Jamestown Family YMCA

Required Entry Level Skills For Lessons

Pike (3-5 years) and Polliwog (6-12 years): Beginner level. No skill required.

Eel/Ray (3-5 years): Put face in water. Must be comfortable with eyes in water. Float without help. Swim 10 feet on front and 10 feet on back without assistance. Jump into water without assistance.

Starfish (3-5 years) and Guppy (6-12 years): Must be comfortable with face in water. Tread water for 30 seconds. Swim width of pool using front crawl without floats. Swim width using back stroke without floats. Be able to flutter kick on front and back full length.

Minnow/Fish/Flying Fish/Shark: Entry to these levels through prior class progression or evaluation by Aquatics Staff.