Swim Lesson Levels

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Current ability
What they will work towards
ShrimpsNew, or fairly new, to the waterSwimmer and a caregiver will learn to feel comfortable, safe, and confident in the water
StripersNew, or fairly new to the water, and ready for lessons without a parentComfort in water by putting different parts of the body in water (face, hair, ears). Some use of floatation devices.
Level 1
Can move independently when using a flotation deviceLearn to submerge mouth, nose, and eyes, front and back float, swimming on front and back.
Level 2
Is comfortable submerging. Ability to float or travel short distances unaided.Enters water by stepping or jumping, open eyes underwater, front/back glide, swimming distance on front/backside.
Level 3
Can swim 15+ yards without stopping; is comfortable submerging face and resurfacing while swimmingJump into deep water, dive from the side of the pool, retrieve submerged objects, survival float, tread water for 30 seconds, swim various strokes 15+ yards
Level 4
Is familiar with various strokes and can swim  25+ without stoppingImprove strokes, increase endurance, feet-first surface dive, 1-minute survival float/treading/back float, throwing assist.
Level 5
Can swim 50+ yards and is comfortable with all strokesRefine strokes, become more efficient, shallow dive, tuck and pike surface dives, 2-minute survival floating/treading/back float, flip turns on front and back
Level 6
Will learn to swim with ease and efficiency and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances with power and endurance500 yards continuous swim using 100 yards of each front/back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke & butterfly, 5-minute survival float/treading/back float, feet first surface dive and retrieve an object from 12 feel