RAY is for students who have experience swimming and taking swim lessons. They are able to put their faces in the water and dunk their heads below the surface. Rays are very happy in the pool and can easily swim around with a bubble on, or without the bubble. Child can swim 15 feet in prone position with face in the water, are able to begin freestyle while swimming front crawl, and back float independently. Rotary breathing is introduced and emphasized. Diving, elementary backstroke, and survival skills are introduced in this level. Please do not sign up a child for RAY unless they have graduated from EEL, or have been evaluated by an aquatics department instructor and been instructed to enroll into RAY. In order to move up to STARFISH a child must be able to swim half the pool (35 feet) on both their front and back.