Preschool Levels

The focus of this program is to give children, ages 3 – 5 years, the physical skills and knowledge to be safe in and around the water. We believe this is most successfully achieved in a safe, friendly and fun environment where the child’s comfort with the water and skill level dictates their progression through the program. Participants will begin by learning breath control, floating and kicking. Once these introductory skills are mastered, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly will be introduced as they progress through our 10 preschool levels.


Level 1

5 Bobs (relaxed, continuous and unassisted)

Level 2

Front Float & Recover – 5 seconds

Back Float & Recover – 5 seconds

Front Glide and Recover

Back Glide and Recover


Level 3

Front Torpedo – 10 Feet

Back Torpedo – 10 Feet


Level 4

Freestyle – 15 Feet

Rollover – Back to Front

Jump in – Float – Recover


Level 5

Freestyle – 15 Feet

Rollover – Front to Back


Level 6

Freestyle 20 Feet w/ Side Breathing

Backstroke – 10 Feet


Level 7

Freestyle, 30 feet with Bilateral Breathing

Backstroke – 15 feet

Breaststroke Arms – 10 feet

Breaststroke Kick – 10 feet

Tread water – 15 seconds


Level 8

Freestyle – 50 feet

Backstroke – 20 feet

Breaststroke – 20 feet

Butterfly Arms – 10 feet

Butterfly Kick – 10 feet


Level 9

Freestyle – 75 feet

Backstroke – 50 feet

Breaststroke – 30 feet

Butterfly – 25 feet

Elementary Backstroke – 15 feet


Level 10

Freestyle – 25 yards

Backstroke – 25 yards

Breaststroke – 25 yards

Butterfly – 50 feet

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