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StarKids Swim Lesson Levels


StarKids is our unique learn-to-swim program serving children ages 3-12.  Children should experience fun in the water without the fear of drowning, which is why safety skills and technique work is combined to develop safer life-long swimmers.  Students move through our core skills at their own pace and can move up to the next class level at any time. Integrated character development lessons, a cornerstone of our process, makes us unique among all children’s programs.  Students learn to swim and build their confidence throughout the learning process.  Children who are confident in their skills and abilities are more likely to stay calm in an emergency situation.  Swim Skills building to Life Skills!!

Swim Lesson Levels


White Level

This student is a beginner, probably a little nervous, and has little swimming experience. They will work on becoming more confident and relaxed in the water on their front and back, while aiming toward total body submersion.

Yellow Level

This student is able to float, with ease on their back for 5-10 seconds. They will work at making forward movement on their front and back with increased efficiency.

Green Level

This student is able to swim “Single-Switch” freestyle and backstroke at least 40ft with efficient technique. They will work at building endurance and develop a full freestyle and backstroke with good body position throughout the stroke.

Black Level

This student is able to swim Butterfly and Sidestroke with good technique at least 40 feet. They will work at developing Breaststroke and Elementary Backstroke in addition to additional competitive skills.

Red Level

This student is able to submerge by themselves, with ease, for 5-10 seconds. They will work on air recovery skills, rollover breathing, and getting themselves back to the wall.

Blue Level

This student is able to swim, with ease, on their stomach at least 20 feet. They will work on developing side kicking and combining arm pulls with correct body position to create proper technique foundation for freestyle and backstroke.

Purple Level

This student is able to swim freestyle and backstroke with good technique for at least 75 feet. They will work at developing the butterfly and sidestroke as well as an introduction to competitive skills.