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Life Time Swim helps your child build confidence by earning stickers for every skill passed. With consistent practice and praise from you and our instructors, your child will be swimming laps in no time.

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Splash: 4 MONTHS – 3 YEARS

Intro to Splash

  • Comfortable on back in water
  • Displays proper breath control
  • Comfortable being submerged
  • Demonstrates turning
  • Demonstrates Monkey Walk
  • Independently exits water

Splash 101

  • Front floats with assistance
  • Back floats with assistance
  • Elementary backstroke arms with assistance
  • Scoops on front with assistance
  • Kicks on front with assistance
  • Kicks on back with assistance
  • Blows bubbles while submerged for 3 sec.
  • Holds breath underwater for 3 sec.
  • Rolls over with assistance
  • Jumps in & reaches to side independently
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Ripple: 3 – 5 YEARS

Ripple 101

  • Front floats with assistance
  • Back floats with assistance
  • Elementary backstroke arms with assistance
  • Scoops on front with assistance
  • Kicks on front with assistance
  • Kicks on back with assistance
  • Blows bubbles while submerged for 3 sec.
  • Holds breath underwater for 3 sec.
  • Rolls over with assistance
  • Jumps in & reaches to side independently

Ripple 201

  • Independently bobs underwater 10 times
  • Front floats without assistance
  • Back floats without assistance
  • Paddles with face in water 4 yd.
  • Elementary backstroke arms independently 4 yd.
  • Glides 5 ft. on front
  • Glides 5 ft. on back
  • Flutter kicks 5 ft. on front
  • Flutter kicks 5 ft. on back
  • Log rolls without assistance

Ripple 301

  • Streamline flutter kicks 4 yd. on front
  • Streamline flutter kicks 4 yd. on back
  • Swims on front with roll breathing 7 yd.
  • Backstroke 7 yd.
  • Breaststroke arms & breathing 4 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks 4 yd.
  • Whip kicks on back 4 yd.
  • Jumps in & swims on front 4 yd. no goggles

Ripple 401

  • Streamline front flutter kicks 7 yd.
  • Streamline back flutter kicks 7 yd.
  • Backstroke 15 yd.
  • Freestyle with rotary breathing 15 yd.
  • Breaststroke with glide 4 yd.
  • Butterfly arms 4 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks on front 7 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks on back 7 yd.
  • Treads water 30 sec.
  • Whip kicks 4 yd.
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Wave: 6 – 8 YEARS

Wave 201

  • Independently bobs underwater 10 times
  • Front floats without assistance
  • Back floats without assistance
  • Paddles with face in water 4 yd.
  • Elementary backstroke arms independently 4 yd.
  • Glides 5 ft. on front
  • Glides 5 ft. on back
  • Flutter kicks 5 ft. on front
  • Flutter kicks 5 ft. on back
  • Log rolls without assistance

Wave 301

  • Streamline flutter kicks 4 yd. on front
  • Streamline flutter kicks 4 yd. on back
  • Swims on front with roll breathing 7 yd.
  • Backstroke 7 yd.
  • Breaststroke arms & breathing 4 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks 4 yd.
  • Whip kicks on back 4 yd.
  • Jumps in & swims on front 4 yd. no goggles

Wave 401

  • Streamline front flutter kicks 7 yd.
  • Streamline back flutter kicks 7 yd.
  • Backstroke 15 yd.
  • Freestyle with rotary breathing 15 yd.
  • Breaststroke with glide 4 yd.
  • Butterfly arms 4 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks on front 7 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks on back 7 yd.
  • Treads water 30 sec.
  • Whip kicks 4 yd.

Wave 501

  • Streamline flutter kicks underwater 7 yd.
  • Legal turns and pullouts each stroke
  • Open turns
  • Backstroke 25 yd.
  • Freestyle with rhythmic breathing 25 yd.
  • Flutter kicks with kickboard 25 yd.
  • Breaststroke 15 yd.
  • Butterfly 15 yd.
  • Treads water 1 min.

Wave 601

  • Freestyle with bilateral breathing 50 yd.
  • Flip turns
  • Backstroke 50 yd.
  • Butterfly 25 yd.
  • Breaststroke 25 yd.
  • Completes Swim Team tryout
  • Jumps in clothed, swims 25 yd. no goggles
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Surf: 9 – 13 YEARS

Surf 201

  • Independently bobs underwater 10 times
  • Front floats without assistance
  • Back floats without assistance
  • Paddles with face in water 4 yd.
  • Elementary backstroke arms independently 4 yd.
  • Glides 5 ft. on front
  • Glides 5 ft. on back
  • Flutter kicks 5 ft. on front
  • Flutter kicks 5 ft. on back
  • Log rolls without assistance

Surf 301

  • Streamline flutter kicks 4 yd. on front
  • Streamline flutter kicks 4 yd. on back
  • Swims on front with roll breathing 7 yd.
  • Backstroke 7 yd.
  • Breaststroke arms & breathing 4 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks 4 yd.
  • Whip kicks on back 4 yd.
  • Jumps in & swims on front 4 yd. no goggles

Surf 401

  • Streamline front flutter kicks 7 yd.
  • Streamline back flutter kicks 7 yd.
  • Backstroke 15 yd.
  • Freestyle with rotary breathing 15 yd.
  • Breaststroke with glide 4 yd.
  • Butterfly arms 4 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks on front 7 yd.
  • Streamline dolphin kicks on back 7 yd.
  • Treads water 30 sec.
  • Whip kicks 4 yd.

Surf 501

  • Streamline flutter kicks underwater 7 yd.
  • Legal turns and pullouts each stroke
  • Open turns
  • Backstroke 25 yd.
  • Freestyle with rhythmic breathing 25 yd.
  • Flutter kicks with kickboard 25 yd.
  • Breaststroke 15 yd.
  • Butterfly 15 yd.
  • Treads water 1 min.

Surf 601

  • Freestyle with bilateral breathing 50 yd.
  • Flip turns
  • Backstroke 50 yd.
  • Butterfly 25 yd.
  • Breaststroke 25 yd.
  • Completes Swim Team tryout
  • Jumps in clothed, swims 25 yd. no goggles