Pre-School Levels - Swimmers 3 years old until the start of 1st grade
Pre-Beginner I - This level is for the beginning swimmer. We will work on water adjustment, increasing comfort level and introduction of swimming skills.
Airplane kicks with good flutter kicks
Swim to teacher from a sitting dive
Back float independently for 10 seconds
Front float independently for 5 seconds
Jump into deep water and swim back to wall
Swim 15 feet with face in water - good head position
Pre-Beginner II - Swimmers work on being more independent in the water. They will increase the distance swum on front and back and more emphasis is placed on good body position.
Take breaths independently by lifting head or rolling onto back
Front float for 10 seconds and then roll onto back for a 10 second back float
Jump into deep water, surface and back float for 10 seconds
Swim 60 feet (20 yds.) of back scull
Swim 50 feet on front using good kicks and armpulls, lifting head for breath
Swim 60 feet (20 yds.) on front, turning on back to breathe and then returning to front
Pre-Beginner III - Formal strokes are introduced in this level. Swimmers will begin working on Front and Back Crawl using correct stroke mechanics. Treading Water and Survival Float will also be introduced.
10 bobs - exhaling through nose
Demonstrate good technique on Front & Back Crawl drills - 20 yds.
Swim 20 yds. Front Crawl
Swim 20 yds. Back Crawl
Tread Water & Survival Float - 1 minute each
Swim 20yds. Front Crawl, return with 20 yds. Back Crawl - good form