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Aquatics at University Fitness Center - Huntsville, Alabama

Youth Aquatics

Guidelines for choosing a class

UFC Aquatics offers classes for every level of the developing youth swimmer. Review the course descriptions below for each class to determine which level of development best matches your child. Please note that ages specified are only a guideline. All of our instructors are certified Water Safety Instructors and Coaches with years of experience in teaching and encouraging success at all skill levels. 

Our Aquatic staff will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns. Call 256-824-5528 with questions regarding class placement or any other concerns.

Course Descriptions

[ click each course title for details ]

Itty Bitty Bubbles (6mos – 4yrs)

*It is required for parents to be in the water with their child in this  class
  • No experience necessary
  • Parents are taught techniques to help child
  • Get child comfortable with water
  • Child is afraid of the water or afraid of being away from parent
  • Will not get face submerged
  • Safety is emphasized

No experience necessary

Parents are taught techniques to help child

Get child comfortable with water

Child is afraid of the water or afraid of being away from parent
Will not get face submerged

Safety is emphasized

 

Sea Turtles (2yrs – 4yrs)

  • First time for swim lessons
  • Unable to float or fearful of floating unassisted
  • Fearful of being in water or slight fear
  • Cannot swim without assistance (Floaties, Water Wings, etc.)

*Child will be in Tot-Dock

Mighty Minnows (over 4yrs old)

  • pics-youth-aquatics3Little to no fear of getting face wet or ears submerged
  • Child can blow bubbles in the water
  • Little or no fear of being in water
  • Little to no fear of floating

*It is advised, but not required, for child to be 3 ft. tall.

Dolphins (over 5yrs old)

  • pics-youth-aquatics4No fear of water
  • Prior swim lesson experience
  • Can float on front and back unassisted
  • Can retrieve object off bottom of pool at arms length

Sharks (6yrs & older)

  • No fear of deep water
  • Can swim 15 yards front crawl and back crawl
  • Can rotate from front crawl to back float/back crawl 
  • No fear of jumping into deep water
  • Must have completed at least 1 Dolphins Class

Stroke Work (6yrs & older)

  • pics-youth-aquatics5No fear of deep water
  • Can already swim 25 yards front craw and back crawl
  • Can rotate from front crawl to back float/back crawl

Super Swimmers (6yrs & older) / Wave Runners

  • Can swim 25 yards front crawl with side breathing
  • Can swim 25 yards on back using back crawl
  • Can swim breast stroke 15-25 yards
  • Can tread water for 1 minute
  • Knows basic diving skills
  • Preparation for swim competition

REGISTRATION

Monday–Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

OPEN REGISTRATION DATES:

Session 1 – Nov. 6 – Jan. 13
Session 2 – Feb. 16 – Mar. 31
Session 3 – April 1 – June 9
Summer – April 1 – July 9
Session 4 – July 17 – Sept. 8

Questions, Comments, Suggestions? Contact UFC Pool @ 256-824-5528.

COST

UFC MEMBERS: $50 per session • NON MEMBERS: $80 per session

Cash, check, VISA, MC, and DISC accepted. Payment is required at registration.

WEEKEND 2018 YOUTH SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

8:15 am – 9:00 am Itty Bitty Bubbles
9:15 am – 10:00 am Sea Turtles
10:10 am – 11:00 am Mighty Minnows
10:15 am – 11:15 am Dolphins
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Stroke Work
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Sharks
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Super Swimmers/Wave Runners

SUNDAY

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm Mighty Minnows
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Sea Turtles
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Sharks
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Dolphins
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Stroke Work
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Super Swimmers


Session 1: January 13 thru March 4
Session 2: March 31 thru May 20
Session 3: June 9 thru July 29
Session 4: Sept. 8 thru October 28

Summer 2018
WEEKDAY YOUTH SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE

MONDAYS - THURSDAYS

Session 1: June 4 thru June 14
Session 2: June 18 thru June 28
Session 3: July 9 thru July 19

MORNING
 8:00 am – 8:45 am Itty Bitty Bubbles *session 1 only
10:00 am – 10:45 am Sea Turtles
10:00 am – 10:50 am Mighty Minnows
11:00 am – 11:55 pm Dolphins
11:00 am – 11:55pm Sharks
AFTERNOON
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Stroke Work
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Mighty Minnows
2:00 pm – 2:55 pm Dolphins
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Stroke Work
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Super Swimmers

 

Refer to guidelines for choosing a class for your child.

 

* Must register at UFC in person to reserve a space; no online registration is available.  Classes limited to 10 students.