Lessons

THE SANTA CLARA AQUAMAIDS OFFERS YEAR-ROUND ARTISTIC SWIMMING LESSONS AND IS NOW OFFERING OUR NEW SUMMER LESSON SERIES! 

 

 

Our year-round Artistic Swimming Lessons present a well-balanced combination of the key components of artistic swimming: flexibility, core strength, basic swimming, and artistic swimming beginner skills. Our artistic swimming lessons are specifically designed for boys and girls ages 6-12 who are interested in trying, learning, and/or pursuing artistic swimming. Small class sizes create an opportunity for personalized feedback and a sense of connection with the instructor and classmates. These lessons are offered in continual eight-week sessions throughout the year and meet on Saturdays from 3:45-4:30, 4:30-5:15, and 5:15-6:00.

Each participant will be evaluated by our instructors and a level recommendation will be made for the following session. We will hold spots open for returning participants up until 9 pm on the Monday before the new session. The remaining spots will then be open to the public.
   

Year-Round Artistic Swimming Lessons- $375/session

Spring Session
4/30-6/18 
 
Summer Session
6/25-8/13 
 
Click the link below to register for our Artistic Swimming Lessons:
 
 
 
Entering Level One
All participants must meet the following requirements: 
1) Swim one lap of freestyle, unassisted and uninterrupted
2) Comfortable off the wall in the deep end
 
Skills introduced in level one
1)  Eggbeater 
2) Back layout 
3) Back Tuck summersault 
4) Standard Scull
5) Reverse Scull
6) Side flutter kick
7) Head up breast stroke 
8) Log Roll
9) Beginner Artistic Swimming Routine
Entering Level Two
Entering Level Two
All participants must meet the following requirements: 
1)  Swim 2 laps freestyle, unassisted and uninterrupted.
2) Perform 1 lap of Backstroke with proper technique 
3) Perform 1 lap of Backstroke with proper technique 
4) Demonstrate an overall proficiency in Artistic Swimming Skills Introduced in Level 1:
       1)  Eggbeater 
       2) Back layout 
       3) Back Tuck summersault 
       4) Standard Scull
       5) Reverse Scull
       6) Side flutter kick
       7) Head up breaststroke 
       8) Log Roll
       9) Beginner Artistic Swimming Routine
 
Skills introduced in Level 2-
1)  Torpedo Scull
2)  Reverse Torpedo Scull
3)  Canoe Scull
4) Barrel Scull 
5) Paddle Scull
6) Alligator Scull
7) Sailboat
8) Side flutter/ Eggbeater Transition
9) Pike
9) Front walkover- routine 
10) Level 2 Routine
Entering Level Three
Entering Level Three
All participants must meet the following requirements: 
1) Swim IM unassisted and uninterrupted with proper technique
2) Demonstrate an overall proficiency in artistic swimming skills introduced in level 1 and level 2 . 
 
 
Skills Introduced in Level Three
1) Boost 
2) Eggbeater with traveling arm sequence
3) Support Scull
4) R/L Fishtail hold in support-scull
5) R/L Heron hold in support-scull
6) Tower (intermediate element) 
7)  Ballet Leg (intermediate element)
8) Front walkover Figure (intermediate element)
9) Intermediate Skills routine
 
Equipment list:
-Yoga mat
-Cap
-Goggles
-Fins
-Kickboard
Aquamaid/ Aquaman Assessment Day
Due to increasing demand and limited availability, the Aquamaids have developed a point system to help determine ranking and placement for those interested in pursuing our year-round competitive program. 
 
The points associated with that criteria will be added up to determine a ranking.  Athletes will be invited into the competitive program in rank order and the remaining athletes will be placed on a wait list. 
 
 
Flexibility Tests-5 points each (40 pts)
 
-Right Splits 
-Left Splits 
-Center Splits 
-Bridge with hands touching feet
-Bridge with legs straight and feet together
– Toe Point
– Foot Arch/ Ankle Extension
– Leg Extension
 
Swimming Tests- 5 points each (10 pts)
 
– 25-yard Freestyle 
– 25 flutter Kicking 
 
Swimming Tests- 10 points each ( 20 pts) )
 
-100 IM
– 200 IM
 
 
For those with previous artistic swimming experience: 
Artistic Swimming Skills- 5 points each (20 pts) 
– Back layout/ standard scull/ Back tuck 
– Eggbeater 
– Ballet leg
– Side Flutter 
 
 
Interested in increasing flexibility or refining swimming ability? Please email Jenny for information about our Rhythmic Gymnastic, Acro Gymnastic and Swim School partnerships.  
 
Jennye@aquamaids.org 

Please note our REFUND POLICY

  • If the participant(s) is determined by SCA expert staff NOT TO BE WATER SAFE at any time during the program; NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN
  • If the participant does not complete the program and quits; NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN

Refunds will be given if:

  • Aquamaids has no pool access and/or alternative makeup dates cannot be scheduled
  • The athlete withdrew 7 days prior to the start of a session or camp. Notifications are given to SCA via email (info@aquamaids.org) 7 days prior to the first day of the session or camp.
  • Medical Emergency (must have doctor’s note)

SCA staff reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment