Youth Swim Lessons

City of Lapeer Community Center
Infant and Preschool Aquatic Program

Micro Fish 1  6 months to 18 months (with parent in water) 
  Adult participation required.  This class is designed to introduce and accustom your young 
  child in the water.  Participating adults will learn holding positions, cues, passing, drafting, 
  floating, scooping, arm/let action, and safety skills.
   
Micro Fish 2   19 months to years+ (with parent in water)
  Adult participation is required.  This class is designed for toddlers and preschool children 
  who are not ready to participate in lessons on their own.  This course is similar to Micro 
  Fish 1 class with added skills to challenge older children.   
   
Mini Fish 1 3 - 5 Years Old (without the parent in the water)
  No adult participation required.  This class is for young children ready to begin lessons on
  their own.  Teaches arm and leg action, breath control, floating, gliding, jumping from the 
  side of the pool and water safety.
  Exit Skills:
  1. Follow directions & know safety procedures
  2. Comfortable in the water & can swim with float for 5 strokes
  3. Blow bubbles & jump in with help
   
Mini Fish 2    3 - 5 Years Old
  Prerequisite: Children who have passed Mini Fish 1 exit skills.
  Exit Skills:
  1. Jump off unassisted & swim a minimum of 1 width of the pool 
      (child must be “light” in the water) & horizontal with floatation device.
  2. Do an accidental fall in & swim back to side without float.
   
Mini Fish 3 3 - 5 Years Old
  Prerequisite: Children who have passed Mini Fish 2 exit skills.
  Exit Skills:
  1. Jump without float & swim 20 feet with ease.
  2. Willing to dive (sit & kneeling) with or without help
  3. If child is 6 or older and can pass all the skills, swim 5 yards, and do a front and back float
      go into Level 2 if they cannot, go into Level 1. 
   
Mini Fish 4 3 - 5 Years Old
  Prerequisite: Children who have passed Mini Fish 3 exit skills.
  Exit Skills: 
  1. If child is 6 or older and can pass all the skills, swim 5 yards, and do a front and back float
      go into level 2 if they cannot, go into Level 1.