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Progress Reports

We want to help you keep motivated with a clear checklist of skills to complete for each level you're in. You'll be getting progress reports from us periodically, going over skills you've attained.

Shrimps

  1. Enter water in seated position
  2. Enter water by jumping in
  3. Enter water in seated position – rolling over & sliding in
  4. Enter water by jumping in
  5. Exit using ladder and side (elbow-tummy-knee)
  6. Exploring the pool – Island, Chasing toys/balls
  7. Kicking on front/back
  8. Splashing/Scooping with hands
  9. Crab walk without assistance
  10. Blowing Bubbles
  11. Retrieve submerged objects
  12. Front/Back float
  13. Roll from front to back and back to front
  14. Passing between adults
  15. Drafting while blowing bubbles
  16. Swim independently with backpacks to wall and grab wall
  17. No crying goes to instructor willingly

Guppies

  1. Enter and exit using ladder and side
  2. Blow bubbles with mouth
  3. Blow bubbles with nose
  4. Submerge and blow bubbles through mouth and nose 3 seconds
  5. Opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged objects 2 times
  6. Front glide 2 body lengths and recover
  7. Back float 3 seconds
  8. Back glide 2 body lengths and recover
  9. Stationary roll from front-to-back, etc
  10. Treading with arm & hand actions
  11. Swim to side & grab wall

Barnacles

  1. Bobbing 3 times
  2. Blow mouth & nose bubbles
  3. Open eyes underwater & retrieve submerged objects 2x
  4. Front float 3 seconds and recovery
  5. Front and back glides 2 body lengths and recover
  6. Back float 5 seconds and recover
  7. Hold kick board & swim unassisted
  8. Roll from front to back, back to front (Stationary safety roll)
  9. Treading with arm & leg actions 5 seconds
  10. Come up from water & grab wall
  11. Combined arm & leg actions on front and back, 3 body lengths
  12. Finning arm action and kicking on back
  13. Horizontal swim with face in water
  14. Seated Dive (introduction)

Seahorses

  1. Submerge-hold breath 5 sec
  2. Blow nose & mouth bubbles
  3. Open eyes in water and blow bubbles (mouth or nose)
  4. Bob 5x in chest deep water
  5. Front float 5 sec, and recover
  6. Back float, 15 sec. and recover
  7. Front/Back glide, 2 body lengths
  8. Recover from back glide and swim to wall
  9. Change direction of travel while swimming on front
  10. Change direction of travel while swimming on back
  11. Treading using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds (shoulder deep water)
  12. Finning arm action on back, width of Pools 1 & 2 (20 feet)
  13. Swim front crawl 5 body lengths, roll to back and float 5 seconds, roll to front and swim 5 body lengths.
  14. Come up from underwater & grab wall unassisted
  15. Seated Dive

Angelfish

  1. Jump in unassisted
  2. Blow nose and mouth bubbles
  3. Front glide pushing off wall with kicking and bubbles
  4. Jellyfish float and recover
  5. Tuck float and recover
  6. Swim freestyle width of Pool 1 (3 weeks consecutively)
  7. Swim Backstroke width of Pool 1 (3 weeks consecutively)
  8. Flutter kick 20 feet on front and back with kickboard
  9. Finning arms on back
  10. Safety roll proficiently
  11. Tread water 15 seconds and swim to wall
  12. Open eyes underwater and retrieve objects from 4ft
  13. Perform seated dives

Otters

  1. Open eyes underwater and retrieve objects
  2. Bob with mouth and nose bubbles, fully submerge
  3. Streamline front glide push off with kicking and bubbles
  4. Streamline back glide push off with kicking
  5. Flutter Kick on back 40 feet, with kickboard
  6. Flutter kick 40 feet on back no support
  7. Freestyle 40 feet with rhythmic side breathing
  8. Backstroke 40 feet
  9. Whip kick, 20 feet w/board
  10. Elem. Backstroke 20 feet
  11. Safety roll 30 feet with finning 10 feet
  12. Circle swimming
  13. Sitting Dive
  14. Kneeling Dive
  15. Always face down blowing bubbles

