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Renton School District

Swim Lesson Levels

These skills are the minimum requirements for each level. Placement tests are conducted during open swim for free and no registration is required.

Lesson Level Description

Tiny Tots (TT)

Ages 6 months to 4 years old.  A time for parents and babies to be together in a low key water adjustment setting.  A parent or mature helper is required for EACH child.
Preschool 1 (PS1) Ages 3 to 5 years old. This class is for the child who is ready for a class experience without the parents.  Be sure your child is READY for this class.
Preschool 2 (PS2) Ages 3 to 5 years old. Previous water adjustment training is recommended. Must be able to submerge and blow bubbles for 5 seconds. Can float on front and back, glide 5 feet on front and back and is ready to learn how to swim.
Preschool 3 (PS3) For ages 3 to 5 years old who can swim at least 15 feet on the front using beginner stroke or scrawl stroke and 15 feet on the back using winging and kicking or backstroke. Can float on front and back for 7 seconds.
Youth Level 1 (L1) Ages 6 and older.  The child is ready to begin their swimming experience.  There are NO entry level skills for this class.
Youth Level 2 (L2) Must be able to submerge and blow bubbles.  Can glide on the front and back for 10 feet.  Can float on front and back for 5 seconds.
Youth Level 3 (L3) Kick on front and back for 20 feet, submerge head for 10 seconds, swim combined stroke on front and back for 20 feet and demonstrate crawlstroke and backstroke.
Youth Level 4 (L4) Can dive from the side, swim crawlstroke for 45 feet, whip kick on the back and backstroke for 45 feet.  Kick & roll: front to back & back to front. Kick on both sides for 25 feet.
Youth Level 5 (L5) Front crawlstroke and backstroke for 25 yards, elementary backstroke for 45 feet, whip kick for 45 feet, dolphin kick for 20 feet and swim underwater for 20 feet. Can shallow dive into deep water.
Youth Level 6 (L6) Front crawlstroke and backstroke for 50 yards; breaststroke, sidestroke and elementary backstroke for 25 yards; and scissor kick for 45 feet. Demonstrate butterfly.
Adult Level (A) Basic and intermediate swimmers only. This class is geared towards those students ages 14 and older who are either first learning how to swim, looking for remedial training or scared of the water.