Minisquad (Learn to Swim) Levels

Level 1

• Perform a slide in entry and exit

• Submerge in waist deep water open eyes and blow bubbles

• With assistance back float

• With assistance recover from a face down float

• Kicking on front with board for 5m with/without assistance

• Kicking on back with board for 5m with/without assistance

• Demonstrate reach and pull action with/without assistance

• Torpedo for 5m - strong kicking action

• Kicking on back unaided in a streamlined position

• Demonstrate blowing bubbles and rotating their head

• Swim straight arm freestyle for 5m - no breaths

• Swim through submerged obstacle

• Rescue skills: signal for help and be pulled to safety

• Jump into water and swim back to edge

• Float with aid for 30 seconds

Level 2

• Perform a slide in entry and exit using the edge

• Torpedo for 10m - strong kicking action

• Bubble and breathing, not holding breath

• Demonstrate correct breathing not holding breath

• Freestyle - 10m with breathing side every 2

• Backstroke 5-10m

• Rescue skills: jump into deep water and swim for 3m

• Introduction to treading water

• Answer basic questions about water safety

• Above criteria performed in 25m lap pool

Level 3

• Torpedo for 15m (streamlined position)

• Torpedo on back for 15m (streamlined position)

• Swim 15m freestyle with relaxed bent arms

• Freestyle with correct head and body position

• Freestyle with breathing every 2 strokes (L&R)

• Swim 10m backstroke. Tall, slow and controlled

• Breaststroke kick 15m with/without board on both feet turned out

Level 4

• Swim 25m freestyle using correct stroke technique

• Swim 25m backstroke using correct stroke technique

• Swim 25m breaststroke using correct stroke timing

• Demonstrate introductory dolphin kick for 15m

Level 5

• Swim freestyle 50m using correct technique

• Swim backstroke 50m using correct technique

• Swim 25m breaststroke using correct technique (glide is evident)

• Demonstrate butterfly 10m showing a strong leg action

• Swim butterfly 25m using correct technique

• Swim continuously for 100m

• Demonstrate feet first sculling on back

 

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