SCHOOL AGE 6-12 YEARS
BEGINNER AGES: 6-9 YEARS
Swim Kids Levels 1-2
Swim Kids Level 1 & 2 is an orientation to water and an essential beginning point for building the foundation of basic swimming strokes. Swimmers develop front and back floats, front and back glides, flutter kick assisted to unassited, develop front swim, shallow and deep water entries and exits, and increase swimming endurance from 5m to 10m continously.
In Swim Kids Level 3 swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD in deep water, float in deep water, and swim 15 metres continuously. As Swimmers progress to Swim Kids 4 skills they will increase their distance on frontand back glide with flutter kick, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD indeep water, float in deep water, and swim 15 metres continuously.
Swim Kids Levels 3-4
INTERMEDIATE AGES: 6-9 YEARS
Red Cros Swim Kids
Swim Kids levels 5-7 focus on building swimming skills as progressions to front and back crawl, introduction to breaststroke and elementary backstroke and dolphin kick. Building endurance to swim continuously 50-150m. Self safety skills such as treading water, and stride entries, as well as an introduction to diving skills. Water safety skills and messages are taught through water based games and activities.
ADVANCED AGES: 9-12 YEARS
Red Cross Swim Kids
This level focuses on increasing endurance and stroke improvement for front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and elementary back stroke with a major focus on breathing and stroke timing. An introduction to side stroke and Water safety skills will such as eggbeater/tread water, perform feet-first surface dives, head first surface dives with underwater swim, and shallow standing shallow dive. Will build endurance to complete 500m continuously.