LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM
At SwimLabs Waukee, we provide a fun, innovative way for kids to learn how to swim correctly, safely, and efficiently. With mirrors on the bottom of the pool, swimmers can instantly see how they are moving through the water. This instant feedback is combined with the guidance of our highly trained instructors who provide personalized swimming lessons for children of all ages.
When your kiddo enrolls in our child swimming lessons, they benefit from innovative teaching technologies and a proven curriculum that prioritizes confidence and water safety. Our small, warm water pools help kids discover confidence while enjoying the water without the fear and distractions that can come with large, overcrowded swim classes. This environment is also perfect for competitive swimmers who need to focus on their stroke technique and race times. Our Waukee location offers flexible scheduling, so your young swimmer can learn how to be a safer, stronger swimmer at any time during the year.
Our highly trained instructors believe learning to swim and becoming a better swimmer should be fun, not intimidating. Our Waukee swim lessons for kids are tailored to each student's needs, whether they want to develop basic water safety skills, compete at an elite level, or something in between. You even get to see your child's real-time progress on our video screen.
Swimming is more than great exercise — it’s fun, empowering, and helps your child develop an important life skill.
Knowing how to swim significantly reduces the risk of drowning, which is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4. Swimming also opens up a lifetime of memory-making opportunities, whether it's family fun at the beach or a backyard pool party with friends.
Parent and child work together to develop the foundational skills crucial for learning to swim and promote safety in the water. (Starting at 6 months old and have a student to teacher ratio of 6:1. A parent must get in the water.) Powered by our SafeSplash learn to swim program.
Parent and child work together to develop the beginning swimming skills crucial for learning strokes and promote safety in the water. (Ages 1.5 - 3 years, 6:1 student to teacher ratio. A parent must get in the water.) Powered by our SafeSplash learn to swim program.
Class focuses on fundamental swimming and safety skills while learning how to safely be a part of a group class. Parents may stay poolside for safety purposes to ensure the child is following class rules. (Ages 2 - 3 years, 3:1 student to teacher ratio.) Powered by our SafeSplash learn to swim program.
Class focuses on fundamental swimming and safety skills while learning how to safely be a part of a group class. In this class, swimmers must be completely independent of the parent. (Ages 2 - 3 years, 3:1 student to teacher ratio.) Powered by our SafeSplash learn to swim program.
Our Beginner level classes (Beginner 1 - 3) are for swimmers ages 3+ and are designed for students with no swim experience to those working towards independent swimming. Swimmers start with learning the basic safety skills (blowing bubbles through the mouth and nose, front and back float, as well as the beginning arm and kicking movements for freestyle) and progress to independent freestyle, develop backstroke technique, and continue to build on water safety skills. Our small group classes are scheduled weekly on a perpetual basis (same day and time each week). Up to 4 students per class. Students are grouped by skill level and similar age ranges. Powered by our SafeSplash learn to swim program.
In our Intermediate class levels (Intermediate 1 -3) swimmers develop their freestyle side breathing and backstroke technique (Intermediate 1) and progress to learning breastroke and ultimately accomplishing the butterfly stroke (Intermediate 3). Our small group classes are scheduled weekly on a perpetual basis (same day and time each week). Up to 4 students per class. Students are grouped by skill level and similar age ranges.
In our Advanced level classes (Advanced 1 - 2) swimmers focus on improving technique and gaining endurance and develop competition skills such as starts, turns, and streamlining. Our small group classes are scheduled weekly on a perpetual basis (same day and time each week). Up to 4 students per class. Students are grouped by skill level and similar age ranges.
Private lessons are available for all skill levels and are a great option for those looking to progress or refine skills quickly. Classes are typically scheduled on a weekly, ongoing basis.
Semi-private lessons are available for all skill levels and are a great option for siblings or friends to be in the same class. Classes are typically scheduled on a weekly, ongoing basis. Swimmers are typically required to book with their semi-private class partner.
At SwimLabs Waukee, we know kids learn best by seeing, and that's exactly how we teach them to swim. Using instant video feedback, mirrors on the bottom of the pool, and other innovative technologies, we help young swimmers learn and apply the best swimming techniques, so they can quickly gain the skills they need to be safer in the water.
