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CLASSES

The H2O Academy believes that everyone deserves to have an incredible swimming experience in a fun and safe environment. Our swimming lessons are purposefully designed through our proprietary AQUA-Lit™ Curriculum© to make learning fun, build confidence, and develop technical proficiency for students ages 4 months to adults. We’re committed to teaching students the life skill of swimming through our award-winning swimming lessons!

2021 DATES

  • Winter Term (12-weeks with January 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th start dates) - CANCELLED due to COVID-19

  • Spring Term (12-weeks with April 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th start dates) - Cut short due to COVID-19

  • Summer Term (8 weeks from July 10th - September 3rd) - starts July 10th, 2021!

  • Fall Term (12-weeks with September 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th start dates)

All classes are subject to be adjusted or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. If this is the case, families will be contacted.

 

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?!

 

Check out our lesson Conversion Chart which is a tool that will assist you to determine where your student will fit into our program if you have experience with other programs (Red Cross Swim & YMCA). The H2O Roadmap also provides an overview of our program!

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


Read our full class descriptions below for details.

 

Some classes have prerequisites. H2O reserves the right to remove students from a class if they do not meet the prerequisites or have behavioural issues that prevent participation in a class due to class management and safety reasons. A refund or a credit will be awarded
in addition to a $25 cancellation fee. If you are unsure if your child meets the prerequisites, please
 contact us.

BABY (4 - 18 months)


BABY SPLASH - Parented (4 - 18 months)

Build the foundation to swim independently sooner than traditional lessons! This is NOT a music class, we introduce basic skills like water acclimation, floats, buoyancy, breath control, and jumps. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment to bond with your baby. You will receive an underwater video of your baby swimming so you can cherish these memories forever! Check out our baby top 10 and get a sneak peek of class!

Class Pre-requisites:

No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience required for student or accompanying adult (1 adult max per baby).

8 Week Summer Term $186 + GST

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BABY SHARK - Parented (10 - 18 months old)

Build the foundation to swim independently sooner than traditional lessons! This is NOT a music class; we further develop skills learned in Baby Splash with more advanced maneuvers. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment to bond with your baby. You will receive an underwater video of your baby swimming so you can cherish these memories forever! Class Pre-requisites:

Student must have taken Baby Splash at least twice and be at least 10 months old (1 adult max per baby).




MINI (3 & 4 years old) - ALL CLASSES 3+ ARE UNPARENTED


MINI SPLASH (3 & 4 years old) In this unparented class, we build confidence and technique in the water while focusing on achieving the MINI SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). Emphasis is on horizontal body position during kicking, basic entries, floating, breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites:

No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience required, and student is 3-4 years old.

8 Week Summer Term $257 + GST

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MINI SHARK (3 & 4 years old)

This unparented class is for students who meet all MINI SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). They have prior swimming experience and are comfortable in and under water. We focus on further refining kicking technique, introducing initial stroke development, refine basic entries, floating, build on breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn.

Class Pre-requisites:

Meets ALL MINI SHARK BENCHMARKS and is 3-4 years old.

8 Week Summer Term $244 + GST

_____________________________________________________________________________ MINI SHARK BENCHMARKS: The student can confidently perform: 1. front flutter in a horizontal position with a noodle or board (not in a vertical running position) 2. an unassisted standing jump without a SwimFin to a noodle 3. five bobs (comfortable going under the water) 4. a back starfish float with or without a noodle




KID (5 & 6 years old)


KID SPLASH (5 & 6 years old) We build confidence and technique in the water while focusing on achieving the KID SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). Emphasis is on horizontal body position during kicking, basic entries, floating, breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience required, and student is 5-6 years old. 8 Week Summer Term $257 + GST _____________________________________________________________________________ KID SHARK (5 & 6 years old) This class is for students who meet all KID SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). They have prior swimming experience and are comfortable in and under water. We focus on further refining kicking technique, introducing initial stroke development, refine basic entries, floating, build on breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: Meets ALL KID SHARK BENCHMARKS and student is 5-6 years old. 8 Week Summer Term $244 + GST _____________________________________________________________________________ KID SHARK BENCHMARKS: The student can confidently perform: 1. front and side flutter in a horizontal position with a noodle or board (not in a vertical running position) 2. an unassisted standing jump without a SwimFin to a noodle 3. seven bobs (comfortable going under the water) 4. a back and front starfish float with or without a noodle




NOVICE (7 & 8 years old)


