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Lesson Levels

Lesson Levels:

Level  1 - Turtle I        (Ages 3-6)

This level is for beginning swimmers, no swim experience required to enroll.  The child will learn how to kick, float and put their face in the water.  They must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards and float on their back to move to the next level. 

Level  1 – Turtle II      (Ages 7 and up)

This level is for beginning swimmers, no swim experience required to enroll. The child will learn how to kick, float and put their face in the water.  They must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards and float on their back to move to the next level.

Level 2 - Minnows      (Ages 3 and up)

Students in this level will learn how to have proper body position and breath control in the water (Fins will be used to assist with pop-ups for breathing if needed).  We will emphasize strengthening their kick. They will learn how to kick on their stomach and back.  The child must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards, then pop up for a breath and return back to proper body position for a total of 15 yards to move to the next level.  The child must be able to float and kick on their back 15 yards to move to the next level.
Prerequisite: Child must have passed the turtle level and/or be comfortable in the water without a parent.  They must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards and float on their back.

Level 3 - Porpoises      (Ages 4 and up)

Students in this level will be introduced to freestyle including side-breathing.  The child will also be introduced to backstroke.   They must be able to swim 15 yards of free-style and back-stroke with proper body position, for a total of 15 yards to move to the next level.  These swimmers are then qualified to join our swim team.
Prerequisite: Students must have passed  minnows level or must be able to kick with proper body position, face in the water for 5 yards, then pop up for a breath and return back to proper body position for a total of 15 yards.  The child must be able to float and kick on their back 15 yards.

Level 4 – Dolphins      (Ages 5 and up)

Students in this level will work on fine-tuning their  freestyle and backstroke using proper techniques. They will also be introduced to breast stroke. They must be able to swim 15 yards of free-style, back stroke and breast stroke with proper body position to move to the next level. 
Prerequisite:  Child must have passed the porpoise level and/or be able to swim 15 yards of free-style and back-stroke with proper body position, for a total of 15 yards.

Level 5 – Sharks   (Ages 5 and up)

Students in this level will focus on fine tuning freestyle,  back stroke and breast stroke. They will be introduced to butterfly.
Prerequisite:  Child must have passed the Dolphin level or be able to swim 15 yards of free-style,  back stroke and breast stroke with proper body position.