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Swim Levels

Pre-school Levels (age 3-5)

 

Level a - Intro to Water Skills

  • Blow bubbles with mouth and nose
  • Front float and back float
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Combined arm and leg action on front
  • Combined arm and leg action on back

Level a Exit Skill- Enter water and swim 5 yards and safely exit the water.  Glide on front for 2 body lengths and roll on back for 3 seconds.

 

Level b - Intro to Water Skills

  • Open eyes underwater to retrieve submerged objects
  • Front float and back float for 3 seconds
  • Swim on front and roll on back for a rest
  • Combined arm and leg action on front, 3 body lengths
  • Finning on back, 3 body lengths
Level b Exit Skill- Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths.

 

Level c - Intro to Water Skills

  • Front and back glides, 2 body lengths
  • Change direction of travle while swimming on front or back
  • Treading water using arm and leg action
  • Combined arm and leg action on front, 5 body lengths
  • Combined arm and leg action on back, 5 body lenghts
Level c Exit Skill- Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actiosn on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front then continue swimming for 5 body lenghts.   

 

School-Aged Levels (over 5)

 

Level I - Intro to Water Skills

  • Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Blow bubles with mouth and nose
  • Open eyes underwater and pick up a ring
  • Move 5 feet on front using arms and legs
  • Move on back with finning and kicking

Level I Exit Skills- Enter unassisted, move for 5 yards, and safely exit the water.  Float on front with support for 3 seconds, roll to back and float on back with support for 3 seconds.

 

Level II- Fundamental Skills

  • Combined arm and leg actions on front, 15 feet
  • Combined arm and leg actions on back, 15 feet
  • Change direction of travel paddling on front
  • Roll over from front to back
  • Tread Water, using arm and leg motions

Level II Exit Skills- Jump into water, move into a front float, roll over to a back float, and return to a standing position.  Swim using a combination of arm and leg action  on front and back.

 

Level III- Stroke Development

  • Perform side breathing while on front
  • Front glide and back glide for two body lengths
  • Demonstrate proper front crawl, 40 feet
  • Demonstrate proper back crawl, 40 feet
  • Butterfly kick and body motion, 15 feet
  • Whip kick on front and back
  • Introduction to elementary back stroke
  • Head-first entry from the side

Level III Exit Skills- Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl using rhytmic side breathing for 40 feet, tread water for 30 seconds, swim back crawl for 40 feet

 

Level IV- Stroke Improvement 

  • Open front turn into streamline position  
  • Swim underwater, 3 body lengths  
  • Front crawl (freestyle) 25 yards
  • Back crawl, 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke, 15 yards
  • Breaststroke, 15 yards
  • Butterfly, 15 yards

Level IV Exit Skills- Dive into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.  Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, tread water for 1 minute, and swim back crawl for 25 yards.

 

Level V- Stroke Refinement

  • Shallow dive from the side
  • Flip turn on front and back
  • Front crawl (freestyle) 50 yards
  • Back crawl, 50 yards
  • Elementary backstroke, 25 yards
  • Breaststroke, 25 yards
  • Butterfly, 25 yards

Level V Exit Skills- Perform a shallow dive into deep water, swim front crawl for 50 yards, swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.  Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, and swim back crawl for 50 yards.

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