Swim Lessons Levels

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (ages 3-5)

Pike (beginner)
New swimmers learn paddle stroke, kicking, pool safety, and use of flotation devices.

Eel (advanced beginner)
Includes progressive paddle stroke and kicking, intro to diving and swimming on back. Prerequisite: comfortable
going under water.

Ray (intermediate)
Swimmers improve strokes, build endurance, learn basic rescue skills and tread water. Prerequisite: swim pool width without assistance.

Starfish (advanced)
Develop strokes, personal safety, rescue skills, and underwater swimming. Prerequisite: swim pool length on front and back without assistance.

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (ages 6-12)

Polliwog (beginner)
Will learn back float, rhythmic breathing with kickboard for 25 yards unassisted, and paddle stroke for 25 yards unassisted.

Guppy (advanced beginner)
Advanced beginner level. Needs to be comfortable putting face in water. Will learn front crawl with rotary breathing and backstroke for 25 yards.

Minnow (intermediate)
Must be able to swim front crawl and backstroke for 25 yards. Will learn elementary backstroke and be introduced to side stroke.

Fish (advanced intermediate)
Must be able to swim front crawl and backstroke for 75 yards, elementary backstroke for 50 yards, sidestroke for 25 yards. Will be introduced to butterfly kick and breaststroke.

Flying Fish (advanced)
Must be able to swim front crawl and backstroke for 100 yards, elementary backstroke for 50 yards, breaststroke for 50 yards, sidestroke for 50 yards, and butterfly for 25 yards.

Shark (most advanced)
Must be able to swim front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke for 100 yards; butterfly for 50 yards; trudgen crawl for 50 yards; lifesaving sidestroke for 100 yards; and inverted breaststroke for 50 yards.