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Stroke Development

Our second program of levels is Stroke Development. These levels begin to focus on proper head and body position with a strong, consistent kick, and eventually a focus on freestyle and backstroke technique. The final level in the Stroke Development program will introduce breaststroke and butterfly.

  • For children 2 ½ years old to Kindergarten.
  • Learn basic front stroke with simultaneous arm and leg movement while maintaining proper body position in the water.
  • Children are taught to begin to move independently on their back while maintaining proper body position in the water.
  • Basic water safety and breath control skills are taught.
  • A maximum of 4 children will be in the water under the direction of a trained teacher.
Entry requirements:
  1. Front float with single board – proper body position
  2. Front glide
  3. Back float with noodle – proper body position
  4. Full submersion
  5. Ability to function in a class setting
Minnow 2 Swim Level

Swimming Stroke Development Classes

Minnow I

Ages 2 1/2 yrs.  – Kindergarten.

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Minnow II

Ages 1st grade and above.

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Angelfish I

Ages 2 1/2 yrs. – Kindergarten,
Assesment Required

Tom Dolan Angel Fish

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Angelfish II

1st grade and above,
Assessment Required

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Seal I

Ages 2 1/2 yrs. – Kindergarten
Assessment Required

Tom Dolan Seal 1

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Seal II

1st grade and above
Assessment Required

Tom Dolan Seal 2

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