*If you are unsure of the skill level, please use your best judgment. All children will go through a brief evaluation on the first day and will be placed accordingly*
Beginner – Any child 4-5 years old who cannot swim across the pool on his/her back is considered a beginner. Beginners must be fully potty trained for at least 6 months prior to the start of lessons.
Goal: Jump in, surface on back, and swim 10 yards without assistance.
Advanced Beginner – Children will work on freestyle skills with proper rhythmic breathing. Backstroke will also be introduced. If your child is 6 or older and lacks any swimming experience, there will be a group of advanced beginners for that specific ability level.
Goal: Swim freestyle with proper breathing for 10 yards of the pool.
Intermediate – Children will refine freestyle stroke efficiency and endurance to swim 25 yards. Backstroke and diving are taught and reinforced.
Goal: To swim 25 yards both of freestyle and backstroke using proper technique.
Advanced – Children will work on elements of competitive swimming. In addition to freestyle and backstroke, this level will work on breaststroke, butterfly, starts, and turns.
Goal: To prepare for competitive swimming
Gold Level – Competitive swimmers who are participants of swim teams will work on stroke refinement and endurance building in preparation for the summer swim season. A prerequisite is for these participants is to be able to swim a lap of each stroke. Participants at this level must have the endurance to swim multiple laps in a row. *These swimmers may exceed our age limit and be older than 12*
Goal: To efficiently swim all 4 strokes on a swim team, increase endurance, and refine key competitive elements such as starts, turns, and finishes.