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At Waves, we teach swimming lessons year-round in a dedicated, warm and shallow pool. Higher level classes are held in our state-of-the-art training and competition pool  Our group classes maintain a low 4:1 or 3:1 maximum student-to-teacher-ratio to ensure that your child achieves attention and achieves results. Our passionate instructors strive to show kids just how fun and rewarding swimming can be. 

Everyone's busy! Waves' FlexSWIM class structure allows moms and dads to select class days and times that work best. If you prefer consistency at would like swim class at the same time, every week...or need flexibility in your busy week, you can select any available class any day, any time....all from your phone or computer!

We are a membership based organization. What does this mean? Families join our aquatics club, and receive access to swim lessons, laps swim, open swims, clinics, private lessons, our strength and conditioning center, and more. Very recents studies show that swimmers who take lessons on a consistent, year round basis are almost 90% less likely to drown that children who do not take swim lessons. As a member, families do not "buy a swim class" or "session". Our classes run perpetually, allowing swimmers to begin whenever the time is right for them. Our perpetual lesson program ensures swimmers get results, and can be elevated to the next higher course when they are ready, not waiting until a class ends.

Class 

Overview

flexCLASS! BUSY schedules...we all seem to have them. At waves, we let you Design your Child's lesson schedule on a monthly basis based on what works best for you; all from the convenience of your phone!  With FLEXCLASS, you have the freedom to adjust your child's swim lesson day and time as needed! For example, swimmers taking lessons twice per week can sign up for a 3:00pm Blue wave class on tuesday, and a 5:30pm blue wave class on a thursday.  And if something comes up, just jump on your phone or computer and make the change!

Newborns to 6 Months

6 Months to 36 Months

SwimSAFE Baby
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WaterBABIES!
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3 - 4 Years of age

Red Wave 1
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Red Wave 2
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5 - 6 Years of age

White Wave 1
WE are passionate about the lifelong benefits that surround swimming. Commitment - We are a membership-based organization...
White Wave 1
WE are passionate about the lifelong benefits that surround swimming. Commitment - We are a membership-based organization...
White Wave 1
WE are passionate about the lifelong benefits that surround swimming. Commitment - We are a membership-based organization...

7-12 Years of age

Blue Wave 1
Stroke School:
Blue Wave 1
Advanced Stroke School:

Passion for aquatics...job, competitive, 

8-18 Years of age

Swim Team
Time to race! Trident's competitive team has enjoyed success at the state, national and world levels, including the Olympic Trials. 5 training groups ensure that every swimmer is challenged, yet positioned to succeed in our great sport!

3 Easy steps to register!

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wim
ucceed

At Waves, we teach swimming lessons year-round in a dedicated, warm and shallow pool. Higher level classes are held in our state-of-the-art training and competition pool  Our group classes maintain a very low 4:1 or 3:1 maximum student-to-teacher-ratio to ensure that your child achieves attention and achieves results. Our passionate instructors strive to show kids just how fun and rewarding swimming can be. 

Everyone's busy! Waves' FlexSWIM class structure allows moms and dads to select class days and times that work best. If you prefer consistency at would like swim class at the same time, every week...or need flexibility in your busy week, you can select any available class any day, any time....all from your phone or computer!

We are a membership based club and swim school. What does this mean? Families who join our aquatics club receive access to swim lessons, laps swim, open swims, clinics, private lessons, our strength and conditioning center, and more. Very recents studies show that swimmers who take lessons on a consistent, year round basis are almost 90% less likely to drown that children who do not take swim lessons. As a member, families do not "buy a swim class" or "session". Our classes run perpetually, allowing swimmers to begin whenever the time is right for them. Our perpetual lesson program ensures swimmers get results, and can be elevated to the next higher course when they are ready, not waiting until a class ends.

Class

Overview

If desired, click the chart for a PDF,printable version of our class summary.

Class Overview

FlexCLASS!

BUSY schedules...we all seem to have them. At Waves, we let you design your child's lesson schedule on a monthly basis based on what works best for you; all from the convenience of your phone!  With FLEXCLASS, you have the freedom to adjust your child's swim lesson day and time, any time! For example, swimmers taking lessons twice per week can sign up for a 3:00pm Blue Wave class on Tuesday, and a 5:30pm Blue Wave class on a Thursday.  And if something comes up, just jump on your phone or computer and make change your child's next class!

3 Easy Steps to Enroll In Your First Class!

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Begin with your child's age. shown on left column of the chart...
(If desired, click the chart if for a PDF, printable version)
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Next, use our skill questions to determine which class level is the best fit.
 
