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Swim Lesson Levels

 

To sign up your child for swimming lessons, choose a level (listed below) and go to Group Lessons.

 

Certain levels of proficiency are required for children to swim in various areas of the pond; see Swim Areas and Tests.

Preschool Aquatics 1

Preschool aquatics will teach basic aquatics skills that children will continue to build on into the Learn to Swim levels. The instructors will encourage children to develop good attitudes and safe practices around the water. They will work on locomotion skills in the water and on using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions. Before moving to the Learn to Swim program, students should have more independence in the water. Designed for ages 3-5.

Preschool Aquatics 2

This level is meant for students who have limited experience in the water. PSA 2 introduces the most basic stroke mechanics and water skills. It continues to develop the child's comfort in the water. 

Preschool Aquatics 3

This level is meant for students who are comfortable in the water and are working to pass the Red Test (see Swim Areas and Tests). In this level, we primarily focus on stroke development, floating and treading.  

Learn to Swim Level 1

Learn to Swim Level 1 is for the beginner who's comfortable in the water. Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.

Learn to Swim Level 2

This level is for students who have comfortably passed the Red Test. This level focuses mainly on breathing and stroke technique, endurance, and the introduction of breast stroke and backstroke mechanics.   

Learn to Swim Level 3

This level is for those who are looking to work towards passing the White Test. This level refines stroke technique, furthers endurance, and introduces diving technique. 

Learn to Swim Level 4

Level 4 is for those who have passed the white test, and want to continue refining technique and increasing endurance. 

Learn to Swim Level 5

Level five looks to perfect technique and achieve maximum endurance. This is for the most advanced swimmers.