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Levels 1-6

Learn-To-Swim Levels 1-6

Children ages 3 and older are perfect for the Flashes Aquatics Learn-to-Swim Program. Each child is evaluated at the beginning of the session and placed in a station with children of similar ability. The Flashes Aquatics swim program advances children through 6 progressive stations, or levels, to build their swimming skills. During the course of the program, children start with introductory skills, such as floating, and work their way up to learning multiple strokes and water safety skills. After Level 6, children can continue onto our Advanced (Pre-Club) lessons, which will prepare students for competitive swimming. 

 

Level 1: Water Exploration

Beginning skills

New to the water, or some experience in the water, but willing to learn. Should be able to listen and follow directions from the instructor and be independent from their parent. Child is capable to enter and exit the pool with little assistance.

Skills taught

  • Fully submerge face in water
  • Front and back float with support
  • Kicking on front and back with support
  • Enter and exit the water independently

Level II:Primary Skills

Beginning skills

Be able to comfortably place face and head in water. Child is capable to enter and exit the pool unassisted. Can perform front and back float for 3 seconds with support.

Skills taught

  • Float on front and back unsupported for 5 seconds
  • Swim on front 5 yards without assistance
  • Swim on back 5 yards without assistance
  • Retrieve objects underwater chest deep

Level III: Stroke Readiness

Beginning skills

Able to float unsupported for at least 5 seconds on front and back and swim 5 yards of front and back crawl without assistance.

Skills taught

  • Swim the front crawl for 10 yards
  • Swim the back crawl for 10 yards
  • Jump into deep water
  • Bobs in water over the child’s head

Level IV: Stroke Development

Beginning skills

Can swim 15 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing, swim 15 yards of back crawl, and tread water for 30 seconds

Skills taught

  • Deep water bobs
  • Standing dive from side of pool
  • Elementary backstroke for 10 yards
  • Front & back crawl 25 yards (entire length of pool)
  • Breaststroke & Sidestroke kick with kick board

 

Level V: Stroke Refinement

Beginning skills

Child is able to swim 25 yards of front/back crawl, 15 yards of breaststroke, and tread water for 1 minute.

Skills taught

  • Front & back crawl for 50 yards
  • Breaststroke & sidestroke for 10 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 25 yards

Level VI: Skill Proficiency

Beginning skills

Continuously swim front and back crawl for 50 yards, breaststroke and elementary backstroke for 25 yards, and tread water for 2 minutes.

Skills taught

  • Front & back crawl 100 yards
  • Breaststroke & sidestroke 25 yards
  • Swim the butterfly 10 yards