Group Swim Lessons

NRC Swim Lesson Program Class Levels

 

Even though you register by age group, we do ask for your child’s swim level during the registration process.  It is useful to know your child’s swim level if you are new to our program.  Unsure of your child’s swim level, click on the link either for 3-4 years or 5-14 years and go through our swim level questionnaire.  

Aquatic – Parent-Tot Class / ages 6-36 months / 30 minute class

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 3-4 yrs. / 30 minute class
Parent/Child

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 2-3 yrs. / NO Parent in water / 30 minute class
Angelfish
             
Aquatic Swim Lesson / Ages 3-4 yrs. Beginner-Intermediate /         NO Parent in water/  30 minute class
Beginner - Goldfish         (description below)
Intermediate - Clownfish     (description below)

Aquatic Swim Lesson / Ages 5-14 yrs. Beginner-Advanced / 40 minute class
Starfish             (description below)
Manta Ray            (description below)
Turtle                (description below)
Duck                (description below)
Seahorse            (description below)
Porpoise            (description below)


DESCRIPTION OF SWIM LESSON LEVELS

Aquatic – Parent-Tot Class / ages 6-36 months 
The focus of this class is to create a nurturing aquatic environment through songs, activities, and one-on-one attention. Join your little one as they acclimate to the water and learn the primary water skills including kicking and arm movements, extension activities, back floats, safety jumps, rollovers and water exploration.
    
Aquatic Swim Lesson – Parent/Child / ages 3-4 yrs. / Beginner 
No prior skills are required for this class. Children in this level are more comfortable being in the water with their parent and an instructor. With the parent in the water guiding the child, this class teaches water safety, basic swim skills, and allows for your child to achieve overall comfort in the water with their parent. Skills include front and back float with assistance, breath control, and kicking and safety jumps. Skill development progresses to more advanced stroke readiness activities with the child’s ability.

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 2-3 yrs. / NO Parent in water – Angelfish level.
This beginner level class is designed for 2 year olds and younger 3’s who are ready to learn new water skills and water safety without having a parent in the water. Skills include putting their face in the water and holding their breath, climbing out of the pool, back floating with assistance, rollovers, safety jumps and jumping into the instructor. Songs and games are used to encourage the child while they work through each exercise.

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 3-4 yrs. / Beginner – our Goldfish level.
 No prior skills are required for this class. Students in this level must be comfortable being in the water with an instructor. This class teaches water safety, basic swim skills, and allows for your child to achieve overall comfort in the water. Skills include front and back float with assistance, breath control, kicking, gliding and safety jumps.

If you are not sure of your child's swimming ability please take the Swim level test (on our home page under the Aquatics menu-group swim lessons) to find the level for your child. Or you may contact our swim office at 630-377-1405 x-274.


Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 3-4 yrs. / Intermediate – our Clownfish level . 
Students in this level must be able to float on their front and back with assistance. Students must also demonstrate confidence in the water. This class will begin the transition from assisted basic skills to independent coordinated skills with forward locomotion, water safety and rhythmic breathing activities.

If you are not sure of your child's swimming ability please take the Swim level test (on our home page under the Aquatics menu-group swim lessons) to find the level for your child. Or you may contact our swim office at 630-377-1405 x-274.

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs / Beginner - our Starfish level. 
Students enrolling in this level are beginners and will be introduced to foundational swim skills and water safety that will be used in levels 2-6. No prior skills required.

If you are not sure of your 5-14 year old child's swimming ability please take the Swim level test (on our home page under the Aquatics menu-group swim lessons) to find the level your child is at. Or you may contact our swim office at 630-377-1405 x 274.

 

 

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs / Beginner-Intermediate - our Manta Ray level. 
Students enrolling in this level must be able to hold the front float position for 10 seconds, be able to kick with forward propulsion, and be comfortable performing these skills. 


In the Manta Ray level, students will make the transition from assisted swim skills to independent swimming. Participants will focus on coordinating the arm and leg movements with breath control into a continuous stroke and work with rollover breathing, sitting dives, elementary backstroke, safety jumps. Continued work on water safety skills will be explored. 


If you are not sure of your 5-14 year old child's swimming ability please take the Swim level test (on our home page under the Aquatics menu-group swim lessons) to find the level your child is at. Or you may contact our swim office at 630-377-1405 x 274.

 

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14yrs / Intermediate - our Turtle level.
Student enrolling in this level should be able to independently swim on front with coordinated movements (arms, legs, exhaling under water) for 5 yards, and should also be able to float flat on back for 10 seconds. 
Students in the Turtle level will continue to develop front crawl and backstroke with an emphasis on learning rotary breathing while enhancing their water safety knowledge.

If you are not sure of your 5-14 year old child's swimming ability please take the Swim level test (on our home page under the Aquatics menu-group swim lessons) to find the level your child is at. Or you may contact our swim office at 630-377-1405 x 274.

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs / Intermediate - our Duck level. 
Students enrolling in this level should have a continuous front crawl stroke for 10 yards with arms clearing the water, good kick and consistent rotary breathing.
Students in the duck level will be introduced to the deep water to build confidence in swim strokes learned. Focus will be given to refining rotary breathing skills and building endurance in strokes learned. Water safety will now include deep water skills.

If you are not sure of your 5-14 year old child's swimming ability please take the Swim level test (on our home page under the Aquatics menu-group swim lessons) to find the level your child is at. Or you may contact our swim office at 630-377-1405 x 274.

Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs / Advanced  –  our Seahorse level. 
Student enrolling in this level should be able to swim 25 yards of a “clean” & consistent front crawl with rotary breathing and backstroke. Students in the Seahorse level will continue to enhance stroke development and endurance in the strokes learned with an emphasis on acquiring the breaststroke and butterfly skills. Water Safety group activities are incorporated.

If you are not sure of your 5-14 year old child's swimming ability please take the Swim level test (on our home page under the Aquatics menu-group swim lessons) to find the level your child is at. Or you may contact our swim office at 630-377-1405 x 274.


Aquatic Swim Lesson / ages 5-14 yrs / Advanced - our Porpoise level. 
Students enrolling in this level should be able to swim 50 yards of a “clean” freestyle (front crawl) and backstroke and have an awareness of breaststroke and butterfly skills.
Students in the Porpoise level will refine the competitive strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Emphasis will be placed on building endurance in all strokes. Water safety will include endurance swims.

If you are not sure of your 5-14 year old child's swimming ability please take the Swim level test (on our home page under the Aquatics menu-group swim lessons) to find the level your child is at. Or you may contact our swim office at 630-377-1405 x 274.