Swim Lesson Descriptions 

Welcome to Westminster Swim Lessons! Our Swim Lessons are in partnership with the Starfish Swimming Institute. These swim lessons are split into 6 different levels, and are designed to prepare you for our Flippers Swim Team. Goggles are recommended for all levels of swim lessons (excluding Parent & Tot). For more in-depth descriptions, please review our Westminster Swim Lesson Parent Handbook. Please review our swim lessons and their focus areas: 

WESTMINSTER SWIM LESSON PARENT MANUAL

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STARFISH – PARENT & TOT 
Infant / Toddler Ages: 6 Months – 3 Years 
The class teaches parents safe water interactions with child, and emphasizes safety, water comfort, submersion, and motor skills. Swim diapers are mandatory - if needed. 

LEVEL 1 – SEAHORSE 
This class requires little to no water experience required. This class introduces children to the water with fun water activities. Class emphasizes safety, floats, glides, rolls, submersion, and builds on instructor/child trust. **Pre-School Level 1 Ages: 3 Years – 5 Years 

LEVEL 2 – GOLDFISH 
Students are comfortable in the water. Students focus on becoming more independent while developing water skills. Emphasis on unassisted swimming, kicks, arm pulls, underwater exploration, and safety. **Pre-School Level 2 Ages: 3 Years – 5 Years 

LEVEL 3 – SWORDFISH 
Students begin to combine arm and leg skills to develop strokes. Class emphasizes safety, body position for strokes, freestyle, kneeling dives (deep end), and rhythmic breathing. 

LEVEL 4 – SEA OTTER 
Students learn and refine intermediate strokes. Class emphasizes safety, backstroke, dolphin kicking, standing dive, and treading water. 

LEVEL 5 – SEA LION 
Students learn and refine advanced strokes. Class emphasizes safety, butterfly stroke, breaststroke, and deep surface dives. 

LEVEL 6 – JR. FLIPPERS 
Students focus on continuous swimming and competitive swimming skills. Class emphasizes competitive starts (front and back), flip turns, swimming 125 yards without stopping, and spends class time with the Flippers Swim Team coaches.
 

Flippers Swim Team

A Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics (CARA) competitive program for swimmers and divers.   
All members are required to successfully demonstrate the ability to complete a competitive freestyle stroke for 25 yards on the first day of practice. Age: 6-18

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