Swim Lesson Levels 

No matter if your child is an accomplished swimmer or fearful of the water, we have a variety of swim levels that will accommodate their needs and teach a variety of skills that will help them master swimming and become comfortable in the water.

Preschool Swimming Levels (ages 3-5)

Pike (preschool beginner level)

Prerequisites: Must be at least three years old, no swimming skills necessary, toilet trained and comfortable without parents.

Skills/Activities: Safe pool behavior, water adjustment and developing independent movement in the water. Basic paddle stroke, kicking, and blowing bubbles will be developed.

Eel (preschool advanced beginner level)

Prerequisites: Must be at least three years old and completed pike skills.

Skills/Activities: Front and back float, jump into different depths of water, diving, and swim across pool without assistance.

Ray/Starfish (preschool advanced level)

Prerequisites: Must be at least three years old and completed eel skills.

Skills/Activities: Front and back float, tread water, front and back alternating paddle stroke, side paddle strokes, diving skills, and swim length of pool without assistance.


Youth Swimming levels (ages 6-12)

 Polliwog (progressive beginner level)

Prerequisites: Must be at least six years old, no swim skills necessary.

Skills/Activities: Water adjustment and gaining confidence, putting face in water, safe water behavior, submerging under water, front and back float with floatation device. Children should know the front, back and side paddle strokes before advancing to the next level.

Guppy (progressive advanced beginner level)

Prerequisites: Must be at least six years old, must know polliwog skills.

Skills/Activities: Front and back float, tread water, jump into deep water, front and back alternating paddle, front and back symmetrical paddle and side paddle. Child must be able to swim 25 yards before advancing to the next level.

Minnow (progressive intermediate level)

Prerequisites: Must be at least six years old, must have completed guppy skills.

Skills/Activities: Resting float, tread water for one minute, gain confidence in deep water, front and back alternating stroke with over arm recovery, rotary breathing, rudimentary breaststroke, side stroke and elementary backstroke.

Fish (beginning advanced level)

Prerequisites: Must be at least six years old, must have completed minnow skills.

Skills/Activities: Front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, side stroke (working towards 50 yards). Begin rudimentary butterfly with fins and 15ft. without fins, as well as tread water for two minutes.

Flying Fish (advanced swimming skills)

Prerequisites: Must be at least six years old, must have completed fish skills.

Skills/Activities: Front and back stroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, side stroke (all strokes working towards 100 yards), rudimentary butterfly 25 yards. Tread water for six minutes, flip turns, diving, personal safety, and rescue skills.

Next level is based on instructor’s recommendations: Shark

To register for classes online, click the link below!

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