Youth Levels

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Youth Levels Swim Progression Chart
Jelly Fish

Jellyfish 6-12 years

Begin your journey of life-long water exploring and enjoyment! Our goal in the Jellyfish class is to get children excited and eager to learn to swim. Designed for those new to the water and/or new to swim lessons, the class uses fun activities and play to help Jellyfish feel comfortable and safe in the water. Teachers will introduce the swimming posture and build the base for future lessons by helping students develop breath-holding capability, learn to float and glide on front and back, and find natural balance in the water. No experience necessary. 

Due to COVID-19 we are currently not offering this level.

turtle Swim Level

TURTLE (6-12 years)

Freestyle 1 

Swimmers will learn the fundamentals of the freestyle stroke, including proper body alignment for arms, kicking, breathing to the side, and the proper arm stride. Swimmers will swim freestyle independently for 25 yards. Prerequisite: Students must be able to glide on their front with head in line with spine and kick for 15 yards while performing big, slow arm strokes with no assistance and safely make it back to the wall without help, and have passed Jellyfish 6 - 12 Years. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool. 

Freestyle 2

Swimmers will refine their swimming posture and arm and leg propulsion. Swimmers will also start proper kicking techniques and the release and recovery of arm actions in sync with side-breathing. Swimmers will complete a 200-yard swim. Prerequisite: Turtle: Freestyle 1. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool.

Freestyle 3

Swimmers will master freestyle posture, including side-breathing to both sides and will learn underwater streamlining at the start of a lap. Swimmers will complete a 500-yard swim. Swimmers will also be introduced to flip turning (diving summer months only). At the completion of this camp, swimmers can choose their own path moving on to either Backstroke 1, Breaststroke 1, or Butterfly 1. PrerequisiteTurtle: Freestyle 2. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool. 

otter Swim Level

OTTER (6-12 years)

Backstroke 1 

Swimmers will work to master kicking on their back and rotating their body side-to-side as they kick. Swimmers will also learn to how to push off and streamline underwater on their backs. Swimmers should be able to swim 25 yards of backstroke. Prerequisite: Turtle: Freestyle 3. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool. 

Backstroke 2

Swimmers will further develop backstroke and add arms to their kick and body rotation. Swimmers will be introduced to a proper backstroke flip turn, how to properly finish a lap of Backstroke, and learn their stroke count. Prerequisite: Otter: Backstroke 1. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool. 

Octopus Swim Level

OCTOPUS (6-12 years)

Breaststroke 1

Swimmers will learn proper breaststroke. The complex kick of breaststroke will be the primary focus of this camp. Students will spend the majority of their time on proper kick technique and will be introduced to arms. Swimmers should be able to kick 25 yards of breaststroke independently. Prerequisite: Turtle: Freestyle 3. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool. 

Breaststroke 2

Swimmers drill down and refine the nuances of breaststroke. This includes the timing of the stroke and how to properly add breathing. The breaststroke pull-down will also be introduced. Swimmers should be able to swim 50 yards of breaststroke to successfully finish this camp. Prerequisite: Octopus: Breaststroke 1. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool. 

Dolphin Swim Level

DOLPHIN (6-12 YEARS)

Butterfly 1

Swimmers will learn the synchronized full body kick of butterfly. Swimmers will learn how to breathe without arms while keeping their feet in the same plane as they kick across the pool. Arms will be introduced. Prerequisite: Turtle: Freestyle 3. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool. 

Butterfly 2   

Swimmers will learn the complex timing of butterfly with two kicks per arm stroke and proper turns at the wall. Swimmers will also finetune the pull-down for the proper hourglass shape. Prerequisite: Dolphin: Butterfly 1. Camps take place rain or shine in the heated outdoor Sports Pool.