Swim Level Chart

 
 

Level – Parent/Infant

The class introduces the parent and the infant to the water and instructs the parents how to orient their children to the water. Basic water skills taught: Entering and exiting the pool, walking into the water, kicking, blowing bubbles, back and front floating, dipping, jumping in, gliding, and turning over.

  • Ages: 6 – 36 months
  • Prerequisites: Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

 

Level – Tiny Tot

Parents do not accompany the child in the water in this class. The Tiny Tot class caters to all swim levels for this age group. Classes are separated and grouped depending on the child’s skill and experience. Basic water skills taught: Blowing bubbles, holding breath, opening eyes underwater, front and back floats, kicking, jumping and diving in. More advanced swimmers are taught these additional skills: Crawl stroke, backstroke, underwater swimming, and building endurance.

  • Ages: 3 – 5 years
  • Prerequisites: All swim levels. Classes grouped by child’s skills and experiences.

 

Level 1

For children who are taking lessons for the first time or who need to build confidence in the water.

  • Ages: 6 – 16 years
  • Prerequisites: Put face in water, stay attentive

 

Level 2

  • Ages: 6 – 16 years
  • Prerequisites: Confidence in shallow water, go underwater, float & kick without assistance.

 

Level 3

  • Ages: 6 – 16 years
  • Prerequisites: Basic Front and Back-Crawls, float in deep water without assistance.

 

Level 4

  • Ages: 6 – 16 years
  • Prerequisites: Crawl stroke with side-breathing & Back-Crawl for 10 yards, the Kneeling-Dive, and swim in deep water.

 

Level 5

Provides teens with a stress-free environment among peers to create comfortable learning. Classes are grouped according to the individual skills and experience.

  • Ages: 6 – 16 years
  • Prerequisites: Crawl stroke & Backstroke 25 yards, the Sidestroke kick for 15 yards, Breaststroke for 15 yards, Elementary Backstroke for 15 yards, Butterfly for 15 yards, tread water 1 min.

 

Level 6

This class emphasizes stroke refinement, endurance building, competitive techniques, and personal safety.

  • Ages: 6 – 16 years
  • Prerequisites: Crawl stroke & Back stroke 50 yards, Sidestroke, Breaststroke, & Butterfly 25 yards, and a long shallow dive. Front and back open turns.

 

Level – Competitive Swim

This class emphasizes stroke refinement, endurance building, competitive techniques, and personal safety.

  • Ages: 6 – 16 years
  • Prerequisites: Crawl stroke & Back stroke 100 yards with turns, the Breaststroke, Sidestroke, & Butterfly 25 yards. Flip-Turns and surface dives.

 

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