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Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

ATTENTION PARENTS! Our Lesson Provider has changed! We are Proud to be partnering with STARFISH AQUATICS INSTITUTE.

If you have more questions about how and where to register your child, please don't hesitate to contact us at the Recreation Office, 734-6610 or at the pool 734-0994.

We're excited about the Starfish Aquatics Institute!

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STAR BABIES (PARENT/TOT)

This class is for children 6 months to 3 years of age!

Purpose:

To familiarize young children to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the Starfish Aquatics Pre-Swimming Schools.  It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.

Prerequisites:

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Child must be at least 6 months old to enroll
  • Parent or other caregiver MUST accompany EACH child in the water 
  • ALL children under the age of 3 are REQUIRED  to wear a swim diaper and plastic pants.  If you arrive for the class unprepared we cannot allow you to participate.

STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL

YOUR CHILD SHOULD REGISTER FOR THIS LEVEL IF THEY ARE 3 + YEARS OLD AND ...

Swim School - WHITE

  • Very afraid of the water.
  • Can't swim at all.
  • Will not get face wet.
  • IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD YOUR CHILD ENROLLED IN AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS: (This would be compatible with an ARC LEARN-TO-SWIM Level 1)

Swim School - RED

  • Can't swim without support but loves the water.
  • Will get face wet
  • Will jump in the water without hesitation
  • IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD YOUR CHILD ENROLLED IN AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS: (This would be compatible with an ARC LEARN-TO-SWIM Level 2)

Swim School - YELLOW

  • Your child is not afraid!
  • Can float on front and back WITHOUT SUPPORT
  • Can jump into the water and return to the surface on their own
  • IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD YOUR CHILD ENROLLED IN AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS: (There is not a comparable Level in American Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons - please take into account your child's abilities to determine if this is the correct level to register your child for.)

Swim School - BLUE

  • Your child can swim under the water, or on the surface WITHOUT SUPPORT
  • Can come up for breath while swimming WITHOUT SUPPORT
  • IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD YOUR CHLD ENROLLED IN AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS: (There is not a comparable Level in American Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons - please take into account your child's abilities to determine if this is the correct level to register your child for.)

Swim School - GREEN

  • Your child can tread water for 15 seconds WITHOUT SUPPORT
  • Can swim freestyle with rotary (side) breathing
  • IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD YOUR CHILD ENROLLED IN AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS: (There is not a comparable Level in American Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons - please take into account your child's abilities to determine if this is the correct level to register your child for.)

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STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL

YOUR CHILD SHOULD REGISTER FOR THESE LEVELS IF....

STROKE School - WHITE (Freestyle)

  • Your child has passed the Starfish Swim School Green Benchmark
  • Your child can swim unassisted for 30 feet
  • Your child needs begining stroke refinement for Freestyle (front crawl stroke)

STROKE School - RED (Backstroke)

  • Your child has passed the White Stroke School Benchmark 
  • Your child can swim freestyle correctly for 30 feet
  • Your child needs backstroke stroke refinement

STROKE School - YELLOW (Butterfly)

  • Your child has passed the Red Stroke School Benchmark
  • Your child can swim backstroke correctly for 30 feet 
  • Your child needs Butterfly stroke refinement

STROKE School - BLUE (Breaststroke)

  • Your child has passed the Yellow Stroke School Benchmark
  • Your child can swim FOUR strokes of Butterfly correctly with only taking ONE breath
  • Your child needs Breaststroke stroke refinement

STROKE School -GREEN (Endurance Building)

  • Your child has passed all White through Blue Starfish Stroke School Benchmarks
  • Your child can swim 30 feet of Butterfly and Breaststroke each with correct breathing and timing
  • Your child is interested in continuing on to the Dimple Dell Dolphins Youth Swim Team!
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Starfish Aquatics Institute

The Starfish Aquatics Institute is dedicated to safety and swimming and believes that all children should learn to swim.  Stafish is also USA Swimming affiliated.  Brigham City is excited to partner with SAI and our hope is that you and your child will love it just as much as we do!

CLICK HERE to register for our Swim Lessons!

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have.  We look forward to swimming with you!