Little Fins 1-5

3+ years

For those children in independant classes who are unable to swim unaided.

Levels 1-6

Levels 1-6 For children in independant classes who can travel, float and Front or Back Paddle unaided.

Little Fins 1

 

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Make a supervised safe entry with adult support if required
  • Float on back with adult support behind the head without aids
  • Blow bubbles at the water surface
  • Wet the head without submersion
  • Kick five metres on back with adult support
  • Travel without assistance five metres to a floating object
  • Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with adult support
  • Exit the water safely with minimal adult support

Little Fins 2

 

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Make a sitting entry with adult support if required
  • Using a buoyancy aid, rotate through 180 degrees without assistance
  • Submerge the face with confidence under adult supervision and without force
  • Blow an object for a distance of two metres
  • Travel three metres using arms and/or legs without assistance
  • Move five metres along the rail or wall without assistance
  • Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with minimal adult support
  • Exit the water safely with minimal adult support

Little Fins 3

 

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Make a supervised jump to an adult with or without support
  • Float on front or back without adult support
  • Show a streamlined shape on front or back when push off from a supporting adult
  • Blow bubbles with the mouth and nose underwater
  • Travel five metres on front to the side of the pool without assistance
  • Kick five metres on the front holding a float (the adult may hold the other end of the float)
  • Enter the pool, rotate and return to the side without adult support.
  • Climb out of the water with assistance if required.

Little Fins 4

 

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Jump in unaided but supervised into the water
  • Show a mushroom or star float
  • Rotate 360 degrees either horizontally or vertically
  • Push and glide achieving a streamlined position on the front or back
  • Submerge completely
  • Travel without assistance 10 metres on the front or back
  • Show the sequence to jump in the water, turn around, swim back to the point of entry and hold on to the side or rail
  • Climb out of the water with assistance if required

Little Fins 5 

 

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

  • Jump in unaided but supervised into the water
  • Show a mushroom or star float
  • Rotate 360 degrees either horizontally or vertically (aids can be used)
  • Push and glide achieving a streamlined position on the front or back
  • Submerge completely and confidently picking up a toy help maybe given
  • Blowing bubbles with face in the water and kicking 10m (with swimming aids)
  • Travel 5m on back kicking holding small kick float only.
  • Travel 5m front paddle without assistance (without aids).
  • Travel 5m on back without assistance (without aids).
  • Show the sequence to jump in the water, turn around, swim back to the point of entry and hold on to the side or rail
  • Climb out of the water without assistance.
  • Move 15m along the rail or wall without assistance.
  • Follow instruction and listen to the teacher for the whole of the 30min lesson.
  • High five the teacher and leave the lesson with a big smile

LEVEL 1

1. Enter the water safely.

2. Swim 5m Front crawl

with correct technique.

Arms clearing the water.

3. Swim 5m on back.

Demonstrating Back/S

arms.

4. Swim 5m Breaststroke

kick on back,

Feet turned

out.

6. Star float of front 5

Seconds

with no assistance.

6. Star float on back 5

Seconds with no assistance.

7. Push and glide on

front.

8.Push and glide on

back

9. Fully submerge and

blow bubbles for 5 seconds.

10. Jump in unaided and swim to safety.

LEVEL 2

1. Enter the water safely

2. Swim 10m Front crawl with correct technique

3. Swim 10m Backstroke with correct arm technique.

4. Star float of front 10 Seconds

5. Star float on back 10 Seconds

6. Push and glide on front

7.Push and glide on back

8. Fully submerge under the water.

9. 5m Correct Breaststroke kick on back

10. 5m Correct breaststroke kick on Front.

LEVEL 3

1. Enter the water safely.

2. Swim 10m Front crawl with

side breathing

3. Swim 15m Backstroke with

correct technique

4. Swim 10m Breaststroke

with correct arm pull and kick.

5. Pencil float on front

for 5 seconds.

6. Pencil float on back for

5 seconds.

7. Demonstrate a butterfly kick action for 10m.

8. Collect a sink toy from

the pool floor.

9. Demonstrate a

mushroom float for 15 seconds.

10. Perform a somersault

LEVEL 4

1. Enter the water safely

2. Swim 15m Front crawl with bilateral side breathing.

3. Swim 20m Backstroke with

a strong technique.

4. Swim 15m Breaststroke

with correct timing and kick.

5. Kick 10m Butterfly kick

6. Swim 5m Butterfly with

correct breathing.

Arms must clear the water.

7.Name 3 pool rules.

8. Jump in safely.

9. Collect a toy from

the pool floor.

10. Forward Somersault.

11. 10m sculling

LEVEL 5

1. Swim 25m Frontcrawl

with bilateral breathing

2. Swim 25m Backstroke

with correct technique

3. Swim 20m Breaststroke

with correct timing

and holding glides.

4. Swim 15m Butterfly,

breathing at the correct time

and with ease

5. Have an understanding

of lane swimming,

7. Have an understanding

of pool rules and safety.

8. Forward somersault.

9. 10m sculling.

10. Swim 100m continuously.

LEVEL 6

1. Swim 50m Frontcrawl

with bilateral breathing

2. Swim 50m Backstroke

with correct technique

3. Swim 25m Breaststroke

with correct timing

and holding glides.

4. Swim 25m Butterfly,

breathing at the correct time

and with ease

5. Have an understanding

of lane swimming,

7. Have an understanding

of pool rules and safety.

8. Butterfly and Breaststroke

turns.

9. Frontcrawl tumble turns

10. 20m sculling.

10. Swim 200m continuously.