Children and Parents are introduced to the pool through a gently structured swim class. This class encourages children to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. With the help of a parent, children will learn about body position in the water; they will learn how to float and other fundamental swimming and safety skills. Each child must be accompanied by an adult, swim diapers must be worn by children not yet potty trained.
Level 1: Water Adjustment: Students with little or no experience work on swimming basics and becoming comfortable in water.
Level 2: Swimming Basics: Students continue developing basic skills and learn body position in the water. Improvements to front/back glide, floating, and arm and leg movements help participants learn freestyle and backstroke.
Level 3: Swimming Stamina: Building on front/back gliding and floating, students build endurance for freestyle and backstroke.
Level 4: Stroke Fundamentals: While building more endurance, students learn the importance of rhythmic breathing. The basics of breaststroke and butterly will be introduced. Swimmers must swim one pool length in freestyle and backstroke to complete this level.
Level 5: Stroke Advancement: Participants combine arm and leg movements to enhance knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly. To complete this level, they must swim two pool lengths using freestyle with rhythmic breathing, backstroke and be comfortable in breaststroke.
Must have passed level 5 of Parker’s Swim School or equivilent
Conditioning: Practice swim team drills with an experienced coach! Students will perform drills and workouts similar to what is expected on a competitive team, further refining strokes and endurance.
This class focuses on floating and general arm/leg movements for swimming freestyle and backstroke. To complete the level, students must swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke.
How do I know what level to sign my swimmer up for in Parker’s Swim School?
Consider your swimmer’s abilities:
Can they float, put their face in the water, and kick across the pool without assistance?
If, NO they should register for Level 1, if YES, check eligibility for Level 2-3.
Can your swimmer attempt the breast and front/back crawl strokes and complete 25 yards without stopping?
If, NO they should register for Level 2-3, if YES, check eligibility for Level 4-5.
Is your swimmer working on stroke refinement, proper breathing techniques, and can complete 50 yards without stopping?
If, NO they should register for Level 4-5, if YES, please check out Parker’s Conditioning (Pre-Swim Team), Riptides Swim Team, or Private Lessons.