Chattahoochee Scuba
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Swimming Programs:

CHATTAHOOCHEE SCUBA is a fun, family friendly environment! Our PADI Swim School Instructors teach students ages 6 months and up. We offer both group and individual classes with courses tailored for all levels. Each student will be evaluated by one of our Instructors and a lesson plan will be developed based on skill level and individual needs. We also offer specific courses for those with special needs or certain goals, such as passing the ARMY swim test or training for a triathlon. Whether it is learning to swim or improving your skills, we are happy to help! If you have any questions, contact us at 706-507-2573.

The Process:
  • Step 1: Contact Chattahoochee Scuba at 706-507-2573 and schedule an evaluation.
  • Step 2: Complete the evaluation with one of our Instructors (this takes about 15 minutes).
  • Step 3: Establish a tailored lesson plan based on the evaluation results.
  • Step 4: Finalize paperwork and schedule sessions.
Pricing Quick Reference:
  • $35.00 registration fee per student with a $70.00 maximum per family.
  • Group lessons: $100.00 per student (8 sessions per course) for beginner courses.
  • Each student will be evaluated by one of our instructors for class level placement.
  • We do evaluations on any day of the week – just call to schedule an appointment.
  • Private lessons available, call for more details.
Star Babies and Star Tots- (6 months- 3 years old):

The class uses fun activities and songs to help encourage a positive experience in young children when around water, while teaching the parents water safety and drowning prevention. However, it will not teach children how to become accomplished swimmers or how to survive in the water. A parent/guardian must accompany the child in the water at all times. The progression levels go from White, Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

Through the games, activities and songs infants and toddlers will learn to:
  • Enter and exit the water safely.
  • Float on back and front.
  • Submerge and learn breath control.
  • Roll from back to front and front to back with assistance.
  • Learn how to combine kicking and pulling on front and back with assistance.
Parents will also learn:
  • How to assist and hold your child in the water.
  • Valuable water safety information to keep your family safer when around water.
Swim School- (3 years old- Adult):

The core competencies help provide lifesaving water skills that focus on self-rescue and water safety topics. Swim school helps the student prepare for stroke school. The progression levels follow the same pattern as the StarBabies and StarTots program. The progression levels go from White, Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

Course Objectives:
  • Preschoolers will develop a high level of comfort and readiness to swim. For kids who are developmentally ready, will be taught functional swim skills. The classes are geared toward developing the five core competencies and achieving the benchmarks at their own pace.
  • For youth, they work towards development of the core competencies and benchmarks using age appropriate games and activities.
  • For teens and adults, the classes will help improve comfort and skills in the water. Just like for preschoolers and youth, students work towards developing the five core competencies but using age appropriate principles and techniques.
White Focus- Trust and Submersion:
  • Safety Skill Benchmark- Always ask permission before getting in the water.
  • Swim Skill Benchmark- Assisted submersion, relaxed, 5 seconds, and then come up to breathe.
Lead Up Skills:
  • Jump in to teacher.
  • Sit independently.
  • Wall walk.
  • Climb out independently.
  • Pour water over head.
  • Jump into water and get head wet.
  • Loom underwater and hold breath (with and without goggles).
Red Focus- Body Position and Air Recovery:
  • Safety Skill Benchmark- Put on life jacket, float on back, kick 20 Ft.
  • Swim Skill Benchmark- Jump in, submerge, recover for air, roll on back (kick and finning), for 5 seconds. Benchmark must be performed in swim wear and regular clothes.
Lead Up Skills:
  • Submerge under water and float back to the top.
  • Assisted front streamline.
  • Assisted back streamline.
  • Assisted and unassisted roll back to front.
  • Assisted and unassisted roll front to back.
  • Assisted and unassisted back float.
Yellow Focus- Forward Movement and Direction Change:
  • Safety Skill Benchmark- Reach or Throw (Don’t Go) and know how to call 911.
  • Swim Skill Benchmark- Jump in, submerge, recover for air, forward movement (front or back) 10 feet, change direction, and return to the wall. Benchmark must be performed in swim wear and regular clothes.
Lead Up Skills:
  • Assisted and unassisted front streamline with kick.
  • Assisted and unassisted back streamline with kick.
  • Assisted front streamline and rotation to side glide with kick.
  • Assisted and unassisted forwarded movement – kick and pull on front.
  • Assisted and unassisted forwarded movement – kick and pull on back.
  • Retrieve submerge object.
Blue Focus- Rotary Movement:
  • Safety Skill Benchmark- Tread Water for 15 seconds.
  • Swim Skill Benchmark- Jump in, submerge, recover to side glide position and kick 10 feet.
Lead Up Skills:
  • Assisted and unassisted side glide with kick- both sides.
  • Roll from side glide to streamline to side glide.
  • Unassisted front streamline with kick and rotation to back streamline.
  • Unassisted back streamline with kick and rotation to front streamline.
  • Slide glide, one overarm pull, roll to back to rest and breathe.
  • Slide guide, one overarm pull, roll to opposite side glide to rest and breathe.
  • Side glide, one backstroke pull, roll to opposite side glide to rest and breath.
Green Focus- Integrated Movement:
  • Safety Skill Benchmark- Survival float and tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Swim Skill Benchmark- Start side glide, swim freestyle 30 ft. with 1-2-3 breathe pattern.
Lead Up Skills:
  • Start in side glide, 3 overarm pulls, roll to back to rest and breathe.
  • Start in side glide, 3 overarm pulls, roll to opposite side glide.
  • Start in slide glide, link 3 sets of 3 overarm pulls, roll to opposite side glide to rest and breath.
  • Start is side glide, link 3 sets of 3 backstroke pulls, roll to opposite side glide to rest and breathe.
  • Head first entry (dive).
Stroke School- (3 years old- Adult who met qualifications of swim school):

This is a course for students who have passed the green benchmark in Swim School. In this course students will develop endurance, develop a better technique for freestyle, and learn backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke.