Skill Levels

*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.

 

 

 

 

 

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