Base Camp: (must be potty trained), Group size is 4-5 per instructor
Introductory Level. The objective of this level is to introduce the swimmer to the water in a comfortable and safe environment. The students will learn to blow bubbles, submerge their head while holding their breath, the front and back float with support, kicking with the support of the instructor and jumping in the water and returning to the side with assistance.
The Ridge: ( swimmers must be able to complete Base Camp requirements to be in this group), Group size is no more than 5 per instructor
Upon completing "Base Camp", the swimmer will learn to kick in streamline position with their face in the water and breathing by picking the head up and returning to the streamline position. The swimmers will also continue to develop the back float in streamline position with proper kicking. At this level the swimmers are striving to jump in deep water and return to the side unassisted.
Mid-Way: Group size is 5-6 per instructor
Capable of the Base Camp and Ridge skills, the swimmers will be introduced to the proper techniques for basic freestyle, breathing every three strokes (to both sides) and backstroke, keeping arms continuous.
The Crest: Group size is 5-6 per instructor
Capable of fulfilling the previous level skills, Breastroke and Butterfly are introduced. Continue to refine freestyle and backstroke.
Summit 5: Group size is 5- 6 per instructor
Having the basics in all four strokes, the swimmer at this level will continue advancement on all four strokes. Upon completing this level, the swimmer is capable and prepared with the proper techniques to further enhance their abilities by swimming at a competitive level in the Summit 4 group of our USS (year round) swimming program.
For more information contact
Mary Jo Sheppard,
Director of Lessons