Swim Level Descriptions

We believe that swimming is a life skill. Our qualified instructors love teaching water safety and great technical swimming to our community. The first day of each session will consist of testing to ensure that each swimmer is placed in the appropriate group. Join us! 

NEW LESSON STRUCTURE

Guppies Parent & Child - Ages 6 mo-3 yrIntroduction to water with parent or guardian. Skills emphasized: Water Comfort, blowing bubbles & socialization.
Yellow GroupAges 3-6 yrIf your child is entry level but able to get in the water without being held
Green GroupAges 3-6 yrIf your child can perform 5 bobs, swim independently for 3 body lengths, and confidently jump in the water.
Red GroupAges 7-14 yrIf your child is entry level or still developing strokes and endurance.
Blue GroupAges 7-14 yrIf your child can perform freestyle or front crawl for 2 full pool widths with no support or breaks, can tread for 30 seconds, perform kneeling dive, demonstrate rotary breathing.

For questions or concerns relating to Aquatics, please contact Aquatics Coordinator, Katie Brown at brownc@amherstma.gov