Swim Lesson Levels
Northwest Swim Club takes our instruction of swimming and safety skills very seriously. We have a history of quality instructors who lead a talented and enthusiastic team.
Level 1 - Guppy
Introduction to Water Skills (Ages 18 months to 3 years)

Level 1- Guppy is offered as an Adult-Child class as well as a Child only class. The objective of this class is to help students feel comfortable and enjoy the water safely. Adult caregiver can be parent, grandparent, family member, babysitter or other responsible adult caring for the child. Either the adult or child must be a member to qualify for the member rate in this class.

Students will work on: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.

 

Level 2 - Turtle
Fundamental Aquatic Skills (Ages 4+)

Students should already be able to float on front and back and put their head under water.

Students will work on: independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head.

2 week Session, Monday through Thursday (8 Classes)

Level 3 - Porpoise
Stroke Development (Ages 5-6+)

Students should already be comfortable swimming front crawl and swimming on their back.

Students will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives.

2 week Session, Monday through Thursday (8 Classes)

Level 4 - Whale
Stroke Improvement (Ages 7-8+)

Students should already be able to demonstrate the following swim skills: swim front and back crawl 25 yards.

Students will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position.

2 week Session, Monday through Thursday (8 Classes)

Level 5 - Shark
Stroke Refinement (Ages 9-10+)

Students should already be able to demonstrate the following swim skills: swim freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke 25 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, treading water, and dive.

Students will work on: alternating breathing, stride jump, refinement of: freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water.

2 week Session, Monday through Thursday (8 Classes)



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Nikki Brown Pyzik, Administrative Manager and Tom Jones, Operations Manager

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Mailing address: PO Box 20015, Columbus, OH 43220




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Alicia McAuliffe – President | Deb Mosko – Secretary | Jeremy Ohlinger – Treasurer  | Cheryl Alexander | Tim Bowers | Jim Fritz | Larry Nelson | Dick Rabold |  Betsy Saxer | Mark Witchey



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