Swim Lessons for Children

LEVEL 1

• Entering the water independently using ladder, steps or side.

• Traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing 3 times then safely exiting the water.

• Gliding on front supported at least 2 body lengths.

• Rolling to a back float for 3 seconds with support.

• Recovering to a vertical position with support.

 

LEVEL 2

• Stepping from the side into chest-deep water.

• Moving into a front float for 5 sec., rolling to back, floating for 5 sec., then recovering to a vertical position.

• Moving into a back float for 5 seconds, rolling to front then recovering to a vertical position.

• Pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, rolling to back,

floating for 15 seconds, rolling to the front, then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.

 

Learn-to-Swim LEVEL 3

Stroke Development includes—

• Jumping into deep water from the side.

• Swimming the front crawl for 15 yards.

• Maintaining position by treading or floating for 30 seconds.

• Swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

 

Learn-to-Swim LEVEL 4

Stroke Improvement includes—

• Swimming the front crawl for 25 yards.

• Swimming the elementary backstroke for 25 yards.

• Swimming the breaststroke for 15 yards.

• Swimming the back crawl for 15 yards.

• Open turns on the front and back.

 

LEVEL 5

Stroke Refinement includes—

• Performing a shallow-angle dive into deep water.

• Swimming the front crawl for 50 yards.

• Swimming the elementary backstroke for 50 yards.

• Swimming the breaststroke for 25 yards.

• Swimming the back crawl for 25 yards.

 

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