Preschool Block: Pike (Level 1)
This level is for the beginner. Emphasis remains on fun; beginner stroke techniques, individual swimming skills, and underwater exploration are also taught. Previous lesson experience is not required, providing that the child experiences no fear in the water or doesn't require the aid of a parent.
Preschool Block: Eel (Level 2)
Designed to provide students success with fundamental skills, independent swimming, and beginner stroke techniques. Entrance requires successful completion of Pike. Children are taught to perform glides, float, and basic boating safety, and use of PFD's.
Preschool Block: Ray (Level 3)
This is an advanced preschool class offering refinement of the front and back crawl, advanced body control skills, and endurance work through swimming and treading water. Entrance requires successful completion of EEL.
Preschool Block: Starfish (Level 4)
This is the advanced level for children who are comfortable in the water and can swim 25 yards with an IFD and 20 feet without. Emphasis is placed on endurance, front and back crawl, modified breaststroke and butterfly, and personal, safety, and rescue skills.
Polliwog - Beginner (Level 1-2)
In Level 1, students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to swim to safety in an emergency. This level lays the foundation for future progress in swimming. In Level 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement, with continuing practice in safely exiting the water in an emergency.
Guppy - Beginner ( Level 3-4)
In Level 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous levels. This level also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Students in Level 4 develop stroke technique in the front and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and the elementary backstroke.
Minnow - Intermediate (Level 5)
Students in Level 5 work on stroke technique and learn all the major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and the sidestroke.
Fish - Intermediate (Level 6)
In Level 6, students refine their technique in all the major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.
Flying Fish - Advanced (Level 7)
At this advanced level, students should be able to swim 200 yards continuously. Children will refine all strokes while increasing their endurance. Students should be able to swim 100 yards of all strokes in good form, except butterfly, which is a minimum of a 25-yard swim with fins and 15 ft. without.
Shark - Advanced (Level 8)
This advanced level is for those who have mastered the competitive strokes. Swimmers will continue to refine all strokes and increase endurance and speed. Children will be introduced to inverted breaststroke, and life-saving skills. They will also perform the 200 yard individual medley.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All swimmers will be tested on the first day of class and placed in the appropriate level. If your swimmer tests into a different level not offered during that class, they will need to move to the correct class.
Due to the popularity of the program our classes fill to capacity. This makes make-up classes not possible. We find that moving a child to another class even one time affects the dynamics of the class. Our instructors teach to the individual and will work to ensure that missing one or two classes will not affect the child’s progress.
Participants can register for only one swim lesson per day. Participants cannot register for consecutive swim lessons on the same day. Data has shown that back to back lessons are not efficient for learning as the lesson starts over with a different instructor for the second 30-minute swim class.
Swimmers with special needs are always welcome. We have a well developed swim program and staff that are highly versed in special needs. If your child does have needs, please let the instructor know so we can offer the best lesson possible.
The best vantage point is the viewing area upstairs or the chairs on the pool deck. This allows the swimmers to remain focused on their lesson and instructor. The instructor will help the children during class and if a parent is needed the instructor will call them over.
When will report cards be published?
Progress reports will be available 24 hours after your last class of the session. This will give your instructors adequate time to complete all progress reports after the last lesson. Progress reports will be given out during the Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions. Swimmers will need to attend over 50% of lessons to receive a progress report.
Are there still paper report cards?
No, at this time we are doing a full online system for tracking purposes.
Do participants need to make an account?
No, participants only need their name to access their report cards. There is no personal information shared on the Swimgen website.
Why have we decided to transition online?
- No more soggy or lost progress report.
- Accessibility to parents anywhere and everywhere.
- More efficient record keeping.
- Ability to easily track swimmer progress session to session.
- Assistance with accurate level placement and continuing skills for future sessions.
For Questions Contact our Aquatics Director, Missy Contri.