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Graduation Skills


  • Practices Sit, Listen, and Wait
  • Underwater Relaxation and Air Reulation
  • Independent Belly Glide
  • Independent Back Float
  • Independent Independent Back Kicks
  • Independent Independent Roll-to-Back Float
  • Clothed Turnaround Survival Jump


  • Practices Sit, Listen, and Wait
  • Multiple Relaxed Air Exchanges Underwater
  • Belly and Back Kicks with Body Position
  • Elementary Rotational Kicks
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Clothed Roll-to-Back Survival Jump


  • Practices Sit, Listen, and Wait
  • Relaxed Underwater Kicking
  • Advanced Rotational Kicks
  • Advanced Freestyle
  • Advanced Backstroke


  • Practices Sit, Listen, and Wait
  • Air Regulation in Freestyle/Backstroke
  • Advanced Freestyle with Quick Breath
  • Advanced Backstroke
  • Elementary Breaststroke Kick
  • Butterfly Kicks with Glide Arms


  • Practices Sit, Listen, and Wait
  • Butterfly Arms
  • Advanced Butterfly
  • Breaststroke Arms
  • Breaststroke Kick
  • Elementary Breaststroke
  • Air Regulation in all Four Strokes

The average length of time spent mastering skills in each level is approximately 12 months if weekly attendance is consistent. Students progress at different rates and come to Gold Medal Swim School with varying levels of swimming experience. Please do not hesitate to ask the Floor Manager questions you have regarding your swimmer's progress.