Progression Levels

The benefit of this organization is they offer the same training and certifications materials as Olympic, high school, collegiate and USA Swimming Coaches. The approach is vastly different than that of the Red Cross with the additional benefit of the knowledge and wisdom passed down from successful coaches who progress children from basic LEARN-TO-SWIM participants to dedicated athletes. Ms. Jane learned to teach swimming lessons through the Swim America program and has Coached hundreds of kids to successful progress through these stages. In addition to Swim America rubric, Ms. Jane, as a mother and parent has developed her own special approaches that she trains her employees.

Level 1

BUBBLES

Level 5

FREESTYLE

Level 9

LIFETIME STROKES

Level 2

FLOATS AND GLIDES

Level 6

BACKSTROKE

Level 10

INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Level 3

KICKING

Level 7

BREASTROKE & BUTTERFLY

Level 4

CRAWLSTROKE

Level 8

TURNS

ABOUT 80% OF OUR CLIENTELE IS LOOKING FOR SWIM AMERICA LEVELS 1-4. THEY WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO LEARN TO SWIM SAFELY IN NEIGHBORHOOD POOLS SO WE HAVE SOME INTERNAL TRANSLATIONS OF THESE LEVELS THAT OUR PROGRAM USES. WE GENERALLY CATEGORIZE THEM AS: PARENT & CHILD, TODDLER, B1 (BEGINNER I), B2 (BEGINNER 2), B2I (BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE TRANSITION) AND INTERMEDIATE. SWIM AMERICA LEVELS 5-10 WE WILL INTRODUCE THE PRE-SWIM TEAM CONCEPTS AND TEACH IN "ADVANCED" COURSES. CHECK-OUT THE PRE-SWIM TEAM TAB ON THIS SITE.

PARENT & CHILD

This class is to have fun with the parent and introduce the child to the sensation of water on their faces and to learn to relax in in the water. Ages 4 months - 2/3 years old. Parents be ready to sing and play and splash! If you are comfortable we will teach you how to submerse your child. And activities for you to practice during your pool time outside of class.

LEVEL 1 - BUBBLES

BEGINNER I

Skills To Attain:

1a. BUBBLES - Submerses the face

1b. BUBBLES - Relaxes

1c. BUBBLES - Opens Eyes Underwater

1d. BUBBLES - Holds Breath and exhales properly

1e. BUBBLES - 10 Relaxed Bobs10 Relaxes bobs

LEVEL 3 - KICKING

BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE (B2I) TRANSITION

Skills to Attain:
 

3. KICKING - 15 ft. streamlines

LEVEL 1 - TODDLER

This class is to build on what is learned in the Parent & Child classes, but with the additional skills of learning to listen and be comfortable around Coaches (aka: Strangers!!!!), interact with new friends, and sometimes there is a fair bit of crying and running. Believe us this is par for the course for this age. Never feel guilty if this happens to you. Just keep coming and help your child develop relationships or bring their favorite toys or imagine new games with their Coaches. Sometimes we can move you and your child to a Parent and Child class and then re-transition them after 2 weeks when they begin to recognize us. Don't give up! We know its successful and every minute feels like hours! They will  come around. We try to balance some days where we push them and then throttle back a few days until a level of trust is built.

LEVEL 2 - FLOATS & GLIDES

BEGINNER II

Skills to Attain:
 

2a. Front Float and recover

2b. Back Float and Recover

2c. Front Glide

2d. Back Glide

LEVEL 4 - CRAWLSTROKE

INTERMEDIATE

Skills to Attain:
4. CRAWLSTROKE and TREADWATER 1 min

 
 
 
 

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