Puffer Level

BEGINNER FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE: The Puffer level introduces the fundamentals of Freestyle and Backstroke to the swimmer who has developed a comfortable breathing pattern in the water. The key focus of the class is to combine the breathing techniques from the Silver/Goldfish level with a technically sound freestyle stroke. Proper posture and body rotation are emphasized on both the stomach and the back. Safety skills are continued through a variety of drills. The lesson is 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 of breath control, exhale/inhale air exchange
  • If they have basic survival skills mastered and learned in Silver/Goldfish
  • If they need to learn to independently kick on their back
  • If they need to learn how to coordinate breathing with a freestyle stroke to be able to swim the length of the pool

Graduates of this level move on to the EEL 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.