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About Us
Aquatics instructors Liz Noonan and Jocelyn Jordan are American Red Cross trained Water Safety Instructors, certified in First Aid and CPR.  Water safety is an integral part of each lesson for students & parents.  We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver a fun, positive experience for you & your children.

Ms. Liz
Liz Noonan founded Sarasota Swimming Lessons in 2011 after not being able to find swim classes with low student:teacher ratio in Sarasota, Florida.  After her failed attempt at finding swimming lessons, Liz taught her daughter how to swim in their pool and was immediately drawn to the experience of teaching swim to young children.  The inner confidence that shines from a child when he or she learns to swim for the first time is like nothing else.  This quote from Esther Williams captures the importance of that character building so well;

"Somehow I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character, and strength that I had started to develop as that little girl in her first swimming pool."
Esther Williams

Liz resides in Sarasota with her husband Dan and 3 girls ages 9, 6 and 3. 


Ms. Evanne

Ms. Linda

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 Achievement cards and certificates earned at each level.  The descriptions below will help you to get a general idea of what is accomplished at each level:

Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1&2 Combined
This class is for babies ages 6 months to 2 1/2.  It is a great introductory class where the parents are in the water and are educated just as much if not more so than the babies.  We discuss how to hold your child in the water and the process of cueing to work up to underwater submersion with breath control.  We also discus important safety topics pool side before each class. 
Level 1: Getting wet with toys & kicking, enter water by lifting in, enter water by walking in, out-of-water exploration, in-water exploration, exit water by lifting out, exit water by walking out, blowing bubbles on the surface, blowing bubbles with mouth and nose submerged, underwater exploration, submerging mouth, nose and eyes, front float, front glide, back float, back glide, roll from front to back, roll from back to front, passing from instructor to parent, leg action on front, leg action on back.
Level 2:Enter water in seated position rolling over and sliding in, enter water by stepping or jumping in, water entry using stairs, exploring the pool (in shallow water), using side of pool to exit, opening eyes and retrieving objects below the surface, opening eyes and retrieving submerged objects, bobbing, front float, front glide, front glide to the wall, back float, back glide, roll from front to back, roll from back to front, passing between adults, drafting with breathing, leg action on front & back, arm action on front & back, combined arm and leg actions on front & back with breathing.
 
 
Preschool Aquatics Level 1
This class is For ages 2.5 to 6 and includes an exit skills assessment that can be done with assistance.  Students are in the water with the instructor and parents watch from the side.  Each class begins with a poolside safety lesson and the following skills are covered over the 2 week period: Enter and exit water using steps or side, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose (3 seconds), submerging mouth, nose and eyes, Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects 2 times (in shallow water), Front Glide (2 body lengths), Recover from a front glide to a vertical position, Back Glide (2 body lengths), Back float (3 seconds), Recover from a back float to a vertical position, Roll from front to back, roll from back to front, Treading with arm and hand actions (in chest-deep water), Alternating leg action on front (2 body lengths), Simultaneous leg action on front (2 body lengths), Simultaneous arm action on front (2 body lengths), Combined arm and leg actions on front (2 body lengths), Alternating leg action on back (2 body lengths), Simultaneous leg action on back (2 body lengths), Alternating arm action on back (2 body lengths), Simultaneous arm action on back (2 body lengths), Combined arm and leg actions (2 body lengths).
 
 
Preschool Aquatics Level 2
This class is for ages 4 to 7 and includes an exit skill assessment.  Students are in the water with the instructor and parents watch from the side.  Each class begins with a poolside safety lesson and the following skills are covered over the 2 week period:  Enter water by stepping in, Exit water using steps or sides, Bobbing (3 times), Opening eyes under water and retrieving submerged objects (2 times in chest deep water), Front float (3 seconds), Front glide (2 body lengths), recover from a front float or glide to a vertical position (in chest-deep water), Back float (5 seconds), Back glide (2 body lengths), Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position (in chest-deep water), roll from front to back, roll from back to front, Treading using arm and leg actions (5 seconds in shoulder-deep water),  Combined arm and leg actions on front (3 body lengths), Finning arm action on back (3 body lengths), Combined arm and leg actions on back (3 body lengths).
 
Preschool Aquatics Level 3
This class is for ages 4 to 8 and includes an exit skill assessment.  Students are in the water with the instructor and parents watch from the side.  Each class begins with a poolside safety lesson and the following skills are covered over the 2 week period:  Enter water by jumping in, Fully submerging and holding breath (5 seconds), Bobbing (5 times in chest-deep water), Front float (5 seconds), Jellyfish float (5 seconds), Tuck float (5 seconds), Recover from a front float or glide to a vertical position, back float (15 seconds), back glide (2 body lengths), Recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position, Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back, Treading using arm and leg actions (15 seconds in shoulder-deep water), Combined arm and leg actions on front (5 body lengths), Finning arm action on back (5 body lengths), Combined arm and leg actions on back (5 body lengths).  *Participants who complete this level advance directly to Learn-To-Swim Level 3.
 
 
Preschool Aquatics  Level 2 & 3 Combined
See Above
 
Learn to Swim Level 3&4
This class is for ages 6 and up and includes an exit skill assessment.  Students are in the water with the instructor and parents watch from the side.  Each class begins with a poolside safety lesson.  This class is all about stroke development and stroke improvement.  The following skills are covered over the 2 week period:  LEVEL 3: Enter water by jumping from the side, Headfirst entry from the side in sitting and kneeling positions (only in pools at least 9 feet deep), Bobbing while moving toward safety, Rotary breathing, Survival float, Back float, Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back, Tread water, Push off in a streamlined position then begin flutter and dolphin kicks on front, Front crawl and elementary backstroke, Scissors kick.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Headfirst entry from the side in compact and stride positions (only in pools at least 9 feet deep), swim under water, Feet first surface dive, Survival swimming,  Front crawl and backstroke turns, Tread water using 2 different kicks, Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly, Push off in a streamlined position and begin flutter and dolphin kicks on back.

Contact us if your not sure where you or your child will start in the program. 



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(941) 400-8999
liz@sarasotaswimminglessons.com
Location:
5430 Southerly Way
Sarasota, FL 34232








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