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We offer 24 levels grouped by age, with three to four fundamental skills in each level, swimmers develop strength, coordination, mastery, and confidence. They graduate when they can complete a 300-yard solo swim.

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Backfloat Baby®

Ages 6 to 36 Months

Swim lessons for babies and toddlers. Adult and baby enjoy structured safety activities, songs, games, and lots of giggles. 91º warm water!! Feels like you’re learning in the tub.

  • BACKFLOAT BABY 1,2,3 30 min./class Ratio 5:1
  • BACKFLOAT BABY 4 30 min./class Ratio 3:1
  • Adult in the water with child. Families with multiples, an adult must accompany each child.
  • Reusable swim diapers are required for all children under 3.
  • Semi-private and private lessons are available. Contact your location.

NEW TO FOSS? Register for BBABY 1 if your child is between 6 to 36 months

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BACKFLOAT BABY® 1 (BB1)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 5:1

This class focuses on fun activities to get little ones comfortable with light submersion and supported back floats. Perfect for beginners.

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BACKFLOAT BABY® 2 (BB2)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 5:1

This class focuses on building confidence in our young swimmers to encourage them to voluntarily submerge themselves, learn the importance of safe water entry and continue building their swimming skills; all while enjoying games and fun songs!

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BACKFLOAT BABY® 3 (BB3)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 5:1

For children who are skilled in underwater submersion and supported back float. Children will continue to learn to back float with minimal support, paddling with flotation while submerging their faces for five seconds, and rolling from back to front.

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BACKFLOAT BABY® 4 (BB4)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 3:1

This class focuses on independent participation: back floating without assistance, learning to swim 5 feet independently with face in the water, and flipping from their face in the water to their back with some assistance. Parental assistance is required unless directed by instructor.

Littles

Ages 3 to 5 Years

In these levels, we use imagery and games to inspire children. Even the most timid swimmer is emboldened to learn safety skills, swim freestyle and backstroke, and perfect breath control for underwater swimming.

  • LITTLE  1  30 min./class Ratio 3:1
  • LITTLE 2,3,4  30 min./class  Ratio 4:1
  • Semi-private and private lessons are available. Contact your location.

NEW TO FOSS? Register for LITTLE 1 if your child is between 3-5 years old.

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LITTLE 1 (L1)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 3:1

Perfect for inexperienced or cautious swimmers. In this class, children will gain comfort in the water and master voluntary submersion of their face, independent movement on a noodle with their face in the water, back floating with a noodle, and turning while swimming.

LITTLE 2 (L2)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Designed for children who have already mastered the skills taught in Little 1. Skills taught include swimming independently with face in the water, flapping wings on their back with minimal support, flipping with a float, and jumping in and swimming back to the wall without a flotation device.

LITTLE 3 (L3)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

In this class, children will learn to swim on their stomachs with flip breaths and back float independently, as well as back floating while flapping their wings.

LITTLE 4 (L4)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Children will begin to learn strokes in this class, including front crawl with flip breaths, the basic backstroke, a steady backstroke kick with a noodle, and underwater swimming.

Middles

Ages 5 to 7 Years

With 5 different levels, children in middle classes master a wide range of skills. From conquering fear and voluntarily submerging their faces, all the way up to swimming all four competitive strokes at the highest level of performance, there’s something for every swimmer in our Middles classes!

  • MIDDLE 1  30 min./class Ratio 3:1
  • MIDDLE 2, 3, 4  30 min./class Ratio 4:1
  • MIDDLE 5  45 min./class Ratio 6:1
  • Semi-private and private lessons are available. Contact your location.

NEW TO FOSS? Register for MIDDLE 1 if your child is between 5-7 years old.

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MIDDLE 1 (M1)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 3:1

Beginning swimmers will adjust to the water and learn to swim on their stomachs with face in the water, flip to their back, flap their wings, jump in and swim back to the wall without flotation, and do an independent back float.

MIDDLE 2 (M2)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Children comfortable swimming on their stomachs with flip breaths will learn the front crawl with flip breaths, basic backstroke, a steady backstroke kick with a noodle, and underwater swimming.

MIDDLE 3 (M3)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Children who have mastered the skills from Middle 2 will learn the front crawl with stop/side breaths, backstroke with a strong kick, and underwater swimming with breaststroke arms.

MIDDLE 4 (M4)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Children will learn to front crawl with timed breathing, the backstroke, breaststroke arms, and butterfly arm recovery with limited breathing.

