Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning
two benchmark skills:
Swim Strokes include three stages that cover introduction and refinement of swimming strokes. In
this stage, swimmers learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, refine skills and
In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers are introduced to the
four competitive swimming strokes, as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.
Stage 4 is the only stage in this category that applies to preschool. Only School Age, Teen and
Adults do stages 4–6.
4/ Stroke Introduction Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
5/ Stroke Development Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety
through treading water and sidestroke. Not for preschool.
6/ Stroke Mechanics Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages
swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Not for preschool.
Class Time: 30-45 minutes
Special Needs Swim Lessons Specialized instruction is offered for children and adults who have neurological, physical or social challenges. Participants enrolling in special needs swim basics should have a parent or aide accompany them in the water. Must be at least three years old.
Intro to Competitive Swimming An introductory course to competitive swimming and a great opportunity for competitive swimmers to improve stroke refinement, racing starts, turns, conditioning and endurance.
PREQ: Completed Swim Strokes level 6
AGES: 7 years and up
Advanced Competitive Swimming This program is for students who have participated in
an introductory course or who have already participated on a swim team and are looking
for further conditioning, working on endurance and refining the competitive skills.
PREQ: Completed Intro to Competitive Swimming
AGES: 9 years and up