Pre-Swim Team

Little Girl

Our Pre-Swim Team program is for children ages 3+ who are not yet able to swim half the length of the pool. You can find info on our groups and sessions here.

What we're teaching your children

Water Acclimation

  1. Entering and exiting the water safely
  2. Breath control (at the early stages, this is done through blowing bubbles and submersion)


  1. On the wall
  2. With a kickboard
  3. Without a kickboard

Freestyle Skills

  1. Front Glide (superman)
  2. Front glide with flutter kick - trying to get them to go a little further each time
  3. Freestyle arms (out of the water first, then in the water)
  4. Freestyle—trying to go a little further each time

Backstroke Skills

  1. Back float—independently or supported
  2. Back glide (back superman!)
  3. Back kick (with kickboard) or without kickboard if they can streamline
  4. Backstroke—go a little further each time

More Advanced Skills

  1. Freestyle with rhythmic breathing
  2. Swimming underwater with breaststroke arms (flutter kick is ok)
  3. Breaststroke kick
  4. Breaststroke
  5. Jellyfish float (survival float)
  6. Retrieve a submerged object from the pool bottom
  7. Dolphin kick
  8. Butterfly????

Our goal is to give your children a good foundation in swimming and to get them ready for a future of competitive swimming!

Registration for the Flying Fish 2018 is full.

There are other options for summer swimming in the Arlington area. You can contact the River City Swim League or the City of Jacksonville Aquatics Department

We will be starting our fall program at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Riverside in September.

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