PROGRESSION LEVELS

LEVEL I: NON-SWIMMER
Student does not have any skills.  The comfort level can range from being able to put their face comfortably in the water to being uncomfortable and intimidated by the pool environment.


LEVEL II: SWIMMER
With the aid of the teacher the student can comfortably and happily put their face in the water.  The student understands prone body position while using their kicks and splashes to move across the water.  The student can also kick and float on their back.

 


LEVEL III: BREATHING

Student is very comfortable and confident in the water.  Student can independently use correct head and body position, kick, and paddle swimming 6 to 10 feet.  Student is comfortable pushing off the steps, wall, and jumping into the pool independently.  Student can float and swim 6 to 10 feet independently on their back and dive 4 feet for rings.


 


LEVEL IV: BEGINNING STROKES

Student is a completely independent swimmer.  Student is organized and confident swimming all over the pool, front and back.  Student has excellent breathing control.

 


LEVEL V: SWIM TEAM

Student has knowledge of all 4 strokes, racing dive, starts, touches, and turns of each stroke.