Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons for all ages.

Throughout the year we offer a variety of different swimming lessons for kids of all ages. Use the list below to help you determine which lesson is most appropriate for your child. To see which classes are currently being offered, click here.

Preschool class participants typically start at about 4 and 5 years old.
If children are not potty trained please have them wear a swim diaper and rubber shorts.

Preschool Level 1: Gets children comfortable with being in the water
Teaches children about water safety
Enter and exit water on their own using the ladder or side of pool
Floating on back
Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
Blow bubbles through nose and mouth
Roll over from front to back

Preschool Level 2: Builds on level 1 and Introduces kicking and arm movements helping the child gain more independence in the water
Entering the water by stepping directly into the water
Leg kicking while floating on back
Floating on stomach
Leg kicking on stomach
Arm finning movements
Treading water by kicking legs
Roll over from front to back and back to front

Preschool Level 3: Builds on levels 1 & 2 by coordinating arm and leg movements giving the child confidence in basic swimming skills
Entering the water by jumping in
Fully submerge head
Holding breath
Gliding on their front and backs
Tread water using arm and leg movements
Combined arm and leg motions on front and backs
Laying on backs bringing legs to chest while fanning arms like a jellyfish movement

All Youth swim classes are geared towards kids ages 6 and over
Youth Level 1: Introduction to water skills
Objective: To help students feel comfortable in the water and to learn about water safely
Requirements: None
Skills Covered: Entering and exiting the water safely using steps or ladder, learning to submerge mouth, nose and eyes, holding breath, opening eyes under water, front and back float and recovering to a stand, changing direction in the water, swimming 5 feet on front and back, bobbing, combined arm and leg actions, sun protection safety, treading water using arm actions, recognizing an emergency

Youth Level 2: Fundamental aquatic skills
Objective: To give students success with fundamental skills
Requirements: Students entering this level must have earned a Level 1 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 1 skills
Skills Covered: Entering water by stepping or jumping in from the side, submerging entire head and body while holding breath, swim 15 feet on front and 10 feet on back, swim on side, life jacket use and safety, treading water using arm and leg actions, tucking legs to chest while moving arm in fanning motion on back, rolling front to back and back to front, change of directions while on front and back

Youth Level 3: Stroke Development
Objective: To build on skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice incorporating stroke knowledge
Requirements: Students entering this level must have earned a Level 2 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 2 skills
Skills Covered: Jump into deep water, submerging and retrieving an object, survival float for 30 seconds, treading water for 30 seconds, front crawl 15 yards, butterfly 15 feet, back crawl 15 yards, elementary rescues, scissor kick, push off wall in a streamline into a flutter kick and dolphin kick

Youth Level 4
Stroke Improvement: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
Swim under water
Survival swimming
Front crawl and backstroke open turns
Tread water using 2 different kicks
Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly
Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

Youth Level 5
Stroke Refinement: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly

Youth 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 a focus on preparing participants for other advanced aquatic activities.