Class Descriptions

All skills must be passed off in order to move to the next level

  • Level One
    • Skills

      • Enter/Exit pool using steps or side.
      • Bubbles through mouth or nose (3 seconds)
      • Fully submerge head (1 second)
      • Retrieve underwater object with eyes open.
      • Assisted front float (5 seconds)
      • Assisted back float (5 seconds)
      • Recover from float to standing position
      • Assisted freestyle arm movements (5 feet)
      • Assisted backstroke arm movement (5 feet)
      • Assisted Streamline (front and back)
      • Assisted Butterfly and Backstroke arm action on front.
      • Assisted dolphin kick, front/back
  • Level Two
    • Skills

      • Enter/Exit pool using pool
      • Fully submerge head (bob 15X)
      • Floats – jellyfish, back, front, tuck (5 seconds)
      • Freestyle 15 feet (NO support)
      • Backstroke 15 feet (moderate support)
      • Retrieve underwater object (Fully submerged)
      • Roll from Front to Back/Back to Front
      • Streamline without Kick, Streamline with Kicks (2-4 feet)
      • Tread water with support (15 seconds)
  • Level Three
    • Skills

      • Fully submerge (5X)
      • Side Breathing with Freestyle
      • Streamline (2 body lengths)
      • Tread water (30 Seconds)
      • Introduction to Breast stroke
      • Introduction to Butterfly
      • Freestyle (15 yards)
      • Backstroke (15 yards)
      • Back/front Float (30 seconds)
  • Level Four
    • Skills

      • Fully submerge (5X)
      • Dive in from kneeling or track start position and glide for 3 body lengths (long shallow dives)
      • Feet and head first surface dives
      • Back float for 1 minute
      • Front float for 1 minute
      • Tread water for 1 minute
      • Open turns front/back
      • Freestyle 25 yards
      • Backstroke 25 yards
      • Breast stroke 15 yards
      • Elementary backstroke 15 yards
      • Butterfly 15 yards
      • Introduction to flip turns


  • Level Five
    • Skills

      • Shallow dive into streamline into 25 yard swim
      • Underwater streamline 15 yards
      • Flip turns for freestyle and backstroke
      • Freestyle 50 yards
      • Backstroke 50 yards
      • Breast stroke 25 yards
      • Butterfly 25 yards
      • Elementary backstroke 50 yards
      • Circle swimming
  • Advanced Level Five
    • Skills

      • 100 Yard Freestyle with flip turns
      • 100 yard backstroke with flip turns
      • 50 yard breast stroke with legal two-hand turns
      • 50 yard butterfly with legal two-hand turns
      • Pace clock usage and training
      • 500 yard continuous swim any choice of strokes
      • Freestyle alternate breathing

      *Advanced level 5 is considered swim team Prep

      *Advanced Requirements are only to prepare for swim team, they will not affect whether the student passes Level 5 if they complete all of the basic requirements.

  • Parent & Tot Aquatics
    • Skills

      • Enter and exit pool safely and with permission
      • Submerge face and head in water
      • Assisted back float
      • Assisted front float
      • Blow bubbles
      • Assisted glides on front and back
      • Basic swimming arm movements
      • Kicking
      • Basic water safety
      • Unsupported glide underwater to parent
      • 123 hold on!

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