If you're not quite sure, don't worry! Choose the class that appears to be the best fit. Our instructors will carefully evaluate every swimmer's first two lessons to ensure your child is in the most appropriate class.
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Finally, click the ENROLL button below, which will take you to your enrollment portal. There,  you'll choose the number of classes you'd like your child to take each week ( 1 or 2). You'll register for your child's membersip and pick your first few class days & times!
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Class Descriptions

Newborns to 6 Months

WaterPLAY!
Swim with Mom and/or Dad! Introduce your baby to the water and bond in a relaxed, yet structured atmosphere. During this water acclimation class, parents and babies learn safety skills together, and our instructors will provide tips to keep you little one water safe. WaterPLAY is an introductory class designed to instill comfort in the water at a very early age. FlexCLASS available! (WaterPLAY! is a parent in-water participation class).

6 Months to 36 Months

SwimSAFE 1
Coming March 2020! SwimSAFE! is a one-on-one, acute-focus private lesson for new swimmers, ages 6 - 36 months old. Based on the PediaSwim curriculum and methodology, SwimSAFE is a must for all children under 3 years old. Swimmers will learn to effectively react in the event of a intentional or accidental water event in a pool, lake, pond, etc. After passing a clothing test (the ability for a child to "fall" into the pool, fully clothed, roll to - and maintain a calm back float), swimmers will progress to either our group lesson program (Red Wave) or SwimSAFE! 2, depending on age.
SwimSAFE 2
Coming March, 2020! This class is designed for graduates of SwimSAFE Baby 1. Little swimmers under age 3 will continue to develop safety and age-appropriate swimming skills. Since children's abilities and experience can widely vary at this age, instructors will customize skill development to ensure every swimmer makes effective progress and achieves results. FlexCLASS available! Maximum 3 swimmers per class.
WaterBABY!
Swim with Mom and/or Dad! This swim class is our core developmental program at Waves Swim Academy, for children under 3. The focus of this class is helping your little swimmer safely gain confidence in the water and prepares them for instructor-led classes (Red, White and Blue Waves). WaterBABY! is a parent in-water participation class.

3 - 4 Years of age

Red Wave 1
Swimmers will learn vitally important water safety skills along with key foundational swimming techniques, buoyancy and breath control, maintaining a back float position and kicking for self-propulsion. In this class we will begin the swim-float-swim technique progression. FlexCLASS available! Maximum 4 swimmers per class.
Red Wave 2
Swimmers will learn to rotate from front to back, back to front, kick on their back, and propel themselves across our teaching pool. Children will begin the foundations of the freestyle stroke including proper breathing technique. This class will continue to focus on the swim-float-swim technique for your child, as well as lifesaving skills, lifejacket sizing and use. We will focus on building strong, independent swimmers who can safely and effectively swim the length of our teaching pool. FlexCLASS options! Max 4 swimmers per class.

5 - 6 Years of age

White Wave 1
Swimmers will learn critical water safety and foundational swimming skills. Focus is placed upon buoyancy and breath control, maintaining a back float position, body position and kicking for self-propulsion. Swimmers will also learn to rotate from front to back, back to front, kick on their back and to propel themselves across our teaching pool. Swimmer and parents will also participate in proper lifejacket sizing and use. FlexCLASS available! Maximum 4 swimmers per class.
White Wave 2
Swimmers will learn proper side breathing freestyle and continue to develop their backstroke. Breastroke and poolside diving (sit-kneel-stand progression) will also be introduced. A component of this class is focused on building swimming endurance and confidence. Students will spend time in our 25 yard competition pool. FlexCLASS available! Maximum 4 students per class.
White Wave 3
Swimmers will continue to develop their freestyle, backstroke, breastroke and poolside diving. Students will also begin learning effective dolphin kick (foundational to the butterfly stroke). Time will be spent in our 25 yard competition pool.
Once swimmers successfully complete this class, each swimmer will receive an overall assessment to determine the best next step for each swimmer. Options include our Blue Wave classes to further develop stronger swimming skills, trying out for the swim team ( age 7), or other advanced programs. FlexCLASS available! Maximum 6 swimmers per class.

7-12 Years of age

Blue Wave 1
Swimmers will learn critical water safety, foundational swimming skills and stroke technique. Once key safety skills are in place, students will learn freestyle, backstroke, breastroke, dolphin kick and poolside diving. FlexCLASS available! Maximum 6 swimmers per class.
Blue Wave 2
This class is designed for swimmers who want to continue to develop their water skills, stroke technique and become stronger overall swimmers. Blue Wave 2 will focus on developing a stronger, more effective freestyle, backstroke, breastroke and butterfly. A 25 yard lane in our competition pool will be used for this class. FlexCLASS available!
Swimmers completing Blue Wave 2 will graduate from Waves Swim Academy's core lesson program and earn the option of exploring any of Trident Aquatic Club's advance aquatics programs. During the Blue Wave 2 class, swimmers will be informed and exposed to several of Trident's programs.

8-18 Years of age

Swim Team
Let's Race! Trident's competitive team has enjoyed success at the state, national and world levels, including the Olympic Trials. 5 training groups ensure that every swimmer is challenged, yet positioned to succeed in our great sport! Swimmers will learn every key aspect of stroke technique, race strategy, mental toughness, sports nutrition and everything our professional coaches can offer to set every athlete up for success!