At Neighborhood Pools

Please follow the flowchart to determine the best level for your child. When answering “yes” or “no” to each question, your child must be able to confidently complete the skill to move onto the next skill.

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Level Descriptions

This is our very first group class for infants and their parent or guardians.  Each swimmer will have an adult in the water with them.

Through fun games and songs, the parent will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely with their child, proper holding techniques to begin the learn to swim process correctly and other teaching techniques to ensure their child has a wonderful first experience with swimming to instill the love of this lifelong activity.

Infants must be at least 6 months old to participate.

The class runs for 25 minutes Monday/Wednesday/Friday the first week and Monday/Wednesday the second week.  We leave the last Friday of each session open for a full class makeup in case of a full class cancellation due to weather, a swim meet, or other pool closure.

(half sessions not offered)

This is the first class children can take without mom or dad in the water with them.  They must be at least 3 years old to enter the class.

Classes run for 25 minutes Monday-Friday the first week of the session and Monday-Thursday the second week of the session.  We leave the last Friday of each session open for a full class makeup in case of a full class cancellation due to weather, a swim meet, or other pool closure.

Children will begin to learn how to stay safe in the water on their own (this does not take the place of active guardian supervision!).

This class builds on the knowledge learned in level 1 and requires swimmers to be able to perform each of those skills independently. Classes run for 25 minutes Monday-Friday the first week of the session and Monday-Thursday the second week of the session. We leave the last Friday of each session open for a full class make-up in case of a full class cancellation due to weather, a swim meet, or other pool closure.

Prerequisite Skills: Swimmer must be able to get in and out of the water on their own, wall walk for 5 yards, bob 10 times, jump into the water with assistance, FULLY submerge head, front and back float with assistance, rollover between front and back float with assistance, and front glide.

Swimmers will move from the foundations of swimming into learning the individual strokes in the following 3 levels. Classes run for 25 minutes Monday-Friday the first week of the session and Monday-Thursday the second week of the session. We leave the last Friday of each session open for a full class make-up in case of a full class cancellation due to weather, a swim meet, or other pool closure.

Prerequisite Skills: Perform the following skills without assistance; jump into the water and recover to a front float, flip over to a back float, swim elementary backstroke 3 yards. Jump into the water, swim out to instructor (5 yards), bob back to the wall.

Swimmers are continuing to master each stroke and to create endurance when swimming. Classes run for 25 minutes Monday-Friday the first week of the session and Monday-Thursday the second week of the session. We leave the last Friday of each session open for a full class makeup in case of a full class cancellation due to weather, a swim meet, or other pool closure.

Prerequisite Skills: Perform a sitting dive into the water, rollover, and swim or scull out to the instructor and return to wall using backstroke. Demonstrate a sitting dive into the water, recover and tread water for 15 seconds, swim freestyle back to the wall.

After passing this course swimmers are ready to take on swim team workouts. They are safe swimmers who are now ready for a challenge! Classes run for 40 minutes Monday-Friday the first week of the session and Monday-Thursday the second week of the session. We leave the last Friday of each session open for a full class makeup in case of a full class cancellation due to weather, a swim meet, or other pool closure.

Prerequisite Skills: Perform a kneeling dive into the water, swim freestyle with rhythmic breathing for 15 yards, tread water for 30 seconds, swim freestyle back to the wall. Swim 15 yards backstroke, retrieve a submerged object from 5’ deep, swim back to the wall.

Swimmers will refine their skills with all 4 strokes. Classes run for 40 minutes Monday-Friday the first week of the session and Monday-Thursday the second week of the session. We leave the last Friday of each session open for a full class make-up in case of a full class cancellation due to weather, a swim meet, or other pool closure.

Prerequisite Skills: Perform a feet first surface dive, swim 25 yards of freestyle with rhythmic breathing, tread water for 1 minute, swim backstroke 25 yards. Perform a shallow water dive, swim freestyle for 25 yards with rhythmic breathing, survival float for 1 minute, swim breaststroke for 15 yards.