SWIM LEVEL QUIZ
Find the correct level for your swimmer
Confused on what might be the correct starting level for your child? Take our level quiz to figure out which one is the right one for your swimmer!
On the first day of lessons, instructors will alert a manager if they feel a student has been placed in a level incorrectly, and we will assist you to adjust to the correct level.
PARENT/CHILD LESSON: Ages 6 mo.- 3 yr
Our Tadpole level is an interactive lesson designed for babies and toddlers to participate in the pool together with their parents and/or caregivers. The lessons include skill building drills, songs and props that are designed to help build each child’s cognitive and physical development in the water. This lesson teaches children how to achieve comfort and safety in, around and under the water. Consistent exposure to the aquatic environment builds a foundation for a safe and happy young swimmer. The student to teacher ratio of this level is 6 students to 1 instructor and is 30 minutes in length.
NERVOUS BEGINNERS – Ages 3+
The Starfish level is designed for the nervous or fearful student who is not comfortable independently submerging their head under the water. Instructors gently work with these swimmers to instill comfort and confidence in the water. While coaxing students towards full submersions; back floats, independent kicking and breath control will be taught. Lessons have a 3 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of this level move up to the Seahorse Level.
COMFORTABLE BEGINNER – Ages 3+
The Seahorse level swim lessons are designed for the beginner student who is comfortable in the water and will submerge their head underwater willingly and happily. Students will learn the basics of breath control, body posture, kicking, floating and a variety of safety skills. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of this level move up to the Silverfish Level.
SILVERFISH / GOLDFISH
BREATHING FOR SURVIVAL & FORMAL STROKES
The Silverfish / Goldfish level is one level with 2 progressive stages, Silverfish to Goldfish. The level is designed for children who have a solid comfort level in the water, can kick properly and float independently. The focus of the level is breathing technique development. The techniques learned will be used for both survival swimming, recreational swimming and will later translate into the proper breathing structure for formal strokes. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Silverfish Level move up to Goldfish Level and graduates of the Goldfish Level move up to the Puffer Level.
BEGINNER FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE
The Puffer level introduces the fundamentals of Freestyle and Backstroke to the swimmer who has developed a comfortable breathing pattern in the water. The key focus of the class is to combine the breathing techniques from the Silverfish / Goldfish level with a technically sound freestyle stroke. Proper posture and body rotation are emphasized on both the stomach and the back. Safety skills are continued through a variety of drills. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Puffer Level move up to the Eel Level.
COMPETITIVE FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE
The Eel level builds upon the skills learned in the Puffer level by introducing more advanced forms of technique and faster, more efficient breathing techniques for Freestyle and Backstroke. While the foundation of the Freestyle and Backstroke is constructed in the Puffer level, the Eel level instructs the swimmer on more advanced technique and turns that will be used in competitive swimming. Efficient and rhythmic strokes are perfected. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Eel Level move up to the Tigershark Level.
The Tigershark level continues to review the advanced Freestyle and Backstroke technique learned in the previous Eel level, while introducing the Breaststroke to swimmers. Combining the breaststroke kick and pull together to create a rhythmic stroke is a goal of the level. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Tigershark level move up to the Orca Level.
COMPETITIVE BUTTERFLY & TEAM PREPARATORY
The Orca level works to maintain the Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke form from the previous Eel and Tigershark levels while introducing swimmers to the Butterfly stroke. A comfortable and rhythmic stroke will be mastered and perfected for all 4 of the competitive strokes while team preparatory drills and skills will be taught. Lessons have a 5 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Orca Level can move up to more advanced levels such as the Tech Level or Pre-Competitive Level.
The Tech Level is the best option for swimmers who have graduated through the level system and want to maintain their stroke technique in the small group setting. Form, fitness and fun will be focused on during this weekly lesson. Focuses will vary per the class needs each week. The lesson has a 5 student to 1 teacher ratio and is 30 minutes in length.
Technique, Endurance, Fun!
The Pre-Competitive Team Practice Group is a great way for children to learn the basics of swim training with a group of peers. It is a year-round, ongoing group workout focused on enhancing technique, building endurance and maintaining a healthy exercise routine in a supportive atmosphere. In this fun, low-pressure environment your child and their peers will enjoy working with an AquaTech swim coach toward common goals. Workouts have a 12 swimmers to 1 coach ratio and are 60 minutes in length. Swimmers must be graduates of the ORCA level and/or be able to swim 1 length of the pool using each of the 4 competitive strokes.