Swim Kids Levels 1-10

Level 1

 

  • Flutter kick 5m (assisted)

  • Distance swim 5m

  • Longest Swim: ____

  • Facility/site orientation

  • Supervision 

  • Shallow water entries and exits

  • Submerge head

  • Exhale through mouth and/or nose

  • Rhythmic breathing 5 times

  • Front float and recovery 3 sec

  • Front slide 5 sec

  • Front glide with kick 5m

  • Back float and recovery 3 sec

  • Back glide 5 sec

  • Roll-over glides 5 sec (assisted)

  • Front swim 5m

Level 2

 

  • Flutter kick 10m (assisted)

  • Distance swim 10m

  • Longest swim: ____

  • Facility/site rules

  • EMS/911

  • Introduction to PFDs/Lifejackets

  • Weight transfer, shallow water

  • Deep water activities (assisted)

  • Rhythmic breathing 10 times (2 ways)

  • Front glide with flutter kick 10m

  • Back glide with flutter kick 5m

  • Side glide with flutter kick 5m (assisted)

  • Roll-over glide with flutter kick 5m

  • Front swim 5m

Level 3

 

  • Flutter kick 15m

  • Distance swim 15m

  • Longest swim: ____

  • When and where to swim

  • PFDs/Lifejackets, deep water

  • Deep water float 5 sec

  • Jump in, change direction, return to safety, deep water

  • Surface support, deep water 20 sec

  • Sitting dive, change direction, return to safety

  • Rhythmic breathing 15 times

  • Front glide with flutter kick 15m

  • Back glide with flutter kick 10m

  • Side glide with flutter kick 10m

  • Front glide/side glide combination 10m (assisted)

  • Front swim 10m

Level 4

 

  • Flutter kick on back 15m

  • Distance swim 25m

  • Longest swim: ____

  • Self-safety

  • Show how to contact EMS/911

  • Self-safety - Safe diving

  • Introduction to sculling, shallow water

  • Kneeling dive

  • Surface support, deep water45 sec

  • Rhythmic breathing 15 times (front crawl specific)

  • Front glide/side glide combination 15m

  • Back swim with shoulder roll 15m

  • Front crawl 10m

Level 5

 

  • Flutter kick 25m

  • Distance swim 50m

  • Longest swim: ____

  • How to be a safe boater

  • Staying warm

  • Cold water HELP/Huddle

  • Disorienting entries

  • Tread water 1 min

  • Stride dive

  • Head-first sculling on back 5m

  • Rhythmic breathing 20 times (2 ways)

  • Front crawl 15m

  • Back crawl 15m

  • Whip kick on back 10m

Level 6

 

  • Dolphin kick 10m

  • Distance swim 75m

  • Best time: ____

  • Causes of boating incidents

  • When and where to go on ice

  • Distressed swimmer recognition and simulation

  • Throwing assist without a line

  • Head-first sculling on back 10m

  • Tread water, deep water 1.5 min

  • Front dive

  • Front crawl 25m

  • Back crawl 25m

  • Elementary back stroke 15m

Level 7

 

  • Dolphin kick 15m

  • Distance swim 150m

  • Best time: ____

  • Mild and severe airway obstruction

  • Choking rescue, mild and severe airway obstruction, conscious person

  • Throwing assist with a line

  • Reaching assist with rescue equipment

  • Stride entry

  • Front crawl 50m

  • Back crawl 50m

  • Elementary back stroke 25m

  • Front scull 15m

  • Whip kick on front 15m

Level 8

 

  • Eggbeater/tread water 3 min

  • Distance swim 300m

  • Best time: ____

  • Hypothermia

  • Dangers of open water

  • Rescue breathing, adult and child

  • Feet-first surface dive

  • Standing shallow dive

  • Front crawl 75m

  • Back crawl 75m

  • Elementary back stroke 25m

  • Breast stroke 15m

 

Level 9

 

  • Travelling, legs only 3 min

  • Distance swim 400m

  • Best time: ____

  • Wise choices and peer influence

  • Complications of rescue breathing

  • Boating regulations

  • Self-rescue: fall through ice

  • Head-first surface dive

  • Front crawl 100m

  • Back crawl 100m

  • Elementary back stroke 50m

  • Breast stroke 25m

  • Sidestroke 15m

 

Level 10

 

  • Dolphin kick (vertical) 3 x 10 sec

  • Distance swim 500m

  • Best time: ____

  • Sun smart

  • Ice rescue from safe zone

  • Next steps

  • Feet-/head first surface dives with underwater swim 2m

  • Front crawl 100m

  • Back crawl 100m

  • Elementary back stroke 50m

  • Breast stroke 50m

  • Sidestroke 25m