aquatics teacher with child

Infant & Kindergarten (up to 7 years)

The goal of the Reston Community Center's Learn to Swim Program is to prepare participants for a lifetime of water pleasure and to promote water safety.

See the skills placement chart below for class level enrollment. If you are unsure of class placement, a water test can be arranged by calling the Aquatics Department at (703) 476-4500 and selecting option 2.

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Infant/Kindergarten Class Requirements

CLASS AGES PREREQUISITES EQUIVALENT LEVEL

WATER INTRO

6–18
months

No swimming skills required.
Parent/caregiver must accompany child in the water.

N/A

AQUA TOTS

19–36
months

No swimming skills required.
Parent/caregiver must accompany child in the water.

N/A

POOL PALS & WATER FRIENDS

3–4 years

No swimming skills required.
Comfortable with an instructor.
Able to follow simple directions.
Parent/caregiver must accompany child in the water.

N/A

SKIPPER I

3 years

No swimming skills required.
Comfortable with an instructor.
Able to follow simple directions.

N/A

SKIPPER II

3 years

Enter and exit water independently.
Put face in water and blow at same time.
Float on back and front with assistance.
Glide on front and back two body lengths with assistance.
Swim on front and back three body lengths with assistance.

N/A

ROOKIE I

4–5
years

No swimming skills required.
Able to follow simple instructions.

N/A

ROOKIE II

4–5
years

Enter and exit water independently.
Put face in water and blow at same time.
Float on back and front with assistance.
Glide on front and back two body lengths with assistance.
Swim on front and back three body lengths with assistance.

N/A

RANGER

4–7
years

Step from side into chest deep water, move into a front float for 5 seconds, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, return to a standing position.
Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, swim using combined arm and leg actions on back for 5 body lengths.

Swim Level 3

MARLIN

4–7
years

Jump into deep water from the side, swim front for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary back stroke for 15 yards.

Swim Level 4

WATER
WONDER

4–7
years

Perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change position and direction and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and swim back crawl for 15 yards.

Swim Level 5

 

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