• Lesson Progressions

    About Our Program
    The Lake Stevens School District offers a diverse swim lesson program for all ages and abilities. Please speak with management if you or your child needs any special accommodations.

    Registration
    Patrons register for swim lessons in person on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is due at the time of registration.

    Cancellations
    If the pool cancels a class, it will issue a credit for that day. The pool keeps all credits on file for patrons to use at any time, for any program. Refunds will be issued on a case-by-case basis.

    The pool is unable to reschedule any missed group lessons. It does not offer makeup days or credits for missed group lessons. Patrons may reschedule a private swimming lesson with at least three hours’ notice without requiring a supervisor’s approval.

    Make checks payable to LSSD.

    Parent-Child Program

    Parent-Child #1 (6 months to 1 year)

    • Water entry
    • Wetting ears
    • Jumping in with cues
    • High-fiving the teacher
    • Splashing feet
    • Splashing hands
    • Getting out of the water

    Parent-Child #2 (1 to 3 years)

    • Water entry
    • Water exit
    • Blowing bubbles
    • Putting face in the water
    • Supporting self at pool edge
    • Front float with bubbles and support
    • Back float with support
    • Front glide with passing
    • Kicking on back
    • Kicking on front
    • Paddling (with crawl stroke arms)
    • Jumping in with cues
    • Submersion with cues (optional)

    Lessons for Children 3 to 4 Years Old

    Preschool #1

    • Water entry
    • Putting face in the water
    • Blowing bubbles
    • Submerging (bobbing)
    • Standing streamline
    • Front float with support
    • Back float with support
    • Flutter kick on front
    • Flutter kick on back
    • Crawl stroke arms
    • Elementary backstroke arms
    • Supporting self at pool edge
    • Jumping from the side
    • Water exit

    Preschool #2

    • 5 bobs with bubbles
    • Front float
    • Back float
    • Float-and-recover
    • Rolling over from front to back
    • Standing streamline
    • Front glide
    • Back glide
    • Kicking on front
    • Kicking on back
    • Crawl stroke (5 yards)
    • Elementary backstroke arms with flutter kick
    • Supporting self at pool edge

    Lessons for Children 5 Years and Older

    Youth #1

    • Water entry
    • Submerging (bob)
    • Blowing bubbles
    • 5 bobs with bubbles
    • Standing streamline
    • Ready position
    • Front float with support
    • Back float with support
    • Flutter kick on front
    • Flutter kick on back
    • Elementary backstroke arms
    • Supporting self at pool edge
    • Jumping from side with cues
    • Water exit

    Youth #2

    • 5 bobs with bubbles
    • Ready position
    • Pushing off in streamline
    • Front glide
    • Front glide with kick (5 yards)
    • Crawl stroke arms
    • Crawl stroke (5 yards)
    • Back glide
    • Back glide with kick (5 yards)
    • Elementary backstroke arms
    • Elementary backstroke with flutter kicks
    • Backstroke arms
    • Jumping from the side

    Youth #3

    • 10 bobs with bubbles
    • Push off in streamline (5 yards)
    • Crawl stroke (10 yards)
    • Kicking on side
    • Side breathing
    • Backstroke arms
    • Backstroke (5 yards)
    • Elementary backstroke with flutter kick (10 yards)
    • Elementary backstroke kick
    • Treading with flutter kick (5 seconds)
    • Jumping in and floating on back
    • Jumping in and swimming to the wall

    Youth #4

    • Pushing off underwater (streamline)
    • Kicking on side
    • Crawl stroke with side breathing (10 yards)
    • Backstroke (10 yards)
    • Elementary backstroke (10 yards)
    • Dolphin kick
    • Scissor kick
    • Breaststroke arms
    • Breaststroke arms and breathing
    • Breaststroke arms with dolphin kick
    • Introduction to deep water
    • Treading water with breaststroke kick (10 seconds)
    • Sitting dive

    Youth #5

    • Crawl stroke with side breathing every 3 strokes (15 yards)
    • Backstroke (15 yards)
    • Breaststroke kick
    • Breaststroke (10 yards)
    • Dolphin kick (5 yards)
    • Scissor kick (5 yards)
    • Sidestroke arms
    • Sidestroke (10 yards)
    • Treading water with breaststroke kick (20 seconds)
    • Kneeling dive

    Youth #6

    • Crawl stroke with side breathing every 3 strokes (25 yards)
    • Circle swimming
    • Backstroke (25 yards)
    • Using the backstroke flags
    • Backstroke starts using the pool gutter
    • Breaststroke (15 yards)
    • Introduction to butterfly arms
    • Butterfly (5 yards)
    • Sidestroke (15 yards)
    • Standing dive
    • Treading water (40 seconds)
    • Open turns
    • Somersaults

    Youth #7

    • Crawl stroke with side breathing every 3 strokes and open turns (50 yards)
    • Backstroke with open turns (50 yards)
    • Breaststroke (25 yards)
    • Breaststroke pullouts
    • Butterfly (15 yards)
    • Sidestroke (25 yards)
    • Treading water (60 seconds)
    • Standing dive from starting block
    • Using the pace clock
    • Front flip turn
    • Back flip turn

    Youth #8

    • Crawl stroke with side breathing every 3 strokes and flip turns (100 yards)
    • Backstroke with flip turns (100 yards)
    • Breaststroke with open turns and pullouts (50 yards)
    • Butterfly (25 yards)
    • 100 IM (25 yards each of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and crawl stroke)
    • Starting dive — forward
    • Starting dive — backstroke