Level 1: Water Acclimation

Students will become comfortable in the water, learn how to safely enter the water, put face in the water, and hold their breath & blow bubbles. They will learn front & back float and supported flutter kick. Requirements: No skills required, but child must be willing to get into the water.

 

Level 2: Introduction to Strokes

Students will learn rhythmic breathing, proper front and back flutter kick, and basic front crawl. Requirements: The child has passed Level 1 or is able to put face in water, blow bubbles, float and kick.

 

Level 3: Freestyle & Intro to Back Crawl

Students will learn freestyle technique with side breathing, proper flutter kick on their back, and basic back crawl technique with arms and legs. Requirements: The child has passed Level 2 or has proper flutter kick technique on their stomach, a basic understanding of front crawl (freestyle), and the ability to flutter kick on their back.

 

Level 4: Backstroke & Intro to Breaststroke

Students will learn proper backstroke technique and supported breaststroke kick, and continue freestyle practice. Requirements: The child has passed Level 3 or has proper freestyle technique (12.5 yds) and a basic understanding of back crawl (12.5 yds).

 

Level 5: Breaststroke & Intro to Butterfly

Students will learn proper breaststroke and supported dolphin kick, along with starts & turns and swimming underwater. Requirements: The child has passed Level 4 or can swim proper freestyle and backstroke at least one length (25 yds) and breaststroke kick with proper technique (12.5 yds).

 

 

Level 6: Butterfly & Review

Students will learn butterfly stroke, standing dives, and new skills to increase endurance and prepare for Pre-Team. Requirements: The child has passed Level 5 or can swim proper freestyle and backstroke for at least two lengths (50 yds), proper breaststroke for at least one length (25 yds), and dolphin kick with proper technique (12.5 yds).

 

 

Tween Introduction to Strokes

Focuses on front and back streamline, flutter kick, freestyle with side breathing, and backstroke. Requirements: evaluated for level 2/3 and ages 9-14.

 

Tween Advanced Strokes

Focuses on proper breaststroke kick, breaststroke timing, dolphin kick, butterfly, and starts & turns. Requirements: evaluated for level 4-6 and ages 10-14.