using or wearing a flotation device.

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  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    Level 2 builds on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1.

    To progress to Level 3, swimmers must be able to swim on their fronts and backs about ½ the length of the pool.

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  • Level 3: Stroke Development

    This class builds on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 and helps children achieve basic water competency in a pool environment.

    To progress to Level 4, swimmers must be able to swim at least a length of the pool on their front and back and have a basic understanding of how to swim Freestyle, Elementary Backstroke and know how to perform a Butterfly, Breaststroke and Scissors kick.

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  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement

    Level 4 improves children’s proficiency in performing the swimming strokes introduced in Level 3.

    To progress to Level 5, swimmers must be able to swim at least the length of the pool in Front Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Sidestroke and Butterfly.

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  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement

    This class teaches swimmers to refine their performance of all six swimming strokes.

    To progress to Level 6, swimmers must be able to swim multiple lengths of the pool, performing each of the strokes taught.

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  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

    This session refines the swimming strokes so children can swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Some classes will focus on aquatic emergencies, water fitness or fundamentals of spring board diving.

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Wayside Waves Swim Team:
For swimmers ages 5 to 18 years old

Coaches create fun activities to challenge swimmers to increase their physical and mental fitness while improving technical swimming skills.

  • At Wayside, it is important to provide the environment where swimmers can improve through hard work and commitment as they develop a healthy competitive spirit, sportsmanship, and team mindset.

  • Ages 8 and Under

    This group is for our youngest swimmers ages 5-8. To participate in this group, swimmers must be able to swim at least one length of our pool (each length of the pool is 25 yards) in both Freestyle (Front Crawl) and Backstroke without the help of floatation. This does not have to be perfect.  For the Freestyle, the arms must come out of the water on rotation and the face must go into the water in some rhythmic fashion. For the Backstroke, the arms must come out of the water on rotation, the legs should be straight and kicking up and down, and the body should be comfortably lying on the top of the water with ears in the water.


    Goals: 

    • Have a good understanding of Freestyle and Backstroke and a basic understanding of Butterfly, Breaststroke, and Diving.

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  • Ages 9 & 10

    This group of swimmers (ages 9-10) will be swimming multiple lengths of the pool in both Freestyle (Front Crawl) and Backstroke with rests incorporated in the practice set. We will work on all 4 competitive strokes, diving, relays and building endurance. Swimmers will be put in lanes according to abilities and practices will be planned to challenge each swimmer to strengthen current skills and acquire new skills. 

    Goals: 

    • Build up their endurance and create a solid understanding of Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, and Breaststroke.

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  • Ages 11-18

    This group of swimmers (ages 11- 18) will be swimming multiple lengths of the pool without stopping. This practice group will have the largest range of abilities. Swimmers will be put in lanes according to abilities and practices will be planned to challenge each swimmer to strengthen current skills and acquire new skills. The greater the ability, the more challenging the practice sets. We will work on all four competitive strokes, starts, turns, finishes and relays as well as increasing their endurance through higher workloads

    Goals: 

    • Increasing their endurance through higher workloads; building stroke technique and competence; gaining an understanding of stroke drills and muscle groups used in swimming; and, of course, increasing their speeds.

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