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School Age Lessons

School Age Lessons

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Swim Basics: (Grade School Levels)

Level 1: Water Acclimation/Movement

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration, body position and control, directional change, forward movement, and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming. Students in this level focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and guide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety, boating safety, and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

Level 2: Water Stamina

Students learn how to swim safely from a longer distance than in previous levels in the event of falling into a body of water. This level also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Students in this level focus on the following:

  • Integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides
  • Developing forward movement on the front and back
  • Practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water Swim Strokes Stages

Level 3: Stroke Introduction

Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Students in this level focus on the following:

  • Developing the front crawl and back crawl
  • Introducing components of the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Practicing safety techniques in deep water

Level 4: Stroke Development

Students in this level work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. Students in this level focus on the following:

  • Developing stamina in the front crawl and back crawl
  • Developing the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Building endurance techniques for deep-water safety

Program Overview

Click Here To Download our Swim Lesson Level Reference Guide

Weather Policy:

If lessons are canceled due to Lightening or Snow lessons will be rescheduled. The first Lesson interrupted by Lightening Swimmers will have a safety day. If lightening or threatening weather interrupts a second lesson the lesson will be re-scheduled.


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