Hesitant Flounders

    Hesitant Flounders
  1. Swim test to earn goggles
  2. Enter and exit water using ladder and side
  3. Blowing bubbles through mouth and nose for 3 seconds
  4. Bobbing 3 times, fully submerge face.
  5. Front float with face in water
  6. Back Float
  7. Front glide, with face in and recover
  8. Back glide and recover
  9. Beginning freestyle, with face in the water.
  10. Beginning backstroke
  11. Roll from back to front stationary
  12. Opening eyes under water and retrieve submerged object 2 times

Fearless Flounders

    Fearless Flounders
  1. Enter by jumping in unassisted
  2. Fully submerge and hold breath 5 seconds
  3. Bob 5 times
  4. Front floats - starfish, tuck, jellyfish and recover (5sec)
  5. Back float 15 seconds unassisted and recover
  6. Front glide with kicking and bubbles from nose
  7. Back glide with kicking and recover
  8. Change direction of travel while swimming on front and back
  9. Freestyle w/ rhythmic side breathing (2x width of pool 1, or 1x length of pool 2)
  10. Backstroke (2x width of pool 1, or 1x length of pool 2)
  11. Finning arm action on back, width of pool 1 or length of pool 2
  12. Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  13. Safety Roll while swimming
  14. Treading using arm and leg action 30 seconds
  15. Coordinated Elm. Backstroke
  16. Whip kick with kick board, 20 Feet
  17. Dives Seated/Kneeling

Triggerfish

  1. Enter and exit water safely
  2. Submerge - hold breath 5 sec
  3. Floats: front, jellyfish & tuck. (5 sec)
  4. Back float 1 minute
  5. Ready position - front glide with kicking into Freestyle
  6. Ready position - back Glide with kicking into backstroke
  7. Freestyle 60 feet with bi-lateral rotary breathing (open turns)
  8. Backstroke 60 feet with body roll and catching at hip. (open turns)
  9. Elementary backstroke 30 feet
  10. Whip Kick w/board 30 feet
  11. Safety roll – while swimming
  12. Treading water using arms and hands 1 - 2 minutes
  13. Eyes open underwater - retrieve objects 2 times
  14. Sculling forward and backward
  15. Change direction of travel while swimming on front and back
  16. Dives: Kneeling and Compact
  17. Circle Swimming

Sea Lions

  1. Safety bobs while moving
  2. Underwater push off into freestyle with bi-lateral rotary breathing: 3 laps P2/1 lap P3. (open turns)
  3. Underwater push into backstroke with body roll and catch at hip: 3 laps P2/1 lap P3. (open turns)
  4. Elementary Backstroke: 2 laps P2 /.5 laps P3
  5. Breaststroke w/legal kick: 2 laps P2/.5 lap P3
  6. Scissor kick : 1 lap P2/.5 lap P3
  7. Sidestroke: 1 lap P2/.5 lap P3
  8. Streamline push off dolphin kick (front): 1 lap P2/.5 lap P3
  9. Circle swimming proficiency with open turns. (Front and Back)
  10. Back Float 1 minute
  11. Tread water 3 min (whip and scissor kicks)
  12. Change from swimming to treading on front and back
  13. Survival float 1 minute – can do this with street clothes. Tell parents before
  14. Compact Dive
  15. Standing Dive

Manta Rays

  1. Underwater push off into freestyle with bi-lateral rotary breathing: 100 yds (4 laps P3 / 10 laps P2)
  2. Underwater push off w/dolphin kick into backstroke with body roll and catch at hip: 100 yds (4 laps P3 / 10 laps P2)
  3. Breaststroke w/legal kick and timing: 50 yds (2 laps P3 / 5 laps P2)
  4. Underwater push off w/dolphin kick into butterfly - consistent rhythm, breathing every stroke: 50 yds(2 laps P3 / 5 laps P2)
  5. Elementary Backstroke: 50 yds(2 laps P3 / 5 laps P2)
  6. Sidestroke: 50 yds (2 laps P3 / 5 laps P2)
  7. Flips in water while swimming – mid pool freestyle only
  8. Survival Swimming, 2 mins in street clothes
  9. 4 min tread -2 different kicks x 2 minutes (Whip and Scissor) -swim 10-15 feet
  10. Feet first surface dive, submerging completely
  11. Jump off dive block – if available
  12. Long shallow dive – side/block
  13. 300 yd continuous swim (12 laps P3 / 30 laps P2)

