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Red Cross Swim Preschool Program

The first 3 -levels focus on water orientation and beginner skills. Levels 4-8 build swimming skills and specific Water Safety.

 

 

LEVEL

 

Suggested Age and/or Ability

 

Level Requirements

 

Red Cross Swim Preschool Starfish

 

 

Introductory level for beginner swimmers.

 

Swimmers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits.

 

Red Cross Swim Preschool Duck

 

 

Successful completion of skills in Red Cross Preschool starfish.              

 

Swimmers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backward, front and back float with recovery, and shallow water entries and exits.

 

Red Cross Swim Preschool

Sea Turtle

 

                                                 

Successful completion of skills in Red Cross Preschool duck.

 

Swimmers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.

 

Red Cross Swim Preschool Sea Otter

 

 

Successful completion of skills in Red Cross Preschool Sea Turtle.

 

Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim a minimum of 1 metre upon completion of this level.

 

Red Cross Swim Preschool Salamander

 

Successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Preschool Sea Otter.

 

Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim a minimum of 2 metres upon completion.

 

 

Red Cross Swim Preschool Sunfish

 

Successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Preschool Salamander.

 

Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD, and swim a minimum of 5 metres continuously.

 

 

Red Cross Swim Preschool Crocodile

 

Successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Preschool Sunfish.

 

Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim a minimum of 10 metres continuously.

 

 

Red Cross Swim Preschool Whale

 

Successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Preschool Crocodile.

 

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim a minimum of 15 metres continuously upon completion of the level.