Stage 2: Water Movement
(Ages 3-5 years)

Preschoolers entering this level should be able to go underwater voluntarily. Students focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice how to safely exit if they would fall into a body of water. Preschool Swim Stage 2 is for students who aren’t yet able to do a front and back float on their own.

Kettle Moraine YMCA Swim Lesson Levels

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In Water Movement, your child will:

  • Submerge to look at an object on the bottom of the pool
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim five yards
  • Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds
  • Exit the water