Beginner Sessional Programs – LEARN TO DIVE
Combining the dryland skills and fun of Thunder Bay Diving Club’s Learn to Dive program with the aquatic skills needed to excel in the pool, SwimGym is a new program for young children ages 4+! Lessons will consist of 30 minutes of diving dryland training (tumbling, motor skill development, games) with a certified TBDC coach, followed by the 30 minute swimming lesson with the Canada Games Complex.
LITTLE DIPPER (5-8 years old)
From Little Dipper to owning the podium! Join the program that provides the most variety and advantage that we can give to aspiring divers. Our sport is composed of many skills, and Little Dipper allows our youngest participants to develop the most ‘tools in the toolbox’ while having fun. This is our elite pathway for building all necessary disciplines in divers 5-8 years old. A 90 minute class is composed of acrobatic activities including jumping, tumbling and armstands; trampoline, dryboard, floor drills and stretching to build agility and muscle memory; and diving in the dive tank. 2 sessions per week or 1 Saturday morning session. Instructors focus on fun while developing coordination, strength, fitness, flexibility, posture, listening skills and concentration. Children under 6 wishing to enter the Li’l Lightning group will be considered after an evaluation by the Head Coach. Criteria might include swimming skill, coordination, and listening skills.
*Children need to be comfortable swimming the width of the pool.