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Swim Levels

Guppy

This class is designed for the two-year-old who is ready to be in a class setting. The child must be able to separate from mom and dad and able to sit on the side and wait their turn. The child will learn basic water adjustment skills including: entry into the water, blowing bubbles, front float, back float and reaching & pulling arm strokes. The goal of this class is to have the child adjust to the water and be ready to enter Preschool Level 1. Class size (3).

Preschool 1

This first level of our Preschool Swim Program introduces the preschooler to their first experience in the water. The child will learn basic water adjustment including: entry into the water, bubble blowing, rhythmic breathing (bobs), front float, front glide, beginner stroke, back float, and safety skills. The goal of this class is to push off the wall to the instructor and do the following: front float (5 seconds), front glide with kick 5 feet, beginner stroke 5 feet and float on back unassisted for 5 seconds.
Class size (4).

Preschool 2

The second level of our Preschool Swim Program teaches the preschooler primary swimming skills, which include front floats, back floats, and beginner stroke with face in the water. The goal of this class is to complete the following skills: front float (10 seconds), front glide with kick (10 ft.), beginner stroke (20 ft), back float (10 sec.), jumping in the deep water and sitting dives.
Class size (4).

Preschool 3

The third level of our Preschool Swim Program teaches the preschooler stroke readiness skills, which include side breathing, introduction to crawl stoke, back sculling with flutter kick, and keeling dives. The goal of this class is to complete the following skills: front glide w/kick (10 yds), side breathing with barbell, crawl stroke (10 yds), flutter kick with board 25 yds, jump and swim on back sculling 10 yds and keeling dives. Class size (4).

Preschool 4

The fourth level of our Preschool Swim Program teaches the preschooler stroke development skills. These skills include crawl stroke with side breathing, back stroke, elementary backstroke kick, treading water, and standing dives. The goal of this class is to swim crawl stroke with side breathing (15 yds), elementary back stroke kick (10 yds), back stroke, 15 yds, tread water 1 minute and standing dive. After completing this level, the preschooler may enter Level III. Class size (4).

Level I

The objective of Level I is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. The student learns elementary swimming skills including water adjustment, buoyancy and breath control, water entry and exit, locomotion skills, personal safety and rescue skills. The goal of this class is to complete the following skills: submerge face (3 seconds), front float and back float supported, bubble blowing, supported kicking on front and back, and reaching and pulling arm strokes.
Class size (5).

Level II

The objective of Level II is to give students success with fundamental skills. Students learn to float without support, and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. The goal is to complete the following skills: hold breath and fully submerge head, retrieve objects from chest deep water, front float (5 seconds), back float (5 seconds), leveling off from vertical position, flutter kick with board, turning over from front to back, swim beginner stroke (5 yds), back sculling (5 yds). Class size (5).

Level III

The objective of Level III is to build on the skills in Level II by providing additional guided practice. Students will learn to coordinate the front and back crawl, introduction to elementary backstroke, treading water, diving and safety rules. The goal is to complete the following skills: retrieve object with eyes open, front glide (2 body lengths), back glide (2 body lengths), front crawl with side breathing (10 yds), back crawl (10 yds), and elementary back kick (10 yds). Class size (5).

Level IV

The objective of Level IV is to develop confidence in strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Students will increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (elementary back, front crawl and back crawl) for greater distances than in Level III. Students will also have an introduction to breaststroke and sidestroke and basics of turning at the wall. The goal is to complete the following skills: Deep water bobs, standing dives, elementary backstroke (10 yds), sculling on back (15 seconds), front crawl (25 yds), breaststroke kick (10 yards), and scissor kick (10 yds). Class size (5).

Level V

The objective of Level V is coordination and refinement of key strokes. Students will perform the breaststroke, sidestroke and increase distances of front crawl and back crawl. Students will be introduced to butterfly, open turns, and feet-first surface dives. The goal is to complete the following skills: breaststroke (10 yds), sidestroke (10 yds), swimming underwater (3 body lengths), elementary backstroke (25 yards), dolphin kick (10 yds), front crawl (50 yds), back crawl (50 yds). Class size (5).

Level VI

The objective of Level VI is to polish strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Students develop considerable endurance by the end of this course. After completing this level, most students are ready for swim team if they choose that competitive route. The goal is to complete the following skills: front crawl and back stroke (100 yds), breaststroke and sidestroke (25 yds), butterfly (10 yds), and beginning flip turns. Class size (6).

 

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15231 Lake Hills Blvd
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