Swim Lesson Descriptions & Placement Chart

In order to find the best class for the student, please read the descriptions and/or follow the Swim Lesson Placement Chart.

ADULT & CHILD (6 mos. to 3 years)

The objective of this class is to help young children become comfortable in and around the water so they are ready to learn to swim.  Parent/guardian participation is REQUIRED.  Under the direction of an instructor, parents learn how to orientate their child to the water, and how to safely supervise water activities.  Parents are encouraged to let children progress at their own pace.  

 INFANT - 6 months to 18 months

 TODDLER - 18 months to 3 years of age

 PRESCHOOL AQUATICS (4 & 5 years of age)

 The primary objective is to promote the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills.  Classes have a low student to instructor ratio.

 PreK Level 1 - Basic aquatic skills with support. 

 PreK Level 2 - This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.

 PreK Level 3 - Skills in this level are performed independently.  This level is similar to the early skills of the Learn to Swim Level 2.


 Level 1 - Students learn elementary aquatic skills, which they build on as they progress through the six levels.

 Level 2 - Students learn to float without support and begin front crawl and back crawl.

 Level 3 - The objective is to build on the skills on Level 2 by providing additional guided practice along with introducing elements of new strokes such as butterfly and elementary backstroke.  Other skills taught include treading water and head-first entries into deep water.

 Level 4 - Students increase endurance in the strokes learned thus far and learn breaststroke and sidestroke.

 Level 5 - The objective is coordination and refinement of strokes.  Students increase their distances and learn additional skills such as flip turns.

 Level 6 - Students refine strokes so they can swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.  This level focuses on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, such as Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguard Training.

 Adult Beginners - These lessons are for adults wanting to gain more confidence in the water or refine their strokes.  A personal approach and low student to instructor ratio allows this class to be open for all levels of swimming ability.

 Swim Lesson Placement Chart
swim lesson placement graph