COMPETITIVE FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE: The Eel level builds upon the skills learned in the Puffer level by introducing more advanced forms of technique and faster, more efficient breathing techniques for Freestyle and Backstroke. While the foundation of the Freestyle and Backstroke is constructed in the Puffer level, the Eel level instructs the swimmer on more advanced technique and turns that will be used in competitive swimming. Efficient and rhythmic strokes are perfected. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and the student to teacher ratio is 4:1.
This is the correct choice for your child if:
- If they have a solid understanding the freestyle stroke with comfortable breathing, air exchange
- If they can independently kick on their back
- If they need to learn/perfect their backstroke
Graduates of this level move on to the TIGERSHARK Level.
IMPORTANT: When viewing the schedule, you will be taken to our Parent Portal. Be sure to click the “More Details” button under a classes in the parent portal to access the request forms for the class, or simply return to this page to access the same forms above.