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Swimming with Polly the Pelican

Level 3 Intermediate

Ages 5 and Up

Max. of 5 Swimmers per Lesson. The purpose of this course is to teach young children and teens to be safe in, on and around water. Aquatic and personal water safety swimming skills are taught in logical progressions through the levels. Children beginning in this lesson should be independently swimming at least half way across the pool, be able to fully submerge, comfortable in deeper water and be able to perform the front and back crawl.


Required Swim Lesson Assessments

Swim tests will be provided to assess a child’s swimming ability and are required prior to registering for lessons. This assessment will assist parents in choosing the correct swim level when registering for swimming lessons. Please register online for a date and time beginning Wednesday, March 15th, 2023.


Swim Test Dates 

Dates: Saturday/Sunday, April 8-9; 15-16, May 6-7

Times: 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm


Swim Lesson Registration Opens to the Public on May 15th, 2023

  • Pricing: $115 for Residents/$130 for Non-Residents

Goals for our Level 3 Intermediate
swim lessons include:

Jump into deep water from the side, submerge, return to the surface then to the side

Headfirst entry from the side in seated and keeling positions

Bobbing while moving to safety

Rotary breathing

Survival Float for 30 seconds

Back Float 1 minute

Tread water 1 minute

Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back

Push off streamlined position on front, then begin kicking

9 ft. deep - Jump in/recover to wall

9 ft. deep sitting and kneeling dives (protects head)


Front/Back float and recovery

Front/Back Crawl 15 to 25 yards

Elementary Backstroke 15 yards

Flutter, scissors, breaststroke and dolphin kicks

Intro. to sidestroke

Water Safety

Download & Print the Swimming Swan Certificate of Achievement!

Make learning fun by marking your child's swimming progress after each lesson! Click on the button below to download & print the certificate and check off the skills that have been mastered. Instructors will sign and give these out to the participants on the last day of class.


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