Class Descriptions

GSSC Swim Lessons


Class Descriptions







Lesson Title

Your Child Will Learn….



  • Bubble blowing
  • Bobs
  • Front float (assisted)
  • Back float (assisted)
  • Front glide intro
  •  Back glide intro
  • Item retrieval
  • Crawl stroke intro 
  • Willingness to get in the water
  • Ability to take simple direction


Level 1

  • Enter/exit water unassisted
  • Open eyes underwater
  • Hold breath 5 seconds underwater
  • Bobs
  • Front float unassisted (5 seconds)
  • Back float unassisted (5 seconds)
  • Front glide
  • Back glide
  • Front glide with kick
  • Back glide with kick
  • Front glide on side with kick (assisted)
  • Crawl stroke arm pulls (assisted)
  • Jump from side (assisted) 
  • Comfortable in the water
  • Able to take direction
  • 3+ years old



Level 2

  • Level 1 skill review with increased distance
  • Introduction to side breathing (assisted)
  • Roll over front to back, back to front
  • Front glide on side with kick (unassisted)
  • Elementary backstroke (assisted)
  • Backstroke
  • Explore deep water
  • Swim underwater
  • Jump in water, return to side (unassisted)
  • Kneeling dive 


Proficiency in Level 1 skills

Level 3

  • Level 2 skill review with increased time/distance
  • Crawl stroke with side breathing (unassisted)
  • Dive off side from standing
  • Elementary backstroke (unassisted)
  • Breaststroke
  • Dolphin kick
  • Treading water
  • Swim underwater (increased distance) 


Proficiency in Level 2 skills

Stroke Improvement

Proficiency in all strokes including butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle (crawl stroke). 

Flip turns and racing dives will be covered as needed and at the instructor’s discretion.

This class is for the swimmer who knows the basics of each stroke but seeks to improve his/her stroke efficiency.