Swymfit Swim Lessons for Kids

2 kids swim lessonSigning your child up for swimming lessons is truly a gift that you give to your child. Swimming is an activity that offers a lifetime of safety, fun, AND fitness!

Watch your child become more confident in the water while making new friends. Each weekly lesson is a half-hour long. Class sizes are kept small to ensure that each swimmer will get enough personal attention. 

Limited openings for Private and Semi-Private lessons may also be available upon request.

The program follows a progression of levels, based on ability. Your child can start in the appropriate level. If you are unsure of the proper level for your child, please call the Swymfit Front Desk at 978-635-0500 and we will be happy to schedule a complementary evaluation.

Swymfit pool policy requires any child in diapers to wear a disposable swim diaper and a second reusable plastic pant over the diaper. If you forget either item, we can provide you with these at the front desk.  Any child not wearing the proper plastic pants under their swim suit will be asked to leave the pool.  


4 Children per Class

For children ages 6-36 months with parent or caregiver in the water with child. Adults learn how to hold child properly in the water, while tots learn to kick on stomach and back, to paddle on stomach, to blow bubbles correctly, to wait for the parent to tell them it is okay to enter the water safely, and to splash around. Students also learn how to float on front and back with support, and how to use a noodle the proper way. We sing songs in the water at the beginning and end of each class. Have fun in the water with your little one!

Guppy: Water Familiarity

3 Children per Class

This level is our most beginner level for swimmers to become familiar with the water.

  1. Enter the pool, crab walk, and exit water safely.
  2. Change direction while walking in chest deep water.
  3. Blow bubbles using mouth and nose.
  4. Fully submerge body.
  5. Retrieve submerged objects.
  6. Maintain front & back float position with support.
  7. Roll over from front to back and from back to front with support.
  8. Jump from side of pool with assistance and climb out of the pool.
  9. Alternating arm and kicking action with support.
  10. Travel 3 yards by alternating arms and kicking with support from a noodle.

Level Mastery Skill: Independently enter water, walk through water, blow bubbles, crab walk, and climb out of the water.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

4 Children per Class

  1. Enter and exit water safely using steps, ladder, and side of the pool.
  2. Bob 2 times with a breath in between.
  3. Front glide in streamline for 2 yards.
  4. Blow bubbles for 3 seconds while head is submerged.
  5. Open eyes underwater with or without goggles and retrieve submerged objects.
  6. Hold breath underwater for 5 seconds.
  7. Front float for 5 seconds independently.
  8. Back float for 5 seconds independently.
  9. Freestyle (Front Crawl) alternating arm movement and kicking while traveling.
  10. Recover from front and back floats to a standing position.

Level Mastery Skill: Enter water from stairs, front float, recover to standing, float on back, recover to standing position, exit water utilizing stairs.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills

4 Children per Class

  1. Enter water by jumping from the side of the pool independently and returning to the wall.
  2. Bob in a rhythmic pattern 5 times.
  3. Flutter kick.
  4. Front glide in a streamline position.
  5. Back glide.
  6. Roll over from front to back and from back to front independently.
  7. Elementary Backstroke for 5 yards.
  8. Freestyle arm movement with flutter kick for 5 yards.
  9. Flutter kick on back for 10 yards.
  10. Tread water for 10 seconds.

Level Mastery Skill: Jump from side of the pool, freestyle 5 yards, tread water for 10 seconds, elementary backstroke back to side of the pool.

Level 3: Stroke Development

4 Children per Class

  1. Bob in a rhythmic pattern 10 times.
  2. Flutter kick 25 yards with a kickboard.
  3. Rotary breathing freestyle 15 yards.
  4. Backstroke 15 yards.
  5. Frog kick 15 yards.
  6. Retrieve an object from a depth of 4 - 5 feet.
  7. Dive from a kneeling and compact position.
  8. Streamline on front and back for 5 yards.
  9. Float in the deep end for 30 seconds.
  10. Tread water for 30 seconds.

Level Mastery Skill: Dive from deep end, freestyle 15 yards wotj rotary breathing, tread water 30 seconds, backstroke 15 yards, exit pool by climbing out from side.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

4 Children per Class

  1. Standing dive for freestyle and backstroke start.
  2. Freestyle 25 yards.
  3. Backstroke 25 yards.
  4. Breaststroke 25 yards.
  5. Dolphin Dives.
  6. Dolphin kick for 10 yards.
  7. Underwater swimming for 5 yards.
  8. Open turns for freestyle, breastroke, and backstroke.
  9. Feet First Surface Dive.
  10. Tread water for 1 minute.

Level Mastery Skill: Standing Dive from deep end, freestyle 25 yards, open turn, backstroke 25 yards, open turn, tread water for 1 minute.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

4 Children per Class

  1. Streamline off the wall underwater for 5 yards.
  2. Freestyle 50 yards.
  3. Backstroke 50 yards.
  4. Breaststroke 50 yards.
  5. Butterfly 15 yards.
  6. Scissor kick.
  7. Tuck Surfave Dive.
  8. Somersault.
  9. Retrieve diving brick from a depth of 5 - 6 feet.
  10. Tread water for 2 minutes.

Level Mastery Skill: (50 yard Individual Medley) Perform a racing dive, 12.5 yards Butterfly, 12.5 yards Backstroke, 12.5 yards Breaststroke, 12.5 yards Freestyle.

Level 6: Advanced Stroke Technique

4 Children per Class

  1. Flip Turns for Backstroke & Freestyle.
  2. Breaststroke Pullout.
  3. Tarzan Stroke (Scout Freestyle) 25 yards.
  4. Freestyle 100 yards with flip turns.
  5. Backstroke 100 yards with flip turns.
  6. Breaststroke 100 yards with pullouts.
  7. Butterfly 25 yards.
  8. Sidestrok 50 yards.
  9. Pike surface dive to retrieve diving brick from a depth of 9 feet.
  10. Tread water for 2 minutes with legs only.

Level Mastery Skill: (100 yard Individual Medley) Perform a racing dive, 25 yards Butterfly, 25 yards Backstroke, 25 yards Breaststroke, 25 yards Freestyle.

Today's Pool Schedule

Mon Jul 26 @ 9:00AM - 09:45PM
Swymfit Water Aerobics
Mon Jul 26 @11:45AM - 12:30PM
Swymfit Deep Water