Yellow Fins further develop breaststroke rhythm and timing: pull, breathe, kick, and glide. Students will be introduced to the concepts of proprioception (how the body moves through water) and working upper body and lower body at different tempos. They will also will refine sidestroke legs for power and rhythm with arms.
Students must be able to demonstrate freestyle entry; catch and recovery and breaststroke arms; and rhythm and timing. Students must understand and be able to demonstrate rotation in freestyle and backstroke.
Blue Fins build endurance to swim 75 yards straight using any stroke, as well as at least 50 yards backstroke, 25 yards butterfly, and 50 yards breaststroke with correct form and posture. They also perfect butterfly rhythm and timing.
Students must understand and demonstrate the correct timing of breaststroke, and create power and glide from both the breaststroke and side stroke legs.
Tuna level swimmers drill down and refine the nuances of all the competitive strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly, and refine the sidestroke for water rescue. Students also work toward longer, straight swims including 100 yards each of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke, and 50 yards butterfly with controlled, deliberate parts of the specific stroke.
Students must be able to tread water for two minutes using any kick; swim at least 50 yards straight in each freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke; 25 yards in butterfly; and 75 yards straight using any strokes.