With this swim training track, you can board the Swim Express and progress on your journey to each station as you learn and improve new techniques in a fun and effective way! This track will prepare you with the necessary abilities to become a strong swimmer, be it to have as a safety precaution, to join a swim team, or even to sustain as a hobby.
These lessons are available for all ages, as long as the prospective student already has (at the very least) the basic swimming capabilities outlined in our Drowning Prevention Track. Three difficulty stations (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) comprise the program, and at each station you will find two levels with specific sets of swimming skills that you will learn. Once these skills are achieved, you may progress to the next stage!
Below, you will find the descriptions for each station and level. You may begin and end instruction at whichever levels you believe apply to you or your child; if you are unsure, feel free to consult Coach Mark to find the best fit.
Here, we focus on becoming more comfortable in the water, learning the proper way to position the body while swimming, increasing the distance one can swim, and breathing effectively while swimming. The Passenger level begins with a slow and relaxed approach, offering assistance with each skill; however, by the end of the Attendant level, the student is expected to independently achieve what he or she has learned.
Level 1 - Passenger
Straight kicking legs
Kicking to the wall in a flat body position
Floating on back with assistance
Diving to the bottom more comfortably
Jumping in and swimming to the wall more easily
Kicking to the wall independently (at least six feet)
Level 2 - Attendant
Blowing bubbles independently
Floating on back independently
Jumping and swimming to the wall independently
Breathing independently (both back and front)
Diving with increased independence
Incorporating arms with kick
At this station, one can learn freestyle and backstroke techniques. The Crew level will first introduce the concepts of each skill and offer exercises to develop the muscles and practice technique, while the Engineer level emphasizes on perfecting and completing these proficiencies.
LEVEL 4 - ENGINEER
Side breathing exercises
Back kick exercises
Freestyle completion (high elbows, low fingertips)
Streamline with alternate breathing
Freestyle with alternate breathing
Completed backstroke technique
LEVEL 3 - CREW
Blowing bubbles from nose
Ready positions (front and back)
Streamline kicking on back
Back shoulder exercise
Streamline and roll over independently
Beginning freestyle arms
Beginning freestyle arms with back breath
The advanced station is especially effective for pre-competition lessons, training the student in the breast stroke, the butterfly, cardio swimming, treading water, flip turns, timed swimming, and intense exercises to hone these techniques.
LEVEL 5 - CONDUCTOR
Freestyle cardio exercises
Backstroke cardio exercises
Breaststroke kick (breakdown and exercise)
Breaststroke arms (breakdown and exercise)
Breaststroke arms and kick (complete exercise)
LEVEL 6 - TRAIN MASTER
Leg kicking exercises
Freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke exercises
Flip turn exercises
Butterfly kick exercise
Butterfly arms and completion
Individual and medley swimming
Racing and timed swimming
Private & Group Lessons
Thirty-minute sessions are offered as Private Lessons, Swim Together Groups or Swim Classes. Each session is taught at an accessible pool (home or community) in Broward or South Palm Beach County.
Swim Together Groups are designed to incorporate flexibility for siblings and friends of two or three swimmers, while still improving students' swimming technique. More questions? Visit FAQ
Swim Classes allow for swimmers within a similar level to join an appropriate class that is pre-scheduled and available to join via the online scheduler. Classes are limited to three swimmers and are currently available to clients who live in three communities in Parkland, Florida: Miralago, Heron Bay, and Watercrest. More questions? Visit FAQ