Parent & Tot: Prerequisite – Minimum 6 months of age. Goal: Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Parent and child learn together under the guidance of an instructor.
Level A – Water Acclimation - (Previously Level 1a) – Prerequisite: Minimum 3 years of age, beginner swimmer. Goal: Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Parent must be in the pool with child.
Level B – Water Movement - (Previously Level 1b) Prerequisite: Beginner swimmer who is comfortable putting their face in the water. Goal: Encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Parent must be in the pool with child. Parent must be in the pool with child. Parent must be in the pool with child.
Level C – Water Stamina - (Previously Level 2)
Prerequisite: Able to do unassisted glides and floats on front and back, as well as submerge. Goal: Develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Parent must be in the pool with child.
Level D – Stroke Introduction - (Previously Level 3) – Prerequisite: Able to submerge to retrieve an object in chest-deep water, tread water and perform unassisted swimming on front and back.
Goal: Introduces basic stroke technique in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Level E – Stroke Development - (Previously Level 4) – Prerequisite: Able to perform any stroke or combination of strokes for 25 yards. Perform front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, and butterfly kick. Goal: Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
Level F – Stroke Mechanics - (Previously Level 5/6) – Prerequisite: Perform front crawl with bent-arm recovery, back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Goal: Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.