Stage 5: Stroke Development
(Ages 3-12 years)

Small group swim lessons are a great option for participants looking for more individual attention without the cost of private lessons. Maximum capacity for each lesson is 3 people. Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Kettle Moraine YMCA Swim Lesson Levels

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In Stroke Development, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with bent-arm recovery for 25 yards
  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards
  • Swim butterfly with simultaneous arm action and kick for 15 yards
  • Swim back crawl the length of the pool
  • Swim sidestroke the length of the pool
  • Dive from a kneeling position (West Washington Branch only)
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for two minutes
  • Swim any combination of strokes for two lap lengths