Youth Swim Class Descriptions

Learn-to-Swim Youth Class Levels

LEVELS

CLASS SIZE

PRE-REQUISITE

SKILLS TAUGHT IN CLASS

Level 1

Intro to Water Skills

8 Max

 

 

 

For Students Ages 5 & up

 

No skills required

Enter/exit the water safely, submerging, bubble blowing through mouth & nose, object recovery, front glide & recovery, back glide, back float and recovery, treading arm & leg actions, alternate & alternating arm and leg actions & combined stroke on front and back at least 2 body lengths each. Discuss & demonstrate water safety skills.

Level 2

 

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

8 Max

 

 

 

Students Ages 5 & up

Able to demonstrate all Preschool 2 or Level 1 skills.

Jumping or stepping from the side, exit water safely, fully submerge, bobbing, object recovery, front float, tuck float, jellyfish float, front glide, front float or glide & recovery to standing, back glide, back float & recovery to standing, changing directions & body position, treading arm & leg actions in shoulder deep water, combined strokes on front & back for at least 5 body lengths, personal & water safety skills

Level 3

 

Stroke Development

 

8 Max

 

 

 

Able to demonstrate all preschool 3 or Level 2 skills.

Deep water skills, jumping into deep water from the side, sitting & kneeling dives, rotary breathing, bobbing while moving to safety, survival floating, back float in deep water. changing directions in deep water, treading water in deep water, dolphin kicking on front , 1 length front crawl, 1 length elementary backstroke, scissors kick, water safety skills.

Level 4A

Stroke Improvement

8 Max

 

 

Able to demonstrate all Level 3 skills.

Deep water bobbing, buoyancy & floating positions in deep water, compact & standing dives, survival float, open turns on front & back, front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, butterfly & sidestroke, general & personal safety.

Level 4B

 

Stroke Improvement

10 Max

 

 

Able to demonstrate all Level 4A skills.

Front crawl elementary backstroke, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke, open turns on front and back, pushing off in streamlined position, swimming underwater, feet first surface dives, treading water using different kicks, general & personal safety.

Level 5

 

Stroke Refinement

10 Max

 

 

Able to demonstrate all Level 4B skills.

Shallow-angle tuck surface dives, pike surface dives, front flip turns, back flip turns, treading water for 5 minutes, front crawl & elementary backstroke – 50 meters, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke & sidestroke – 25 meters, sculling – 30 seconds, water safety.

Level 6A

 

Swimming and Skills Proficiency

 

10 Max

 

 

 

Able to demonstrate all Level 5 skills.

Level 6A goal is to refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness and over greater distances. Front crawl & elementary backstroke – 100 meters, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly – 50 meters. Open turns and flip turns, HELP & Huddle positions, feet first & headfirst surface dives, back float, survival float, and survival swimming, treading water w/o arms, surface dives in 7-10 feet, water safety skills

Level 6B

Fitness Swimmer

 

10 Max

 

 

Able to demonstrate all Level 5 skills.

Cooper 12-minute swim test at beginning & end of class, Front crawl & elementary backstroke – 100 meters, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly – 50 meters. Open turns and flip turns, circle swimming, using a pace clock, swimming using pull-buoys, fins & paddles, setting up an exercise program, various training techniques, target heart rates, and aquatic exercise