PROGRAM SUMMARY

Our 12 Levels

RED LEVEL END GOALS: 

  • An awareness of safe entry into pool

  • Comfortable moving/being in the water

  • Keep mouth closed during puffer fish face. No drinking or coughing up water

  • Jump from steps on cue with full face submersion & kick to coach without flippers in 3ft of water

  • Can lie comfortably on their back on the magic carpet mat

  • Kick with breathing gloves & fins the width of pool putting face in

  • Willing & able to emotionally swim with more than just one coach

YELLOW LEVEL END GOALS:

  • Familiar & comfortable being in the water & face getting wet

  • Crocodile arms to the steps or gutter unassisted

  • Beginning ‘Pizza’ arms & ‘Frog’ legs to & from steps or gutter

  • Assisted back float with coach lightly supporting neck

  • Can kick on back with breathing gloves & fins width of pool

  • Using ‘Crocodile’ arms & legs can lift head out of water for a breath or ‘pretend’ breath when cued (without fins)

  • Assisted roll from stomach to back (‘Pancake Flip’)

GREEN LEVEL END GOALS:

  • ‘Crocodile’ arms without fins across the width of the pool with 1-2 breaths

  • ‘Pizza’ arms & ‘Frog’ legs with 2 breaths for the width of pool

  • 'Pancake Flip' for breath while swimming

  • Backstroke arms & legs the width of pool 

  • Dolphin kicks the width of pool with fins 

  • Can pull themselves out of pool unassisted

  • Take a big leap from side of pool, turn around & swim back 

  • Can get toys from bottom of pool in shallow end 

  • Willing & able to swim the width of pool without goggles

  • Can swim width of pool with water flooded in goggles

Dive

ORANGE LEVEL END GOALS:

  • 8 ‘bobs’ with a push off the bottom in shallow end

  • Can do 3 dolphin kicks per 1 butterfly arm cycle without fins

  • Backstroke start with streamline arms kicking width of pool

  • Breaststroke with breaths (Focusing on windmill arms)

  • Freestyle & side breaths 

  • 45 second unassisted back float

  • 15 second water tread

  • Assisted underwater summersault

  • Seated dive

  • Knee dive

CORAL LEVEL END GOALS:

  • Correctly name all 4 competitive strokes

  • Demonstrate legal breaststroke & butterfly finish (2 hands)

  • Correctly name the order of the independent medley

  • Demonstrate proper backstroke finish

  • Feet turning out during breaststroke kick

  • Backstroke start then 3 backstroke laps

  • 3 Grab Start dives

  • 3 Track Start dives

  • Swim an Individual Medley

Swimmer
Swimming Pool

BLUE LEVEL END GOALS:

  • 10 bobs in deep end then go 1/2 way to the bottom

  • Demonstrate competitive legal butterfly stroke

  • Backstroke arms with correct roll rotation

  • Freestyle stroke breathing on both sides every 3 strokes

  • 1 lap underwater dolphin kick with fins

  • 1 lap streamline kicking on back without fins

  • Get a ring from deep end with or without flippers

  • Can do an underwater somersault & streamlined push off on their back while slowly kicking from the back to the stomach, coming up & taking two freestyle strokes

  • Can swim each individual medley stroke in order

  • Simulate a surfboard wipeout

  • Tread water doing an eggbeater kick

PURPLE LEVEL END GOALS:

  • Swim Freestyle without feet hanging below hips

  • Swim Breaststroke with arms shooting forward & held in a streamline position as legs squeeze together

  • Swim a Backstroke kick, rotating shoulders & hips so they break the surface of the water

  • 2 hand touch with streamline turns

  • Back float 1 minute

  • Treading water for 90 seconds with arms & legs

  • Tread with one hand out of the water for 15 seconds

  • Tumble/flip turn with arms in streamline position before pushing of

  • Get rings or toys from the bottom of deep end without flippers

  • Do a grab start streamline dive

Diving Board
Swimmer

BROWN LEVEL END GOALS:​​

  • Treading water 3 minutes without fins

  • Treading water 20 seconds, hands up, no fins

  • Treading water arms only, 30 seconds

  • Swimmer pretends to have a cramp in their calf. They must rub it, get breaths & make it to the end of the pool

  • Tread water with clothes & shoes on, no goggles for 1 minute

  • Swim 1 lap fully clothed with no goggles

  • While treading water, remove shoes & socks & swim unassisted with no goggles

  • Dive to bottom of deep end & retrieve red, heavy balls using fins

  • Understands how to spot a rip current in the ocean & explain how to get back to safety

  • Do a frog stroke underwater for 1 lap

BLACK LEVEL END GOALS:

  • Swim freestyle for 6 laps without stopping, with tumble turns & streamlines off each wall

  • Swim backstroke for 3 laps with tumble turns

  • Swim breaststroke for 3 laps with an underwater pull down when they push off each wall

  • Swim butterfly stroke for 2 laps

  • Swim Individual Medley with legal turns

  • Tread water with both hands out of water for 30 seconds

  • Do a water polo backstroke

  • Shoot a water polo ball into a goal or imaginary goal

  • Catch a small ball thrown by the teacher using only one hand

Female Swimmer
Dive

WHITE LEVEL END GOALS:

  • Swim Individual Medley in order with legal touches & finish

  • Tread water for 3 minutes

  • Underwater frog stroke

  • Kick on back with red, heavy ball on chest, no fins

  • Swim Freestyle with head out of water pushing a ball between their arms water polo style

  • Tread water with clothes & shoes on for 1 minute

  • Fully clothed Backstroke survival swim

  • While treading water, remove shoes & socks & swim unassisted, any stroke

  • Understands how to spot a rip current in the ocean & explain how to get back to safety by swimming parallel to the beach

GOLD LEVEL END GOALS:

  • Tread water with both hands in the air waving for 45 seconds

  • Kicking on back with red ball held up high out of water

  • Swim 1 freestyle lap/ no breaths at Colby, 2 breaths at Lincoln

  • Swim 1 butterfly lap/ no breaths at Colby, 5 breaths at Lincoln

  • Swim 1 lap underwater dolphin kick without fins

  • Practice buddy rescue using a noodle, rope or other object with a coach who is pretend drowning

  • Timed freestyle swim

  • Surfboard wipeout

Swimmer
Swimming Pool

RAINBOW LEVEL

Santa Monica, California

3109547909