Group Swimming Lesson Class Descriptions

Shore Acres Pool offers a Group Swimming Lesson Program for children ages 5+. Upon successful completion of each level, the student will receive a Shore Acres course completion certificate and move to the next level. 

LEVEL 1 - Child is comfortable in the water and can put face in water, blow bubbles, and can float on front and back with assistance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fully submerge head and retrieve underwater objects.
  • Demonstrate unsupported front and back float or glide.
  • Perform flutter kick on front and back.
  • Demonstrate rhythmic breathing
  • Perform backstroke

LEVEL 2 - Child can float alone on front and back without assistance and can demonstrate kicking and arm stroke action of the front crawl (freestyle).

Learning Objectives:

  • Dive from side of pool in kneeling position.
  • Coordinate the components of the front crawl with side-breathing.
  • Demonstrate gliding with push-off from wall.
  • Introduce the fundamentals of elementary backstroke.

LEVEL 3 - Child can perform front crawl (freestyle) with side-breathing for 10 yards and can demonstrate the fundamentals of back crawl (backstroke).

Learning Objectives:

  • Dive from side of pool at standing position.
  • Learns to tread water.
  • Master elementary backstroke.
  • Build endurance with front crawl and back crawl.

LEVEL 4 - Child can perform front crawl (freestyle) with side-breathing for length of the pool, tread water, perform elementary backstroke, and dive from side of pool.

Learning Objectives:

  • Continue to increase endurance in the front crawl and back crawl.
  • Introduce breaststroke
  • Tread water for two minutes.
  • Learn the fundamentals of sidestroke.