Dolphins

  1. Underwater push off into freestyle, bi-lateral breathing: 200 yds with flip turns
  2. Underwater push off into backstroke 200 yds w/flip turns
  3. Breaststroke pull out into breaststroke (legal) 100 yds – two hand touch and open turn
  4. Underwater push off with dolphin kick into butterfly: 50 yds – two hand touch and open turn
  5. Elementary backstroke 25 yds
  6. Sidestroke 25 yds
  7. Surface dives, completely submerge: Tuck/Pike
  8. Long shallow dive from side/block into 50 yd swim (Free/Breast/Fly)
  9. Racing starts (Grab/Track)
  10. Tread water 5 minutes (Whip/Egg Beater/Scissor)
  11. 500 yd continuous swim (Combined: Free/Back/Breast)

Sharks

  1. Underwater push off into freestyle 300 yds - flip turns
  2. Underwater push off into backstroke 300 yds -flip turns
  3. Underwater Breaststroke pull out into breaststroke 150 yds with two hand touches
  4. Underwater push off with dolphin kick into butterfly 150 yds with two hand touches
  5. Sidestroke and elementary backstroke 25 yards
  6. Treading water 3 kicks / 2 mins each
  7. Survival Swimming 5 minutes
  8. Rescue Crawl 25 yds
  9. Swimming with a rescue tube
  10. HELP and huddle position 2 minutes
  11. Back float & survival float 5 minutes eac
  12. Explain and Define: RICE / FIND / RID
  13. Walking/Reaching / Throwing Assists
  14. Surface dives – Feet First, Pike, Tuck
  15. Surface dive and retrieve an object from the bottom in water 7-10 feet deep

Beginner Adult

  1. Enter and exit using ladder and side
  2. Blowing bubbles through mouth and nose
  3. Bobbing 3 times
  4. Opening eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects 2 times
  5. Front glide 2 body lengths and recover
  6. Back glide 2 body lengths and recover
  7. Back float unassisted 3 seconds
  8. Roll from front to back
  9. Roll from back to front and swim
  10. Tread using arm and hand actions
  11. Alternating leg action on front 2 body lengths
  12. Simultaneous arm action on front 2 body lengths
  13. Combined arm and leg actions 2 body lengths
  14. Alternating leg action on back 2 body lengths
  15. Simultaneous leg action on back 2 body lengths
  16. Alternating arm action on back 2 body lengths
  17. Simultaneous arm action on back 2 body lengths
  18. Combined arm and leg actions on back 2 body lengths

Intermediate Adult

  1. Enter water by jumping in
  2. Head first dive from side
  3. Bobbing while moving to safety
  4. Survival float for 30seconds
  5. Tread water for 3 minutes
  6. Streamline on front with kick added at end, 3-5 body lengths
  7. Front crawl with rotary breathing LTS level 3, 40 feet
  8. Change from vertical to horizontal on front and back
  9. Backstroke LTS lvl 3
  10. Breastroke LTS lvl 3
  11. Elementary backstroke LTS lvl 3
  12. Sidestroke LTS lvl 3

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ASA in the Press

Top Work Place 2019

The Atlanta Swim Academy Family is excited to be named a top work place for the second year in a row! We are one of the top 75 small companies in the Atlanta metro area to be named a Top Workplaces 2019 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. Thank you for helping make ASA an award winning community!

