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!
Class Levels for Group Swim Lessons
Class sizes will be 6 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.