NOVICE INTRO (7 & 8 years old) This class is for students who have little/no swimming experience or are nervous/fearful in the water. We focus on overcoming fear through developing a respectful relationship with the water. We introduce students to the basics of kicking technique, entries, floating, breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience, meets 2 or less of the NOVICE SHARK BENCHMARKS, and is 7-8 years old. 8 Week Summer Term $320 + GST _____________________________________________________________________________ NOVICE SPLASH (7 & 8 years old) We build confidence and technique in the water while focusing on achieving the NOVICE SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). We further refine kicking, strokes, entries, floating, breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: Meets at least 3 (but not all) of the NOVICE SHARK BENCHMARKS and is 7-8 years old. 8 Week Summer Term $257 + GST _____________________________________________________________________________ NOVICE SHARK (7 & 8 years old) This class is for students who meet all NOVICE SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). They have prior swimming experience and are comfortable in and under water. We focus on further refining kicking technique, introducing initial stroke development, refine basic entries, floating, build on breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: Meets ALL NOVICE SHARK BENCHMARKS and is 7-8 years old. 8 Week Summer Term $244 + GST _____________________________________________________________________________ NOVICE SHARK BENCHMARKS: The student can confidently perform: 1. front, back, and side flutter in a horizontal position without a SwimFin (can use noodle and or board) 2. an unassisted standing jump 3. ten bobs (comfortable going under water) 4. a back and front starfish float without a noodle 5. one lap of backstroke with or without aids 6. one lap of front crawl with or without aids




JUNIOR (9 & 10 years old)


JUNIOR INTRO (9 & 10 years old) This class is for students who have little/no swimming experience or are nervous/fearful in the water. We focus on overcoming fear through developing a respectful relationship with the water. We introduce students to kicking technique, basic entries, floating, breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience required, meets 2 or less of the JUNIOR SHARK BENCHMARKS, and is 9-10 years old. 8 Week Summer Term $320 + GST _____________________________________________________________________________ JUNIOR SPLASH (9 & 10 years old) We build confidence and technique in the water while focusing on achieving the JUNIOR SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). We further refine kicking, strokes, entries, floating, breath control, eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: Meets at least 3 of the JUNIOR SHARK BENCHMARKS and is 9-10 years old. 8 Week Summer Term $257 + GST _____________________________________________________________________________ JUNIOR SHARK (9 & 10 years old) This class is for students who meet all JUNIOR SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). They have prior swimming experience and are comfortable in and under water. We focus on further refining kicking technique, stroke development, basic entries, floating, breath control, eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: Meets ALL JUNIOR SHARK BENCHMARKS and student is 9-10 years old. 8 Week Summer Term $244 + GST _____________________________________________________________________________ JUNIOR SHARK BENCHMARKS: The student can confidently perform: 1. backstroke without aids 2. front crawl without aids 3. an unassisted standing jump with no aids 4. ten bobs (comfortable going under water) 5. a back and front starfish float without aids




TWEEN (11 & 12 years old)


TWEEN INTRO (11 & 12 years old) This class is for students who have little/no swimming experience or are nervous/fearful in the water. We focus on overcoming fear through developing a respectful relationship with the water. We introduce students to kicking technique, basic entries, floating, breath control, introduction to eggbeater, and safety. Class Pre-requisites: No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience, meets 2 or less of the TWEEN SHARK BENCHMARKS and is 11-12 years old. ___________________________________________________________________ TWEEN SPLASH (11 & 12 years old) We build confidence and technique in the water while focusing on achieving the TWEEN SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). We further refine kicking, strokes, entries, floating, breath control, eggbeater, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: Meets at least 3 of the TWEEN SHARK BENCHMARKS and is 11-12 years old. _____________________________________________________________________________ TWEEN SHARK (11 & 12 years old) This class is for students who meet all TWEEN SHARK BENCHMARKS (see below). They have prior swimming experience and are comfortable in and under water. We focus on further refining kicking technique, strokes, entries, floating, breath control, eggbeater, sculling, and safety. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for kids to learn. Class Pre-requisites: Meets ALL TWEEN SHARK BENCHMARKS and student is 11-12 years old. _____________________________________________________________________________ TWEEN SHARK BENCHMARKS: The student can confidently perform: 1. backstroke without aids 2. front crawl without aids 3. an unassisted standing jump 4. ten bobs 5. a back and front starfish float without aids




ADULT (18+ years old)


ADULT LEARN 2 SWIM This class is for adults who have little to no swimming experience, or may experience anxiety, nervousness and/or fear of the water. We individualize feedback, build confidence, and help you overcome fear of water. We focus on water acclimation, kicking, floating, breath control, entries, eggbeater, and initial stroke development. Class Pre-requisites:

No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience required and student is 18+ years old.

