Each Level focuses on specific areas for development and achievement. Click to view our Waverly Whale Level Reports complete with Homework Suggestions to help your child develop and advance through each level. Each Level also includes a video showing Homework Suggestions below.
If you would like to get a detailed report on your swimmer’s progress, you may request a Progress Report by filling out a Parent-Teacher Communication Form or speak with the Deck Support at your next lesson.
Level 1: Water Acclimation
Your child is learning the basics of swimming and this starts with emotional readiness and proper breath control. Students should hold their breath with a proper Balloon Face – no blowing bubbles
Level 2: Basic Water Safety
Level 2 is the most important level at LPB because it’s where students learn how to come up for air while moving forward through the water and how to swim and float on their backs. Fins are weaned away in Level 2, so you will see a lot of repetition as your child’s teacher reinforces skills with one and eventually no fins.
Level 3: Confidence Building
In Level 3, we address safety and work on endurance, prepping students for the introduction of strokes in Level 4. Your child will venture to deeper water to learn jumps, dives, and treading. They’ll also learn how to swim underwater and how to jump into the pool and get back to the wall without goggles.
Level 4 & 5: Stroke Introduction and Development
In Level 4, students learn the basics of the four competitive strokes. Freestyle and Backstroke will come together completely while Breaststroke and Butterfly will be limited to building core strength and the foundational kicks needed to move on to Level 5. In Level 5, swimmers put together the four competitive strokes as well as Sidestroke (a safety skill) and a Racing Dive to Underwater Wigglebutts (dolphin kicks). Upon completion of Level 5, students are eligible to sign up for our Advanced Swim class, where they will continue to increase their endurance and learn swim team concepts like flip turns and relays while also fine-tuning their strokes.