For children ages 3-5 years.
Parent/child: This class is a transition class to help preschool children get comfortable in group lessons without a parent. Parents begin class in the water and throughout the session transition to children swimming with the instructor. Classes run as needed. Contact your local branch for more information.
Level 1: Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Level 2: In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of fall into a body of water.
Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front and back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool, submerge and return to the wall with assistance.
Level 3: In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.
Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to float on front and back unassisted, (2) able to push off wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 feet unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.
Level 4: In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all the major competitive strokes are introduced.
Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in and tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall and exit.