Youth Swim Lessons

Swim Evaluations
Choose the level that best suits your swimmer. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Parent-Child Program
  • Children 6 months to 3 years
Guppies is an introduction to water with parent or guardian. Skills emphasized are:
  • Water comfort
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Socialization
Preschool Program
Children in the preschool levels should be between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.

  • This is an entry level class
  • This is the first class without a parent
Tiny Tuna
Your child is a Tiny Tuna if he or she:
  • Shows little to no fear in the water
  • Can front / back float with support and encouragement
Your child is a Frog if he or she:
  • Submerges the whole face in water (no wiping of eyes)
  • Floats on back / front with support
  • Swims independently for 3 body lengths
  • Shows no fear
  • Jumps in
  • Blows bubbles
Your child is a Duckling if he or she:
  • Can do 5 bobs (submerge whole head)
  • Jumps into deep water, recovers, swims to wall
  • Swims independently (no barbell/bubble) with face in the water; attempting to "reach and pull" for 2 body lengths
  • Kicks on back with support for a 1/3 width of pool
  • Floats on back with minimal support
Your child is a Dolphin if he or she:
  • Can do 15 bobs
  • Can do a sitting or kneeling dive
  • Can do front/back glides
  • Back crawls using arms for 1/3 width of pool
  • Swims independently with face in, attempting rotary breathing, with elbows/arms out-of-water recovery for 1/3 width of pool
  • Can roll from back to front
  • Opens eyes under water
  • Front/back floats with no support
Youth Program
  • Children in the progression levels
  • Should be between the ages of 6 and 14 years old
Level 1
  • This is an entry level class
Level 2
Your child is a Level 2 if he or she:
  • Moves comfortably through the water
  • Can fully submerge face
  • Demonstrates supported floating and kicking on front and back
  • Enters and exits water independently
Level 3
Your child is a Level 3 if he or she:
  • Retrieves underwater objects
  • Demonstrates unsupported front and back floats
  • Demonstrates rhythmic breathing
  • Performs combined stroke on front and back
  • Demonstrates turning over
  • Performs flutter kick on front and back
Level 4
Your child is a Level 4 if he or she:
  • Retrieves underwater objects with eyes open
  • Demonstrates bobbing
  • Dives from kneeling positions
  • Coordinates components of front and back crawl
  • Performs elementary backstroke and treading water
Level 5
  • Your child is a Level 5 if he or she
  • Demonstrates deep water bobbing
  • Demonstrates rotary breathing
  • Can dive from standing position
  • Builds endurance by swimming increased distances
Level 6
Your child is a Level 6 if he or she:
  • Demonstrates stride jump entry
  • Can dive from the board
  • Demonstrates long shallow dive
  • Performs the front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke for increased distances
  • Performs the breaststroke and sidestroke
  • Performs open turn
  • Performs feet first surface dive
Browse through our online registration area for descriptions and pricing. LSSE offers a wide variety of programs.