Level Placement Guide

Putting your child in the appropriate level is critical for their success. Please use the following resources to determine your child's swim level BEFORE registering them for a swim class.

For all levels, parent in-water participation is required. 

Preschool: Yellow Starfish (Ages 2-5)


(Equivalent to Learn-to-Swim Levels Beginning and Advanced Toddler)

Prerequisite: None

Objective: Water Adjustment and Fundamental Swimming Skills

PARENT IN-WATER PARTICIPATION REQUIRED.  SEE DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

This class is for beginning to intermediate level swimmers ages 2-5.  Instructors focus on encouraging student to be comfortable in the water and prepare students to swim independently by teaching skills which are fundamental to the swimming process.  Skills include: blowing bubbles, putting face in the water, supported floats on front and back, alternating arm and leg actions, as well as age appropriate water safety topics.

*Due to physical distancing requirements, with the safety of our students and instructors in mind, one parent/guardian will be required to be in the water for each lesson.  Instructors will be present on deck instructing students and parents in skills, while parents will be working 1-on-1 with their child.  Classes will be set-up and conducted so that all participants are at least 6-8 feet apart.

Youth Level 1/2: Green Guppies (Ages 5+)


(Equivalent to Learn-to-Swim Levels 1 and 2)

Prerequisite: None

Objective: Water Adjustment and Fundamental Swimming Skills

PARENT IN-WATER PARTICIPATION REQUIRED.  SEE DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

This class is for beginning level swimmers ages 5 and over.  Instructors focus on encouraging student to be comfortable in the water and prepare students to swim independently by teaching skills which are fundamental to the swimming process.  Skills include: blowing bubbles, putting face in the water, supported floats on front and back, front and back glide, alternating arm and leg actions, as well as age appropriate water safety topics.

*Due to physical distancing requirements, with the safety of our students and instructors in mind, one parent/guardian will be required to be in the water for each lesson.  Instructors will be present on deck instructing students and parents in skills, while parents will be working 1-on-1 with their child.  Classes will be set-up and conducted so that all participants are at least 6-8 feet apart.


Youth Level 3: Blue Dolphins (Ages 5+)


(Equivalent to Learn-to-Swim Level 3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 2 OR the ability to glide on front and back AND swim on front and back for at least 3 body lengths.

Objective: Beginning Stroke Development

PARENT IN-WATER PARTICIPATION REQUIRED.  SEE DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

This class is for intermediate level swimmers ages 5 and up.  Instructors will build on the foundational skills taught in previous levels with the goal of developing fundamental stroke mechanics for improving swimming.  Students will begin to swim longer distances, learn rotary breathing, elementary backstroke, treading water and age appropriate safety topics.

*Due to physical distancing requirements, with the safety of our students and instructors in mind, one parent/guardian will be required to be in the water for each lesson.  Instructors will be present on deck instructing students and parents in skills, while parents will be working 1-on-1 with their child.  Classes will be set-up and conducted so that all participants are at least 6-8 feet apart.



Call an Aquatics Professional


If you are still uncertain and need help determining which level is best for your swimmer and would like to talk to someone, call us at 951-308-6396.

Note: If enrollment is made into a class that is not at the child's ability the Aquatic Office cannot guarantee that space in another class will be available. If you are unsure of the appropriate level we recommend taking the swim level assessment.