Level 1: This level focuses on the most basic skills of learning how to swim and feeling comfortable in the water.
front and back floats and glidessubmerge whole headbobbingopen eyes under water and retrieve submerged objectscombined arm and leg actions on front and backtread water using arm and hand actionsrecover to vertical positionLevel 2: This level enables children to gain greater independence in the water by achieving success with fundamental skills. tread water, using arm and leg motions gliding on front and back for 5 yardsfreestyle back crawlturning over from front to back and back to frontjumping into water without being caughtfloating on front and back on own submerge entire head for 3 seconds blow bubbles submerging head in a rhythmic pattern Level 3: This level is a continuation of building on skills learned in level 2 and gaining comfort in greater water depthsjumping into deep water from the side perform rotary breathing with the body in a horizontal positiongliding off wall freestyle back stroke elementary backstroke kickretrieving objects from underwatertreading water on ownkneeling dive butterfly – kick and body motion
All swimmers will be evaluated on the 1st day of class and placed into levels depending on that assessment.
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