Manta Rays learn the basic swim strokes and work on endurance in backstroke with a goal of completing 25 yards. After completing this level, students will have the basic skills to join a swim team.
Students should understand and be able to demonstrate side breathing.
Bat Rays will master freestyle and backstroke in posture, including side breathing to dominant side, and explore the propulsive power of the breaststroke legs with emphasis on gliding. They continue to work toward endurance in backstroke, refine breaststroke legs for power, and learn parts of the butterfly arm strokes.
Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards freestyle and backstroke, and be able to demonstrate basic strokes and skills.
Stingrays drill down and refine the nuances of the freestyle entry, catch and recovery, learn breaststroke arms, and rhythm and timing for breaststroke.
Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards freestyle, side breathing on at least one side, and be completely independent in the water while instructor is on deck. Students should also be able to demonstrate powerful breaststroke kicks with glides, and butterfly arms.