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Swimming at Elite

Weekly classses from infants through young teens.


Drawing of young boy floating in water Elite has developed a swimming program to meet the needs of the infant through the advanced beginner swimmer. Each course is designed to meet four objectives. First, we emphasize the necessity of safety in and around the pool. Second, we focus on cardiovascular fitness and strength. Our third objective is to teach fundamental swimming skills as a foundation for further development. And our fourth goal, encourage enthusiasm about recreational swimming; allowing each child to work at a comfortable pace, ensuring safe and confident swimmers.

Our pool, 28' x 16' and 2½' to 3½' in depth, is designed to accommodate children, and our water temperature is set at a comfortable 88°F to create a safe and secure atmosphere for your child to learn. See our swimming schedule below or call us at 973 423-4040.

Swimming Classes

Class Descriptions

Tadpole (6 mos. - 3 yrs. with mom)

This introductory swim class allows children to become accustomed to the water. With the help of the staff and their parent, children learn preliminary swimming skills. Instruction includes: water orientation, blowing on face, going under, grasping wall, floating on back, and jumping in.

A parent actively participates and enjoys their child's progress. The class builds on the fundamental skills learned in the Polliwog class. Instruction includes a review of the previous skills and an introduction into blowing bubbles, prone floating, locomotive skills (kicking, gliding, etc.), rhythmic breathing, use of kickboard, crawl stroke (arms) and sit-dive.

Frog (3 - 4 yrs.; Beginner)

This program is a structured class that reinforces the basic skills learned in prior levels. As locomotive skills improve, instructors introduce more advanced skills. Class includes: bobbing, steamboat, underwater swim, treading water, turning over, and a review of the previously learned skills.

Minnow (4 yrs. & up; Beginner)

These classes are designed to gradually build up the child's basic swimming ability. Children are introduced to progressively harder skill levels as they improve. Instruction includes: crawl stroke, breaststroke (arms), treading water (changing direction), underwater swim (retrieve object from bottom of pool), jumping in (swim to side), and a review of previously learned skills.

Eel (4 yrs. & up; Prerequisite: Underwater Swim)

Classes are designed to build upon the skills that the child has already developed. Children continue to advance to progressively harder skill levels as they improve. Instruction includes: crawl stroke, breaststroke (arms), treading water (changing direction), underwater swim (retrieve object from bottom of pool), jumping in (swim to side), and a review of previously learned skills.

Fish (4 yrs. & up; Prerequisite: Crawl Stroke Test)

A more advanced class, children should be able to do the front crawl. Class is structured to introduce more advanced swim strokes: front crawl (with breathing), breaststroke, scissors kick, and sidestroke (arms). We also review the basics and emphasize safety.