Learn to Swim

Our 6 Level Progression

Based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers about 4+ years old and adults develop their water safety, survival and swimming skills. It is designed to give participants a positive learning experience.

 

Tadpole

 

4 years and under

 

The tadpole group lesson is for children that are being introduced to the swimming pool for the first few times. The main focus of this level is to find comfort in the swimming pool. In order for your swimmer to progress to the next level, these tasks must be completed.

 

  • ENTER AND EXIT THE WATER
  • BLOW BUBBLES 5X
  • RETRIEVE UNDERWATER OBJECT
  • BOBBING IN CHEST DEEP WATER-5X
  • FRONT FLOAT- 5 SECONDS (FACE IN)
  • FRONT GLIDE IN STREAMLINE - 6FEET
  • BACK FLOAT-5 SECONDS
  • BACK GLIDE IN STREAMLINE-6FEET
  • BACK GLIDE WITH KICK-10 FEET
  • JUMP INTO CHEST DEEP WATER
  • ALTERNATING ARMS ON FRONT & BACK
  • ALTERNATING LEGS ON FRONT & BACK
  • ROLL FROM FRONT TO BACK
  • ROLL FROM BACK TO FRONT

 

Frog

 

4 years and up

 

Group FROG is for the beginner swimmer that is familiar with the water. The swimmer will learn the fundamentals of swimming as well as pool safety. At the completion of level one, the swimmer will be able to achieve the following:

 

  • ENTER AND EXIT WATER
  • FULLY SUBMERGE UNDERWATER (8 SEC)
  • BOBBIN 10X
  • RETRIEVE OBJECT UNDERWATER (3X)
  • FRONT FLOAT (5 SEC)
  • FRONT GLIDE IN STREAMLINE-6 FEET
  • FRONT GLIDE WITH KICK – 6 FEET
  • BACK FLOAT (10 SEC)
  • BACK GLIDE IN STREAMLINE -6 FEET
  • BACK GLIDE WITH KICK- 6 FEET
  • ARM AND HAND TREADING ACTIONS
  • ROLL FROM FRONT TO BACK
  • ROLL FROM BACK TO FRONT
  • ALTERNATING ARMS ON FRONT & BACK
  • ALTERNATING LEGS ON FRONT & BACK
  • JUMP IN CHEST DEEP WATER & RETURN TO SIDE

 

Turtle

 

4 years and up

 

Group TURTLE is for the swimmer that has completed group FROG or can float unassisted and swim rudimentary freestyle. At the completion of level TURTLE, your swimmer will be able to complete the following:

 

  • FRONT GLIDE IN STREAMLINE W/KICK 10 FEET
  • FRONT CRAWL ARM STROKE
  • FRONT CRAWL-NO BREATHING 10 FEET
  • ROTARY BREATHING 5X W/ASSISTANCE
  • FRONT CRAWL W/BREATHING-10 YARDS
  • BACK GLIDE IN STREAMLINE W/FLUTTER KICK 10 FT
  • BACKSTROKE ARMS WITH ASSISTANCE
  • TREADING WATER- DEEP WATER-15 SEC
  • INTRODUCE BREASTSTROKE KICK
  • INTRODUCE DEEP WATER
  • SITTING DIVE
  • KNEELING DIVE
  • DIVE IN DEEP WATER AND SWIM TO SIDE

 

 

Penguin

 

4 years and up

 

Group PENGUIN is for the swimmer that has completed group TURTLE. In Group PENGUIN, swimmers will learn to swim freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke and will be introduced to dolphin and breaststroke kick.

 

  • TREAD WATER – 30 SECONDS
  • BACK STREAMLINE W/FLUTTER/KICK 15 YARDS
  • FRONT CRAWL W/ROTARY BREATHING 10 X
  • FRONT CRAWL OPEN TURN(W/ASSISTANCE)
  • BACKSTROKE 15 YARDS
  • BACKSTROKE OPEN TURN (W ASSISTANCE)
  • BREASTSTROKE KICK 10 YARDS
  • BREASTSTROKE ARMS 10 YARDS
  • INTRODUCE BUTTERFLY KICK
  • BUTTERFLY KICK W/ ASSISTANCE 15 YARDS
  • INTRODUCE BUTTERFLY ARMS
  • SIDEKICK W/BOARD ALTERNATING SIDES
  • STANDING DIVE

 

Sea Otter

 

4 years and up

 

SEA OTTER is for the swimmer ready to advance their swimming skills. In the SEA OTTER group, your swimmer will enhance freestyle and backstroke and continue to learn butterfly and breaststroke. In order to advance to the pre-team group, the following must be completed:

 

  • FRONT STREAMLINE WITH FLUTTER KICK 25 YARDS
  • BACK STREAMLINE WITH FLUTTER/KICK 25 YARDS
  • FRONT CRAWL WITH ROTARY BREATHING 25 YARDS
  • FRONT CRAWL OPEN TURN
  • BACKSTROKE 25 YARDS
  • BACKSTROKE OPEN TURN
  • BREASTSTROKE 15 YARDS
  • BUTTERFLY 15 YARDS
  • TREAD WATER 1 MINUTE
  • INTRODUCE FLIP TURNS

 

 

Pre-Team

 

4 years and up

 

The pre-team swim group will consist of up to 15 swimmers that have completed Sea Otter swim lessons and will meet for 45 minutes.. The pre-team group is for swimmers looking to strengthen their swimming skills, and learn the fundamentals of swim team. Swimmers entering the pre-team group must be able to complete the following:

 

  • FRONT CRAWL 50 YARDS
  • BACKSTROKE 50 YARDS
  • BREASTSTROKE 25 YARDS
  • BUTTERFLY 25 YARDS
  • LEGAL OPEN TURNS (ALL STROKES)
  • CIRCLE SWIMMING
  • SIDE KICKING ALTERNATING SIDES 25 YARDS
  • TREADING WATER- DEEP WATER- 1 MINUTE

FLUTTER KICKING W/BOARD 100 YARDS DIVE/START

If you have questions, concerns or any other inquiries please feel free to email Brad and we will be glad to help.

 

 

 

All activities are held at Beachwood High School,

25100 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood, OH