Swim Lesson Levels

Parent & Child – Caregivers and children ages 6 months to 3 years explore the water
together; basic water safety and basic swimming skills are introduced as well as gaining comfort being in a class environment and working with an instructor.


Preschool 1 (ages 3-5)
– This class includes introduction to the basic skills necessary for swimming. Swimmers will gain confidence and master submerging their face in the water.


Preschool 2 (ages 3-5) – Continues with basic swimming skills and water safety;
swimmers are starting to swim independently. Swimmers will be taught to front float and recover.


Preschool 3 (ages 3-5) – Builds on the basic swimming skills and water safety; appropriate for swimmers that know how to comfortably hold their breath and float on their stomach and back independently. Swimmers will be taught dolphin kick while mastering kicking skills with front and back glides.


Level 1 – Introduces basic swimming skills and water safety; swimmers need instructor support in the water. Swimmers will gain confidence and master submerging their face in the water.


Level 2 – Builds on the basic skills and water safety; Students will learn to jump in the
water, rollover and float as a safety skill. Swimmers advance when they can jump into the pool and tread water for 15 seconds, Swim 5 body lengths front and back.


Level 3 – Swimmers are introduced to the front crawl, elementary backstroke, side-stroke, and water safety skills; swimmers are becoming able to swim the full length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted. Swimmers advance when they can jump into deep water and recover to the surface, tread water for 30sec-1minute, swim freestyle/elementary back stroke for 25 yards, Streamline off the wall and do a kneeling dive.


Level 4 – This level will be working on Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke. Diving will also be introduced. Swimmers will advance when they can swim Freestyle 25 yards, Breaststroke 15 yards, Backstroke 15 yards, and streamline underwater for 3-5 body lengths.


Level 5 – All strokes are refined and advanced safety topics are introduced; swimmers will advance when they can complete 50 yards of Freestyle, 25 yards of Breaststroke, and 25 yards of Backstroke. Swimmers will also start diving from the starting blocks.


Level 6 - This level is geared to swimmers who are preparing for swim team. Swimmers will be learning more technique as well as be introduced to the Butterfly stroke. Swimmers will be able to swim Freestyle for 100 yards with bi-lateral breathing, swim butterfly 25 yards, swim breaststroke 50 yards, and swim backstroke for 75 yards.