This class will increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills,
such as arm and leg movements and breath control. This class is fun-filled and will introduce
water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can enjoy.
Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side,
Blow bubbles through mouth and nose, Bobbing open eyes under water and retrieve submerged
objects, Front and back glides and floats, recover to vertical position, Roll from front to back and
back to front, Tread water using arm and hand action, alternating leg actions on front and back,
alternating and simultaneous arm actions front and back.
Plus age-appropriate water safety topics.
Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Gives participants success with fundamental skills, Fully submerge and hold breath, Bobbing,
Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects, Front, jellyfish and tuck floats, Front and
back glides and floats, Recover to vertical position, Roll from front to back and back to front,
Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back, Tread water using arm and leg
actions, Combined arm and leg actions on front and back, Finning arm action, Plus age-
appropriate water safety topics
Level 3—Stroke Development
Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water. Enter water by
jumping from the side, headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions, Bobbing
while moving toward safety, Rotary breathing, Survival float & Back float, Change from vertical
to horizontal position on front and back, Tread water, Flutter and dolphin kicks on front, Scissors
kick, Front crawl and elementary backstroke, Plus age-appropriate water safety topics
Level 4—Stroke Improvement
Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills, Head first entries
from the side in compact and stride positions, Swim under water, Feet first surface dive, 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, Plus age-appropriate water safety topics
Swim Kick It Into Gear (Level 5 and swim team)
Students will work on the 4 competitive swim strokes: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and
Freestyle Flip turns and diving will also be covered.