MIDDLE 5 (M5)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 6:1

These classes are 45-minute, noncompetitive team-style workouts with an in-water instructor, and focus on refining techniques and building strength. Children will learn to one-arm freestyle, one-arm backstroke, butterfly with fins and breaststroke kick on their stomachs. A fitness-style swimsuit is recommended.

Bigs

Ages 7 to 10 Years

Children who complete these levels will know how to do the four major strokes and kicks. Swimming short distances at “race pace,” at the highest execution of skill, students will build muscle memory and excel as peak performers.

  • BIG 1  30 min./class Ratio 3:1
  • BIG 2  30 min./class Ratio 4:1
  • BIG 3  45 min./class Ratio 5:1
  • BIG 4  45 min./class Ratio 6:1
  • BIG 5  60 min./class Ratio 7:1
  • Semi-private and private lessons are available. Contact your location.

NEW TO FOSS? Register for BIG 1 if your child is between 7-10 years old.

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BIG 1 (B1)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 3:1

Swimmers will learn the front crawl with a flip breath, backstroke without flotation, and underwater swimming.

BIG 2 (B2)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Children will move on the front crawl with stop/side breaths, backstroke, and breaststroke arms.

BIG 3 (B3)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 5:1

In these 45-minute classes, children will master the front crawl with rhythmic breathing, the one-arm backstroke with pattern, breaststroke arms with breathing, and butterfly arm recovery with limited breathing.

BIG 4 (B4)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 6:1

These classes are 45-minute, noncompetitive team-style workouts with an in-water instructor, and focus on refining techniques and building strength. Children will master one-arm freestyle with rhythmic breathing, one-arm backstroke with pattern, breaststroke kick on the stomach with breathing, and butterfly with fins. This class also includes flip-turns, swimming with a pace clock, and age-appropriate games. A fitness-style swimsuit is recommended.

BIG 5 (B5)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 7:1

These classes are 60-minute, noncompetitive team-style workouts for advanced students who want to increase endurance and polish their technique. Children will learn to swim freestyle for 10 minutes with flip-turns, swim sets against a pace clock, and master all strokes. They will also learn to perform key skills, learn interval training, sets, and correct push-offs.

10+

Ages 10 to 13 Years

Students will master front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Upon graduation, students will be able to join our “Jr. Swim Team,” level.

  • 30 min./class Ratio 4:1
  • Semi-private and private lessons are available. Contact your location.

NEW TO FOSS? Register for 10+ 1 if your child is between 10-13 years old.

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10+ 1 (10+1)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Beginning swimmers will learn the front crawl with stop/side breaths, backstroke, and breaststroke arms.

10+ 2 (10+2)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Students who are proficient in the skills taught in 10+ 1 will learn front crawl with rhythmic breathing, one-arm backstroke, breaststroke arms with breathing, and butterfly arm recovery with limited breathing.

Adult

Ages 13 and Up

Because it’s never too late to learn to swim!

  • ADULT 1 30 min./class Ratio 3:1
  • ADULT 2 30 min./class Ratio 4:1
  • ADULT 3 30 min./class Ratio 4:1
  • Semi-private and private lessons are available. Contact your location.

NEW TO FOSS? Register for Adult 1 if you are 13 or older.

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ADULT 1 (A1)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 3:1

CONQUER FEAR. Beginning swimmers will learn quick submersions, independent movement with flotation, sculling, and kicking while floating on the back.

ADULT 2 (A2)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

FEELS LIKE FLYING. Learn to float on the surface after being submerged, do the backstroke, and begin to learn the front crawl.

ADULT 3 (A3)

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

MASTER FREESTYLE. In this class, adults will master the freestyle and be able to swim 20 single lengths of freestyle and 10 single lengths of backstroke.

FASTjets Swim Team

Blaine, MN Location Only

The club team’s strive for perfection will lead toward unprecedented individual excellence. Through a fun, innovative and productive learning environment, FASTjets will empower its’ athletes to pursue their goals, build self-esteem, open up new opportunities and comprehend the skills needed to develop into proficient competitive swimmers. FASTjets culture is to create a fun atmosphere of elevated confidence, perseverance, resilience and virtue.

Ages 10 & Under: BIG 6, BIG 7
Ages 14 & Under: GIANT 1, GIANT 2, GIANT 3
Ages 11 & Up: TITAN 1, TITAN 2, TITAN 3, TITAN 4

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