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Swim Class Enrollment

Let's Get Swimming! Based on the Wave's Class Selector, please enroll your swimmer in a class that matches their age, and best fits their skill level. If you're not quite sure about their skills, don't worry! Select the level that you believe best fits your swimmer. Our instructors will evaluate every child during their first two classes, ensuring they are in their perfect class. If our instructors feel your child should switch to a different class, we will communicate this to you, and explain our observations and suggestions.

Tuition Options
  WaterPLAY!          $39 per month (up to 8 lessons per month included).
  WaterBABY!          $59 per month (1 lesson per week); $109 per month (2 lessons per week).
  Red, White & Blue Waves   $84 per month (1 lesson per week); $156 per month (2 lessons per week). Family discounts available.

ENROLLING IN SWIM CLASS:


1) Choose your swimmer's Class Level (Scroll down to the Class Overview). This will take you to a calendar of available classes in that level.
2) On the Calendar, Select your desired CLASS LEVEL, then CLICK ENROLL on the pop-up window. If this is your family's first registration at Waves, you'll be directed to register for a new account.
3) Once your account is set up (or you already have one) you'll have 24/7 access to your personal dashboard, and can select classes for your child, review upcoming classes, etc.
4) We recommend you now select the rest of your swimmer's desired classes for their first month. See the Class Schedule tab for a complete schedule of available classes.
5) On your first visit, the Wave's team will confirm your swimmer's tuition plan with you, and complete the registration process.

IMPORTANT!
1) Please ensure you select the number of classes each week that match with your desired membership level.
2) Since we maintain a 4:1 swimmer:instructor ratio, all students must be enrolled in a class in order to participate. Walk-ins may be accommodated if space is available.
3) If you find a class that you'd like is full, please ensure you add your name to that class' wait list. This really helps us determine which new classes to open up, and keep our wait lists to a minimum.

Notes:
1) Wave's provides a family discount for siblings: 10% tuition discount for a 2nd child, 20% discount for a third child and 30% for a fourth child.
2) During registration, you will be prompted to register a credit card to make it easy to enroll in future classes. Your card will not be charged until your swimmer's first day of class. Anyone setting up a Trident account and enrolling for themselves or their child must be eighteen years of age or older.
3) All swimmers currently enrolled in a class are considered members. No accompanying membership is needed for your swimmer if they would like to participate in open swims. Parents who would like to swim laps, bring their children to open swims, and utilize our gym may purchase a cost-effective General Membership. If interested, see the Membership tab above for registration details.

Private Lessons: At Waves, we maintain a very low teacher:student ratio to ensure every swimmer receives attention, and advances every time they visit the pool. We strongly believe in the learning benefits of small group classes. Little swimmers are incredibly adept at watching how other children move in the water. Group lessons allow them the opportunity to mimic the skills and motion being taught. Sometimes, kids need a bit more acute attention to develop a certain skill or to overcome apprehension with the water. Private lessons will begin in April. An online request form will be available for such cases, and at the reception desk.


Group Swim Classes

WaterPLAY! A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

For Swimmers 0 - 6 Months
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).

SwimSAFE! 2

For Swimmers 6 - 36 Months
Coming APRIL, 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! A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

For Swimmers 6 - 36 Months
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.

Red Wave 1 Plans available from $84A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

For Swimmers 3 - 4 Years of Age
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 Plans available from $84A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

For Swimmers 3 - 4 Years of Age
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.

White Wave 1 Plans available from $84A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

For Newer Swimmers 5 - 6 Years of Age
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 Plans available from $84A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Swimmers 5 -6 Years of Age
Swimmers will learn proper side breathing freestyle and continue to develop their backstroke. Breaststroke 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 Plans available from $84A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

For Swimmers 5 - 6 Years of Age
Swimmers will continue to develop their freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke 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.

Blue Wave 1 Plans available from $84A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

For Newer Swimmers 7 - 12 Years of Age
Swimmers will learn critical water safety, foundational swimming skills and stroke technique. Once key safety skills are in place, students will learn freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and poolside diving. FlexCLASS available! Maximum 6 swimmers per class.

Blue Wave 2 Plans available from $84A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

For Swimmers 7 - 12 Years of Age
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, breaststroke 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.

Private Swim Classes

SwimSAFE! 1

For Swimmers 6 - 36 Months
Coming April 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.

Competitive Programs

Trident Swim Team

For Swimmers 7 - 18 Years of Age
Trident's competitive swim team is sanctioned by USA Swimming, based at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Our team offers 5 training groups, all structured to lead every swimmer towards their greatest possible achievement and enjoyment of our sport. Swimmers who can successfully demonstrate a baseline of important skills, are eligible to try out. Our practices are arranged in five groups (Novice, Bronze, Silver, Gold and National Team). Each group entails specific expectations for attendance, # practices per week, etc.
Swimmers have the opportunity to rise as high as their desire, talent, commitment and motivation can allow! Trident's athlete's have enjoyed success at the state, national, collegiate and Olympic Trials levels!