Swim Level Descriptions

Swim Level Descriptions

Water Babies
The Water Babies program is for children that are 2 years old.  We will introduce them to basic swimming using a back float (bubble) and dumbbell. We are working towards making your child an independent swimmer with just their bubble.  The best part is, the parent does not need to get in the water!!

Level 1    3 years & up
Skills needed: This class is for the child that has had no previous swim lessons, is tentative near water, or does not put their face in. Students will be wearing a 4 bubble.
Will Learn: Bubble blowing, scooping (doggie paddle), kicking, floating on back, and jumping in with assistance. 

Level 2 
Skills needed: This class is for the child that has had previous swim lessons and is comfortable swimming in the water. Child blows bubbles, floats on back with support, and doggie paddles with 3 or 2 bubble on.
Will Learn: Scooping with arm extension, flutter kick on front and back, submerging face, basic floating, and jumping in with little assistance. 

Level 3
Skills needed: Child needs to be wearing a 1 or no bubble, scooping with arm extension, flutter kicking on front and back, submerging face, jumping in without assistance, and floating.
Will Learn: Advancing kick and arm stroke on their front and back with and without face in the water. Introduction to elementary backstroke, bobbing and gliding, and swimming the length of the pool comfortably. 

Level 4 
Skills needed: Child needs to be able to swim the length of the pool with face in the water comfortably and be able to demonstrate back crawl stroke.
Will Learn: Full arm extension, rotary breathing, rotating glides, elementary backstroke, underwater swimming, and introduction to butterfly and breaststroke.