swim with us!
We offer group and private swim lessons for all levels of swimmers during the summer months at West Hills. From June - August, both members and non-members are invited to join in. For more advanced swimmers consider joining our Waves Swim Team! (Swim team is not offered in 2021)
Class Levels for Group Swim Lessons
Class sizes will be 4 or less per instructor.
Level 1: Become comfortable in the water while having fun learning new skills and basic water safety.
Skills- Floating, blowing bubbles, submerging, kicking, and arm movements.
Prerequisite: Must be at least 3 years of age and able to sit on the pool edge without parent.
Level 2: Learn basic and fundamental swimming skills. Also, learn to do level 1 skills without support.
Skills- intro to arm-strokes, backstroke, steamboats, exploring underwater and developing arm & leg propulsion
Prerequisite: Must be able to comfortably submerge while blowing bubbles and push off of the wall from in the water.
Level 3:Learn freestyle, backstroke, & elementary backstroke as well as coordinating breathing with arm & leg movements
Skills- intro to butterfly, breaststroke, proper streamlines, and diving.
Prerequisite: Must be able to demonstrate unassisted forward progress on front and back for at least 5 yards.
Level 4: Combines the level 3 skills with proper breathing techniques, arm, leg, and body positions.
Skills- correct pulling, kicking, arm recoveries, and swim full lengths of the pool consistently
Prerequisite: Must be able to swim at least 25 yards of freestyle followed by 25 yards of backstroke.
Level 5: Continues the stroke progression by tuning each student's performance to an advanced level
Skills- strokes, starts, and turns, that are efficient, effective, and legal, to a competitive swimming standard
Prerequisite: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly; min. of 25 yards each.