Group Lesson Levels
Youth Swim Lessons
These classes are designed to teach children aquatic and personal water safety skills in a logical progression. The recommended minimum age for entry is about 6 months old but is not determined by age alone. It is determined by a child’s developmental readiness, maturity and experience in the water.
Before you register, please identify which level (below) and session swimmer will participate in from our schedule. You must then register in advance for group swim lessons by completing our registration form.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (970) 947-2955 ext 652 or by emailing email@example.com.
If the swimmer has had a previous experience that has caused some fear or anxiety with being in the water, please let the instructor know before the first class. We welcome the opportunity to work with individuals with special needs.
Group Level Descriptions:
Parent and Child Aquatics: This class is designed to give parents a set of basic skills that prepares infants and young children to become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. The recommended ages are 6 months to about 3 years. Parents are required to be in the water with their child.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Students will learn to bob, float without assistance, and to propel themselves through the water using alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back. Place your child in this class if they are comfortable putting their face in the water and can float or a second or two without being held.
Level 3: Stroke Development: Students will learn to coordinate their breathing with the front crawl and to swim for greater distances on their front and back. They will also learn how to tread water. Place your child in this class if they are comfortable floating on their front and back and are able to use some sort of arm and leg action to propel themselves through the water.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Students will improve their side breathing and learn new strokes such as breaststroke, butterfly, and the sidestroke. Place your child in this class if they are able to swim the front crawl using side breathing.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Students will refine their stroke techniques and build their endurance.