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Description of Lesson Levels

Parent-Child Class (6 months–3 years)

Not currently offered

The goal of this class is to provide instruction for adults who accompany their children to develop aquatic readiness skills. By empowering parents to teach their kids to develop a high-comfort level in the water, children will gain confidence and learn to enjoy being in the water. This class does not teach children at this age to become accomplished swimmers, but it provides a foundation for future learning.

 

Preschool Age Class (3–5 years)

To pass Preschool Beginner 1, must be able to:

  • Put face in the water/blow bubbles
  • Open eyes underwater/begin to retrieve objects
  • Float on stomach with assistance
  • Simultaneously move arms and legs on belly with support
  • Float on back with assistance
  • Simultaneously move arms and legs on back with support
  • Kick and blow bubbles using kickboard
  • Jump toward instructor and submerge

To pass Preschool Beginner 2, must be able to:

  • Bobbing-submerge and recover 2-3 times
  • Begin to push off wall with face submerged to instructor
  • Float on belly for 5 seconds
  • Simultaneously move arms and legs on belly with NO support
  • Float on back for 5 seconds
  • Simultaneously move arms and legs on back with NO support
  • Jump in and swim short distance to instructor

To pass Preschool Intermediate, must be able to:

  • Submerge and hold breathe
  • Swim freestyle with rotary breathing across width of pool
  • Swim backstroke with Elementary back arms/flutter kick across width of pool
  • Push off in tight streamline on stomach to instructor
  • Push off in tight streamline on back to instructor
  • Tread water
  • Concept of breaststroke kick
  • Kneeling dives

 

School-Age Class (6–10 years)

Currently only taught in Lessons Pool

To pass Beginner, must be able to:

  • Put face in water/blow bubbles
  • Open eyes underwater/begin to retrieve objects
  • Bobbing-submerge and recover 2-3 times
  • Begin to push off wall with face submerged to instructor
  • Float on belly for 5 seconds
  • Simultaneously move arms and legs on belly with NO support
  • Float on back for 5 seconds
  • Simultaneously move arms and legs on back with NO support
  • Jump in and swim short distance to instructor independently

To pass Intermediate, must be able to:

  • Submerge and hold breathe
  • Swim freestyle with rotary breathing across width of pool
  • Swim backstroke with elementary back arms/flutter kick across width of pool
  • Push off in tight streamline on stomach to instructor
  • Push off in tight streamline on back to instructor
  • Tread water
  • Concept of breaststroke kick
  • Kneeling dive

To pass Advance, must be able to:

  • Swim legal freestyle
  • Swim legal backstroke
  • Swim legal breaststroke
  • Swim legal butterfly