8 Week Summer Term $333 + GST

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ADULT SKILLS & DRILLS

This class is for adults who meet the prerequisites and are comfortable in the water. Students can swim but may not know proper technique, or would like to improve become more efficient. We individualize feedback and focus on the mechanics of kicking and stroke technique, breath control, eggbeater, sculling, entrances, and floating.

Class Pre-requisites: Limited or some swimming experience. Can move around comfortably in the water but may not have technique or knowledge of strokes, and 18+ years old.




PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS (3 years old +)


Looking for swimming lessons for 1 to 2 students? We may be able to accommodate private and semi-privates lessons once our classes fill up! We do have small class sizes, so please check our classes for availability. All students must be at the same ability, and H2O is not responsible for finding a parter to swim with for semi-private lessons. Private lessons (1 teacher, 1 student) - $60 per 30 minute class Semi-private lessons (1 teacher, 2 students) $45 per student per 30 minute class Day time and evening slots may be available. A minimum of 4 lessons is required (12 lessons max) - please enquire for availability.




AQUA ZUMBA® (Adults and Teens)


Weekly or single class passes available! To book a single class send us a message and we'll book you in! Weekly - $120 for 8 weeks Single Class - $20 Aqua Zumba® brings new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. It combines the South American Zumba rhythm and dance steps with a pool party... we're gonna turn the lights down and the energy up! So, liven up your week with a fun but challenging, water-based, body-toning workout! This class is 45 minutes. Perfect For: Those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. How It Works Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss! Benefits There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. Class Pre-requisites: n/a




TODDLER (19 - 36 months)


TODDLER SPLASH - Parented (19 - 36 months)

Build the foundation to swim independently sooner than traditional lessons! This is NOT a music class; we empower parents to get your toddler to swim independently on or before 3 years of age! Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment to bond with your toddler. We keep the fun and learning levels high! Check out our toddler top 10 and get a sneak peek of class!

Class Pre-requisites:

No prior swim lessons or aquatic experience required for student or accompanying adult. All prior H2O Baby students (Splash or Shark) must take at least 1 round of Toddler Splash before advancing to Toddler Shark due to developmental reasons.

8 Week Summer Term $207 + GST

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TODDLER SHARK - Parented (24 - 36 months)

Build the foundation to swim independently sooner than traditional lessons! This is NOT a music class; we empower parents to get your toddler to swim independently on or before 3 years of age! We further develop skills learned in Toddler Splash with more advanced maneuvers. Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment to bond with your toddler. Class Pre-requisites:

Student must have taken Toddler Splash at least once and be at least 24 months old.

8 Week Summer Term $230 + GST

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TODDLER SHARK - Un-parented (30 - 36 months)

This is the first un-parented class that toddlers can take if they meet all class prerequisites. We focus on kicking, entries, floating, breath control, and safety. Toys are used to teach fundamental skills and keep students engaged! Our 88-90-degree F pool provides a warm, fun, and inviting environment for toddlers to learn.

Class Pre-requisites:

By invite only. Student must have taken Toddler Shark (parented) at least once and be at least 30 months old.




TEEN (13 - 17 years old)


We can customize a program based on the goals of the student(s). Please contact us for more information.




MERMAID CLASS (18+ years old)


Weekly or single class passes available! To book a single class send us a message and we'll book you in! Weekly - $120 for 8 weeks Single Class - $20 Get ready for magic! Launch into the mermaid dream with a 45-minute mermaid class… because mermaids and mermen have always killed it in the core department. This class is a combination of swimming, synchro, fitness, and fun... s​miles and splashes are waiting for you! We move to fun music and always leave time for photos! Class Pre-requisites: 1. Can swim 2 laps of the pool 2. Can perform 5 bobs 3. Must be comfortable with legs being confined to a mermaid tail





We do not currently have private or semi-private lessons on our 2021 Summer Term schedule as we are trying to accommodate families who have not been able to get into their classes since March 2020 and can only operate at 25% capacity. We may be able to add private lessons to our schedule if capacity restrictions lift and we can certify more teachers. If you are interested in private lessons, please fill out the form below. We we will contact you if we are able to accommodate your request!

 

In the meantime, please check out our classes as we have small class sizes and cannot guarantee if and/or when we'll be able to schedule private lessons.

Private/Semi-private Lesson Interest Form

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