Children must be at least five years old to enter Levels 1-6B. 


LEVEL 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Introduction to Water Skills— Students will be introduced to water skills and learn to move comfortably through the water; work on entering and exiting water, blowing bubbles, bobbing, opening eyes under water and retrieving objects, front and back floats and glides, rolling over, treading with arm and hand actions, and combined leg and arm actions on front and back; exit skills. 

LEVEL 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Students will learn to safely enter chest-deep water, work on holding breath, bobbing, opening eyes under water and retrieving objects, front, back, jellyfish and tuck floats, changing direction while swimming, treading with arm and leg actions, fining, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back, five body lengths; exit skills. 

 
 LEVEL 3: Stroke Development
Students will learn to enter water by jumping and diving from the side in a sitting and kneeling position, bobbing to safety, survival and back floats, treading water, front glide with flutter and dolphin kicks, front crawl and elementary backstroke 15 yards, breaststroke and scissors kick; exit skills.

 
LEVEL 4: Stroke Improvement
Students will learn to dive (if depth permits) from compact or stride position; swim underwater, feet-first surface dive, survival swimming, front crawl and elementary backstroke 25 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 15 yards, back glide with flutter and dolphin kicks, treading water for two minutes and front and back crawl open turns; exit skills.

 

LEVEL 5: Stroke Refinement
Students will learn to dive (if depth permits) from compact or stride position; swim underwater, feet-first surface dive, survival swimming, front crawl and elementary backstroke 25 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 15 yards, back glide with flutter and dolphin kicks, treading water for two minutes and front and back crawl open turns; exit skills.

 
ALL LEVEL 6 CLASSES: Students will learn to swim front and back crawl 100 yards; breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards; turns to all strokes; exit skills.

6A: Personal Water Safety
Students will work on front crawl and elementary backstroke 100 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards, survival and back floats for five minutes, survival swimming 10 minutes, treading water, surface dives, turns for all strokes, surface dives, exit skills.

6B: Fitness Swimmer

This course is designed for those swimmers who are interested in swimming to stay fit. Students will work on front crawl and elementary backstroke 100 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards, circle swimming, using a pace clock, using pull buoys, fins and paddles while swimming, principles of setting up an exercise program, aquatic exercise and turns for all strokes. (Prerequisite: Level 6A).


 
Individualized Swim Lessons:
If you're looking for an in-depth, personalized swim class, our new one-to-one lessons will provide individualized attention to your specific needs. The class will be custom-fit to your swimming level/ability. Instructors provide private instruction, advancing student's swimming skills according to American Red Cross swim specifications. These 30-minute classes are ideal for the older child as a new swimmer; the child needing concentration on one or more specific skills to advance to the next swim level; the child needing individual attention, the apprehensive child, or the new adult swimmer
Our pool coordinators make every effort to place students as closely as possible to requested time frames. However, due to scheduling challenges, your exact time preference may not be obtained. Request your 30 minute time slot preference with your registration.

Semi-Individualized Swim:
are also available for two children at the same (or nearly the same) swim level.