Swim Level Information
Use the class descriptions below to determine which level is best suited for your child.
GOSLINGS (previously LEVEL 0/0.5)
AGE: 6-36 MONTHS
This interactive class is designed for babies to become comfortable swimming independently in and under the water by working together with their parents in the pool. Babies will learn to be relaxed while floating independently on their backs and swimming with their eyes down for a distance of three to five feet. They will also be introduced to pop-up breathing. This is a parent child class.
LOONS (previously LEVEL 1)
For children who are graduates of the Goslings class (previously LEVEL 0/0.5). Children will work independently from their parents and master pop-up breathing. They will also learn how to do "big arms," in which children learn to use their arms while swimming on their front. They will learn how to be comfortable kicking on their backs and how to complete an unassisted turnaround swim. This class is for children who have passed Goslings and are without a parent in the water.
EGRETS (previously LEVEL 1.5)
This introductory class is designed for the nervous swimmer or very beginner. We will work on submersions and back floats, and help them increase their comfort level in the water. The foundation of streamlining (correct body position and form), will be introduced. We will also work on building confidence in and around the water and encourage the swimmers to have some fun in the pool.
HERONS (previously Level 1.75)
This level is for the swimmer who has developed comfort in the water and is ready to learn the basics of freestyle and backstroke and streamlining. The swimmers will begin to explore their new found skills of swimming underwater. The students discover in this class that the water is a fun place to be and to learn to develop their own sense of confidence.
GULLS (previously LEVEL 2)
This class is for swimmers who are able to swim freestyle and backstroke over a short distance and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing (preferred side breathing). This class is where we will begin to see the students putting it all together and really making a big splash of progress in the pool.
SWANS (previously LEVEL 2.5)
For swimmers who are able to swim freestyle and backstrokes over a short distance and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing (preferred side breathing). In this class we see the swimmers putting all the things learned in the previous classes together and their confidence grows.
CRANES (previously LEVEL 3)
This class is for swimmers who have mastered breathing to the preferred side, know how to maintain their backstroke progression and have learned butterfly and breaststroke kicks. They will work on freestyle progression learning side breathing to the non-preferred side, beginning somersault for flip turns, and butterfly and breaststroke progression.
PELICANS (previously LEVEL 4)
This is a class where all swimmers' strokes will be refined. Swimmers will build significant endurance throughout this level. This includes all four strokes, individual medley, and both open and flip turns.