Aquaplex Swimming

Aquaplex Youth Programs

Learn to Swim Level 1

Learn to Swim Level 1

The Learn to Swim Level 1 course is designed to familiarize youth to swimming with the course objectives while focusing on staying safe in, on, and around the water. The Level 1 course involves introductory water skills to help acclimate students to the aquatic environment while providing an interactive learning experience.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety


Min. 3 / Max. 6


  • Enter independently, using either the ramp, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times, then safely exit the water.
  • Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds and recover to a vertical position. (*This skill can be performed with assistance)

There are no upcoming Learn to Swim Level 1 classes currently scheduled.
Please check back at a later date for future Learn to Swim Level 1 Schedule
For further information please contact Aztec Aquaplex staff by calling (619) 594-7946

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