Advancement Standards

Group Lessons Ages 3 – 5

Flounder - 3 years and up (Beginner)

Flounders

Standards
Seahorse - 3 years and up (Intermediate)

Seahorse 1&2

Standards
Pufferfish - 5 years and up (Beginner)

Pufferfish

Standards
Lionfish - 5 years and up (Intermediate)

Lionfish 1&2

Standards

Group Lessons Ages 6 – 12

Stingray - 6 to 12 years

Stingray 1&2

Standards
Swordfish - 6 to 12 years

Swordfish 1&2

Standards
Swordfish - 6 to 12 years

Swordfish 3

Standards
Swordfish - 6 to 12 years

Swordfish 4

Standards

Baby Basics

  1. Play, acclimate and learn
  2. Backfloats assisted
  3. Water acclimation to prepare for submersion
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Cuddlefish 1&2

Cuddlefish 1

  1. Acclimate to water
  2. Comfort under water
  3. Safety skills

Cuddlefish 2

  1. Acclimate to water
  2. Comfort under water
  3. Safety skills
  4. Independent in water
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Angelfish

  1. Comfortable under water
  2. Monkey along wall
  3. Swim to steps/wall (assisted)
  4. Front float (Starfish float) 5 second
  5. Back float 10 seconds
  6. Back to wall
  7. Swim 10 feet
  8. Retrieve object from step
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Starfish

  1. Five bobs with bubbles
  2. Rollover front to back
  3. Rollover back to front
  4. Sneaky alligator (streamline) with kicks
  5. Elevator to a backfloat
  6. Three doggie digs and rollover
  7. Swim-rollover-float-swim
  8. One width doggie digs and rollover breaths
  9. Elementary backstroke arms
  10. Swim width of pool on back comfortably
  11. Retrieve object from bottom assisted
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Flounders

  1. Comfortable underwater
  2. Front Float 5 Seconds
  3. Back Float 10 Seconds
  4. Sit / swim to Instructor
  5. Back to the wall
  6. Swim 10 feet
  7. Retrieve object from steps
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Seahorse 1

  1. Five bobs with bubbles
  2. Rollover front to back
  3. Rollover back to front
  4. Sneaky alligator with kicks
  5. One width Elementary backstroke 
  6. Three doggie digs and rollover
  7. One width rythmic doggie digs and rollover breaths
  8. Retrieve three rings from the bottom

Seahorse 2

  1. One width with board on front with kicks
  2. Half width sneaky alligator with kicks
  3. Two widths backstroke kick with board
  4. Two widths fundamental backstroke
  5. Two widths fundamental freestyle/side breathing
  6. Fundamental breaststroke kick
  7. Fundamental butterfly kick
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Pufferfish

  1. Comfortable underwater
  2. Front Float 5 Seconds
  3. Back Float 10 Seconds
  4. Sit / swim to Instructor
  5. Back to the wall
  6. Swim 10 feet
  7. Retrieve object from steps
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Lionfish 1

  1. Five bobs with bubbles
  2. Rollover front to back
  3. Rollover back to front
  4. Sneaky alligator with kicks
  5. One width Elementary backstroke 
  6. Three doggie digs and rollover
  7. One width rythmic doggie digs and rollover breaths
  8. Retrieve three rings from the bottom

Lionfish 2

  1. One width with board on front with kicks
  2. Half width sneaky alligator with kicks
  3. Two widths backstroke kick with board
  4. Two widths fundamental backstroke
  5. Two widths fundamental freestyle/side breathing
  6. Fundamental breaststroke kick
  7. Fundamental butterfly kick
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Stingray 1

  1. Goggles on independently
  2. 10 concurrent bobs with bubbles on side
  3. Front Float 5 seconds
  4. Back Float 10 seconds
  5. Rollover front to back
  6. Rollover back to front
  7. Swim 10 feet
  8. Exit pool independently

Stingray 2

  1. 10 Freestanding Bobs
  2. Sneaky Alligator 15 feet
  3. Silent Back Push Off – kick one width
  4. Freestyle big arms 20 feet
  5. Swim with three rollover breaths
  6. Elementary backstroke 2 widths
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Swordfish 1

