Swim Lesson Descriptions

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Swim School Level Descriptions:

The Starfish Swimming curriculum is designed for students ages 6-months to adult.  Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combine both swimming and safety skills.  Students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment.  Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning, providing an easy transition to swim team.

Starfish Star Babies – Ages 6 month to 18 month

Parent and baby work to establish comfort in the water through group interaction and games.

Starfish Star Tots – Ages 18 month to 3 years

Parent and tots work to establish comfort in the water through water exercises and games.

Starfish Swim School® - Ages 3+

Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color stage awards for each achievement.  The color stages are used to divide students into broad ability groups.  Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes.  Learning is self-paced but challenging.

Starfish Stroke School™ - Ages 3+

Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and more!

 

Core Skill Achievement Stages

White

Red

Yellow

Blue

Green

Starfish StrokeSchool

Pre – Swim Team

 

Ages 3 – Adult

 

 

If the student…

Is afraid of water…

 

Can’t swim at all….

Will not get face wet…

SIGN UP FOR WHITE GROUP

If the student…

Can’t swim without support but loves the water…

Will get face wet…

Will jump in…

SIGN UP FOR
RED GROUP

If the student…

Is not afraid…

Can float on front and back…

Can jump in and return to surface…

SIGN UP FOR YELLOW GROUP

If the student…

Can swim underwater or on the surface, and can get an occasional breath…

 

SIGN UP FOR BLUE GROUP

If the student…

Can tread water for at least 15 seconds…

Can swim freestyle with rotary (side) breathing…

SIGN UP FOR GREEN GROUP

If the student…

Can swim 25 yards freestyle with side breathing...

Needs to build endurance…

and

wants to learn turns, starts, and swim team training techniques…

SIGN UP FOR STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL

If the student…

Can swim 50 yards freestyle, 25 yards butterfly, 25 yards backstroke, 25 yards breaststroke with side breathing…

And

Is ready for a competitive atmosphere

SIGN UP FOR

PRE-SWIMTEAM