Swim Descriptions

No Swimming:  my child is not allowed to go in the water but may play in a designated area away from the water. (Level 1 swimmers will not be able to participate in many of the activities offered on Wander Wisconsin trips.  All participants should be at least a swim level 2.)

Level 1 – Beginning Swimmer:  my child has little or no swimming experience. My child can enter and exit the water unassisted; put his/her face into water; and float on front and back. My child may enter the water, but must stay in water no deeper than waist level at pool or beach.

Level 2 – Intermediate Swimmer:  my child has intermediate swimming skills. My child can tread water for at least 20 seconds; swim 20 yards on front with arm action and some side breathing; and has been introduced to deep water. My child may swim anywhere within the designated swim area of the swimming pool with water levels up to 6 feet. My child may participate in canoe and tubing activities if applicable. In a beach setting at day camp my child will still be expected to remain in water no deeper than chest level.

Level 3 – Advanced Swimmer:  my child has intermediate to advanced swimming skills. My child can tread water (without touching bottom) for at least one minute; swim front crawl for 25 yards; and is comfortable in deep water. My child may swim in the deep water area of the swimming pool. In a beach setting in day camp my child will still be expected to remain in water no deeper than chest level. My child may participate in canoeing, tubing, kayaking and rafting activities if applicable.

Level 3 Advanced Swimmers ONLY - Swimming Pool Diving Board Permission:  if available, my child may jump off (low) diving boards (feet first only and no flips).  Flips and diving head first are not allowed.