This level explores swimming on the front and back, floating and kicking skills, all with assistance. Introduces blowing bubbles, submerging, bobbing and treading water. Introduces combined strokes on front and back, front and back floats, rotary breathing, treading water and changing direction. Goal is to perform skills unsupported.
Prerequisite: Completion Level 2 skills. Should be able to perform float unsupported on back and front with face submerged recover to a standing position. Push off wall and swim 5 yards using both front and back combined crawl stroke. Introduction of the flutter, dolphin and scissor kicks, elementary backstroke, front crawl endurance and headfirst entries from side of pool.
Prerequisite: Completion Level 3 skills. Should be able to perform jumping into deep water, treading water, swim front crawl 25 yards with rotary breathing, and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards. Introduce butterfly stroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, underwater swimming, diving from the side and open turns.
Prerequisite: Completion Level 4 skills. Should be able to perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Students must be able to swim breaststroke for 15 yards, tread water for 2 minutes and swim back crawl for 15 yards. This level refines all strokes and maintains a front and elementary backstroke for 50 yards. Flip turns are introduced.