|Starfish - This class is for children with no swim experience and are hesitant or afraid around the water. Games and songs are used to help teach preschoolers basic skills while becoming comfortable in the water.
Guppy - Prerequisites: Not afraid of the water. This class continues building on basic skills by using games and songs. Underwater exploration is introduced.
Penguin - Prerequisites: Must be able to submerge completely. Children should be extremely comfortable in the water. This class focuses on independent swimming.
Novice - Prerequisites: None. Is afraid or cannot submerge, cannot swim, float or glide independently. Focus is on independent swimming and gliding.
Learner - Prerequisites: Can jump in and swim independently to side with face in water. Swimmers will learn fundamentals of front and back crawl, master floating and streamlined gliding.
Swimmer - Prerequisites: Can demonstrate front crawl with rhythmic breathing to side and back crawl a minimum of 15 feet. Not afraid of deep water. Swimmers will continue improving front and back crawl while increasing distance. Diving, elementary backstroke and treading water are introduced.
Technique - Prerequisites: Can swim front and back crawl 2/3 length of pool with good technique. Swimmers will begin swimming full lengths of front and back crawl. Breaststroke and butterfly are introduced.
Mastery - Prerequisites: Can swim a full length of all four competitive strokes using correct technique. Swimmers will continue learning advanced techniques for all four competitive strokes while increasing distance. Sidestroke is introduced.