USSSA Magazine 2018

United States Swim School Association featured us in their December 2018 magazine. The picture of ASA is in the table of contents displaying our beautiful underwater Christmas tree party that was held earlier in the month.

Treats for Troops 2018

November 12, 2018 we were seen during Good Morning Atlanta! We collected over 800 pounds of candy for  the Soldiers' Angels (Official) Treats for Troops program! This great program collects excess Halloween candy and ships it to deployed service members and hands it out to veterans in VA Hospitals across the country! View the video on our Youtube channel!

Top Work Place 2018

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution announced Atlanta Swim Academy as a top work place for small buisnesses in the metro Atlanta area for 2018!

East Cobber Magazine April 2017

Check out our article in the April 2017 East Cobber Magazine

Underwater Tree Party 2016

2016 Underwater tree lighting and canned food drive raised 1,800 cans, beating last year's total! Join the kids in singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in the video above.

Canned Food Drive 2015

Our 2015 Canned Food Drive for Marietta's MUST Ministries was a success during this year's Underwater Tree Party! With your help we raised 1,500 cans for Marietta’s MUST Ministries. ASA matched all canned donations, and also received $58 in cash donations. Over 200 families brought canned goods for the charity.

Read more:
East Cobber Article 
East Cobb Patch Article

East Cobber Magazine May 2015

May's issue of East Cobber Magazine featured an article about our Swim FIT program and the great past year's season for both Swim FIT and Swim Team!

Canned Food Drive and Underwater Tree Party 2014

East Cobb Patch and East Cobber celebrated our successful Canned Food Drive and Underwater Tree Lighting with us! Dec. 6th 2014, 1,500 canned goods were donated to MUST Ministries while Santa Claus and his Polar Bear helped swimmers decorate a live submerged pine tree with beautiful glow sticks. Count down with us in the video, and join us next year!!

CBS46's Paul Ossmann and ASA's Swim Director Kay

CBS46's Paul Ossmann and ASA's Swim Director Kaye discussed the importance of swimming year round.

Wednesday's Child, Christian

Freddie Mac Foundation's Wednesday's Child, Christian, joined us to show off his natural swimming skills!

2014 Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Swim Lesson

The 2014 Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ is 36,564 participants from 22 countries around the globe, and we're part of it! East Cobber Magazine covers our involvement before and after the 6/20/14 11am event that happened simultaneously worldwide, increasing water safety knowledge to prevent drownings. You can read more at WLSL's official page.

ASA's addition of SwimFIT in the East Cobber Magazine

Hear from ASA's Coach Bob and VP Brad in this issue of East Cobber Magazine (pg 16) as they talk about the exciting addition of ASA's SwimFIT Club and their continuous dedication to the community's needs.

Swim-A-Thon Raised $10,878 for Charity 5/3/14

Our Swim-A-Thon on 5/3/14 raised $10,878 for charity!
-United States Swim School Association Article
-East Cobb Patch Article 
-East Cobber blog 

Our USA Swimming Sanctioned Swim-A-Thon benefited local charity Sunshine on a Ranney Day, providing room makeovers for children living with long-term disabilities or illness. Makeover recipient, Tashawn, was able to join us to swim!

Claire Donahue Visits ASA

East Cobber published an article on Claire Donahue's recent visit to meet our swim team! Claire met with each level of swim team, speaking about her path to, and experience in, the Olympics. She also did in-water demonstrations for the kids, visit our youtube channel to see highlights!

ASA Finishes 3rd in the 2013 Rays Coaches Invite Meet

At the 2013 Rays "Coaches Invite" meet, ASA finished 3rd overall! ASA was represented by 95 swimmers who together earned 34 New ASA Records, 27 New State Qualifying Times, 4 New Sectional Qualifying Times & 6 New IMX completions.

Check out the article posted at Big Sports Report.com

Wednesday's Child: Sandra & Josh

Conquer your fear of water with Fox 5 Atlanta!

Wednesday's Child: Talking with Nickolus

We are happy to hear Nickolus was adopted! Hooray!

The Aquatic Industry wants to know how ASA does it!

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