Recommended Age Ranges: School-Age Youth (5–12 yrs.), Teens & Adults (12+ yrs.)
In these three stages, having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Stage 4 – Stroke Introduction
Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Rhythmic breathing & flutter kick will be practiced.
Stage 5 – Stroke Development
Introduces breaststroke and butterfly. Reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. The four competitive strokes and sidestroke will be taught. Participants should be able to swim length of pool with proper rotary breathing before joining this class.
Stage 6 – Stroke Mechanics – Pre-Competitive Swim Groups
This introduction to competitive swimming refines stroke technique on all four competitive strokes, builds endurance, and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.