Swimming Lesson Levels

LEVEL 1- INTRODUCTION TO SKILLS: Age 3 & up - Good Safety practices + Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side, Blow bubbles through mouth and nose, Bobbing, Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects, Front and back glides and floats, Roll from front to back and back to front, Tread water using arm and hand actions, leg actions on front and back, arm actions on front and back, Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. First time participants with little experience.

LEVEL 2 – FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS: Good Safety practices + Build on skills from L1- Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side, Fully submerge and hold breath, Bobbing, Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects, Front, jellyfish and tuck floats, Front and back glides and floats, Roll from front to back and back to front, Change direction while swimming on front or back, Tread water using arm and leg actions, Combined arm and leg actions on front and back, Finning arm action.

LEVEL 3 – STROKE DEVELOPMENT: Good Safety practices + Enter water by jumping from the side, Headfirst entriesfrom the side in sitting and kneeling positions, Bobbing while moving toward safety, Rotary breathing, Survival float, Backfloat, Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back, Tread water, Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststrokekicks on front, Front crawl and elementary backstroke.