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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 – 5yrs)

  • pics-youth-aquatics1Parent with child under the age of 4
  • Parents taught techniques
  • No experience necessary
  • Get child comfortable
  • Child is afraid of the water
  • Will not get face wet
  • Safety emphasized

Sea Turtles (3yrs – 5yrs)

  • pics-youth-aquatics2No fear of getting face wet or ears submerged
  • Can float unassisted
  • Can jump from pool deck unassisted

Mighty Minnows (over 5yrs old)

  • pics-youth-aquatics3First time for swim lessons
  • Unable to float
  • Fearful

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

Stroke Work (6yrs & older)

  • pics-youth-aquatics5No fear of deep water
  • Can already swim 15 yards front craw and back crawl
  • Can tread water for 1 minute
  • Can rotate from front crawl to back float/back crawl

Super Swimmers (6yrs & older)

  • No fear of deep water
  • Can swim 25 yards front crawl with side breathing
  • Can swim 25 yards on back using back crawl
  • Can swim breast stroke 15 yards
  • Knows basic diving skills

Wave Runners (6yrs & older)

  • Knows all 4 strokes: Front and Back Crawl, Butterfly & Breast
  • Knows flip turns, open turns, and back stroke turns
  • Can swim sidestroke 15 yards
  • Can dive and retrieve object from bottom of pool (7ft) Individualized swim workouts
  • Preparation for swim competition
  • NOTE: Completion of course DOES NOT guarantee a child is ready for the next level.

REGISTRATION

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

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

COST

UFC MEMBERS: $50 per session • NON MEMBERS: $70 per session

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

 

WEEKEND YOUTH SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

8:10 am – 9:00 am Itty Bitty Bubbles
9:10 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 Super Swimmers
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Wave Runners

SUNDAY

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm Itty Bitty Bubbles
1:10 pm – 2:00 pm Mighty Minnows
2:10 pm – 3:00 pm Sea Turtles
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 14 thru March 5, 2017 
Session 2: April 1 thru May 21, 2017
Session 3: June 10 thru August 6, 2017 (NO CLASSES JULY 1st and 2nd)
Session 4: Sept. 9 thru October 29, 2017 

Summer 2017
WEEKDAY YOUTH SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE

MONDAYS - THURSDAYS

Session 1: June 5 thru June 15, 2017
Session 2: June 19 thru June 29, 2017
Session 3: July 10 thru July 20, 2017

MORNING
8:00 am – 8:50 am Itty Bitty Bubbles
9:00 am – 9:50 am Sea Turtles
10:00 am – 10:50 am Mighty Minnows
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Dolphins
AFTERNOON
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Stroke Work
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Mighty Minnows
2:00 pm – 2:50 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.