Level 1 - Introduction to Basic Aquatic Skills: This is a beginner level for those ready to become independent in the water. Your child will learn to float both on their front and back. They will also learn the basic stroke techniques for front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. They will become familiar with submerging their face in the water, as well as learning the basics of breath control. Skills in this level are demonstrated with support from the instructor. It is recommended that your child be around 5 years old to begin in this level. No previous water experience is necessary.
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: For this level, your child should already be capable of ‘swimming’ on their own without the assistance of a floatation device. This level builds upon the skills learned in Level 1 and is performed without support from the instructor. Your child will develop their stroke technique for front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke; as well as, improving their breath control.
Level 3 - Stroke Development: This level continues to build upon the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2. In addition to those existing skills practiced, your child will also learn how to dive in the deep end and begin treading water. Rotary breathing will be introduced with their breath control.
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement: For this level, your child should be proficient in swimming the front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. This level will continue to develop your child’s rotary breathing skills while adding endurance swimming for the previous mentioned strokes. Your child will also learn the breaststroke and be introduced to open and flip turns.
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement: This level builds upon endurance with lap swimming for each of the strokes learned in previous levels. This level will incorporate open turns and flip turns in practice with lap swimming. Your child will also be introduced to the butterfly and other endurance building drills.
Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with "menu" options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, including the Water Safety Instructor, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving.
Options include: Fitness Swimmer, Personal Water Safety, and Fundamentals of Diving