Level Descriptions | Adults
Beginner I
CLASS SIZE: Max 5

New to the water, can’t float or swim.

Swimmers will learn a correct body position, breathing for efficient swimming and focus on comfort level and skills to increase water safety.

Successful completion requires:

  • Put face in water and blow bubbles
  • Fully submerge head/bobs/ring off the bottom
  • Moving from horizontal to vertical position (swimming to standing)
  • Sculling (lateral motions of the hand/arm to produce lift and propulsion)
  • Independent front float (hold for 10 sec)
  • Independent back float (hold for 10 sec)
  • Introduction to front and back flutter kicks and basic front crawl (moving from point A to point B with arms and legs)
  • Shallow jumps/aided deep water jumps
Beginner II
CLASS SIZE: Max 5

Swimmers will learn a correct body position, propulsive flutter kick on front and back, and be introduced to freestyle with side breathing and basic backstroke.

Successful completion requires:

  • Straight leg flutter kicking on front and back (T-Press)
  • Streamline/glides on front and back
  • Introduction to breaststroke arms
  • Introduction to front crawl with side breathing
  • Introduction to backstroke
  • Foundation of treading water
  • Unaided deep water jumps
  • 25 yards continuous swimming
Intermediate I
CLASS SIZE: Max 5

Swimmers will continue to develop their freestyle fundamentals with an emphasis on breathing, timing, forming the correct pull pattern. Backstroke skills will continue to build on timing with the addition of rotation and swimmers will progress to sculling with breaststroke and dolphin kicks.

Successful completion requires:

  • 50 yards thumb touch catch up freestyle
  • 50 yards backstroke with rotation
  • 25 yards 6 kick and roll on back
  • 25 yards breaststroke kick
  • 10 yards underwater streamline on front
  • Introduction to underwater back streamlines
  • Introduction to somersaults
  • 1-minute treading
Intermediate II
CLASS SIZE: Max 5

Swimmers will continue to develop their freestyle with the addition of rotation, high elbow catch, and better breathing. At this point, a combination of technique and fitness elements will be introduced. Swimmers should be competent enough to begin swimming longer lengths of freestyle and backstroke and maintain a steady kick to address their cardio needs, as well as technique. Lessons will shift to include drills and continuous swimming, averaging 500 to 1000 yards.

Successful completion requires:

  • 100 yards of fresstyle with correct body position, pull pattern, 6 beat kick, and rotation
  • 50 yards backstroke with correct body position, pull pattern, 6 beat kick, and rotation
  • 25 yards breastsroke
  • Underwater streamlines on front and back
  • Continue dive prgression
  • Introduction to flip and open turns
  • 200 yards continuous flutter kicking
Advanced I
CLASS SIZE: Max 6

Swimmers should now have higher confidence and be able to swim longer distances for both their freestyle and backstroke and continue to work on maintaining technique. A clock will now be used for sending swimmers off and gauging overall time and distances swam. Swimmers will be introduced to flip turns and breaststroke pullouts.

Successful completion requires:

  • 100 yards freestyle with flip turns
  • Backstroke flip turns
  • 50 yards breaststroke with pull outs
  • Racing starts
  • Dolphin kick
Advanced II
CLASS SIZE: Max 6

Swimmers at this level should be able to attend a master’s program work out and feel comfortable swimming multiple reapeats of varying distances in three of the four strokes when finished. Fitness will become more important and practices will contain a mix of drill work as well. Swimmers will be able to complete 500 yards of continous swimming and be introduced to interval sets. Swimmers will now be able to swim freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.

Successful completion requires:

  • 500 yards freestyle with flip turns
  • Starts and breakouts
  • 10 x 50 yards kicking @ 1:00 w/fins
  • 100 yards breaststroke with pull outs
  • Optional intro to butterfly work
Masters Swimming

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