Preschool Level 1 - Starfish
Water Exploration Entry Level Requirement: Child has little swimming experience or has previously been enrolled in
Preschool Level I Beginner, however they are willing to get in the water.
This level is designed to help students feel comfortable in the water. Children will learn how to enter and exit the
pool safely, hold their breath, blow bubbles, and put their face in the water. They will learn to experience buoyancy
with comfort. Proper kicking and body position is introduced. They will learn how to float, glide and swim unassisted.
Preschool Level 2 - Seashorse
Primary Skills Entry Level Requirement: Child must be able to glide 5 feet unassisted with face in the water.
This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. As they build their confidence, children will learn
both front flutter kick, how to travel through the water with a basic Paddle stroke.
Preschool Level 3 - Clownfish
Stroke Readiness Entry Level Requirement: Child must be able to Paddle stroke 10 feet unassisted with face in the water
and then lift head out of the water for one unassisted breath.
The objective of this level is to achieve confidence with water independence. They will learn to bob unassisted
with bubbles and float on their back unassisted. Children will learn to come up for a breath independently and
rhythmically. They will become comfortable with distance and deep water swimming. Change of direction is mastered.
Preschool Level 3 - Endurance
Entry Level Requirement: Child must be able to Paddle stroke 15 feet unassisted and come up for a breath.
This level is designed to develop the endurance needed for Preschool level IV.
Preschool Level 4 - Spotted Seal
Stroke Development Entry Level Requirement: Child must be able to Paddle stroke 15 yards unassisted with
face in the water and repeatedly blow bubbles and come up for a breath. Child must be able to bob unassisted
with proper inhale and exhale breathing.
This level marks the introduction of true strokes. Preschoolers will be introduced to the components of Freestyle
and Backstroke. Treading water and recovery to a swimming position is mastered. Complete independence is achieved.
Preschool Level 5 - Dolphin
Stroke Refinement Entry Level Requirement: Child must be able to swim 25 yards basic Freestyle and Backstroke.
The objective of this level is coordination, technique, and refinement of key strokes. Preschoolers will build on
endurance while swimming with proper technique. They will learn to swim 50 yards of proper Freestyle and Backstroke. They
will learn to coordinate arms and legs in Breaststroke. Butterfly is also introduced.
Preschool Level 6 - Hammerhead
Skill Proficiency Entry level Requirement: Child must be able to swim 50 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke
with proper form. They must also be able to swim 25 yards of Breaststroke, and be familiar with butterfly kick and arms.
The objective of this level is to polish strokes to prepare preschoolers for Rose Buds. Breaststroke and Butterfly is
mastered. Flip turns, racing dives, starts, and finishes are mastered.