18 & Under World 100s
Georgia Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 100

Program Level Descriptions:

Guppies: Formally known as the "Starfish" class. For the beginner swimmer, however, this is class is NOT defined as group swim lessons. Minimum age: 6 years old; Class time: 30 min.

Requirements: Minimum ability to swim multiple lengths of the pool unassisted and demonstrating proper technique in both freestyle (with rotary breathing) and backstroke (with proper head and body positioning). There must also be a basic understanding of the concepts of both breaststroke and butterfly. The goal for this level is to provide the swimmer with increased swimming exposure and confidence. Practice for this level will focus on refining freestyle and backstroke techniques as well as continuing to develop the advanced disciplines of breaststroke & butterfly.

Practices: 1 or 2 days/week.

Practice Options: Mon-Thurs

Program Size: 12 Participants

 

ii. SEAHORSE: This is an instructional level that focuses on the basic fundamentals of all four competitive strokes.  Practice for this level is focused on the refining technique of all four swimming disciplines with an emphasis on: kicking, stroke drills, rotary breathing, starts, proper body position, and streamlining. 

Requirements: Minimum ability to swim one length of the pool unassisted in all four strokes. 

Practices: 1-2 days/week.

Practice Options: Mon-Thurs; Class Time: 30 min

Program Size: 12 Participants

 

iii. DOLPHIN: This level builds on swimming techniques combined with increased cardiovascular conditioning. Minimum ability to swim one length of the pool unassisted in all four disciplines.

Practice at this level will focus on stroke refinement, endurance training, and introducing flip-turns.

Practices: 1-2 days/week

Practice Options: Mon-Thurs; Class Time: 45 min

Program Size:12 Participants

 

iv. SHARKS: For the experienced swimmer wanting to increase swimming ability and stay in shape. Minimum ability to swim one length of the pool unassisted in all four disciplines. This group continues to emphasize stroke technique while improving aerobic conditioning. Primarily for Middle School Students. 

Practices: 1-2 days/week

Practice time: Tu/Th (Chamblee) Mon-Thurs (Alpharetta)

Size: 12 Participants; Class time: 1 hour