Aqua Kids

The Aqua Kids Swim Program

For kids between 10 and 13 that want to learn to swim or master their skills

The Aqua Kids programs at Aquastream welcome children and teens of all abilities between the ages of 10 and 13 years old. After a free assessment by one of our certified instructors, swimmers are placed in the appropriate level: Aqua 1, Aqua 2, or Aqua 3. They, of course, teach pool and water safety and skills, but they’re also a safe environment for kids and teens to develop physical fitness as well as the social skills and confidence crucial to this age group outside of the pool facility.

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For swimmers who are just beginning their swimming journey at this age, Aqua 1 is a two-level, learn-to-swim program that helps increase their level of comfort in the pool. In these classes, swimmers learn skills around safety, flotation, and breathing and are introduced to basic strokes over increased swimming distances in deep water. Our instructors gradate students from one level to another, based on an evaluation of performance criteria.

Aqua 2 is a stand-alone program is intended to help kids and teens with stroke development, swimming distances, and proficiency. The strokes to be developed are chosen in consultation with our certified Lifesaving Society instructors and performance criteria. Students set personal goals with their trainers to track progress and evaluate each child or teen.

For children and teens interested in pursuing aquatic sports, Aqua 3 is the next step in their swimming journey. Kids and teens can try their hand a range of potential aquatic activities and sports, such as triathlon, lifesaving, synchronized swimming, diving, and underwater hockey. Coaching for each sport or activity is provided over two lessons and there is no evaluation for this participation-based module.

The Pro Kids Program at Aquastream gives kids and teens an opportunity to develop their swimming skills and explore the potential for taking swimming to a more advanced or competitive level. In accordance to the structured guidelines provided by this highly respected humanitarian organization, weekly sessions are taught on a 3:1 student to teacher ratio with a highly individualized approach. Every 45-minute session takes place in our impeccably maintained salt water pool.

For kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 13, the Pro Kids Program at Aquastream has something to offer regardless of skill level. This is where kids and teens can begin their swimming journey or begin to master it, along with all the life skills that come along with a structured and healthy social environment in which to learn.

Look no further for kids and teens swimming programs near me – schedule a free tryout at Aquastream Barrie or Vaughan to get your child in the pool today.

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Aqua 1

Mental Health

  • Boost in social interactions
  • Increase in confidence
  • Better quality sleep
  • Reduces anxiety

Skills

  • 400m front crawl
  • 200m back crawl
  • 200m breast stroke
  • Dolphin kick 15m

Rescues

  • Demonstrate two entries
  • Throwing aid accuracy
  • Eggbeater kick
  • Carrying a victim 15m

Aqua 2

Mental Health

  • Boost in social interactions
  • Increase in confidence
  • Better quality sleep
  • Reduces anxiety

Skills

  • 400m front crawl
  • 200m back crawl
  • 200m breast stroke
  • Dolphin kick 20m
  • Butterfly 20m

Rescues

  • Head up front crawl
  • Four entries
  • CPR
  • Treatment for shock
  • Underwater swim

Aqua 3

Mental Health

  • Boost in social interactions
  • Increase in confidence
  • Better quality sleep
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Leadership skills

Skills

  • 400m front crawl
  • 200m back crawl
  • 200m breast stroke
  • Dolphin kick 25m
  • Butterfly 25m

Rescues

  • Two removals
  • Treatment for various conditions
  • AED
  • Ladder rescue approach

Free Try Out in Barrie

For our Vaughan location, schedule a free tour, and our reception team will answer any questions you might have about our programs and facility.


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