Swim Lesson – Skill Levels
Parent/Toddler Classes: Ages 6 months – 2 years
This beginning class focuses on water orientation. Parents learn basic skills to teach swimming and safe behavior around the water. Parent and child are in the water together for this class.
Aqua Tots: Ages 3 years old…ONLY!
Submerge face under water, blow bubbles, walk through chest deep water unassisted, coordinate arm movement while walking, float comfortably on front and back, flutter kick, enter/exit pool unassisted. This class is designed for children ages 3 years of age…ONLY!
Age 4 years & older
Level 1: Tadpole
Submerge face 3 seconds, blow bubbles while submerged, float on front and back unassisted, recover from float to standing position unassisted, glide front and back with flutter kick 10 seconds, and jump into chest deep water unassisted.
Level 2: Guppy
Retrieving underwater objects, bobs/rhythmic breathing, front/back floating, gliding, and kicking, 5 yard swim with arms and legs, and jump into deep water unassisted.
Level 3: Minnow
Bobbing, retrieve object in chest deep water, front/back glide 2 body lengths, front/back crawl 15 yards, elementary backstroke, sitting/kneeling dives, and tread water.
Level 4: Trout
Deep-water bobs, rotary breathing, front/back crawl 25 yards, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, standing/compact dive, wall turns, and tread water 1 minute.
Swimmers will work on endurance and toward these goals: Alternate breathing, front/back crawl 50 yards, underwater swim, dolphin kicking, stride jump, and tread water 2 minutes; elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly - 50 yards of each; turns from the wall for each stroke.