Class Levels

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS (click below to expand)

Parent & Me 1Ages 5 months - 18 months
 Ages 5 months-18 months: This class is built to captivate your child’s attention! It is full of interactive songs and activities that gear your students towards success in the water. Parents will learn important swim terms, how to hold your child in a way that maximizes buoyancy and confidence while swimming. Basic water safety skills will also be taught to parents and children!  Child should be able to hold head up steady on own.  Double swim diaper is required.  Each class is 30 minutes and the maximum number of students is 6.

First time participating in Parent & Me Classes?
Please see the helpful tips below!
1) When in the water—RELAX! Your child can sense when you’re feeling tense. It is important to encourage smiles, laughs and maintain a positive tone with your voice so that you are projecting positive energy for your child at all times. This helps your child associate the water with happiness.
2) Give your child your full attention when in the water. This is premium bonding time!
3) Be sure your child is not tired or hungry when it’s lesson time. Please be reminded to refrain from feeding your child within 1 hour of swim class.
4) Children’s swim skills will all vary due to physical development, balance and coordination. It is important not to compare your child’s progress with others. Be animated, smile and give your child lots of celebrations!
5) Keep your body low in the water, down to your shoulders and be at your child’s eye level to maintain good eye contact. It is important to always see where your child’s mouth is while in water.

 

Parent & Me 2Ages 1.5 - 2.5 years
Description – This class is built to captivate your child’s attention! It is full of interactive songs and activities that gear your students towards success in the water. Parents and students will learn the best body positions, water safety skills and many fun techniques to excel learning!  Double swim diaper is required.  Each class is 30 minutes and the maximum number of students is 6.

First time participating in Parent & Me Classes?
Please see the helpful tips below!
1) When in the water—RELAX! Your child can sense when you’re feeling tense. It is important to encourage smiles, laughs and maintain a positive tone with your voice so that you are projecting positive energy for your child at all times. This helps your child associate the water with happiness.
2) Give your child your full attention when in the water. This is premium bonding time!
3) Be sure your child is not tired or hungry when it’s lesson time. Please be reminded to refrain from feeding your child within 1 hour of swim class.
4) Children’s swim skills will all vary due to physical development, balance and coordination. It is important not to compare your child’s progress with others. Be animated, smile and give your child lots of celebrations!
5) Keep your body low in the water, down to your shoulders and be at your child’s eye level to maintain a good eye contact. It is important to always see were the child’s mouth is in swim class.

Level 1ABeginner Level for 2.5-4.5 years old
Description – Beginner Level for 2.5-4.5 years old. In this level, we learn water confidence, how to properly kick and how/when to take independent breaths. We also learn important water safety rules and how to recover if we fall in!  Each class is 30 minutes and the maximum student teacher ratio is 3:1.

Level 1BBeginner Level for 4.5 and older.
Description – Beginner Level for 4.5 and older. In this level, we learn water confidence, how to properly kick and how/when to take independent breaths. We also learn important water safety rules and how to recover if we fall in!  Each class is 30 minutes and the maximum student teacher ratio is 4:1.

Level 2Independent Swimmers
Description – In this level, we swim halfway across the pool and back while learning the basics of freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke and dolphin kick. We learn beginner treading water and how to safely recover if we fall in unexpectedly!  Each class is 30 minutes and the maximum student teacher ratio is 4:1.

Level 3Independent Swimmers
Description – In this level, we begin swimming full laps and learn more details about freestyle and backstroke. We also begin learning the basics of breaststroke, treading water and underwater swimming. In this level, swimmers will also review how to recover if they fall in unexpectedly.  Each class is 30 minutes and the maximum student teacher ratio is 4:1.

Level 4Independent Swimmers
Description – In this level, we begin swimming continuous laps. Side-breathing during freestyle will be perfected and backstroke as well! The rhythm for breaststroke is a major goal for level 4’s to work towards. We also learn the fundamentals of butterfly. Level 4’s will also learn to tread water for long periods of time and how to complete a legal flip-turn.  Each class is 30 minutes and the maximum student teacher ratio is 4:1.

Technique & FitnessIndependent Swimmers
Description – This 45-minute class is designed for swimmers who already know how to swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Offering personal coaching of stroke skills and swimming laps to increase endurance and strength, this class prepares swimmers for swim team, promotes healthy lifestyle and hones stroke. Max 6:1 student/teacher ratio.

AdultBeginners to Advanced
Description – At King’s Swim Academy we believe it’s never too early nor too late to learn to enjoy the water! We have developed an adult lesson plan that will help students of all ages and skill levels, achieve their goals. Our instructors are taught to work with you to over come any fears or hesitation you may feel about the water, in a gentle manner. The lessons advance at a pace that ensures your progress, while maintaining a feeling of comfort in the water. We have helped adults overcome their life long fears of the water, prepare for the Navy’s and Police Department’s swim tests, and simply improve their techniques. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you on becoming Safe, Confident, and Comfortable in the water. We offer 30 and 45 minute classes.

yelp reviews

Love this swim school. All our instructors have been excellent -- great with children and really know how to teach. We started our older son at [a nearby swim school] before switching to KSA two years ago and I truly feel he didn't start to learn any swimming until we switched schools.

Also, the office is really accommodating about scheduling make ups. Really responsive and friendly. If you want to work with friendly staff, and have your children taught by great teachers and to actually learn substantive swim skills (as opposed to just floating around), then this is definitely the right place!

Mary L

San Carlos

Teacher Ed is great with my water phobic son. My son hates putting his face in the water but with teacher Ed's gentle guidance he now floats n swim with face in the water for 5+ seconds. It sounds like it is not long but for my son it is a great improvement.

Lisa S

Daly City

King's Swim Academy rocks! Our daughter was literally terrified of water touching any part of her face. We took her to a few places with over enthusiastic instructors that just made things worse. Finally, looked for a highly rated place on Yelp and went with the "highest rated" swim class.

Partha S

Sunnyvale

This place is THE best. My kids, 4 and 7, have been in the "Summer Blitz" program for a few weeks this summer and this has been our first experience with Kings.

S A

San Mateo

I have been taking adult classes with Duc for close to 2 years now. I started from level 0 and now I am at a point where I enjoy swimming and want to practice forever.

Maddy M.

San Mateo

I'm actually writing this review while watching my kids swim at King's. We've been taking classes here for 18 months with multiple teachers at different levels, so I am speaking from experience when I say that King's is really great for kids AND parents.

Elizabeth G

San Francisco

I'm so happy I found this place. My son is now 7 months old and I started with his swim lessons here at 5 months old. He gets so excited when we walk into the pool. Our teacher Nick is fabulous with him.

JG

Burlingame

Amazing instructors, super flexible with scheduling, very warm and friendly environment.

Liya E

San Mateo