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Let The Wave be your home for swim lessons! We strive to provide lessons at all levels that help students develop confidence and competency in the water. Swim Lessons begin April 7th, 2014. Sign up today, space is limited (760) 940-WAVE.

View our 2014 Swim Schedule

View our 2014 Swim Lesson Parent Handbook

star babies star tots swim school stroke school adult schools
Ages 6mo-3yrs w/parent Ages 3-5yrs Ages 5+ Ages 5+ Ages 16+

$45/ per session

(each session is 4 classes - 25 min ea.)

$45/ per session

(each session is 4 classes - 25 min ea.)

$45/ per session

(each session is 4 classes - 40 min ea.)

$45/ per session

(each session is 4 classes - 40 min ea.)

$45/ per session

(each session is 4 classes - 40 min ea.)

Parent & Baby Participation

Star Tots - Level 1

Star Tots - Level 2

Star Tots - Level 3

Swim School-Level 1

Swim School-Level 2

Swim School-Level 3

Stroke School-L 1

Stroke School-L 2

Stroke School-L 3

Adult -Beginners

Adult - Stroke School

Description:

Designed to be an infant's first introduction to water adjustment with an emphasis on parent participation / education as well as safety skills and fun. One child per adult.

Description:

For preschool children who are ready to attend class on their own. Focus on swim readiness skills and safety.

 

Description:

For children over 5 yrs old beginning with little or no formal swim instruction. Class emphasis on breath control, submerging, front & back floats to intro to treading and freestyle and backstroke.

Description:

For children over 5 yrs old with a good water skills foundation. Students will go from freestyle and backstroke review to butterfly, followed by breaststroke with skills for swim team.

Description:

For adults over 16 yrs old at any stage from beginning water adjustment to stroke refinement.

 

 

Prerequisite Skills:

Student ages 6 months to 3 years with in water parent participation.

Prerequisite Skills:

Star Tots - Level 1: Student can enter water independently.

Star Tots - Level 2: Student can jump in, submerge, turn around, grab wall and pull up with help.

Star Tots - Level 3: Student can submerge off wall unassisted, come to surface and get a breath in a vertical or horisontal position.

Prerequisite Skills:

Swim School-Level 1: Student can enter water independently.

Swim School-Level 2: Student can jump in, go underwater, come to surface, take a breath & roll on back for 5 seconds.

Swim School-Level 3: Student can jump in, come up for air, kick and pull 10 feet on front or back, change direction & return to side.

Prerequisite Skills:

Stroke School-L1: Student can tread water 15 sec., side glide & freestyle swim 30 ft. w/ breathe pattern

Stroke School-L2: Student can swim 30 ft. freestyle w/ breathing and 30 ft. backstroke.

Stroke School-L3: Student can swim 4 strokes butterfly with one breath to pool length freestyle.

Prerequisite Skills:

Adult-Beginners: Student can enter water independently.

Adult -Stroke School: Student can tread water 15 sec., side glide & freestyle swim 30 ft. w/ breathe pattern

Star Babies 2014 Schedule Star Tots 2014 Schedule

Swim School 2014 Schedule

Stroke School 2014 Schedule

Adult School 2014 Schedule

 

private schools

 

Private Lessons are available for all ages and levels. Private lessons are $90 for four (4) 30 minute sessions. Additional siblings are $10 off each. To inquire or for more information call The Wave Office at (760) 940-9283 (WAVE).

 

 

Learn To Swim Frequently Asked Questions:

How much do the classes cost?

Swim lessons are $45 per student, per session. Each session includes 4 lessons. Students will also receive a FREE Wave Waterpark ticket ($16.95 value) at the end of the class!

When are classes available?

Classes begin in April and run through September.

What days are classes on?

Classes typically run Monday through Thursdays in single week sessions - 4 classes per session. We do have two sessions of Saturday only classes beginning in mid-June. See our 2014 Swim Lesson Schedule by clicking the link at the top of this page.

How do I know which level to register for?

The level descriptions and prerequisites listed above can help determine which level a student should be placed in, or if you are having difficulty, you may call our office to have a knowledgeable staff member assist you.

How do I register?

You may register in person at The Wave Office or over the phone by calling (760) 940-9283 (WAVE).

What skills are taught at each level?

Each level of the Starfish Swimming® Program has a specific stage focus with specific objectives. Different levels are achieved by completeing benchmark skills. At each level there is a benchmark safety skill and a benchmark swimming skill to work towards. More information about each level can be see in the Swim Lesson Parent Handbook here.

What swim program do you use?

The Wave is an independent and authorized provider of the Starfish Swimming® Program. The Starfish Swimming® Program is a nationally recognized swim instruction program developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute.

What is the student / instructor ratio?

The pre-school levels (Star Tots) are designed to have 1:6 instructor ratio. Swim School, Stroke School and Adult levels are designed to have a 1:8 instructor ratio. Parent participation classes (Star Babies) have a 1:10 ratio.

Can parents / guardians watch the lessons?

Yes! Spectators may watch from designated areas. If your child is distracted by your presence the instructor may ask you to move farther away. Please let the instructors teach without interruption during the time your child is here. Additional children that are not in lessons will need to be monitored closely by a parent / guardian and kept within arms reach at all times.

What qualifications do the instructors have?

All instructors are Starfish Swimming Instructors and StarGuard licensed Lifeguards (includes First Aid, CPR, AED, and oxygen use). In addition, the instructors have completed The Wave’s Instructor Training Course.

What happens if there is a Holiday during a scheduled swim lesson class?

Classes will continue to run on weeks and days with scheduled Holidays (ex. Memorial Day & 4th of July). Please plan accourdingly!

What do I do when I have a swim lesson related concern?

If you or your child experiences a problem or has a concern, please let us know! Feel free to stop us as we are walking around or you can leave a note at the front office for the Swim Lesson Coordinator to contact you. We are here to help you in any way we can and to make sure you have a quality swim lesson experience.

What is the swim lesson cancellation / refund policy?

When the Wave cancels a program, participants or payees shall be eligible for a full refund without processing fee or penalty.  Programs do have class minimums to operate and may be cancelled and rescheduled due to severe weather or other unplanned reasons at the discretion of the Manager on Duty.  Classes will continue in the rain and other mild conditions.    

When registrants request a refund one week prior to the class, a refund will be granted minus a cancellation processing fee of $5. If the course date is less than one week away, no refunds will be given. Transfer credits to a different class or program will be allowed with manager approval.  All transfer credits must be used within 30 days or will expire. 

If registrants fail to attend a program after it begins, they are not entitled to a refund or transfer.

Refunds may take up to 2 weeks to process depending on payment type.