Use our lesson selection guide below or download our lesson selector to help determine which class is best.
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First off, what age group does the student belong to?
6 months–3 years: Water Babies
3–5 years: Preschool (Stages 1–4)
5–12 years: School Age (Stages 1–6)
12 years and older: Teen & Adult (Stages 1–6)
Which stage is the student ready for?
Ask yourself these questions:
Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?
If not: Stage A /Water Discovery
Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?
If not: Stage B /Water Exploration
Will the student go underwater voluntarily?
If not: Stage 1 /Water Acclimation
Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?
If not: Stage 2 /Water Movement
Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front and back?
If not: Stage 3 /Water Stamina
Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?
If not: Stage 4 /Stroke Introduction
Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?
If not: Stage 5 /Stroke Development
Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?
If not: Stage 6 /Stroke Mechanics