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 5:1
  • 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.

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Schedule your Personal Introduction to FOSS today. Enjoy a guided tour, an in-water preview lesson* and receive the correct level placement for your swimmer and assistance setting up your Family Account and registering.

*Swimmers interested in a Baby or Adult class, we invite you to come observe one of our classes, in place of a preview lesson.

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