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NSSC Lessons

Please call Kathy and the Recreation Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP) staff at 218-726-7128 or stop by the RSOP office in the Sports and Health Center (SpHC) office 153 on the UMD campus for registration details.

All swimmers who have not participated in a swim meet for a competitive team either as part of NSSC, a high school team, the YMCA, or another member club of U.S.A. Swimming, must take the Level 4 or 5 class. We like our swimmers to be at least 8 years of age before starting lessons.

Two Day Free Trail: We use the "two day free trial" to assess swimmers ability and make recommendations about where the swimmer should be placed.  Come to the beginning of any week day practice.

General information about NSSC practice structure and general expectations can be found at this link;

/mnnssc/UserFiles/File/NSSC%20Age%20Group%206-12%20General%20Progression-6.docx (Ages 6-12)

/mnnssc/UserFiles/File/NSSC%2013-17%2B%20General%20Progression-9.docx (Ages 13-18+)

Link to UMD Lessons: This link will take you to the "UMD Learn to Swim" page of the RSOP where you can find information about all of the swim lessons offered by UMD.

For entry into level 4, students must have successfully passed our level 3 course. For those students who have passed a level 3 course from another curriculum, a pre-test is required. The pre-test will be done by the instructor the first day of class.

North Shore Swim Club (NSSC) Level 4

Skills:

  • Headfirst entry
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Swim underwater
  • Tread water
  • Training pool conduct

Swimming

  • USA Swimming legal front crawl 25 yards
  • USA Swimming legal breaststroke 25 yards
  • USA Swimming legal backstroke 25 yards
  • USA Swimming legal butterfly 25 yards
  • USA Swimming legal turns on front and back
  • Flutter, breaststroke, and dolphin kicks
  • Push off in streamlined position then begin kicking

NSSC Level 5

Skills:

  • Shallow-angle dive from side and off block into deep water
  • Tuck surface dive
  • Pike surface dive
  • Tread water 5 minutes
  • Training pool conduct and pace clock reading

Swimming

  • USA Swimming legal front crawl 50 yards
  • USA Swimming legal breaststroke 50 yards
  • USA Swimming legal backstroke 50 yards
  • USA Swimming legal butterfly 50 yards
  • Front flip turn with streamline
  • Back flip turn with streamline
  • Dive start off block

NSSC Level 6

Skills:

  • Surface dive and retrieve object from 7-10 feet deep
  • Swimming for fitness and refinement of strokes

Swimming

  • USA Swimming legal front crawl 100 yards
  • USA Swimming legal breaststroke 50 yards
  • USA Swimming legal backstroke 50 yards
  • USA Swimming legal butterfly 50 yards
  • USA Swimming legal 100 Individual Medley
  • Appropriate starts, turns and streamline