5-6 Year Old

(4.5 – 6.5 years); 2:1 swimmer to teacher ratio

Level 1 – This is a great introduction to the water, water safety, and basic swimming skills for beginner swimmers without any experience. Our instructors provide a fun and safe environment to learn proper floating techniques for the front and back, how to go under the water, hold breath, and beginner water safety skills.

Goals: Float on front unassisted, assisted back floating, hold breath for 5 seconds underwater, put whole face in the water, develop confidence in the pool.

Advanced Goals: proper kicking technique while front floating, back floating unassisted, pick up toys off of bottom of pool.

Safety Goals: jump in safely; jump in without goggles, walking on pool deck, excellent listening skills.

 

Level 2- Our instructors build on level 1 skills to develop stronger and more confident swimmers. This is a great intermediate level for swimmers with some previous swimming or water experience.

Goals: Proper kicking technique for front floating, unassisted back floating, proper round-circle technique, picking up toys off the ground, swim full length of pool, develop confidence in the water.

Advanced Goals: introduction to proper freestyle arms, introduction to proper breathing technique, proper kicking technique on back floating, round circle for full length of pool, introduction to proper breaststroke kick.

Safety Goals: jump in safely, jump in without goggles, jump in/turn/breathe/grab the wall with assistance, introduction to treading water, treading water for 10 seconds, excellent listening skills.

 

Level 3- Our instructors develop and build on skills learned in levels 1 and 2 lessons. This is an excellent advanced level for stronger swimmers who are ready to learn proper freestyle and backstroke technique.

Goals: proper freestyle arms, freestyle with breathing, introduction to proper backstroke arms, proper round-circle technique for full length of pool, backstroke kick, swim full length of pool, develop confidence in the water.

Advanced Goals: freestyle, backstroke, proper breaststroke kick, introduction to breaststroke arms.

Safety Goals: jump in safely, jump in without goggles, jump. in/turn/breathe/grab the wall without assistance, introduction to treading water, treading water for at least 10 seconds, excellent listening skills.