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Lesson Levels

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Lesson Levels:

Level  1 - Turtle        (Ages 3 and up)

This level is for beginning swimmers; no swim experience is 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 - Minnow      (Ages 3 and up)

Students in this level will learn how to have proper body position and breath control in the water. 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 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 for 15 yards to move to the next level.


Prerequisite: Students must have passed the Turtle level and/or be comfortable in the water without a parent.  They must be also able to kick with proper body position, face in the water, for 5 yards, and float on their back.

 

Level 3 - Porpoise     (Ages 4 and up)

Students in this level will be introduced to freestyle, including side-breathing. Students will also be introduced to backstroke. They must be able to swim 15 yards of freestyle and backstroke 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 the Minnow 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 to proper body position for a total of 15 yards. Students must also be able to float and kick on their back 15 yards.

 

Level 4 – Dolphin      (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 breaststroke. They must be able to swim 15 yards of freestyle, backstroke, and breast stroke with proper body position to move to the next level. 


Prerequisite: Students must have passed the Porpoise level and/or be able to swim 15 yards of freestyle and backstroke with proper body position, for a total of 15 yards.

 

Level 5 – Shark   (Ages 5 and up)

Students in this level will focus on fine-tuning their freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. They will also be introduced to butterfly.


Prerequisite: Students must have passed the Dolphin level or be able to swim 15 yards of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke with proper body position.