Focus on side breathing Freestyle

  1. 10 talk to/listen to the fish
  2. Streamline kick on front
  3. Backstroke kick arms down
  4. Freestyle kick w/board
  5. Freestyle Drill – catch-up w/noodle
  6. Freestyle Drill – catch-up w/o noodle
  7. Freestyle – right side breathing
  8. Freestyle – left side breathing
  9. Freestyle circle swim w/side breath

Swordfish 2

Focus on Backstroke and refining Freestyle

  1. Jump in, return to surface, swim back
  2. Underwater streamline kick
  3. Backstroke kick – arms down
  4. Backstroke kick – arms streamline
  5. Backstroke swim (min 4 strokes/width)
  6. Freestyle – side breathing 2 second glide  
  7. Freestyle bilateral breathing
  8. Freestyle – 4 widths without stopping
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Swordfish 3

Focus on Breaststroke, safety and refining Freestyle and Backstroke

  1. Breast arms w/noodle 2 second glide
  2. Breast arms w/o noodle 2 second glide
  3. Breast kick w/superman arms w/noodle
  4. Accordion Drill with 2 second glide
  5. Breaststroke timing –  2 sec glide
  6. Freestyle bent elbow arm pull
  7. Backstroke bent elbow arm pull
  8. Freestyle – 6 widths without stopping
  9. Swim 20 ft Freestyle, tread water 60 sec, swim back
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Swordfish 4

Focus on Butterfly and distance per stroke (having a long stroke) for Free, Breast and Backstroke

  1. Butterfly kick – arms down
  2. Butterfly kick – underwater streamline
  3. Butterfly arms – crush can, angel, bow w/glide
  4. Butterfly timing – kick when arms enter/exit
  5. Freestyle Drill – 6 kicks and switch
  6. Breaststroke Drill – 2 kicks, 1 pull
  7. Backstroke Drill – 6 kicks and switch
  8. Open Freestyle turn with streamline push off
  9. Freestyle – 8 widths without stopping
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Swordfish 5

Focus on all four competitive strokes, 45 minutes, 30 ft course

  1. Butterfly/Backstroke push off – streamline 4 dolphin kicks
  2. Breaststroke push off – one pull one dolphin kick
  3. Butterfly/Breaststroke competitive turn
  4. One width of each stroke without stopping
  5. Freestyle flip turn streamline off wall
  6. Freestyle Drill – thumb to thigh
  7. Backstroke Drill – arm to 90 degrees, down to the side, and around
  8. Breaststroke Drill – breaststroke arms flutter kick
  9. Butterfly Drill – thumb to thigh/fingertip drag
  10. Freestyle – 12 widths in under 4 minutes
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Swordfish 6

Focus on all four competitive strokes, 60 minutes, 25 yard course

  1. IM turns: fly/back, back/breast, breast/free
  2. Backstroke flip-turn with streamline and kicks
  3. Freestyle Drill – pulling with fists, knuckles, and palms
  4. Backstroke Drill – alternate 3 strokes each arm
  5. Breaststroke pull with buoy
  6. Butterfly Drill – alternate 2 strokes each arm
  7. 100 IM with legal turns
  8. Freestyle flip-turn with 3 underwater dolphin kicks
  9. Pace clock set 4 x 25 yards
  10. 200 yards in under 5 minutes
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Swordfish 7

Focus on interval training, 60 minutes, 25 yard course
  1. Pace clock set – 25’s and 50’s
  2. 200 IM with legal turns
  3. Consistent Freestyle flip-turns
  4. Breaststroke – complete underwater pullout
  5. Backstroke pushoff with dolphin kicks
  6. Butterfly – breathe every other stroke – 25 yards
  7. 300 yards in under 6 minutes
  8. Free/Back/Breast/Fly advanced drills
  9. 6 x 50 on 2 minutes
  10. 5 x 100 on 3 minutes
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Sailfish

Competitive Swim Team

Coaches work from the deck and in the water with the swimmers

  1. Swimmers ages 4 – 12 years old
  2. Swimmers must be at least 4 years old by May 31st
  3. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards in freestyle and backstroke
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