Swim Levels

Preschool- (3-6)

This class teaches the fundamentals of water safety, buoyancy, breath control, swimming on front and back, changing direction and water entry and exit. Ratio: 1 instructor to 3 students

Beginner:
-Has some fear of the water or some separation anxiety
-Needs assistance in the water for each task
-Needs prompting to blow bubbles

Intermediate:
-Swims on front unassisted
-Swims on back with assistance
-Does some floating unassisted

Advanced:
-Swims on front and back without assistance
-Uses coordinated arm and leg action
-Floats on front and back without assistance
-Can retrieve an object underwater

Level 2- (6-12)

This is a beginning level class. The object of Level 2 is for students to propel themselves on their front and back using coordinated arm and leg action. Students will learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. Treading water and bobbing are also introduced in this level. Students are divided into high and low based on skill level and how fast the students are achieving the tasks that are necessary to pass the level. Ratio: 1 instructor to 3 students

 

Level 3- (6-12)

The object of Level 3 is to continue improvement on front and back crawl. Students will be introduced to elementary backstroke, rotary breathing (side breathing), dolphin kick and breaststroke kick. Ratio: 1 instructor to 3 students

To enroll in this level, students must be able to demonstrate both the front crawl (freestyle) and back crawl (backstroke); be able to change direction from front crawl to back crawl and switch from belly float to back float.

 

Level 4- (6-12)

The object of Level 4 is to continue improvement on front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke. This level will introduce the scissor kick and will also bring kick and stroke movement together for both the breaststroke and butterfly. Ratio: 1 instructor to 4 students 

To enroll in this level, the student must be able to sustain a front crawl (freestyle) with rotary breathing (side breathing); sustain back crawl without assistance; and show competency in elementary backstroke, dolphin kick and breaststroke kick.

 

Level 5- (6-12)

The object of Level 5 is to continue improvement on front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly. This level will introduce sidestroke, flip turns and open turns. Students will be swimming distances up to and exceeding 50 yards in over 8ft. depth of water to refine each stroke.
Ratio: 1 instructor to 4 students 

To enroll in this level, students must show competency in breathing and execution of all four major strokes. Students must also be able to show competency in the elementary backstroke and scissor kick.

SOURCE: friscofun.org

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