Swimming Class Levels and Descriptions

Swimming Class Levels and Descriptions

We offer different levels of swimming lessons in order to help classify students according to their skill level, track progress as your student progresses, and focus on related skills in each class level. Before beginning our registration process, please familiarize yourself with the class levels and assess where your student’s abilities are. This will allow you to quickly enroll your student in the appropriate class level.

Infant & Toddler Swimming Lessons

These lessons are for children aged 6-months to 35-months.

Babies will become acclimated to the water in a fun environment in the safety of a familiar adult’s arms. The student will be accompanied in the water by a parent or familiar adult. The focus is comfort: laying on their backs, going underwater, being able to hold onto something and learning to swim to the side should they fall in. In these classes children will be accompanied in the water by an adult. The swimmer must wear 2 reusable swim diapers (no disposable swim diapers). These are available to buy at the pool for $10.

Level 1 For first time attendees.
Level 2 For little ones who are still working on liking to go under water.
Level 3 For little ones who are very comfortable going under water.

 

Green Level Swimming Lessons

Green 1 This is for the young child, 3-5 years old who does not go under the water for more than 15 seconds. They may or may not take a quick dip under water.
Green 2 This is for the young child 3-5 years old who is very comfortable going under water but is not yet floating or swimming on their own.
Green 3 This is for the young child, 3-5 years old who can front float with a kick and swim without help.
Green 3b This is for the young child 3-5 years old who can streamline kick and swim big arms for a very short distance. They are not ready to do freestyle breathing to the side but are to advanced to be with swimmers who are just working on their front float.
Green 4 This is for the young child, 3-5 years old who is ready to learn or who has already begun to learn freestyle breathing to the side and can do a back float with a kick alone.
Green 5 This level is for our most advanced swimmers under age 6, and enrollment is on teacher recommendation/invitation only. Green 5 students are able to swim Freestyle with breathing to the side unassisted. They are also able to jump into deep water and backfloat with a kick across the pool unassisted.

 

Red Level Swimming Lessons

Red 1 This is for the older swimmer, 6 years and older, who does not feel comfortable going under water. Beginner swimmers at this level usually progress quickly thru the water acclimation skills, moving into the more advanced levels.
Red 2 This is for the older swimmer, 6 years and older, that can front float, front float with a kick, and swim some arm strokes. They will be introduced to freestyle breathing to the side at this level.
Red 3 This is for the older swimmer, 6 years and older, who has been introduced to freestyle breathing to the side but still requires a lot of instructor help. They may or may not have their own back float with a kick.
Red 4 This is for the swimmer who is almost proficient with freestyle breathing to the side, can back float with a kick alone and may or may not be able to tread water alone.

 

Blue Level Swimming Lessons

Blue 1 This level is for the swimmer who can swim the width of the pool by themselves with freestyle breathing to the side. They can tread water alone and swim backstroke.
Blue 2 This is for the swimmer who is proficient in freestyle, backstroke, and elementary backstroke. They will cover refinement of freestyle, backstroke, and elementary backstroke, and will learn breaststroke, butterfly, and diving.
Blue 3 This is for the swimmer who is very proficient in all of the above and is working to achieve proficiency in breaststroke, butterfly, diving, and flip turns. They may need to build endurance for the Purple level .

 

Purple Level Swimming Lessons

Purple This is for the swimmer who has achieved the requirements of the Blue 3 level and is ready to learn and practice training skills associated with those of a swim team. It may be used to prepare for a swim team or merely for exercise and/or strengthening the swimming skills. Classes are created for this level several times a year.

 

Adult Swimming Lessons

Is it on your bucket list to learn to swim? Adults can and do learn to swim! Many adults are now turning to swimming because it is much easier on the joints than other jarring activities. Many are competing in triathlons and need to improve their skills. Whatever your reason, you will gain skill and confidence in the water. When inquiring about lessons, please try to place yourself in one of the above levels. If you have any questions or concerns, just contact us.