Otter-babies

Parent / Child Swim starting at 6 months old

Learn to Swim - CLASS LEVELS

Babies 6 Months - 3 Years

Otterbabies 1 (Age: 6mo-18mo) 30 minutes


This class introduces the water and basic water safety skills to babies and their parents. Babies and toddlers will learn how to adjust to the water environment through songs and games while building the development of motor skills such as kicking and arm movement. Parents will learn how to hold their child in the water to support natural buoyancy as well as learn the signs of when their child is comfortable and ready to become more independent in the water. Please review our diaper policy. ENROLL NOW!




Otterbabies 2 (Age: 18mo-3yrs) 30 minutes


This class builds on the basic water movements and progresses your child to be more independent in the water, through use of songs and games. Adults are guided to help their children learn basic swimming and safety skills which will progress their child to move on through our aquatics swim school. This class requires one adult per child. Please review our diaper policy. ENROLL NOW!




Otter Toddler (Age: 2.5-3yrs) 30 minutes


This is an introduction level for toddlers that have been enrolled in Otterbabies 2. This class will fast track your toddler from swimming with you to have their first aquatics experience without a parent. Children will work on safety in and around the pool and begin their aquatic journey with us! This class will focus on getting your child to become comfortable and confident with swimming and floating. Children will use bubbles and other forms of flotation aide during their classes. Student must have a referral from an instructor in order to enroll in this class.




Flippin' Fishies 1 (Age: 18mo-3yrs) 90 minutes


This class introduces your child to the best of both worlds with gymnastics and swimming! Participants will do gymnastics at Roots Gymnastics Center and cross the bridge to Roots Aquatics Center for swimming. Please call Roots Gymnastics Center to register today 413-562-2333!





Preschool 3-6 years

Pufferfish 2 Beginner/Intermediate (Age: 3-4.5yrs) 30 minutes


This is a beginner-intermediate level is for 3-4.5 years old. Students will progress in swimming and floating on their fronts and backs. Children will use bubbles and other forms of flotation aids during their classes to build their confidence to begin swimming independently. ENROLL NOW!




Starfish 1 Beginner (Ages 4.5-6 yrs) 30 minutes


This is a beginner level for older preschool children to be able to work on being safe in and around the water and to begin their aquatics journey with us! This class will focus on getting your child to become comfortable and confident with swimming and floating on their fronts and backs. Children will use bubbles and other forms of flotation aids during their classes. ENROLL NOW!




Starfish 2 Intermediate/Advanced (Age 4.5-6yrs) 30 minutes


This is an intermediate-advanced level for 4.5-6 years old to develop their independent swimming skills without flotation. Children need to be able to swim independently without a flotation aid and be comfortable getting their faces wet. This class is designed to get your child to swim longer distances and to be able to move on to the Lap Pool. ENROLL NOW!




Flippin' Fishies 2  (Age 3-4yrs) 90 minutes


This class introduces your child to the best of both worlds with gymnastics and swimming! Participants will do gymnastics at Roots Gymnastics Center and cross the bridge to Roots Aquatics Center for swimming. Please call Roots Gymnastics Center to register today 413-562-2333!




Seahorse Intermediate/ Advanced (Age 4.5-7yrs) 30 minutes


This is an intermediate-advanced level for 4.5-7 years old to develop their endurance and to be more comfortable in the lap pool. Children must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke on their own. This class is designed for the swimmers who are not old enough or do not have the endurance to join Sea Turtle 2 Level. Instructor recommendation is needed for this class.




Pufferfish 1 Beginner (Age: 3-4.5yrs) 30 minutes


This is an introduction to Roots Swim School curriculum for 3-4.5 year old, to be able to have their first aquatic experience without a parent. Children will work on safety in and around the pool and begin their aquatic journey with us! This class will focus on getting your child to become comfortable and confident with swimming and floating. Children will use bubbles and other forms of flotation aids during their classes. ENROLL NOW!





School Aged 6+

Sea Turtle 1 Beginner (Age: 6-8yrs) 30 minutes


This is a beginner level for 6-8 years old to help them become comfortable and confident with independent swimming on their fronts and backs. The swimmers will use flotation to help build endurance and confidence while swimming in both the Lap Pool and Learn-to-Swim Pool. ENROLL NOW!




Seahorse Intermediate/ Advanced (Age 4.5-7yrs) 30 minutes


This is an intermediate-advanced level for 4.5-7 years old to develop their endurance and to be more comfortable in the lap pool. Children must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke on their own. This class is designed for the swimmers who are not old enough or do not have the endurance to join Sea Turtle 2 Level. Instructor recommendation is needed for this class.




Sea Turtle 2 Intermediate (Age: 6-8yrs) 30 minutes


This is an intermediate-advanced level to help swimmers develop their endurance and technique for front crawl and backstroke. Children will be introduced to diving and deep water safety skills. ENROLL NOW!




Blue Tangs Advanced (Age 7+) 45 minutes


This is an advanced level for 7+ years old to perfect all four strokes with the use of open turns and flip turns. Swimmers will further develop their understanding for workouts, technique, starts, treading water, and safety skills. ENROLL NOW!




Manta Rays Intermediate (Age 7+) 30 minutes


This is an intermediate level for 7+ years old swimmers who are proficient in Front Crawl and Backstroke. This class will focus on endurance and stroke refinement. Children will be introduced to open turns, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and further develop treading of water and safety skills. ENROLL NOW!





Ages 8+

Sharks 1 Beginner (Age 8+) 30 minutes


This level is designed for the beginner swimmer that is 8 years old and up. This class will be a transitional class to help the swimmer get comfortable and confident in learning new strokes, such as front crawl and backstroke in the learn to swim pool. The lap pool will be introduced for endurance and building confidence with swimming distances. ENROLL NOW!




Manta Rays Intermediate (Age 7+) 30 minutes


This is an intermediate level for 7+ years old swimmers who are proficient in Front Crawl and Backstroke. This class will focus on endurance and stroke refinement. Children will be introduced to open turns, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and further develop treading of water and safety skills. ENROLL NOW!




Blue Tangs Advanced (Age 7+) 45 minutes


This is an advanced level for 7+ years old to perfect all four strokes with the use of open turns and flip turns. Swimmers will further develop their understanding for workouts, technique, starts, treading water, and safety skills. ENROLL NOW!




Sharks 2 Beginner/Intermediate (Age 8+) 30 minutes


This is an beginner-intermediate level for the swimmer who is 8 years old and older. Swimmers have increased their confidence in previous enrollment. They will further develop their endurance and technique for Front Crawl and Backstroke. Children will be introduced to diving and deep-water safety skills.​ ENROLL NOW!





Swim Club


 

NEW Mermaid School

Always wanted to be a mermaid? Come join our Mermaid School! Rolling, flute splashes, tail care, safety and MUCH more!! This program includes, 45 mins of "Move like a Mermaid" at All Star's Dance Center and 45 mins of "Learn to Swim like a Mermaid" at Roots Swim School. Mermaids must be ages 7+, able to swim 25 yards (one length of lap pool) and tread water for 30 seconds. Space is limited, please call Roots Aquatics and Fitness Center for upcoming program dates. 

 

Roots Aquatics and Fitness Center Inc.    217 Root Road - Westfield, Massachusetts 01085  -  413.568.AQUA(2782)  -  info@rootsaquatics.com

 

Fitness Center

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Little Flippers Child Care

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