Swim Lesson Levels


Parent & Child
Age 6 mos - Under 4 years. Parent is in the water with the child. Explore submerging to the mouth, to the nose, to the eyes, and completely. Explore buoyancy on the front and back positions. Change body position in the water. Glide on front and back, with assistance. Perform combined stroke on front and back, with assistance. Experience wearing a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Class size is 3-10 students.

 

Preschool Aquatics - Level 1 
Ages 4-5. Enter and exit water using ladder, steps, or side. Blow bubbles through mouth and nose. Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes. Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position. Back float and recover to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread with arm and hand actions. Leg actions on front and back. Arm actions on front and back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Class size is 3-4 students.

 

Preschool Aquatics - Level 2
Ages 4-5. Child must be able to perorm all Preschool Level 1 skills to enroll. Enter water by stepping in. Exit water using ladder, steps, or side. Bobbing. Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Front and back floats and glides. Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action on back. Class size is 3-6 students.

 

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skill
Ages 6 and up. Enter and exit water using ladder, steps, or side. Blow bubbles through mouth and nose. Bobbing. Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Front and back glides and floats. Recover to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and hand actions. Leg actions on front and back. Arm actions on front and back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Class size is 3-6 students.

 

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Ages 6 and up. Child must be able to perform all Level 1 skills to enroll. Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side. Fully submerge and hold breath. Bobbing. Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Front jellyfish and tuck floats. Front and back glides and floats. Recover to vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action. Class size is 3-6 students.

 

Level 3 - Stroke Development
Ages 6 and up. Child must be able to perform all Level 2 skills to enroll. Enter water by jumping from the side. Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions. Bobbing while moving forward safely. Rotary breathing. Survival float. Back float. Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back. Tread water. Flutter, scissor, dolphin, and breaststroke kicks on front. Front crawl and elementary backstroke. Class size is 3-6 students.

 

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
Ages 6 and up. Child must be able to perform all Level 3 skills to enroll. Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions. Swim under water. Feetfirst surface dive. Survival swimming. Front crawl and backstroke open turns. Tread water using 2 different kicks. Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Flutter and dolphin kicks on back. Class size is 3-6 students.

 

Adult
Ages 18 and up. Adults will be taught basic swimming skills leading up to and including the crawl stroke with rhythmic breathing, back floating, back crawl, and flip turns. Class size is 3-6 students.

 

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