Using the same technology Olympic swimmers use to train, our knowledgeable instructors teach kids of all ages the correct way to perform the four swimming strokes. This approach creates a strong foundation that your child can continue to improve upon as they grow.
In addition to group instruction with no more than 4 students per class, Waukee offers private and semi-private lessons for children. Private and semi-private swimming lessons are designed to advance your kiddo (and up to one other swimmer) through our progressive curriculum at an accelerated rate, based on their individual abilities. Using tools, videos, mirrors and swimming aids, we create the ideal personalized learning environment that emphasizes skill retention and having fun.
We offer two programs for kiddos under the age of 3, ParentTot and Toddler Transition. These group classes are designed for parents and infants or toddlers to work together to develop the foundational skills crucial for learning to swim and promoting safety in the water. We start lessons as early as 6-months-old and will work with you and your little one to learn skills such as being comfortable in the water, breath control, floating and kicking. All of these skills will help your child begin building confidence in the water and the foundational skills needed for swimming.
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SwimLabs is a highly successful way for adults to learn to swim correctly and safely. We know most people learn best by seeing, so our innovative technology includes instant video feedback and mirrors in the pools so new swimmers can learn the basic skills and experienced swimmers can refine their technique and apply what they learn instantly. We offer both private and group lessons for adults looking to learn how to swim and private lessons for adults looking to improve their stroke. Whether you are excited about overcoming a fear of the water or looking to refine your technique, we will design a program that helps you reach your goals.
At SwimLabs, we offer private swim lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking to get your kiddo into one-on-one lessons or you’re a competitive swimmer looking to cut time, we can help! We offer private, semi-private, and build-your-own private lessons (up to 4 people). Private and semi-private lessons are great options if you are looking for more time focused on your individual swimmer or siblings wanting to be in the same class. These lessons take place in our warm-water pools equipped with in-water cameras and mirrors to help with instant visual feedback to help progress your learn-to swim experience or help refine technique to help you swim safer, smarter and stronger!
We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn how to swim and to benefit from all of the wonderful things that being in the water offers. At SwimLabs, we offer private swim lessons for kiddos and adults with unique needs of all levels. Water can soothe sensory overload and give swimmers a feeling of weightlessness and relief from physical discomfort. Swim lessons can also improve balance, coordination, strength, and range of motion so whether your goal is to learn how to swim or to get into the water for therapeutic purposes, SwimLabs’ warm-water and caring instructors, offer the perfect environment for your swimmer.
In addition to our regular lessons, we also offer various swim camps and clinics. These include SwimJams for beginners to advanced swimmers and TeamPrep for summer league and competitive swimmers. Our camps are designed to function as an introduction to our specialized swimming progression and as a way for beginner and advanced swimmers to continue building their swimming technique in a shorter amount of time. Clinics are special events hosted at various times throughout the year that include practicing starts and turns, private lessons in a big pool, open water swim options, and more!
Want to swim with us even more? We offer our own Swim Team Prep swim team. This team is for kids who are wanting to join a swim team in the future or who just love the sport of swimming and want to continue on as their form of exercise. It is an introduction to how swim teams work and a great opportunity for swimmers to get some mileage in the water before summer league or their competitive season! This team is coached by SwimLabs instructors where they can help take your learnings from the tanks to the big pool!
From youth competitive swimmers to master swimmers, we know every second you can shave off your time counts. Here, you’ll benefit from video technology that provides instant video feedback. In addition, mirrors in the pool let you view your stroke from all angles, helping you and your instructor analyze and adapt the most proficient techniques. SwimLabs proprietary Champions Library will also allow you to instantly compare your stroke side-by-side to some of the best swimmers in the world to refine your technique and learn drills to improve your times!
New to triathlon or ramping up for your “A” race? Everyone benefits from SwimLabs’ one-of-a-kind stroke analysis, which uses our 360° video system, in-pool mirrors and stroke comparison software so you can receive thorough and immediate feedback on your freestyle. We offer both private and semi-private lessons for triathletes. Get in touch with our team to learn about lesson scheduling, open water swimming and other opportunities for triathletes and triathlete clubs to train in the Lab.