Skill Levels

NEW FOR 2023!!

     After careful consideration of the registration process especially for those with multiple children at a variety of ability levels, we've decided that ALL skill levels WILL register via Ticket Tailor on Friday, March 3rd at Noon.  However, there will be very specific tickets as far as leveling, so be sure to choose the correct options. Please continue to see below for the Intermediate and Advanced evaluation process!


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.





In order to be accurately placed into the Intermediate or Advanced levels, the participant needs to attend an evaluation.  If a participant was already in the Intermediate or Advanced level last year, they do not need to attend. By the end of the evaluation session, parents/guardians will be notified which level to register their participant for on Friday, March 3rd via Ticket Tailor.  If a child DOES NOT get evaluated for the Intermediate or Advanced levels and is incorrectly registered by the parent/guardian, there be NO REFUNDS and NO PLACEMENT for the participant. Evaluation sessions will be held at Widener University on Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30pm and Saturday, February 4th at 11:30am, so please choose one to attend and register via the Google form below. 

Intermediate and Advanced Evaluation Session Sign Up Link



*differentiation will occur as neccessary based on participants' needs each session*

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








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