Our classes are organized by both age and ability. We allow for a maximum age difference of two years between students and/or one ribbon level. These achievement awards, or, Ribbon Levels, are as follows:
LPB's whale of a welcome ribbon.
Earned by caregivers in Baby and Me and Toddler and Me class for parent participation.
For new students, or swimmers coming from "Toddler and Me" class. Following directions, safely waiting for their turn, making "Balloon Faces" and not crying.
Swimming six feet in a horizontal body position, using paddling arms and proper breath control.
Completing five "Up-Faces" in a horizontal swimming position, climbing out on the wall and sit-jumps. (Note: This Ribbon is earned without a nose plug.)
Five Up-Faces, back swims, rollovers, and back float in good horizontal position, Sit Jumps, swim back to wall. (Note: This ribbon is earned without fins)
Ability to swim without goggles, swim 16 feet underwater, tread water, get rings from the six-foot depth, swim 38 feet of Up-Faces, and Pencil Jump from the deck.
Swimming excellent freestyle, backstroke, "Wiggle–Butts," Dive from the deck, and sculling on the back in horizontal position.
Swimming elementary backstroke, sidestroke*, 76 feet of freestyle, 38 feet underwater and a racing dive to streamline glide, *optional skill.
Swimmers earn a mini-ribbon for mastering each of the following strokes: (1) freestyle, using bi-lateral breathing, (2) backstroke with a racing start, (3) Breaststroke and (4) Butterfly. The actual "GOLD" ribbon is awarded when all four strokes are mastered as well as 38 feet of dolphin kicks in streamline position underwater and Racing Dive to Freestyle Swim.