For individuals who have never had swim lessons, or are uncomfortable around water. Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit the water unassisted. In this stage the student will progress to swimming longer distances up to 15 feet unassisted without a flotation device. Other skills learned include directional changes, body positioning, and rhythmic breathing.
For individuals who are comfortable in the water, and able to swim and float unassisted for up to 15 feet. Students continue to gain swimming confidence, completing longer distances and integrating arm and leg actions. Having mastered fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique.
For individuals who can swim up to 25 yards unassisted and show endurance in the water with different stroke combinations. Students work on stroke technique, learn all major competitive strokes, and continue to build distance. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.