PAC Swim Lesson Advancement Goals

Note: All new swimmers will be tested on the first day of class to ensure they are in the correct level.





Base Water Skills

  • Independent Front Float
  • Independent Back Float
  • Streamline on Front & Back
  • Swimming independently
  • Treading Water
  • Flutter Kick on Front & Back
  • Front Float :15 independently
  • Back Float :15 independently
  • Hold Streamlines off wall for 1 body length
  • Swimming on front for 10 yards independently
  • Swimming on back for 10 yards independently
  • :15 Treading water
  • Demonstrate a proficient Flutter Kick


Stroke Fundamentals

  • Streamline to kick on Front
  • Flutter, Dolphin, & Breaststroke Kick
  • Freestyle with Rotary Breathing
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Treading Water
  • Sitting & Kneeling Dives
  • Streamline to kick on front 5 yards
  • Demonstrate a proficient Flutter, Dolphin, & Breaststroke 15 yards
  • Swim 15 yards Freestyle
  • Swim 15 yards Elementary Backstroke
  • :30 Treading water


Stroke Development

  • Streamline to Dolphin Kick on Front & Back
  • Freestyle
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Treading Water with multiple kicks
  • Kneeling & Compact Dives
  • Streamline Dolphin Kick on Front and Back underwater 5 yards
  • Proficient Freestyle 25 yards
  • Proficient Elementary Backstroke 25 yards
  • Backstroke 15 yards
  • Breaststroke 15 yards
  • 1:00 Treading water


Stroke Development

  • Freestyle and Backstroke Breakout
  • Freestyle
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Open Turns
  • Treading Water with multiple kicks
  • Standing Dives
  • Demonstrate a proper Freestyle and Backstroke Breakout
  • Freestyle 50 yards
  • Elementary Backstroke 50 yards
  • Backstroke 25 yards
  • Breaststroke 25 yards
  • Butterfly 15 yards
  • Demonstrate an open turn progression
  • 1:30 Treading water using multiple kicks


Freestyle & Backstroke

  • Freestyle & Backstroke Technique Refinement
  • Freestyle & Backstroke Drills
  • Endurance
  • Flip turns
  • Breakouts
  • Start from a Dive
  • Backstroke start
  • Demonstrate Freestyle & Backstroke Drills
  • Freestyle 100 yards with proper technique and flip turns
  • Backstroke 100 yards with proper technique and flip turns


Breaststroke & Butterfly

  • Breaststroke & Butterfly Technique Refinement
  • Breaststroke & Butterfly Drills
  • Endurance
  • Open turns
  • Breaststroke Pulldown
  • Butterfly Breakout
  • Start from a Dive
  • Demonstrate Breaststroke & Butterfly Drills
  • Breaststroke 75 yards with proper technique, open turns, and pulldowns
  • Butterfly 50 yards with proper technique and open turns



Swim Lesson Policies 


  • All registrations must be completed online prior to the class start date. Early registrations help us plan accordingly for instructors and space need for a successful class.
  • Registration request after the deadline will be decided on a case to case basis, based on class size and instructor’s discretion.

Swim wear and gear

  • All participants are required to wear a swim suit in the water.
  • Girls with long hair should have their hair tied up and a swim cap on.
  • All participants are recommended to bring their own goggles. Instructors do not have goggles for participants to borrow.
  • Participants will need to have their own towels.
  • If participants would like to wear a shirt over their suit it should be a swim shirt that is tight fitted so it does not cause drag while swimming.

Cancellation/Make Ups

  • If a participant misses a group class, there are no available make ups. We recommend talking with the instructor to help ensure they get caught up at the next class.
  • Private lessons must give a minimum of a 24-hour notice if they are not going to be at their lesson to have a chance to reschedule. Less than a 24-hour notice is subject to loss of fee and no make-up option.
  • If programming is cancelled by the Swim Lesson Coordinator a make-up date will be offered, if available, and if not participants will receive a credit for the missed class.
  • To receive a full refund for a registration the request must be made 48-hours prior to the first class

Class Advancement

  • Class advancement is based on the participant’s ability to successfully perform all the required skills in the level.
  • Participants that are not able to perform all the required skills should repeat the same level.
  • Each level has prerequisites that participants should be able to demonstrate on day 1.
  • If a participant is not successful in meeting the prerequisite skills, they will not be able to continue in that class.