Level 5/6 – Crawl Stroke + Pre-Team

5-16 years

Prerequisites: Hand lead crawl stroke with rotary breathing 25′

Level 5/6 is taught in the competition pool* and designed to improve swimmers in freestyle, back stroke and when ready adding breast stroke and butterfly. Swimmers will work on perfecting technique, endurance and if desired readiness for swim team. 

Level 5 swimmers focus on:

  • Crawl arm stroke with rotary breathing
  • Tread water 60 seconds
  • Retrieve object in water over head
  • Intro to diving: sitting/kneeling dives
  • Intro to breaststroke
  • Intro to backstroke
  • Advancement: crawl stroke with rotary breathing 25 yards
  • Advancement: stride jump
  • Advancement: tread water 60 seconds


Level 6 swimmers continue with focus on:

  • Extended freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Jump in to tread water two minutes
  • Independent Diving- sitting/kneeling/standing
  • Pike/tuck surface dives
  • Advancement: freestyle 50 yards
  • Advancement: backstroke 50 yards
  • Advancement: tread water 120 seconds

Colby Sawyer Pre-Team

Colby Sawyer Pre-Team is for children who can swim in water over their head as they are developing their crawl stroke and backstroke. The scope of these lessons does include work on drills and skills that would be considered preparation to join our UVAC Swim Team. Very similar to our UVAC Level 5/6 but since the class is taught by Singe Linville, our Colby Sawyer Team Coach, it does include work with the pace clock, flip turns and racing dives. The class is taught at the Hogan Center Pool Only.

Dates & Pricing


Five 6-week sessions throughout the school year!

Fall Session 1
Sept 11 – Oct 22
COLBY SAWYER PRE-TEAM September 25-October 30 • Registration open 8/21 • Monday’s 6:00-6:45pm • Wednesday’s 4:00-4:45pm
Start – Sept 27th, Oct 4th, Oct 11th, Oct 18th, Oct 25th, Nov 1st
Fall Session 2
Oct 30 – Dec 17 • Registration opens Tuesday 10/24 @ 7:00pm
(No lessons M-Sun Thanksgiving Week)
Winter Session 1
Jan 2 – Feb 12 • Registration Opens Tuesday 12/19 @ 7:00pm
Winter Session 2
Feb 26 – April 7 Registration Opens Tuesday 2/13 @ 7:00pm
Spring Session
April 15 – May 26 Registration Opens Tuesday 4/9 @ 7:00pm


Pick one
Tuesdays: 3:45 – 4:30pm
Thursdays: 3:45 – 4:30pm
Saturdays: 8:10 – 8:55


$132 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

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