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Ability Levels

Parent and Child

(ages 3 and younger)
Parent attendance in the water is required.
Familiarizing your child with the water and basic skills such as:
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Floating on front and back
  • Kicking
  • General preparation for beginner classes.

Level 1 (Previously Beginner 1)

(ages 4 and older)
Prerequisite - None
Students will learn to:
  • Fully submerge face in water
  • Bob in the water 15 times
  • Front float and kick 15 feet
  • Back float and kick 15 feet
  • Roll from front to back

Level 2 (Previously Beginner 2)

Prerequisite - Level 1 skills
Students will learn to:
  • Swim freestyle 20 feet
  • Swim backstroke 15 feet
  • Jump into shallow water
  • Retrieve objects from the bottom
  • Breathe to the side

Level 3 (Previously Advanced Beginner)

Prerequisite - Level 2 skills
Students will learn to:
  • Swim freestyle with side breathing, 15 yards (1/2 pool).
  • Swim backstroke 15 yards, (1/2 pool)
  • Jump into deep water and swim to the side
  • Swim one length of the pool
  • Swim underwater 5 feet

Level 4 (Previously Intermediate 1)

(ages 4 and older)
Prerequisite - Level 3 skills
Students will learn to:
  • Freestyle with side breathing 25 yards
  • Backstroke 25 yards
  • Components of breaststroke
  • Treading
  • To surface dive & swim underwater 10 feet
  • To dive into deep water

Level 5 (Previously Intermediate 2)

Prerequisite – Level 4 skills
Students will learn to:
  • Freestyle with side breathing 50 yards
  • Backstroke 50 yards
  • Coordinated breaststroke 25 yards
  • Open turns
  • Components of butterfly

Level 6

Prerequisite - Level 5 skills
Students will learn to:
  • Refine freestyle and swim 100 yards
  • Refine backstroke and swim 100 yards
  • Refine breaststroke and swim 50 yards
  • Swim coordinated butterfly 25 yards
  • Perform flip turns
  • Refine all competitive strokes with stroke drills
  • Swim butterfly 50 yards
  • Swim individual medley 100 yards
  • Learn racing starts
  • Learn racing turns
  • Practice use of pace clock

Springboard Diving

Must be 7 years old, comfortable in deep water, and able to dive (head first) from the side of the pool.
Students will learn:
  • Diving approach and hurdle
  • Front dive, back dive
  • Front somersault
  • Back somersault.

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