Levels LTS

 

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ARC Learn-To-Swim Levels

Levels A & B - Introduction to Water Awareness
Parent and Child Aquatics (PCA); for children starting age 2 1/2. In these programs the child learns together with a parent or relation to increase its comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills.
PCA Level 1 
PCA Level 2 

 

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
Helps swimmers feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.
Skills Checklist
Stroke Performance Criteria

 

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Gives swimmers success with fundamental skills
Skills Checklist
Stroke Performance Criteria

 

Level 3 - Stroke Development
Builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.
Skills Checklist
Stroke Performance Criteria

 

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
Develops confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills.
Skills Checklist
Stroke Performance Criteria

 

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
Skills Checklist
Stroke Performance Criteria

 

Level 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Refined the strokes so student swim them ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with "menu" options. Each of these options focus on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, such as Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training. These "menu" options include:
  • Personal Water Safety
  • Fundamentals of Diving*
  • Fitness Swimmer

* course not offered due to lack of diving board

Skills Checklist - Personal Water Safety
Skills Checklist - Fundamentals of Diving*
Skills Checklist - Fitness Swimmer
Stroke Performance Criteria

 

An overview about the NMS Swim Program with Levels and Skills:  NMS Swim Program - Levels and Skills