The Cranford Pool and Fitness Center is pleased to announce our new affiliation with Starfish Aquatics Institute. Beginning January 2015 the Starfish Aquatics curriculum will be used in our swim school program. Starfish Aquatics Institute, a nationally recognized curriculum for swim instruction, emphasizes water safety and promotes skill development by recognizing the achievements a swimmer makes as they advance through the program.


The Starfish Swimming curriculum is designed for students aged 6 months to adult. Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combines both swimming and safety skills. Students will receive acknowledgment of individual achievement as they accomplish these benchmarks. Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning, providing an easy transition to swim team or lifetime fitness swimming. Our Instructors are over 18 years of age and are certified swim trainers through Starfish Aquatics Institute. Many are also Certified Water Safety instructors. All have training in First Aid, CPR and AED.


We are now registering for 2015 Summer Swim Lessons.  

Please come to our indoor location at 401 Centennial Avenue to sign up for summer swim lessons at either outdoor pool location.  

We offer summer swim lessons at both our Centennial Avenue and Orange Avenue.


StarBabies™ and StarTots™

The purpose of this course is to foster in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training parents and caregivers in water safety and drowning prevention.  This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water; it does provide a confidence-building, fun, and loving experience. 


 

Starfish Swim School®

Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color stage awards for each achievement.  The color stages are used to divide students into broad ability groups.  Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes.  Learning is self-paced but challenging.

 

CLOWNFISH (formerly Level 1)

Trust and Submersion & Body Position and Air Recovery

Safety Skill: Always ask permission before getting in the water.

Put on a lifejacket, float on back, kick 20 feet.

 

Swim Skill: Assisted submersion, relaxed, 5 seconds and then come up to breathe.

Jump in, submerge, recover for air, roll on back for 5 seconds in swimwear and in regular clothes.

 

PUFFERFISH (formerly Level 2)

Submersion

Safety Skill: Reach or Throw (Don’t Go) and know how to call 911.

 

Swim Skill: Jump in, submerge, recover for air, forward movement 10 feet, change direction, and return to wall in swimwear and in regular clothes.

 

SEA TURTLES (formerly Level 3)

Body Rotation & Integrated Movement 

Safety Skill: Tread water 15 seconds.

Survival float and tread water for 30 seconds.

 

Swim Skill: Jump in, submerge, recover to side glide position and kick 10 feet. 

Start in side glide, swim freestyle 30 feet with 1-2-3 breathe pattern.


Starfish Stroke School 

Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and more!

 

PELICANS (formerly Level 4)

Freestyle & Backstroke, Introduction to Butterfly

Safety Skill: Always ask permission before getting in the water.

Put on a lifejacket from in the water, kick 30 feet.

 

Swim Skill: Swim freestyle 30 feet with body stretched out and consistent form

Swim 30 feet backstroke with straight arm recovery, body roll, good arm and body extension

 

STINGRAYS (formerly Level 5)

Butterfly, Introduction to Breaststroke 

Safety Skill: Scenario assist and know when and how to call 911.

 

Swim Skill: Swim 4 strokes butterfly with only one breath, then remainder of pool freestyle.

 

BARRACUDAS (formerly Level 6)

Breaststroke &  Endurance

Safety Skill: Discuss the Starfish safety concepts.

Tread water or survival float for 2 minutes.

 

Swim Skill: Swim 30 feet breaststroke with good timing and extension. 

Swim freestyle 50 yards; swim backstroke 50 yards; swim 25 yards butterfly; swim 50 yards breaststroke; perform freestyle and backstroke flip turns and butterfly and breaststroke open turns.

 

The Starfish Swimming® skills included in this guide are proprietary information of SAI and cannot be copied or reproduced.


2015 SUMMER SWIM LESSONS

CLASS DATES AND TIMES

You MUST be a member to enroll in the swim lessons.  

Cost is $75.00 per session.

Each session includes 9 classes.

You may enroll in one session at a time. 

No make-ups and no refunds.

If your child needs to be swim tested to see what class they would be in, please call 908-709-7260 to set up a swim test.

StarBabies™ and StarTots™ (6 months – 3 years)

11:15am–11:50am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20

 

StarBabies™ and StarTots™ (6 months – 3 years)

CENTENNIAL AVENUE ONLY

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 7pm-7:30pm

Session 1: 7/6, 7/7, 7/9, 7/10, 7/13, 7/14, 7/16, 7/17, 7/20

Session 2: 8/3, 8/4, 8/6, 8/7, 8/10, 8/11, 8/13, 8/14, 8/17


SEA SQUIRTS (3 years – 5 years) ***MUST BE TOILET TRAINED***

10:30am–11:05am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20 


2015 SUMMER SWIM CLASSES 6 YRS AND OLDER

CLOWNFISH (FORMERLY Level 1) (6 years and up)

9:45am–10:20am OR 11:15am-11:50am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20

 

PUFFERFISH (FORMERLY Level 2, must have passed Clownfish) (6 years and up)

9:45am–10:20am OR 11:15am-11:50am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20

 

SEA TURTLES  (FORMERLY Level 3, must have passed Pufferfish) (6 years and up)

9:45am–10:20am OR 11:15am-11:50am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20

 

PELICANS (FORMERLY Level 4, must have passed Sea Turtles) (6 years and up)

9:00am-9:35am OR 9:45am-10:20am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20

 

STINGRAYS (FORMERLY Level 5, must have passed Pelicans) (6 years and up)

9:00am-9:35am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20

 

BARRACUDAS  (FORMERLY Level 6, must have passed Stingrays) (6 years and up)

9:00am-9:35am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20

 

SWIMPREP (must have passed Barracudas)

9:00am-9:35am

Session 1: 6/29- 7/9    Session 2: 7/13–7/23

Session 3: 7/27 – 8/6 Session 4: 8/10 – 8/20


2015 WINTER SWIM CLASS TIMES 

ALL WINTER SWIM CLASSES HAVE STARTED AND ARE FULL.


Adult Swim Lessons 2015

2014 Winter Season

Wednesdays      7:30 – 8:30 pm                                                              

Drop-In                           $14 Members and $17 non-members

Session (5 classes)       $70 members and $85 non-members


2015 Summer Season

M, T, Th, F             7:00-8:00 pm                                                   

Session 1:June 29 – July 9 (7 classes)

Session 2: July 13 – July 23 (7 classes)

Session 3: July 27 – Aug. 6 (7 classes)

Session 4:  Aug. 10 – Aug. 20 (7 classes)      

Drop-In                            $14 Members and $17 non-members

Session (7 classes)       $75 members and $90 non-members

 
 
 
 




 

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