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Why is it taking a long time for my child to “level up”?


For each level that Premier Swim Academy offers, there are a few key skills that the instructor will focus on. It is very important that each of the skills is mastered before students move on to the next level in order to follow the specially designed curriculum. It is common for younger students (3 to 5 years old) to spend more time on the 2nd and 3rd level skills where kicking correctly is crucial. The same is true for older students (5 to 8 years old) to spend more time at advanced levels where a great deal of coordination is required to master skills. Feel free to ask your instructor questions about how you can practice at home to help your student master the required skills to level up!

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Can the swimmer hold their breath under water?

Can the swimmer push off of a wall or step, with their face in the water, and glide on their belly for 3-5 seconds?

Can the swimmer maintain a float on their back WITHOUT the use of tools or assistance (i.e. floaties, noodles, adult assistance)?

Can the swimmer roll from a face down position in the water, into a float on their back with their face above the water?

Can the swimmer, while face down in the water, kick independently with straight legs and pointed toes?

Can the swimmer kick, face down, across the pool and breathe by rolling into a back float?

Can the swimmer kick on their back with straight legs, pointed toes across the length of the pool (aprox. 30 ft)?

Can the swimmer breathe by turning their head to the side (not lifting the head straight up/forward) while kicking independently on a kickboard?

Can the swimmer swim freestyle independently with their face down in the water, rotating to the side to breath (not lifting the head straight up/forward)?

Can the swimmer swim independent backstroke?

Can the swimmer do independent breaststroke kicks using a kickboard or noodle to support the arms?

Can the swimmer do independent dolphin kicks (butterfly stroke kicks)?

Can the swimmer do independent breaststroke?

Can the swimmer do independent butterfly?

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