SWIM LESSON LEVEL PLACEMENT GUIDE
Swim Lesson Level Placement Guide
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Group Swimming Lessons Placement Guide
Group Swimming Lessons are divided by age and by skill level. Due to the many skills required to graduate from each level, it is not uncommon for children to repeat a class. Our overall goal for swim lessons is to help your swimmer become more comfortable and safer in an aquatic environment. We work towards skill proficiency at each level. Swimmers can advance to the next level when they meet the objectives of their current level, which are the same as the entry requirements for the next level. On the first day of class, if a student is found to be in the wrong level, they will either be moved to the correct level if there are open slots or the registration fee will be refunded. Follow the below steps to determine your swimmer's lesson level. Download a copy (pdf) by clicking here.

Step 1: How old is your swimmer?
● Under 6 months old - Your swimmer is not old enough for lessons yet.
● 6 months to approximately 3 years old - Enroll in Parent and Child Lessons.
● 3 years old to approximately 6 years old - Go to Step #2, Preschool Levels 1-3.
● Approximately 5 years old to approximately 15 years old - Go to Step #3, Lesson Levels 1-6.
● 16 years old and older - Enroll in Adult Lessons.
 
Step 2. Preschool Levels 1-3 
(Approximately 4 to 6 years old).

Can your swimmer do these: 
● Enter the water independently, using steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water (children can walk, move along the gutter or “swim/dog paddle”).
● While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.

→No? Enroll in Preschool Level 1
↓Yes? Then, can your swimmer do these:

● Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 15 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.
● Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position.
● Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for at least 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming on front for at least 3 body lengths.

→No? Enroll in Preschool Level 2
→Yes? Enroll in Preschool Level 3
 
Step 3. Lesson Levels 1-6 
(Approximately 5 to 15 years old).

Can your swimmer do these: 
● Enter independently, using either the ramp, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times, then safely exit the water (participants can walk, move along the gutter or “swim/dog paddle”).
● Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.

→No? Enroll in Level 1
↓Yes? Then, can your swimmer do these:

● Step from the side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water.
● Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position.
● Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.

→No? Enroll in Level 2
↓Yes? Then, can your swimmer do these:

● Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn, then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water.
● Push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water. 

→No? Enroll in Level 3
↓Yes? Then, can your swimmer do these:

● Perform a feet first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
● Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.
● Submerge and swim 3 to 5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating, return to the surface, then exit the water.

→No? Enroll in Level 4
→Yes? Enroll in Level 5/6

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