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LEVEL 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose: To help students feel comfortable in the water.



Basic water safety rules, submerging mouth, nose and eyes into the water

Opening eyes underwater and picking up an object under water

Swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions

Recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help

Exhaling underwater

Floating on front and back and other skills

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LEVEL 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Purpose: To give students success with fundamental skills.

Submerging entire head

Front and back glide

Front and back crawl

Kneeling or standing dive (shallow dive progression)

Rotary breather in horizontal position

Survival float, back float

Butterfly-kick and body motion and other skills

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LEVEL 3: Stroke Readiness

Purpose: To build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.

Reaching assist

Submerging and retrieving an object

Front and back glide

Front and back crawl

Kneeling or standing dive (shallow dive progression)


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LEVEL 4: Stroke Development 

Purpose: Develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills.

Safe diving rules 

Dive from stride position or shallow dive 

Survival float, back float

Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly

Throwing assist

Feet-first surface dive

Front and back crawl

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LEVEL 5: Stroke Refinement

Purpose: To provide further coordination and refinement of strokes.

Survival swimming

Standing dive 

Open turns on front and back 

Front and back crawl 

Performing rescue breathing

Tuck surface dive and pike surface dive

Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn 

Elementary backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke
 
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LEVEL 6:Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Purpose: To refine strokes so swimmers swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. 

Level 6 focus on preparing students to participate on
swim teams and more advanced courses,

such as Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training.

More options include: 

Personal Water Safety
Lifeguard Readiness
Fundamentals of Diving
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