The Family Fitness Center offers classes for infants ages six months to two years with one or both parents in the water.
Pre-Level Jellyfish (Water Exploration)
Class Objective: This class is perfect for little fish swimming for the first time without Mom or Dad! The emphasis is on having fun, getting comfortable in the water, blowing bubbles, supported front/back floats and playing water games.
Level 1 Starfish (Introduction to Water Skills) Prerequisites: None
Class Objective: This class helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. It teaches water entry / exit, placing whole face in water, blowing bubbles through mouth / nose, floating on front / back with help, arm action on front / back with help. Students must complete the following skills before advancing to Level 2: enter water unassisted, move 5 yards, bob 5 times to chin level and safely exit the water; float on front with help for 3 seconds roll to back with help and float for 3 seconds with help.
Level 2 Seahorse (Fundamental Aquatic Skills) Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 1 exit skills
Class Objective: This class is designed to give students success with fundamental skills. This class teaches water entry by stepping or jumping from the side, exiting the water unassisted, submerging entire head and rhythmically breathing, floating and gliding on front / back unsupported, changing directions, rolling from front to back and back to front unassisted., combine arm and leg action on front and back and swim unassisted for 15 feet. Students must complete the following skills before advancing to Level 3: Step from side into chest-deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll over to a back float, return to standing position; then move to a back float for 5 seconds and return to a standing position; push off and swim using a combination of arm and leg actions for 15 feet on the front and back.
Level 3 Blowfish (Stroke Development) Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 2 exit skills
Class Objective: This class builds on the skills learned in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. This class teaches water entry by jumping into deep water, bobbing in deep water, submerging and retrieving an object from the bottom of the pool, rotary breathing, front / back glides with 2 different kicks, front / back floats unassisted for 30 seconds, change direction in deep water, treading water, front / back crawl for 15 yards, butterfly kick and body motion. Students must complete the following skill before advancing to Level 4: jump into chest-deep water, swim front crawl 15 yards, maintain position for 30 seconds floating or treading water and swim back crawl 15 yards.
Level 4 Seal (Stroke Improvement) Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 3 exit skills
Class Objective: This class helps to develop confidence in the strokes learned in previous classes and other aquatic skills. It teaches swimming underwater, basic surface dives, open turns on front / back, butterfly arm stroke / timing, breaststroke arm / leg action ant timing, elementary backstroke. Students must complete the following skills before advancing to Level 5: perform a feet-first entry into chest-deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, maintain position of back 1 minute in deep water and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards; swim breaststroke for 15 yards, tread water for 1 minute., swim back crawl for 25 yards.
Level 5 Dolphin (Stroke Refinement) Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 4 exit skills
Class Objective: This class helps with the coordination and refinement of all strokes (front / back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and elementary backstroke) It teaches front / back flip turns and tuck and pike surface dives. Upon completion of the following skills, swimmers may advance to the Pre-Competitive swim team: enter water, swim front crawl for 50 yards, maintain position on back for 2 minutes, and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards; swim breast stroke for 25 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, swim back crawl for 50 yards.
Water adjustment skills, front/back floats, glides, rhythmic breathing, emphasis on crawl stroke and beginning backstroke.
Refine freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, turns and lap swim/race tips.
The Family Fitness Center does not schedule private lessons. If you are interested in private lessons, please make arrangements with the individual instructor or call 801-955-4015 for more information.
Private Swim Lessons: $25 per class
Note, not all levels will be offered at all times, please check with the front desk for more information. Children learn at different rates, occasionally it may be necessary for a child to repeat a class.
For more information about any of our swimming lessons, including current schedules, please call 801-955-4029.
Fitness Center Director, Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation
Email Candace Whitaker
Program / Activities Section Supervisor
Email Nick Coleman
Program Manager for Adult Sports & Programs
Email Kevin Quinn
Program Manager for Fitness, Wellness Adaptive, and Rock Wall
Email Parker Chapple
Program Manager for Youth Sports, Programs, and Special Events
Email Emily Mathyer
Program Manager for Child Care Programs, Edutainment Center, and Special Events
Email Clayton Preston
Member/Facility Services Section Supervisor
Email Rhett Gardiner
Email Clint Burnham
5415 W 3100 S
West Valley City, UT 84120