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Fall Saturday Sessions 
Registration opens on September 2.  Lessons will take place on Saturdays, September 13-November 1, 2014.
Water Babies


Preschool Level 1


Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


Levels 5 & 6


Cost: $63 per session, which consists of eight 25-minute lessons.  Register for any course by visiting our online store 

Location: Classes are held in the FGCU Aquatics Center, located directly across from Alico Arena.  Click here to view a map of campus with directions.

Course Descriptions
Water Babies (parent and child 6 months-3 years)
This class familiarizes young children ages six months – three years to the water and prepares them to learn to swim while teaching parents techniques that help orient their children to the water.
Preschool (3-5 years)
Introduction to water skills for children three to five years of age.  This class helps children feel comfortable in the water and introduces fundamental skills and water safety.
Learn to Swim (6 years and up)
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Introduction to water skills for children six years and older that have little or no swim lesson experience.  This class helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
This class gives students success with floating on their front and back, kicking and basic arm movements.

Level 3: Stroke Development
Focuses on stroke development, while building on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice and adding new skills to achieve water competency.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
This class improves participant’s proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3. 

Level 5 & 6: Stroke Refinement
Helps participants refine their performance of all six strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke).  This class provides further coordination, endurance and refinement of strokes so that students swim with ease.

Swimming Lessons Policies and Procedures
Students should come prepared for class with the following: towel, bathing suit, and sunscreen.  Children requiring the use of diapers during normal activities must wear disposable swim diapers while using University recreational facilities.  Please do not dispose of diapers in trash cans on the deck, they must be disposed of in the locker room.   

•    Minimum of three participants per class
•    Student’s swim lessons levels are based on skill level
•    Children should use the restroom before the start of their lesson
•    No children are allowed in the pool before or after their scheduled class
•    Parents must remain in the pool at all times with Water Baby swimmers
•    Parental interaction from the deck with students should be kept to a minimum as this is distracting to both the student and the instructor
•    If a student needs to be excused for any reason during a session, the parent is responsible for escorting the child to and from the pool

Payment is due in full at time of registration.

Weather Cancellations
Only one make-up day will be offered per session.  There are no make-up classes if a participant is unable to attend a class.

Full refunds will be given one week prior to the first class; $25 processing fee through the second class.  No refunds thereafter, with no exceptions.

For more information please call FGCU Aquatics at 239-590-7703.