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Private Swim Lessons are available to both children and adults.

An Underwood Pool Membership is required in order to register.

Private Lessons are available only in sessions of four (4) 30-Minute sessions.

After registration, an instructor will reach out to each student to schedule lessons.

Lessons must take place during public swim hours when the instructor is not scheduled to work and will be run by a WSI (Water Safety Instructor) or a Lifeguard.

Groups are not arranged by the Recreation Department and Swimmers in semi private lessons must be at the same ability.

Private Swim Lessons MUST be used in the 2022 summer season. Refunds will not be given for swim lessons that are not taken by the end of the summer. Lessons paid for in the summer of 2022 will not be credited towards future summers.

Money should not be exchanged with the instructor under any circumstances

BEGINNER LESSONS - LEVELS 1 & 2

Prerequisite: child must be able to pay attention for 30 minutes at a time.
Level 1
a. Child must be comfortable jumping into water, fully submerging head, with or
without instructor.
b. Child must be able to kick with a barbel on their back and stomach.
i. In order to pass this level the child's’ kicks must propel themselves
forward with proper body alignment.
c. Children must comfortable and able to be in a supported back and stomach
float.


Prerequisite: swimmers should be able to kick through the water while holding onto a
barbel or kickboard. Swimmers must be able to hold their breath underwater for 10
seconds, and feel comfortable in a supported front and back float.
Level 2
a. Child must be able to float on their back and stomach unsupported for 10
seconds.
b. Child must be able to perform “rocket ships” on their backs and stomach
i. Rocket Ships = streamlines
c. Child must be able to retrieve object from bottom of the pool
d. Child must be able to kick on back unsupported
e. Child must be able to jump unto deep water
f. Child must be able to kick on stomach for 15 yards with rotary breathing and
proper body position
i. Rotary breathing = breathing to side
g. Child must be able to kick on stomach in a streamline

INTERMEDIATE LESSONS - LEVELS 3 & 4
Prerequisite: Must have a mastery of level 2 skills. Due to the foundational skills
introduced in level 3, a child may repeat level 3 multiple times prior to successful
completion.
Level 3
a. Child must be able to swim 15 yards freestyle and backstroke
b. Child must be able to jump feet first into the pool from the diving board and exit
pool independently.
c. Child must be able to tread water for 30 seconds.
d. Child must be able to perform a kneeling dive.
e. Child must be able to do underwater front flips.

Prerequisite: must have a mastery of level 3 skills.
Level 4
a. Child must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle with breathing to both sides.
b. Child must be able to swim 25 yards backstroke, with a streamline push off and
shoulder and hip rotation.
c. Child must be able to perform a proper standing dive
d. Child must be able to tread water for 60 seconds
e. Child must be able to do proper backstroke and dolphin kick for 15 yards.

ADVANCED - LEVELS 5 & 6
Prerequisite: must have a mastery of level 4 skills. 
Level 5
a. Child must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle with a push off streamline.
b. Child must be able to demonstrate a flipturn at the wall
c. Child must be able to swim 50 yards backstroke
d. Child must be able to demonstrate proper backstroke open turn
e. Child must be able to swim 25 yards backstroke with a correct pull and timing
f. Child must be able to swim 25 yards dolphin kick on their back and stomach
g. Child must be able to tread water for 1 minute and 30 seconds
h. Child must be able to demonstrate a proper racing start

Prerequisite: must have a mastery of level 5 skills. Children will build on their
endurance from level 5.
Level 6
a. Child must be able to swim 75 yards freestyle and backstroke with proper
flipturns.
b. Child must be able to swim 50 yards backstroke.
c. Child must be able to swim 25 yards butterfly.
d. Child must be able to perform proper Individual Medley (I.M.) turns.


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